East European

Pierogi with Potatoes and Cheese

Eating pierogi is a treat I remember well from my childhood.

It was one of my grandfather’s specialties, and I still remember helping him fill the perogies, putting a spoonful of the wonderful potato and cheese filling in my mouth for every spoonful I put into the pierogies.

pickled beets

Pickled Beets

I just love pickled beets.

Of course you can buy them ready made in the grocery store, but oh the sweet delight of opening a jar that you made in the summer when beets were plentiful and sweet.

Potato Latkes

Latkes

Although potato latkes are considered Jewish potato pancakes, they are actually enjoyed by many European cultures.

They are an absolutely fabulous way to serve potatoes. Plus, this recipe for easy potato pancakes takes very little time at all to prepare.

Hungarian Goulash

Goulash Recipe

This is an authentic Hungarian goulash recipe.

It is really a delicious variation of beef stew – with a bit of a twist.

Florentines

Lovely florentines are one of the most elegant cookies you can make. They are so pretty you wouldn’t think they are easy but they really are.

rice pilaf

Rice Pilaf Recipe

This is a simple and easy recipe for rice pilaf.

It makes a great side dish for so many things and is ready in about 20 minutes from start to finish.

I love easy rice dishes like this one and I think you will love it too.

Dumplings

Dumplings

If you have always wondered how to make dumplings so they are light and lovely every time, this recipe is for you. If you are making a stew, either beef, chicken or vegetable, this is one of the nicest side dish recipes you can serve. The delightful part is that it cooks right with the stew.

Cabbage Soup

Cabbage Soup Recipe

Cabbage soup is a hearty, peasant style soup. It’s a delicious soup that really is a meal in a bowl. The recipe makes a very large amount so feel free to cut it in half if you prefer.

bulgur salad

Bulgur Salad

This bulgur salad recipe is a delicious mix of a healthy whole grain, vegetables, nuts and fruit.

It is a very healthy salad recipe, perfect as a side dish with so many main courses, whether they are vegetarian or non.

Easy, Basic Beef Stroganoff Recipe

This basic beef stroganoff recipe is truly an easy dinner recipe. So elegant it’s great for company, but so quick to prepare it is a wonderful weeknight meal too. You will see that this really is a quick and easy dinner recipe.

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