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How to Cook Haskap Fruit Moos + Video
Nov24

How to Cook Haskap Fruit Moos + Video

Haskap Fruit Moos is a quick, easy & stunningly delicious dessert you can throw together and impress everyone. The sweet, tangy taste of the haskap berry mixed with a fruit combinination for a lovely, warm, sweet treat for dessert, whether it’s for a mid-week dinner, Thanksgiving or even Christmas. The fruit moos I am making here is loaded with dried and fresh fruits including dried haskap berries, which I happen to have on...

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How to Can Mom’s Dill Pickles + Video
Sep11

How to Can Mom’s Dill Pickles + Video

I am excited to show you How to Can Mom’s Dill Pickles with my amazing Mother! The recipe my mother uses is one where she combined my German grandmother’s recipe, and my Ukrainian grandmother’s recipe, and she came out with her own recipe which, in my opinion is the best of two worlds. Our family is wild about mom’s dill pickles. When I was away at university, mom and dad used to stock up my pantry, always...

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What is Pysanky?: Easter Surprises
Apr15

What is Pysanky?: Easter Surprises

You may have heard the term Pysanky before…“What’s that?” My heritage includes paternal Ukrainian nationality. We celebrated Ukrainian feasts & traditions were observed, including the ancient Eastern European art of pysanky, or egg decorating, at Easter. The intricate, delightfully designed & colored eggs are treasured & admired, and kept on display by many of us of Ukrainian descent, who may have...

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How to Bake Grandma Kasper’s Paska Bread: Easter Surprises
Apr14

How to Bake Grandma Kasper’s Paska Bread: Easter Surprises

This recipe on How To Make Grandma Kasper’s Easter Paska Bread has been handed down for generations of our family, and we look forward to eating it every Easter. The smells that waft through our house while baking Paska bring back many happy memories of the farm kitchen of my Mom, and the welcoming warmth that filled her home. How To Make Grandma Kasper’s Easter Paska Bread: Mom used to use greased empty tins from lard or...

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How to Make Pierogi Dough
Dec31

How to Make Pierogi Dough

Pierogi Dough is a necessity when making these Central & Eastern European filled tidbits. There are many varied recipes for pierogi, pyrohy or varenyky dough, as varied as the spellings for perogies. Making perogies is a food-of-love thing, as they can be time intensive and a bit fiddly, but they are worth it. Show your family the love you put into these. My Mom’s recipe for this dough is quite simple and can be used for...

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How to Cook Grandma’s Russian Pancakes
Dec28

How to Cook Grandma’s Russian Pancakes

Russian Pancakes are always a treat around our house. There are so many kinds of pancakes, I hardly know where to begin. Pancakes or griddle cakes can be prepared to serve as appetizers, breakfast, lunch or supper, treats or as desserts & snacks. They can be prepared on your kitchen stove, table-side, a BBQ grill pan or electric griddle. Regardless of what one calls them, pancakes, crepes, blintzes, griddle cakes, batter cakes or...

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How to Make Sauerkraut
Dec27

How to Make Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is fantastic, but even more awesome when you make it yourself at home. Sauerkraut has a history of being of a healthful quality, as cabbage is jam packed with good stuff for your body, and is a dish that one you acquire a taste for it, you enjoy eating it frequently. Perfect alongside pork chops, sausages, spare ribs or frankfurters. Also, we enjoy our perogies with fried sauerkraut filling. Mmm… How to Make...

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How to Make Bavarian Cream Pie: National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
Nov27

How to Make Bavarian Cream Pie: National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

November 27th is National Bavarian Cream Pie Day, and it’s gonna be sweet with this Bavarian Cream Pie recipe. Bavarian cream can be used as a pie filling, as a soufflé or a Charlotte Russe, which is lined with lady fingers. Chef Marie-Antoine Carême is often credited with inventing this dessert, named in the early 19th century. photo right: Chef Marie-Antoine Carême This recipe is for a plain Bavarian cream pie, using a...

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How to Cook Sardines & Apple Casserole: National Sardines Day
Nov24

How to Cook Sardines & Apple Casserole: National Sardines Day

National Sardines Day is November 24th, and it is going to be delicious with a recipe for Sardines & Apple Casserole! Sardines are members of the herring fish family. The sardines from Europe have more flavor and are fatter than the ones that come from the American Atlantic, which more often than not, are canned. Personally, I very much enjoy the salty, oily sardines in a tin, and I enjoy them with raw onion slices or chives, and...

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How to Make Cottage Cheese Perogies: National Pierogi Day
Oct08

How to Make Cottage Cheese Perogies: National Pierogi Day

National Pierogi Day is October 8th, and these tasty, filled dumplings of Central & Eastern European origin are something our family traditionally makes, and these Cottage Cheese Perogies are my favorite. Pierogi can be filled with a number of delicious fillings. Savory or sweet, such as cheese & potatoes, cottage cheese, sauerkraut, plums, sour cherries or berries. Fillings can be made well in advance & refrigerated. How...

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National Vodka Day & How to Make Black Pepper Vodka
Oct04

National Vodka Day & How to Make Black Pepper Vodka

Happy National Vodka Day – oh, the possibilities. Although vodka looks deceptively like plain water, it is actually a neutral type of spirit distilled from grain. Generally used is wheat or barley, occasionally corn or rye, and sometimes potatoes, beets or grapes. Vodka is a good cocktail mixer, as it doesn’t have a strong flavor, and won’t change a cocktail’s taste. There are more and more flavored vodkas...

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Tasty Tidbits Beckon You: National Pretzel Month
Oct01

Tasty Tidbits Beckon You: National Pretzel Month

National Pretzel Month…don’t these twisted tidbits beckon you? Hot pretzels served in the Winter on the streets of almost any large Northern city are a treat & tummy satisfier. One can smell the wares of the pretzel cart with the aromas of hot sauces & dunking butter. It’s popularity & smell rivals that of roasted chestnuts. The large dough pretzel’s chewy goodness with a sprinkle of coarse salt...

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National Pancake Day: A Favorite Family Recipe
Sep26

National Pancake Day: A Favorite Family Recipe

National Pancake Day allows us yet another time to create some family favorites. We like the traditional 4 or 5 inch pancakes, but we prefer my Mother’s recipe for German pancakes. With so many pancake recipes out there, these just have what I crave. I suppose it’s because it’s what I grew up on. I’m sure you have similar affinities for a particular style of pancake yourself based upon the childhood comforts...

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