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A bowl of beet and horseradish relish with a bowl of quail eggs and a glass of water with lemon.

Polish Beet and Horseradish Relish (Ćwikła)

Polish Beet and Horseradish Relish (Ćwikła) is a dish I cannot get enough of. Made with finely grated beets and horseradish with just a hint of sweet and sour, this relish goes great with meat, sausage, and hard-boiled eggs.…

Round Polish Mazurek Easter cake decorated with caramel, almonds, chocolate eggs.

Polish Easter Cake (Mazurek) with Caramel

Polish Easter cake Mazurek is the most Easter of all the Polish Easter cakes I can think of. It comes in all shapes and sizes, and no matter how you make it, it tastes great. It's fun to make…

Cauliflower and Corn Salad

If you are in need of a quick salad or cold side dish, this Cauliflower and Corn Salad is just right for you. I learned this easy recipe from a Polish student of mine, back when I was pregnant…

Potato and Cheese Pierogi (Pierogi Ruskie)

When I think of Poland, I think pierogi and my favorite pierogi are Potato and Cheese Pierogi called Pierogi Ruskie. Pierogi Ruskie are an interesting case. These Potato and Cheese Pierogi are definitely the default pierogi in Poland. Pierogi…

Polish Farmer’s Cheese (Twaróg or Biały Ser)

Polish Farmer's cheese called twaróg or biały ser (white cheese) is an important ingredient in many popular Polish dishes. For Polish cooks around the world, it may also be a hard ingredient to find, but don't fret. Polish Farmer's…

Easy Pierogi Dough

I am a lucky girl. I moved from America to Poland and learned how to cook the Polish standards from the best authority on the subject - Babcia (Grandma). I always thought pierogi and especially pierogi dough were just…

Smalec (Polish Lard Spread)

Are you in the mood for something homemade and hearty with a Polish twist? Smalec, the yummy, smoky Polish lard spread is a perfect starter or snack and filling enough to be a whole meal. I know, Polish Smalec…

Fried Cabbage with Dill

We are a cabbage family. We love cabbage. Bigos, cabbage. Coleslaw, cabbage. Gołąbki, the best part is the cabbage. We especially love Polish style fried cabbage with dill. It's really easy if you have a food processor. It's less easy…

Polish Hunter’s Stew Recipe (Bigos)

Bigos or Polish Hunter's Stew is a rich sauerkraut dish. It’s warm, filling, perfect for cold winter days, and it’s a crowd pleaser. It's also the perfect way to use up any sauerkraut and sausage you might have…