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Lana’s Yummy Rootbeer Ribs

I tried this recipe a little different this time. I boiled the ribs in root beer oppose to water before slow baking it a few hours.


What you will need:


2 rack pork ribs

Half a bottle of rootbeer (2L)

Barbecue sauce

Hickory smoke sauce

Garlic powder

Seasoning salt






Place ribs in pot with half bottle of rootbeer or until ribs are covered then boil them down for a half hour to 45 min or until you thin the meat looks to be seperating nicely away from the bone.

I would drain the ribs into a strainor leaving some liquid for the pan. Place ribs in a baking pan with the little liquid that’s left over from the pot. Put your BBQ sauce and hickory smoke sauce on

(you can find it by spices). Sprinkle all your spices on to taste and toss it in the oven at 350 degrees for 2-3 hours, I bake mine for 3 hours and they are so yummy and slip off the bone.


Stuffed Hot Italian Connelloni

This was an easy dish to throw together one night when I was craving something spicy and Italian. It was a toss up between making a lasagna or using the Cannelloni noodles that were sitting in my cupboard.
Regular size bag Cannelloni noodles
Mozzarella cheese
1 jar of Pasta sauce of your choice
1 container of cottage cheese
1 container of ricotta cheese
Fresh spinach
Parmesan cheese
Package of ground Italian sausage
Italian seasoning
First you need to cook up your ground sausages once almost cooked add half an opinion, your mushrooms and spinach to your frying pan until nicely cooked,.
Boil your noodles in a pot until they are cooked. While the noodles are cooking make your cheese mixture. Get a large bowl then add your ricotta cheese, drain your cottage cheeses then place it in the bowl along with your Parmesan and one egg, now stir it all together. You can add also some Italian seasoning to the mix.
Add your pan mixture to the cheese mixture, stir it all together. Once all stirred you can stuff the noodles. Be sure the noodles are nicely cooled down so you don’t burn yourself.
When I’m ready to stuff my mixture I get a freezer ziplock bag, cut the end tip and place my mixture in the bag, it’s waaaaaayyyyy easier then using a spoon to stuff the noodles.
After all the noodles are stuffed and placed in a small pan, add your full jar of pasta sauce or until all is nicely covered, sprinkle more Italian seasoning and sprinkle your cheese on top, place in the oven at 350 and back for 45 min – an hour.
Enjoy it with garlic bread it’s so delish!!!
Have any questions just email me.



Growing up I always looked forward to any special occasion with family a specially when it came to Christmas. Everyone from the family would always prepare that one special dish and bring it that reminded them of the holidays so we would have everything from the turkey, sweet and sour meat balls, peregrines, cabbage rolls and so on…. But my ultimate favourite was those yummy Ukrainian bun called PYRIZHKY. So over the years I was in charge of making  them and bringing them for feast.
Now everyone has their own style in making PYRIZHKY and can be an all day event depending on your batch, if you want a small batch just simply cute the recipe in half.
But this is how I do it……..
2.5 cups warm water
2 tbsp sugar
2 pkg of yeast or 4tbsp of yeast in a jar
8 cups flour
1tsp salt
1/2 cup of melted butter or margarine
2 cups milk warm
3 eggs
1 cup of sour cream
1 jar or can of sauerkraut
1 pkg bacon
2 onions
 2 tsp Minced garlic
Place the warm water in a bowl and add the sugar then stir.
Add your yeast and let sit between 15 and half hour until it looks thick and foamy.
While you’re waiting for the yeast to foam or thicken up, in another bowl add your flour( I like to sift mine) and salt.
In another bowl mix you milk, eggs, butter and sour cream… Now really be sure to mix well.
Once the yeast is ready to go add your dry ingredients, mix together then add your liquid mix and knead well and let the dough rise in the bowl and place a towel over.
Cook up the bacon in a pan, once cooked add the sauerkraut,onion and minced garlic to the pan – fry it up. I also add salt and pepper to taste.
I let my dough rise for about until I as done frying my filling( about an hour).
Then I took a palm amount of dough and filled it with my filling. Closed the dough and places it on a pan with butter on top. Threw them in the over on 350 degrees for 30 min. It made around 20 buns depending on how big the bun is.
I had a little dough left so I added grated cheese to the dough and mixed it together for cheese buns.
Everyone loved them and you can make theses for any occasion.