Category Archives: Recipe

Time to Cook…Apple & Bacon Smalec

I mentioned last week we have been using as many apples as my family can eat without getting sick of them.  One of ways we used some apples was with making…smalac. If you eat at a restaurant that serves typical … Continue reading

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Tomato Rut

Yet another perk of us moving last summer into this new house is that we are able to have a nice little container garden in the front part of our house.  When we were living in the US we always … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Easy Horseradish & Beet Relish (Cwikla Latwa)

One of the neat things about living a foreign country is getting to experience the different holidays and the traditions that go with them.  With Easter being not long ago meant cooking the typical Easter dinner.  I always add a … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Polish Poppy Seed Cake with Stripes (Makowiec w Paski)

Easter here in Poland means eating some form of poppy-seed cake called Makowiec (the typical one is just like a jelly rolled caked filled with poppy-seed filling).  Almost every grocery store and bakery here in town has them for sale … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Pierogi with Potato & Cheese “Russian”

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post on Sunday night I had a pierogi making get together.   Well like I promised here is the recipe for making my favorite Pierogi. Now that I have put that in writing I … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Pancake & Bacon Dippers

I wish I could give credit where credit is due for this recipe but a friend posted this idea on Facebook the other week and this friend post a LOT to Facebook and I can not find it on her … Continue reading

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Time to cook…Paczki (Polish doughnuts)

If you are not from Poland or you don’t live in Poland then you are probably aware that tomorrow here is Fat Thursday, Paczki Day or in simple words…National Doughnut Day!  Yes, it is a religious holiday that has to … Continue reading

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Time to cook…Apple Pastry Bars (Ciasto Francuskie z Jablkami)

Want to know what dessert “A” my 6 year-old(soon to be 7) loves to bake? The other week we had our church missionaries over for dinner and “A” wanted to cook dessert.  This apple dessert is so easy that it … Continue reading

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Who likes Italian cooking?

Yesterday was yet another cooking class, who likes Italian cooking? I participated in yet another cooking class with a few of my friends.  My friend Patryk who has done other cooking classes for us taught us more wonder Italian dishes. … Continue reading

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Well that was fun

Several friends and I have formed a cooking club, since a good share of them are from other countries we all want to know how and what each of us cook in home countries.  Well, a Groupon coupon that I … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Polish Honey-Spice Cake (Piernik)

Happy Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (which started at sundown on Wednesday, September 4) to all my Jewish readers! Rosh Hashanah is a time to reflect on the past and to look toward the future, and honey has long played … Continue reading

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Bringing the 4th of July to us!!

Happy 4th of July!!! Unfortunately, it just does not feel like the 4th of July here.  Maybe it’s because my hubby is working LONG hours today and I am teaching English lessons, or we don’t have family here to do … Continue reading

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Strawberry Jam Season is Here!

Strawberry Jam Season is Here! The past week and half I have seen a ton of strawberry stands up around town!  It is strawberry season here and I am in LOVE!    Not only are they everywhere but they are … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Dutch Rice Pudding (Rijstebrij)

Time to Cook…Dutch Rice Pudding (Rijstebrij) As you know we moved to Poland a year ago from the Netherlands and I do get homesick for Dutch culture and food.  Well last week a few friends I got together to learn … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Fruit Pizza (Owoce Pizzeria)

Well today a few friends and I got together for our monthly cooking class.  It was my turn to host the group, so instead of me teaching them I did a “beach” theme!  I had everyone bring their favorite summer … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Carrot Cookies!

Well it is time for Tasteful Tuesday! Time to Cook…Carrot Cookies! Late last fall carrots where CRAZY cheap here along with potatoes and onions!  If I remember right I paid less than $2 for a 11 pound bag of carrots. … Continue reading

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Time to Cook… Doritos Hotdish!

Welcome to Tasteful Tuesday’s!   Time to Cook… Doritos Hotdish! One of goals for this year on my blog is to post a new recipe every Tuesday, so hence the name.  Of course I am going to have LOTS of … Continue reading

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I Got a New Polish Cookbook!

I Got a New Polish Cookbook! Yesterday I was at a local bookstore here looking for books for the English conversation classes I teach unfortunately fortunately right next right next to where I was looking was the cookbook section! Unfortunately the book is … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Turkish Sesame Cookies

One of my friends is from Turkey and when I had the Amber jewelry party a few weeks ago at my house, she came over and brought some WONDERFUL cookies over!  I fell love with the cookies and so did my kids. … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…French Bûche de Noël

Being the holiday season it is time to cook…French Bûche de Noël!  As I am sure you can tell if you are a faithful blog reader of mine, I like to cook and bake!  A good friend of mine here … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Hot Apple Cider (Sok Jabłkowy Rozgrzany z Cynamon)

Being the holiday season it is time to cook…Hot Apple Cider!  I have had a few get-together’s at my house the past couple of weeks and so to show my friends some American traditions of the holiday season I thought apple cider is … Continue reading

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1 Year Ago Today My World Changed Yet Again!

It is hard to believe but one year ago today, we packed our car and our van and drove to move from The Netherlands to Bydgoszcz, Poland!  Yep, I have officially have been in Poland for 365 days!  CRAZY!!! Never in my … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Apple Butter (Masło Jabłkowe)

Apples are on sale this week at a local grocery store for about 1.69 zlotys a kilogram (.25 American cents a pound), crazy I know!  So of course I had to buy some.  One of the things I miss from … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Banana Bread (Chleb Bananowy)

One of the foods I bake a lot over here when I have to bring something to a meeting or to someone’s house is banana bread.  Banana bread I am finding out is something that is truly unique to American cooking.   … Continue reading

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Time to cook…Polish Plum Cake (Placek ze Sliwkami)

I mentioned the other day the girls and I went plum picking and you saw how many of those wonderful plums I brought home.  We can only eat so many plain so off to figure what I could bake with them.  The … Continue reading

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