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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Don’t worry this recipe does not involve any frying, this is how my mother taught me to cook refried beans and it’s the recipe she has been using for years with our family, there might be other recipes out there that actually involve frying but not this one. I tried to name this dish differently however, to resonate with the readers, we will stay with refried beans name. This is a staple dish of the Romanian cuisine ‘Fasole Batuta’ and especially served during lent, there are probably hundreds of recipes of this dish and each house has its own, needless to say that I find this the most delicious so give it a try.
It can be served as a meal, a dip or side dish; works great with sausage and some pickles.
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I love salmon! It’s easy to cook and tastes delicious, my entire family loves it so it’s a win-win dinner option for us. It goes well with so many sides – my favorite include mashed potatoes, rice, farro, steamed potatoes, steamed veggies – or you can serve it over a salad; leftovers can be used in our Baked Salmon Patties recipe. This time I tried a creamy spinach sauce and we served it with Farro and a red cabbage salad. It was so good that I completely forgot to take a picture of the plated meal but i’ll do so next time I cook it.
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A great idea for dinner or lunch these Baked Salmon Patties are delicious. You can serve them as an appetizer, over salad or in a bun. I made a yogurt – garlic – dill dipping sauce to go with the patties and they were a great success at the table. The fresh salmon can be substituted with canned salmon or even leftover salmon (already cooked)
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Friday night is Pizza night in our house.
My kids love rolling the dough and crafting their own pizza. It gets a little messy with all the flour and cheese covering the countertops but they seem to enjoy it so I patiently wait until they are done and make sure to add a little more cheese for them before popping the pizza in the oven.
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It’s been almost a week since Thanksgiving and so far I did not have to cook anything, we have been living from leftovers for the past few days. I clearly over-prepared and we ended up with a lot of leftovers, especially a lot of Turkey since everyone was almost full by the time we got to the Turkey.
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Since the Czech recipe for Chicken Paprikash was very popular, I thought to add the Hungarian recipe for this dish.
- 1 chicken (about 2.5 lbs)
- 1 large onion
- 3 tbsp oil
- 1 heaped tbsp ground paprika
- 2 bell peppers
- 1 large tomato
- 1.5 cups sour cream
- 1-2 tbsp flour
- Cut the chicken in pieces
- Heat the oil and cook the chopped onion. Remove from heat and add the ground paprika.
- Add the chicken pieces and fry for few minutes
- Reduce heat, season the chicken and cover with a lid
- Add the chopped peppers and tomato
- Add a little water and continue to cook.
- Combine the sour cream with flour and add when chicken is cooked. Simmer for another 4-5 minutes.
This recipe was sent by one of our Czech readers, Thank you Jana! this looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it.
I actually remember when I went to Prague, Czech Republic I tasted this and I absolutely loved it. Traditionally the Chicken Paprikash is served with bread dumplings so both recipes are provided below.
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Here is a really easy and delicious recipe. The same ingredients go well for stuffed tomatoes or stuffed zucchini.
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I grew up eating polenta and I never had enough of it. Part of our family tradition was that every Sunday morning we would eat polenta with feta cheese, eggs, country fries, and a tomato sausage sauce. I know it doesn’t sound like breakfast but I would eat this every morning.
In Romania polenta (mamaliga) is often used as a substitute for bread. I personally like it warm and mixed with cheese, but many people also eat it cold.
For a vegetarian option you can pair the polenta with a tomato onion sauce and serve with pickles. Simply Delicious!
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