Oatmeal Pie is a delicious Mennonite dessert. It’s sweet and crunchy. This recipe is a variation of the one found in the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church Centennial cookbook.

Ingredients:
– 115g butter
– 1/3 cup white sugar
– 1/3 cup brown sugar
– 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
– 1/2 cup maple syrup
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon
– 3 eggs
– 3/4 cups old fashioned oats
– 3/4 cups coconut flakes
– 1/2 cup milk
– 1 pie crust

Cooking Instructions:
1. Pre-hear oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream softened butter and sugar, adding cinnamon, corn syrup and maple syrup.
3. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix well.
4. Add milk, oatmeal and coconut flakes.
5. Pour the filling into a chilled pie crust.
6. Bake for approximately 1 hour, until golden brown.

Mojito is a world-famous cocktail, originated in Havana, Cuba. It’s made of 5 simple ingredients: white rum, sugar cane juice or white sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint.
Mojito is considered to be the most popular rum-based highballs.
To make a mojito, fresh lime juice is added to mint leaves and sugar cane juice or white sugar. Then this mixture is muddled until mint leaves release the essential oils. After this, the rum is added to the sweet lime-mint mixture, briefly stirring to dissolve the sugar. Finally, crushed ice and sparkling sods water are added. For garnish, mint leaves and lime wedges are used.
There are several variations of Mojito. For example, strawberry mojito made with muddled strawberries, Rose Mojito made with rose-flavored spirit, Virgin Mojito or Nojito made without alcohol, Mojito de toronja made with grapefruit, Mojito de maracuyá made with passion fruit, Mojito Blanco made with tequila instead of rum, etc.

Ropa Vieja is one of Cuba’s national dishes. Its main ingredients are beef and tomatoes, which makes it a perfect meal.

Ingredients:
– 1 kg beef chuck or flank
– 1 yellow onion
– 1 green bell pepper
– 1 yellow bell pepper
– 1 red bell pepper
– 4 cloves garlic
– 2 tsp dried oregano
– 2 tsp ground cumin
– 2 tsp sweet paprika
– 1 tsp smoked paprika
– 1/8 tsp ground allspice
– 1/8 tsp ground cloves
– 2 tsp salt
– 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
– 1/2 cup dry white wine
– 1 cup chicken broth
– 1 can crushed tomatoes
– 1 can tomato paste
– 2 bay leaves
– 1 large carrot
– 1 stalk celery
– 1 cup green olives
– 1/2 cup roasted red peppers
– 1/4 cup pimientos
– 2 tbsp capers
– 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley

Cooking Instructions:
1. Pat the beef dry and sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
2. Brown the beef in a Dutch oven on all sides, then transfer to a plate.
3. Add the sliced vegetables to a Dutch oven and cook for 15-20 minutes until caramelized.
4. Add minced garlic and spices. Cook for another minute.
5. Add the white wine and bring it to a simmer and deglaze the pan.
6. Add the broth, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and bay leaves. Simmer for 5 minutes.
7. Add the beef, pieces of carrots and celery to a Dutch oven. Simmer for 3-4 hours covered.
8. Discard the celery, carrots and bay leaves.
9. Transfer the beef to a plate and shred it.
10. Add the olives, roasted red peppers, capers and pimientos.
11. Simmer uncovered to thicken the sauce for 30 minutes.
12. Add the parsley.
13. Season to taste.

Top 5 Ukrainian Drinks

Ukrainian cuisine is not only rich in mouthwatering food, but it also offers a wide spectrum of delicious beverages.
The top 5 must-try Ukrainian drinks are as follows:

1. Kysil is a delicious sweet viscous drink made with fruits or berries and thickened with starch. It is served both hot and chilled.

2. Uzvar is a Ukrainian refreshing soft drink made of dried fruits, usually apples and prunes. Usually it’s served in winter, especially on Christmas.

3. Horilka is an alcoholic beverage. It’s usually distilled from grain, though it also can be distilled from potatoes, sugar beets, honey, etc., and is with about 40 percent of alcohol by volume.

4. Medovukha is a honey-based alcoholic beverage made of honey, water, yeast and spices. Its alcoholic content varies from about 5% to 20%, depending on a production method.

5. Nalyvka is homemade low-alcoholic beverages made with berries or fruits.