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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 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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How to Cook Pluma Moos in Stoneware Ramekins
Sep10

How to Cook Pluma Moos in Stoneware Ramekins

Pluma Moos is an Eastern European recipe of fruit stew, perfect made & enjoyed in cooler weather. Either using fresh, seasonal fruit, or fruit you’ve frozen to save for a cold day, moos is a great way to get an easy dessert out of what you have with simple ingredients, and comfort food goodness. There are a wide variety of Moos Recipes on the site, if you look around. A larger family portion of moos can be made in a large...

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How to Cook Russian Beef Borscht in Stoneware Ramekins
Sep10

How to Cook Russian Beef Borscht in Stoneware Ramekins

Previously a peasant’s dish, this Russian Beef Borscht is now more of a delicacy today. A perfect Fall or Winter favorite, this Eastern European recipe is hearty, and full of love and comfort. Hearty beef with vegetables and Spices-of-the-Earth, we are taking you on a journey to Eastern Europe with this borscht recipe. Today’s borscht is made in stoneware ramekins, which are fantastic because they hold in the nutrients and...

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How to Cook Rhubarb Moos in Stoneware Ramekins
Sep10

How to Cook Rhubarb Moos in Stoneware Ramekins

I just love pulling out my Stoneware Ramekins and cooking something hearty & delicious in them…Rhubarb Moos! …It’s the perfect time of year to break out these bad boys and explore the tastes of the world inside of your oven. Moos is an Eastern European fruit stew ate for dessert, or as a condiment for dinner. Now, I’ve shown you How to Cook Rhubarb Moos before, but in a large soup pot. These are individual...

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How to Bake Russian Mennonite Meat Pirozhki
May08

How to Bake Russian Mennonite Meat Pirozhki

It is my pleasure to present to you today my very 1st special guest on my show, my mother – Ingrid Turner from IngridTurnerToday.com to show you how to bake a coveted family recipe that’s been passed down many generations to make it to your screen today, and hopefully, into your home & heart. This is a Russian or German Mennonite recipe called Pirozhki. Now, today, we will be filling it with the most traditional...

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How to Cook Kasper Family German-Style Crepes
Apr20

How to Cook Kasper Family German-Style Crepes

This is one of our favorite Kasper family recipes…In fact, it’s the first recipe I learned to make on my own when I moved away from home. We don’t really eat the small, fluffy pancakes most families eat. We called these big, thin delights “pancakes”…our style of pancakes. Golden and delicious, these beautiful crepes can be eaten for breakfast, brunch or dinner, if desired. Try...

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