Category: Delish

A Valentine’s Day treat you can make any time of the year: Strawberry Dumplings

I shared one of my families favorite recipes for kluski, a potato based dumpling in my Thanksgiving Day post, and now I want to show you another Polish recipe using those kluski …..and strawberries.

It may seem a little strange if you are not from Eastern European decent,  but we like to mix fruit and berries into some of the standard recipes — like blueberry or cherry pierogi or apple rice for instance. Sour cream has always been a staple in the fridge growing up, so we also serve these Strawberry kluski with some sweetened sour cream. Trust me, you need to make these and experience the delicious flavor for yourself or better yet, make them for (more…)

GFYG: I can’t live without Peppermint tea

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower Soup


I mentioned I got sick around the holidays with all the back and forth, drinking, over-eating, not sleeping, million things going on. My immune system couldn’t handle it. Whenever I feel like I am getting sick, I load up on antioxidants quickly. This time, with all the rushing around, I didn’t take good care of myself. SO, I spent a few days on the couch forcing myself to relax and get better before our ski weekend trip. I was happy to recover in just 2 days from what I think was the flu…(cold sweats, fever, congestion, fatigue)  I made myself my dad’s amazingly delicious chicken noodle soup and ate it non-stop for 3 days. I also drank peppermint tea and chamomile tea with honey every hour and of course, made sure to eat an (more…)

Simple Christmas Cookies – only 4 ingredients!

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Every year, at my parents house, we make Christmas cookies. Actually, my dad is the one who leads the way – he does all the Christmas baking! This year, I decided to try this simple recipe. I meant to post this last night, but I will admit that I messed up the oh so simple dough – I used whole wheat flour in an attempt to be healthier and the dough was like a brick, and tasted like well… wheat. I guess you need to put 3/4 cup whole wheat to every 1 cup of regular all-purpose flour…

Regardless, I re-made the dough with regular old-fashioned white flour and the cookies WERE AMAZING. (more…)

Classic Hot Mulled Wine

Enjoyed in Europe throughout the holiday season, I wanted to share a classic mulled wine recipe. I love warm drinks and this one definitely keeps you warm and cozy when you’re hanging out by the tree, snuggled up with your loved ones (whether that’s a significant other, your pet, or that fireplace on Netflix).

 

Classic Mulled Hot Wine Recipe:

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Homemade Holiday Cookies

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Every year, since I was a baby, my family has made these Christmas cookies (will share recipe on the blog next week!) AND Polish gingerbread (Piernik) (this one too!) covered with a chocolate glaze… yummy.

So Simple. So fun. So good.

We use (organic) sugar crystals and crushed walnuts for the toppings of the cookies. My aunt stepped it up a notch, making thinner versions (so they can be stacked and not be too thick) with jam in the middle.

I leave the Polish cookies and piernik duty to my Dad and aunt! I decided to start my own tradition and make thumbprints. The recipe is quite similar, yet different! They have been a hit the past 2 years, so I thought I’d share them with you… (more…)