My son loves pierogi and we are lucky to have a really good pierogi place nearby. However, I decided to try and make some pierogi myself and I was surprised of how easy it is to make pierogi. Mine don’t look as polished yet but I can assure you that they taste delicious.
Tomorrow, October 8, is actually National Pierogi Day so what better timing to try making some?
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I’ve been planning to post this recipe for quite some time now. This is a long time favorite in our home and I love it because you can always change the filling and make it look like a totally new dish. Some of our favorite fillings for sweet crepes are Nutella, nutella and bananas, honey and chopped walnuts, lemon curd and berries, jam, sugar.
You can also do a savory variation – usually I replace 1/3 of the milk quantity with tomato juice and add fresh herbs to the mixture. For savory crepes filling we like sauteed mushrooms and onion, cheese and ham, cheese and fresh herbs.
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A variation of the plum dumplings, this is a great way to use apricots in a dish. These dumplings are a great idea for breakfast or dinner (with a glass of cold milk); they can also be served as dessert.
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This is my go to recipe for Banana Bread, it’s quick , easy and the kids love it. I probably make either Banana Bread or the Blueberry Banana Muffins every week as we always have few bananas getting too brown for anyone to want to eat them.
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It was my husband’s birthday this weekend so I gave another try to one of the most delicious and popular cakes in Romania – the Diplomat Cake. A combination of fruit and bavarian cream layered with lady fingers soaked in fruit juice. This is definitely a must try!
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Another great dessert for the season. Really easy to make and the kids enjoyed having this snack at school.
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Fall is approaching so here is the perfect recipe for the apple picking season.
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The sweet Plum Dumplings are a fall favorite in our household. They can be served as dessert or main dish. I’ve seen variations of this recipe in Romania, Austria, Croatia and Hungary. It’s simply delicious and makes a good snack for kids’ lunches too.
I remember few years back when one of my daughters just started walking and climbing everything we found her on the kitchen table eating a plum dumpling. To this day this is one of her favorite dishes.
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My mom always used to make these zucchini doughnuts every summer. They remind me of my childhood and our apartment in Brasov, Romania. This simple recipe brings out the sweetness of the zucchini, it’s a summer delight!
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It’s almost strawberry season in Ohio so here is a Strawberry Mousse recipe that my mother used to make. Like the real chocolate mousse recipe it involves raw eggs. However, you can substitute that with whipped cream if you are afraid of serving the raw eggs.
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