Light and filling. The crepe recipe works every time and can be made the day before. You will love this as your breakfast or lighter supper meal. The assembled crepes can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days. They will taste great warm or cold. Enjoy!
This soup represents comfort food at its best. It is delicious and full of nutrients. The recipe will produce a large pot of soup. It will freeze well (without the sour cream) and can be defrosted on the stove very quickly.
Kulebiak originates from Russia but it is also traditionally baked as one of the dishes to celebrate Christmas Eve dinner in Poland (vegetarian, with mushrooms and cabbage)). This meat Kulebiak version is popular as a lunch/dinner dish in eastern Poland. It is not hard to make using ready puff pastry sheets. Served sliced, hot or cold with a side of salad.
Bulgarian Jalapeño Parsley Dill Relish is delicately pickled in white vinegar and olive oil. This condiment will add a lot of flavor to meats and sandwiches. It is healthy, delicious and addictive. Great at any time of the year but especially beneficial for long winter months. Will last in the fridge for up to two weeks.
One of the best cold weather soups. Smoked kielbasa pairs perfectly with green split peas. Comforting and delicious. The kind of comfort food that one cannot live without during the cold days of fall and winter.
Slow cooker stuffed cabbage is comforting and it feeds the crowd. Perfectly seasoned with delicious tomato sauce. Great recipe originating in Poland adapted for slow cooker for convenience.
Honey, lemon, and ginger syrup is delicious mixed with black tea, hot water, cold water or seltzer water. It is refreshing in cold drinks and soothing in hot drinks. Very beneficial for the immune system and is a natural remedy for colds. It keeps well in the fridge for up to a month.
This old-fashioned, simple plum cake is a winner at all parties. It is quick to make and always comes out right. There is no added sugar in the plums and that makes all the difference. Moist and flavorful, it will keep fresh in the fridge for up to a week.
Beet Salad with Garlic and Mayo is one of my best side dishes. Made with only three ingredients, it is sharp and flavorful. Great companion to fish or any meat dish. Definitely not your typical beet salad.
This spread is dedicated to all who are looking for variety and surprising flavors in their toasts and sandwiches. Made quickly with only three main ingredients, it overflows with a meaty flavor and great health benefits. It will last up to a week in the fridge.
This apple cake is so easy that a person with no baking experience will successfully make it. Additionally, this is a fast and delicious cake made with only a few ingredients. For me, this cake recipe serves as a last minute dessert or something I make when I have leftover apples that do not look too attractive anymore (the kind with wrinkled skin, etc.)
Polish fried cabbage is prepared by stewing shredded cabbage in a small amount of water and then finishing it with a classic roux. This last touch is probably where the name “kapusta zasmażana” (fried cabbage) comes from. The roux (zasmażka) thickens the remaining liquid and makes the cabbage glisten. The dish is finished with a generous amount of fresh dill. This addition makes all the difference. The flavor is light, slightly sweet, and unforgettable. Traditionally, fried cabbage accompanies fried or roasted meats. In some regions of Poland, people make this cabbage with bacon or stewed meat. They serve it as a main dish with a side of mashed potatoes.
Ricotta pancakes are light, fluffy, crunchy on the outside, and soft (almost custard like) and delicious on the inside. They originate from Ukraine and are traditionally made with farmer’s cheese. Making them with ricotta cheese provides a little bit lighter and less-dense texture. These pancakes are super quick to make and have a unique flavor …
Napa Cabbage Salad with Carrot and Apple makes a wonderful side addition to any meat. Its sweet and sour taste is light and refreshing. Most importantly, this is a simple and quick salad made and dressed in one bowl.
Hunter’s stew, or Bigos as it is called in Poland, is a national Polish dish. It is very popular, and almost every family prepares it in their own way. All versions of Bigos have two main ingredients: sauerkraut and fresh cabbage. The rest varies and can include fresh and cured meats, kielbasa, dried mushrooms, prunes, …
Napa cabbage salad with leeks and pickles has a savory taste. It is delicious served with any kind of meats, sandwiches etc. This salad is opposite in flavor to the first Napa cabbage salad I introduced on this blog: Napa Cabbage Salad with Carrot and Apple The taste is original, sour and salty with a …
This no-bake cream cake is light and elegant. It is very flavorful and delectable and is my most favorite go to no bake dessert. This cake is perfect for summer entertaining or any holiday or potluck celebration. It is very simple to make and does not require any cooking experience. There are only seven ingredients in this dessert, and five of them are different flavors of Jell-O. The flavors/colors of Jell-O can be coordinated with the type of holiday that is celebrated. Preparation is short, but several hours of wait time are required for the Jell-Os to get firm and to make the cream cake stable.
I love beets and this beet salad with onions is one of my favorite side salads. Served cold, it will complement any meat dish. The beets can be baked unpeeled the day before. Assembly is quick and simple. The onions add crunch and a bit of spice. For people who do not favor the intense …
The Shortbread Cake with Blueberries and Pudding Foam is light and delicate. You can probably guess that I am not talking about calories, but rather the texture and feel of this dessert. My favorite time to bake it is in the summer when blueberries, raspberries, and peaches are in-season.
Polish beet soup, or Botwinka, is a tasty and nutritious dish that’s traditionally made in the spring or early summer, using young beets and their greens. The combination of beets, beet greens, broth, and other veggies creates a unique and delicious flavor. Let’s not forget the added protein from the hard-boiled egg that turns it into a filling and satisfying meal.