Category: Recipes

Simple Pierogi Recipe

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It only makes sense that a site called, You Bet Your Pierogi has a recipe for Pierogi, right? For those of you who are not of Eastern European descent or have not had the pleasure of knowing what pierogi are, read my post about them here.  You can for sure buy them in the frozen section of the grocery stores, but I like to make my own from scratch the way my ancestors did before mass food production and industrialized farming. Once you see how simple it is, you can totally do the same. PLUS, isn’t it better to make something that you know exactly what is going in it and not worry about preservatives and artificial flavorings? The dough is only THREE ingredients: water,egg & flour.  (more…)

Hosting Mother’s Day Brunch — Recipe & Decor Ideas

It’s that time again to show your Mom just how special she really is. In my opinion, pet-mom’s count too! Nico, if you’re reading this! 😉 

My sis and I have been chatting back and forth about the spread we will have for our Mother’s Day brunch for Mrs. M! We both love baking and cooking, so that’s exactly what we will do for our mom. The weather does not look good so we had to resort to our Plan B – hosting indoors at my house. All outdoor events are off limits with a May Nor’easter heading our way #nofun

I have been really into (more…)

Traditional Soup for Easter Morning: POLISH WHITE BORSCHT

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

It is officially Easter Week! N is on a business trip and I have been quite busy this week – I was in a commercial yesterday! (I have always loved acting ever since I was 12 and started taking classes in the 7th grade! The long – all day shoots don’t bother me one bit.. I’ll share some BTS pics on tomorrow’s post!)

I haven’t had time to prepare my house for Easter this year!! There is just so much to do! Luckily, we do not host Easter so I guess it doesn’t matter as much?? But one day, I would love to have it all Eastery … (more…)

Friday’s Five: My Birthday & St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy Friday and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, everyone!

I am not Irish at all,  but I do celebrate on this day, because well it is my birthday! When I was born at 11:53AM, all the nurses were excited that a “Patricia” was born (so my mom tells me) My parents decided to make Patricia my middle name so there ya have it. That is the most Irish thing about me 🙂

It is also my last year of my 20’s. I turn (more…)

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…)