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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 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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What in the World Would You Like to Find Inside of an Oyster?
Mar21

What in the World Would You Like to Find Inside of an Oyster?

I was asked today… “If an oyster could produce something other than a pearl, what in the world do you think would be a cool thing to find in an oyster?” I explored a lot of options, including diamonds, my favorite food, lobster…even the whimsical, like music or sunshine…but since I was in an Easter mood… …What if you went and collected a bunch of Gulf oysters, and opened one up, only to be...

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How to Bake Easter Paska Bread
Mar19

How to Bake Easter Paska Bread

This Easter Paska Bread is sweet, fluffy, delicious & festive for Easter. Although we don’t make this recipe except for Easter, it should be baked much more often. Oh wow…This recipe comes from generations before me on my mother’s, German side of the family…However, Paska is traditionally a Ukrainian Easter bread! Absolutely delicious and it wouldn’t be Easter without it! ~ Kimberly Turner Type: Bread...

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