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Rice Cake (Pirog)

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[print_this] RICE CAKE (PIROG) 2 cup long-grain rice 3 cup water 2 cup milk 1 1/4 stick of butter 8 oz. cream cheese 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup Presto self-rising flour or 1 cup Bisquick Cook rice first. Do not overcook. Next, mix all ingredients and add […]

Creamy Spinach With Lasagna (Meatless)

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[print_this] CREAMY SPINACH WITH LASAGNA (MEATLESS) 1/2 16 oz. pkg. lasagna noodles (about 9 noodles) 1 large onion, chopped 1 8 oz. pkg. mushrooms, sliced 1 garlic clove, minced 2 10 oz. pkgs. frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves 1 tsp. dried basil leaves 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 16 […]

Cherry Tomato Gratin

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[print_this] Cherry Tomato Gratin INGREDIENTS: 3 T. olive oil, divided 2 lbs. cherry tomatoes 1/4 c. dried bread crumbs 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 c. snipped fresh basil, divided 3/4 tsp. salt, divided 2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper 1 c. ricotta cheese 2 eggs 1/4 c. cream Preheat oven 425˚. Choose a shallow baking […]

Strawberry Creampuff Cake

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[print_this] STRAWBERRY CREAMPUFF CAKE INGREDIENTS: Preheat oven 400˚ 1/2 c. butter 1 c. water 1 c. unbleached flour 4 eggs 1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened 4 c. milk 3 3 oz. pkgs. Instant Vanilla pudding 1 pt. whipped cream 1/2 c. crushed nuts 11⁄2 c. fresh strawberries, cleaned and sliced Melt butter in […]

Heavenly Jam Delight

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[print_this] Heavenly Jam Delight   1 cup flour 1/4 + 2/3 cups powdered sugar 1/3 chopped pecans 7 Tbs. margarine or butter 1 package (8 oz.) fat-free cream cheese 1 container (8 oz.) fat-free whipped topping, thawed 1 can (29 oz.) sweet potatoes (yams), drained 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon In large bowl, […]

Chrusciki (Bow Ties)

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[print_this] BOW TIES (Chrusciki) INGREDIENTS: 12 egg yolks 6 T. sweet cream 3 T. sugar 1 T. whiskey 2 c. flour (more if necessary) 1/2 tsp. salt Beat eggs well, add sugar, cream, whiskey, salt, add flour gradually until dough is soft, enough to roll out. Roll out dough until very thin, cut into triangles […]

Polish Easter Treats

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By Robert Strybel The Polish Chef strybel@interia Warsaw, Poland   SHARING BLESSED EASTER EGGS (dzielenie się poświęconym jajkiem): Family Easter breakfast as well as your club or parish Święconka or Dyngus Day festivities should  begin with the sharing of the Easter eggs blessed in church on Holy Saturday. The shelled eggs should be cut into […]

Maple Syrup Upside Down Cake

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[print_this] Maple Syrup Upside Down Cake INGREDIENTS: 3 T. butter (room temp.) 3 T. sugar 1 large egg beaten 1 c. all purpose flour; pinch of salt 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/2 c. milk (2%) 1 c. maple syrup 1/2 c. chopped walnuts (chopped fine) Whipped topping Preheat oven 400˚. Butter […]

Russian Vegetable Barszcz

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[print_this] Russian Vegetable Barszcz 2 teaspoons vegetable or olive oil 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 4 cups cabbage, thinly shredded 1/2 cup carrots, coarsely shredded 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2” cubes 1 large beet, peeled, coarsely shredded 8 cups water or vegetable broth […]

Polenta With Turkey and Mushrooms

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[print_this] Polenta With Turkey and Mushrooms 3 T. olive oil 1 lb. assorted fresh mushrooms, cleaned and sliced (shittake, crimini or button) 1 T. fresh tarragon, minced 1/4 t. black pepper 1 t. salt, divided 2 c. cooked turkey, cubed 2 1/3 c. water, divided 2 c. whole milk, divided 1 c. yellow cornmeal 1/2 […]