Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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Here is another one of my favorite Polish dishes to eat (and now make!) I taught myself this past year how to make all my favorite Polish dishes now that I no longer live at home. I figured instead of waiting for the holidays when my grandpa makes a lot of these traditional dishes, I would learn myself so I could have them whenever I had a craving (or missed my grandma). Have your tried my potato dumplings yet? (more…)

Plaid dress w/ pockets: great option for a Thanksgiving Day outfit.

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As I mentioned in my hostess gift ideas post, I am definitely a last-minute person when it comes to…well just about everything. I promised Nico that I would plan the day before if we have an event to attend and get everything ready to go –wrap the gift, prep the dish, make arrangements for the dog if he can’t go and most importantly know what I am wearing! I feel like I get better each time, but I will admit I still struggle when it comes to an outfit and end up changing 5 times before putting on the original outfit and then we are always leaving 10-15 minutes late. (more…)

We make these instead of mashed potatoes for every holiday: KLUSKI

523149_638722049166_378506654_n3I have mentioned these when I posted a recipe for roasted chicken, so I am going to share the recipe!  These potato based dumplings are called KLUSKI ŚLĄSKIE (K-L-U-SS-K-I) in Polish and they are by far my favorite side dish out there!  

I am sharing some kluski pictures from when I was in Poland a few months back and some instructional pictures from when I made them at home recently. When we were selecting my wedding venue this year, one of our requirements was that the chef serve KLUSKI ŚLĄSKIE! It honestly was a deal breaker if they didn’t serve them.

I can’t wait to have them in a few days on Thanksgiving!

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The easier way to peel and cut butternut squash

Since its fall and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I have been experimenting with some butternut squash recipes. I had no idea where to start with the prep. Are you supposed to peel it? How much do you need to peel? Does it matter how you cut it? Well, here are the answers to those questions and more about prepping this winter squash.

*Oh, to make it much easier, (more…)