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How to Make Traditional Polish Stuffed Cabbage
Every Eastern European country has its version of stuffed cabbage rolls. For Lithuanians, it is holubki, for Poles it is golabki, for Serbs, it is sarma. However they are spelled, stuffed cabbage rolls are the original pocket meals.
How to Make Polish Dill Pickles
This easy recipe for Polish dill pickles is known as ogorki kiszone.
Queen Bona Sforza of Italian Heritage...
Mizeria is the Polish name for cucumbers in sour cream, a refreshing dish served year-round.
12 Traditional Romanian Recipes
Here are recipes for 12 authentic, traditional Romanian foods.
Step 1 of the Perfect Pierogi: Basic Pierogi...
This basic pierogi dough recipe is a simple combination of flour, eggs, water and salt.
All About Squash
Squash is considered a fruit and can be divided into summer squash and winter squash varieties
Not Into Raw? Try This Charbroiled Oyster Recipe.
This recipe for charbroiled oysters was developed by Tommy Cvitanovich of Drago's Restaurant in New Orleans and Metairie, La.
Make Peanut-Butter Dog Biscuits Your Furry...
This healthy recipe for dog biscuits is made with only four ingredients.
The Best Hungarian Street Food: Hungarian Fried...
Langos is Hungarian fried bread sometimes called Hungarian pizza. It is a favorite street and fair food.
How to Make Cevapcici: Casing-Less Serbian...
Cevapcici or cevaps are casing-less sausages favored by Eastern Europeans.
How to Make Polish Borscht: Easy Beet Barszcz...
Easy Polish beet barszcz is a sour soup made with beets.
15 Polish Sausages You Will Love
Learn more about a variety of polish sausages from this curated list, including links to recipes and vendors selling different kinds of kielbasa.
Hungarian Cheese-Stuffed Wax Peppers Recipe -...
This recipe for Hungrian cheese-stuffed wax peppers or sajtos toltott paprika is a perfect meatless main course or side dish.
How to Make Creamy Polish Dill Pickle Soup
Polish dill pickle soup is common in Eastern Europe where pickling is a favorite way to preserve fruits, vegetables, meats and eggs.
12 Best Hungarian Desserts
Hungary is renowned for its fine pastries, some of them borrowed from Austria which, in turn, borrowed from France. In any case, Hungarians have created a delightful repertoire of rich desserts and stories to match.
The Perfect Beef Roast: Tender Boneless Top...
This recipe for Perfect Sunday Beef Roast uses a top sirloin cut of beef.
Ukrainian Beet Leaf Rolls with Bread Dough...
Ukrainian beet leaf rolls with bread dough filling is just another take on stuffed cabbage known as holuptsi. But here, instead of cabbage and meat filling, beet leaves are filled with bread dough.
It's the National Dish of Poland: How to Make...
Bigos or Hunters Stew is considered the national dish of Poland. Traditionally, it was full of the fruits of the forest -- venison, mushrooms, dried fruits. Today, anything goes.
QUICK TIP: How to Freeze Leftover Egg Whites
Here is an easy way to freeze leftover egg whites.
Roast Rack of Pork Recipe
Roast rack of pork is a showy cut of meat similar to a standing beef rib roast or rack of lamb.
The Easiest Smoked Pork Chops Recipe
Smoked pork chops are quick and easy to prepare and make a satisfying meal with braised cabbage and a green vegetable.
Easy Prep Make-Ahead Polish Smoked Sausage and...
This smoked Polish sausage and sauerkraut recipe makes a great potluck or tailgating dish.
Easy Pickled Beet and Onion Salad
This easy recipe for pickled beets and onions is from the Culinary Institute of America.
Peach Butter Can Be Made In A Slow Cooker,...
This Peach Butter recipe calls for just three simple ingredients - fresh peaches, water and sugar.
How to Make Naleśniki: Sweet or Savory...
Polish crepes are known as naleśniki. They can be filled with fruit, jam, or sweet or savory fillings and rolled or folded. Many people then call them blintzes.
Authentic Bulgarian Salad Calls For Fresh...
Bulgarian shopska salata is a refreshing salad of tomatoes, peppers, onion and parsley in a vinaigrette dressing.
Fresh Salmon Patties the Whole Family Will Love
This recipe for salmon patties is made with fresh, not canned, salmon. The cakes are browned on the stovetop and can then be finished in the oven.
How to Make Traditional Hungarian Stuffed Peppers
This recipe for Hungarian stuffed peppers or toltott paprika is made with paprika and tomato sauce, two common ingredients in Hungarian cooking. What makes them Eastern European is the ever-present garnish of sour cream.
A Traditional Polish Kolaczki Cookie Recipe
Polish kolaczki are flaky little pastries, sometimes considered cookies, filled with fruit, cheese, nut or poppyseed pastes.
How to Make Jewish Potato Knishes: A Single-Ser...
Jewish Potato knishes are a baked dumpling filled with potatoes similar to a Mexican empanada, a British pasty, a Russian pirozhki and an Italian calzone.
Pretty Polish Plum Cake Recipe
Plum cake is a favorite Polish dessert. It's quick and easy and uses fresh fruit. It can also be made with apples, nectarines or peaches.
The 10 Countries in Eastern Europe
Through war and politics, Eastern European borders have fluctuated for years. It's trickier than one might think to name the countries considered to be part of this region of Europe.
Beef Stroganoff Originated in 19th-Century...
This recipe for Russian beef stroganoff or govjadina po strogonovski is made with beef tenderloin.
6 Low Added-Sugar Fresh Fruit Jam Recipes
When you have an abundance of fresh fruit, turn it into an easy, low added-sugar jam that requires no canning.
Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe - Cold Watermelon...
Watermelon gazpacho or cold watermelon soup is enjoyed worldwide. It's just the name and spices that sometimes change.
How to Make Hearty Hungarian Goulash
This recipe for Hungarian goulash soup or gulyas leves is hearty enough to be eaten as a main course.
How to Make Homemade Pierogi: It's Easier than...
Once you've selected the dough and filling you want for your pierogi, follow these steps for rolling, cutting, folding and cooking.
How to Make Slovak Stuffed Cabbage
This recipe for Slovak stuffed cabbage, also known as holubky or halupki, is made with ground beef and pork, sauerkraut, paprika and tomato sauce.
Blueberries, Fresh Or Frozen, Are Perfect For...
This blueberry cake bars recipe is simple to make in a 13x9-inch pan.
Sour Cherry Soup Recipe - Hungarian Meggy Leves
This recipe for Hungarian cherry soup is served cold and made with tart Morello or Montmorency cherries.
10 Delicious Reasons to Try Hungarian Food
Does anyone really need a reason to try Hungarian food? Well, if convincing is what you're after, consider this. Hungarian cuisine has been influenced by the French, Germans, Italians and Turks, not to mention the Polish, Slavs and Asians. The result is a rich blend of one-pot meals cooked for hours over open fires and pastries that would put Vienna to shame. Take your palate on a magic carpet ride with these 10 recipes from Hungary.
Make Your Pączki at Home with this...
Paczki or Polish doughnuts are eaten on Fat Thursday in Poland and Fat Tuesday in the United States.
How to Make Polish Potato Pancakes
This recipe for Polish potato pancakes or placki ziemniaczane is from Gwizdaly village.
Traditional Czech Bread Dumplings Recipe -...
This is a traditional Czech recipe for bread dumplings or houskovy knedlik.
Hungarian Lecso Recipe - Tomato-Pepper Stew...
Hungarian lecso is a vegetable dish of stewed tomatoes, peppers and onions. It can be served as an accompaniment to a meal, an appetizer or the main meal itself, depending on its preparation.
How to Make Jewish Cheese Blintzes
These Jewish cheese blintzes are made with a sweetened filling.
How to Make Serbian Vegetarian "Caviar"
Ajvar is Croatian / Serbian combination of roasted, mashed eggplant and sweet peppers served as a side dish with grilled meats or as an appetizer on bread.
Creamy Kohlrabi Soup
Kohlrabi soup, made with this cabbage-like vegetable, is beloved by Eastern Europeans, in particular the Hungarians, Polish, and Russians.
How to Make Classic Hungarian Chicken Paprikash
Chicken Paprikash is a classic Hungarian comfort food dish.
Skip the Food Processor: Easy Polish Potato...
Crispy, thin potato pancakes or Placki Kartoflane or Ziemniaczane are a perfect meal for meatless days and a great accompaniment for roast pork or braised short ribs.
15 Polish Dessert Favorites
Desserts vary from region to region in Poland, but this list of favorite Polish dessert recipes seem to be universal throughout the country.
These Are Some of the Best Places to Buy Polish...
Here is a list, by no means comprehensive, of Polish delis, import stores and online grocers where one can purchase Polish foods.
How to Make Burek sa Sirom: Filo Dough Cheese Pie
Burek sa sirom is a Croatian-Serbian cheese pie made with flaky filo dough. This recipe goes great with a glass of cold kefir.
Lithuanian Cold Beet Soup Recipe - Saltibarsciai
This recipe for cold Lithuanian beet soup or saltibarsciai is made with buttermilk, sour cream, hard-cooked eggs, cucumbers and dill.
23 Stuffed Cabbage Recipes
Here are stuffed cabbage recipes from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, Ukraine, and other countries.
Fig Jam Recipe
Eastern Europeans love figs in every conceivable form, including jam. Some of the world's best figs grow
Shake Things Up With This Pomegranate...
This pomegranate vinaigrette recipe combines pomegranate juice, honey and oil for a tasty salad topper.
Hungarian Summer Dill Pickles Recipe
These pickles are fermented by the heat of the sun, so they should be made in summer or warm climates.
Polish Apple Cake Recipe - Placek z Jabłka
This is just one version of hundreds of recipes for Polish apple cake.
14 Delightful Serbian Desserts
Here are recipes for popular Serbian dessert recipes.
Pork Belly is Making a Comeback: Learn How to...
This recipe for braised pork belly is from chef Donald Link of Cochon Restaurant in New Orleans, La.
QUICK TIP: How to Keep Potatoes From Turning Dark
Use this tip to keep your grated potatoes from turning dark.
How to Make a Polish Poppy Seed Roll
Poppy seeds are a favorite ingredient in Eastern European cooking and find themselves whole in savory dishes like noodles and ground to a paste in pastries like poppy seed rolls.
How to Make Serbian Stuffed Cabbage
Sarma is the Serbian version of stuffed cabbage.
Great for Summer: Hungarian Cream Of Green Bean...
This Hungarian recipe for creamed green bean soup can be served hot or cold.
How to Make Polish Stuffed Cabbage Rolls: An...
A step by step recipe for making cabbage rolls, also known as golabki, holubki and sarma.
QUICK TIP: How to Freeze Leftover Egg Yolks
Here is how to freeze leftover egg yolks.
This is Not Your Grandmother's Sernik: Polish...
Among the standard desserts in Poland is cheesecake, also known as sernik or serowiec.
10 Eastern European Dessert Recipes That Will...
Eastern Europeans have a charming tradition of offering
How to Make Bee Sting Cake: No Bees, Just Honey
bee sting cake or bienenstich is a favorite in many German-speaking countries and one which Hungarians adopted.
Polish Cheesecakes Are Made With Curd Cheese
This recipe for traditional Polish cheesecake or sernik has a sweet pastry crust.
How to Make Russian Napoleon Cake with Layered...
This Russian Napoleon Cake recipe is made with up to 16 layers of dough filled with a custard cream and is a national dessert.
Hungarian Trifle Recipe - Somloi Galuska
This decadent Hungarian trifle recipe or somloi galuska consists of three layers of sponge cake, pastry cream and chocolate sauce.
Romanian Stuffed Cabbage Recipe - Sarmale
This recipe for Romanian stuffed cabbage or sarmale is made with pork, sauerkraut and tomatoes.
How to Make Your Own Dry Curd or Farmer's Cheese
Here is a recipe and step-by-step instructions for making farmer's cheese, also known as dry curd cheese, at home.
Hungarian Plum Dumplings Recipe - Szilvas Gomboc
Hungarian plum dumplings are made with a mashed potato dough and can be eaten as dessert, a meatless main dish or side dish.
Try Chef Marek Widomski's Recipe for Ryemeal...
This dish, called Zurek, includes sausage. The recipe is from chef Marek Widomski of the Culinary Institute in Cracow, Poland.
How to Make Polish Kielbasa Sausage
Boiling is one way to cook Polish kielbasa sausage.
Polish Pickle Soup with Sour Cream and Dill
This recipe for Polish pickle soup or zupa ogorkowa is from the women of Gwizdaly village.
Plain Vanilla is an Oxymoron
Pure vanilla extract is so important in baking. When you're going to take the time to create a delicious Eastern European dessert or pastry from scratch, use pure vanilla extract. Artificial vanilla simply won't do. But did you realize where it comes from? Read on.
Easy Strawberry Jam That's Good with Any Pastry
This easy strawberry jam recipe can be processed in a water bath, if desired, or stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
How to Make Eastern-European Style Roasted...
Peppers can be roasted by broiling, grilling or oven baking. Page 2.
Hungarian Sour Cherry Cake Recipe - Meggyes...
This Hungarian sour cherry cake recipe or meggyes lepeny is a simple dessert featuring sour cherries.
11 Surprisingly Different Eastern European...
Eastern Europeans, especially Poles, Lithuanians, Russians, Ukrainians and Slovaks, love rye bread. The coarser and darker, the better. There's a staggering variety of ryes, from sourdoughs to buttermilks to cracked rye meal breads. One could conceivably enjoy a different rye bread every day of the week.
Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage Recipe - Toltott...
This recipe for Hungarian stuffed cabbage or toltott kaposzta is made with ground pork, beef and sliced smoked pork butt for flavor.
10 Traditional Russian Soup Recipes - Retsepty...
In Russia, soup isn't considered a starter, although it is usually followed by a main course. Soup is so important to the cuisine and often so hearty, it is frequently featured on its own with crusty bread.
How to Make Hungarian Cabbage and Noodles Soup...
Cabbage with noodles is a popular dish throughout Eastern Europe. In Hungarian, it's known as kaposztas teszta.
Serbian Pljeskavica Hamburgers
Pljeskavica are juicy Serbian hamburgers made with pork, lamb and beef. They are popular in one form or another throughout the Balkans.
Mixed Berry Dessert Sauce That You Will Love
This mixed berry dessert sauce recipe can be used on blintzes, pound cakes, ice cream and more.
Easy and Budget-Friendly Beef Cube Steak Recipe
This easy beef cube steak recipe is fast and budget-friendly.
Seven Layers of Heaven: A Hungarian Dobosh...
This Hungarian Dobosh Torte recipe sports seven layers filled with chocolate buttercream and topped with a caramel layer.
This Authentic Recipe For Potato-Cheese Pierogi...
This recipe for potato-cheese pierogi or pierogi ruskie is from chef Marek Widomski of the Culinary Institute in Cracow, Poland.
Polish Sweet-and-Sour Pickles Recipe -...
This recipe for Polish sweet-and-sour pickles or słodko kwaśnym ogórkiem delivers that lovely tart-sweet taste Eastern Europeans love.
How to Make Homemade Polish Keilbasa
Polish sausage (kielbasa) is a pork sausage flavored with garlic, marjoram and black pepper that can be smoked or unsmoked (fresh).
Best Places to Buy Eastern European Food and...
Here is a list, by no means comprehensive, of Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian delis, import stores and online grocers.
Blood Sausage Recipe - Polish Kiszka
Polish blood sausage or kiszka is made with pig's blood, seasonings and, usually, barley.
Better Than Chicken Fingers: Polish Breaded...
Pork is a favorite meat for Poles and this breaded fried pork cutlet dish is very popular.
Caviar - An Egg-cellent Adventure
Caviar is a favorite appetizer of Eastern Europeans. Learn the different types of caviar and what to look for.
How to Make No-Pan Crumbled Cake Pops
This recipe for cake pops on a stick can be dressed up as elegantly as you like or turned into wacky characters the kids will love.
These Romanian Sausages Are Easy To Make...
Romanian mititei sausages have no casings like Serbian cevapcici and can be eaten as an appetizer or main course.
Apple Butter Recipe
Apple trees abound in Eastern Europe and the logical thing to make with an abundance of this fruit is apple butter.
How to Make Polish Ham Hocks with Beer Honey...
Polish pork hocks, also known as ham hocks, are called golonka in Poland, and considered a national dish.
Crab-Stuffed Salmon Pinwheels Recipe - Polish...
This recipe for Polish crab-stuffed salmon pinwheels is known as zrazy losos i krab.
Healthier Oven-Fried Boneless Pork Chops in...
This recipe for boneless pork chops is breaded and cooked in the oven for a lower-fat version of fried pork chops.
5-Ingredient Sour Cream Pierogi Dough Recipe
This pierogi dough uses sour cream as one of its ingredients.
Polish Cold Cucumber-Beet Soup Recipe - Zupa...
This Polish cucumber-beet soup, zupa letnia or chłodnik, is a summer offering as it is served cold. Hard-cooked eggs, buttermilk and sour cream make it especially refreshing.
Try Lithuanian Potato Meat Dumplings in Bacon...
Potato-meat dumplings known as zeppelins or cepelinai are a traditional Lithuanian dish.
Cherry Bublanina Recipe - Czech Tresnova...
Bublanina is a simple dessert made with whatever fruit is most plentiful at the time, but sour cherries are very popular.
Homemade Russian Pelmeni Pork and Beef Dumplings
This recipe for Russian little meat dumplings is known as peljmeni or pelmeni in Russia.
Pineapple Crumb Cake Recipe - Polish Placek z...
This recipe for Polish pineapple crumb cake or placek z ananas y kruszonka is a moist dessert made with fresh fruit.
Ukrainian Meatless Beet Soup Recipe - Borshch
Ukrainian meatless beet soup or borshch has a little tomato paste in it besides cabbage, onions and other vegetables.
Hot or Cold Creamed Beet Sour Soup (Barszcz...
This recipe for Polish creamed beet barszcz is thickened with sour cream and is delicious cold or warm.
Polish Mashed Potato Dumplings in Polonaise...
This recipe for Polish potato dumplingsor kopytka is made with cooked mashed potatoes.
Polish Sorrel Soup Recipe - Zupa Szczawiowa
This Polish recipe for sorrel soup is popular in the springtime when sorrel is at its most tender.
QUICK TIP: Easy Way to Separate Leaves for...
Freeze whole cabbage heads instead of boiling them to remove the leaves for stuffed cabbage.
Bake Some Delicious Serbian Lepinje Bread
This recipe for Serbian lepinje is known as lepinje za cevapi because the bread is traditionally served with cevapcici sausages tucked inside.
How to Make Homemade Hungarian Sausage (Hazi...
This recipe for homemade Hungarian sausage or hazi kolbasz is made with pork shoulder, garlic, salt, pepper and paprika.
Traditional Vegetarian Russian Cabbage Soup...
Fresh cabbage soup or shchi is one of the national dishes of Russia. It can also be made with sauerkraut or a combination of fresh and brined cabbage.
Dragon Fruit Sorbet Recipe
This recipe for dragon fruit sorbet is magenta-colored and delicious.
Easy Way to Fill a Pastry Bag
Step-by-step instructions with pictures showing how to fill a pastry bag with icing.
11 Traditional Dry Curd Cheese Polish...
Here are top Polish-style cheesecake recipes.
Easy Polish Lemon-Blueberry Bundt Cake Recipe -...
This easy Polish lemon-blueberry bundt cake, or cytryny-borowkowy ciasto bundt, uses a packaged lemon-flavored cake mix.
Krystyna's Polish Buttermilk Crumb Cake Recipe...
This recipe for Polish buttermilk crumb cake has a layer of fresh fruit like cherries, berries or sliced apples.
The Easy Way to Prep Pork Butt with Potatoes...
Smoked pork butt is a versatile piece of meat that can be cooked with potatoes and cabbage and the leftovers can be turned into many different meals.
Russian Herring Under Fur Coat Salad Recipe -...
This traditional recipe for Russian Herring Under Fur Coat, known as Shuba or Seledka Pod Shuboi, is a layered salad that gets its name from the beet topping considered to be a fur coat or shuba.
Polish Plum Butter Recipe - Powidla Sliwkowe
Polish plum butter - powidla sliwkowe - is like fruit butters but the puree isn't strained.
Strawberries Romanoff Recipe
This recipe for Strawberries Romanoff is a classic Russian-American dessert invented by Michael Romanoff at his namesake restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif., that is now closed.
Polish Drop Potato Dumplings Recipe -...
This recipe for Polish Drop Potato Dumplings - Kartoflane Kluski - is made with raw potatoes, not mashed potatoes.
Gluten-Free Pierogi Recipe
This gluten-free pierogi recipe is perfect for those who love Polish dumplings but can't tolerate gluten.
Polish Duck or Goose Blood Soup (Czarnina or...
Duck or goose blood soup, or Polish czarnina or czernina, is a sweet-sour soup made with poultry blood, vinegar and dried fruits.
Salata de Boeuf or Salat Olivje (Potato Salad...
This authentic recipe for Salata de Boeuf/Salat Olivje or is a traditional Romanian/Russian salad offering.
16 Polish Christmas Cookies Recipes
Weeks before Christmas, my family would get out the cookie tins and start baking traditional Polish cookies or ciasteczka na swieta for the holidays.
QUICK TIP: Egg Wash Yeast Doughs and Other...
Egg washing yeast doughs prior to baking adds color or shine that makes them all the more appetizing.
Want to Make a New Pastry? Try Balkan Tulumbes
This Balkan recipe for tulumbe is a popular pastry that is fried or baked and then saturated in simple syrup.
Romanian Cornmeal Porridge Recipe - Mamaliga
This Romanian cornmeal porridge or mamliga recipe is similar to Italian polenta.
Zsolt's Hungarian Dumpling Recipe - Nokedli
Hungarian nokedli dumplings are similar to German spaetzle and are made by passing the dough through a noodle grater into boiling water.
Homemade Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing with Dry...
This recipe for homemade creamy garlic salad dressing was concocted by my Aunt Reggie after having it at a restaurant.
Polish Sourdough Rye Bread Recipe - Chleb...
A rye sour adds tang to this Polish rye bread recipe.
Make This Easy Caramel Sauce In 10 Minutes
This easy caramel sauce recipe takes 10 minutes to prepare.
15-Minute Eastern European Recipes
These Eastern European recipes only take 15 minutes to prepare.
What To Do With Leftover Egg Whites
Here is what you can do with leftover egg whites.
Traditional Serbian Kajmak Recipe
Kajmak or kaymak is a Serbian/Croatian/Macedonian unripened (not aged) cheese similar to clotted cream still made in many kitchens today. It is usually served with bread as an appetizer.
Fruit Butter Facts and Recipes
Fruit butters let the real taste of the fruit shine through because they use less sugar and no pectin.
Easy Lemon Glaze Recipe
This recipe for easy lemon glaze is made with only three ingredients.
How to Make Hungarian Stuffed Peppers - Toltott...
Follow these step-by-step photo instructions for making Hungarian stuffed peppers.
The Perfect Gingerbread House "Glue:" Royal...
Royal icing is the mortar that holds a gingerbread house together.
Top Eastern European Pancake Recipes
Here are the most popular Eastern European pancake recipes.
dziadzia
Dziadzia is the Americanized Polish word for grandpa, which in Polish is dziadek or dziadziu.
Delicious Croatian-Serbian Sweet Cheese...
Palachinke are Croatian and Serbian crepe-like pancakes filled and rolled with sweet or savory fillings like blintzes.
Chef Marek Widomski's Stuffed Cabbage Rolls in...
This recipe for Polish stuffed cabbage rolls with tomato sauce or golabki is from chef Marek Widomski of the Culinary Institute in Cracow.
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