Eastern European Food Sitemap - Page 4 2016-09-26

Polish St. Martin's Day Croissants (Marcinki) Recipe
St. Martin's Day croissants are eaten on Nov. 11 in Poland. They are made with a buttery yeast dough with poppy seed and almond fillings.

Collection of Eastern European Kolaczki Cookie Recipes
Here are recipes for kolaczki, kolachky, kolacky, kolace. However you spell them, they mean flaky, Eastern European filled cookies or pastries.

Czech Poppy Seed Sweet Roll (Kolace) Filling Recipe
This recipe for Czech poppy seed roll or kolace filling calls for freshly ground poppyseeds, milk, corn syrup, sugar and butter.

Traditional Russian Appetizer (Zakuski) Recipes
Russian appetizers or zakuski run the gamut of hot, cold, pickled, and cured meats and vegetables and is an indispensable part of pre-dinner feasting.

Polish Three Kings Cake (Ciasto Trzech Kroli) Recipe
Some Poles enjoy king cake or ciasto trzech krli on Jan. 6, which is the Feast of the Three Kings, also known as the Epiphany and Twelfth Night.

Feast of the Three Kings (Trzech Kroli) in Poland
Poles celebrate the Feast of the Three Kings by inscribing the lintels of their doors with the initials of the Magi -- Kaspar, Melchior and Balthasar.

Eastern European New Year's Traditions by Country
Eastern Europeans welcome in the New Year with revelry and special foods for luck, health and prosperity. New Year is known as Sylvester.

Eastern European New Year's Traditions by Country
Eastern Europeans welcome in the New Year with revelry and special foods for luck and prosperity. Page 2.

Foolproof Risotto Milanese with Onion and Saffron Recipe
This recipe for foolproof risotto is from TV chef Anne Burrell. In Italy, this would be known as Risotto Milanese with its onions and saffron.

Chocolate Mousse Meringue Layer Cake Recipe
This parve recipe for Chocolate Mousse Meringue Layer Cake is from Paula Shoyer's

Serbian Lamb Vegetable Soup (Chorba od Janjetina) Recipe
Serbian Lamb Vegetable Soup is a favorite year-round, but it is often the first course of a splendid feast for Easter, the holiest day of the year.

Prepare the Cottage Cheese Filling for the Lazy Pierogi Casserole
Prepare the cottage cheese filling for the lazy pierogi casserole

Combine Mashed Potatoes and Cheese for Lazy Pierogi Casserole
Cmbine mashed potatoes and cheese for lazy pierogi casserole

Spread Cheese Mixture Over Noodles for Lazy Pierogi Casserole
Spread cheese mixture over noodles for lazy pierogi casserole.

Spread Potato Mixture on Next Layer of Noodles for Lazy Pierogi Casserole
Spread potato mixture on next layer of noodles for lazy pierogi casserole recipe.

Add Caramelized Onions to Lazy Pierogi Casserole
Add caramelized onions to lazy pierogi casserole.

Bake Lazy Pierogi Casserole Until Bubbly
Bake lazy pierogi casserole until bubbly.

Easy Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries Recipe
These chocolate-dipped strawberries are easy because they only require two ingredients -- strawberries and coating chocolate which doesn't require tempering.

Blitz Puff Pastry or Fast Puff Pastry
This recipe for blitz puff pastry is easier and faster to make than traditional puff pastry. It can be used within 1 week or frozen for up to 2 months.

How to Make Hungarian Stuffed Peppers (Toltott Paprika)
Follow these step-by-step photo instructions for making Hungarian stuffed peppers that can be made with ground beef and pork or just beef, as you prefer.

Cut Tops off Peppers for Hungarian Stuffed Peppers
Cut tops off peppers for Hungarian stuffed peppers.

Chop the Pepper Tops for Hungarian Stuffed Peppers
Chop the pepper tops for Hungarian stuffed peppers recipe.

Mix Ground Meats with Rice for Hungarian Stuffed Peppers
Mix ground with rice for Hungarian stuffed peppers.

Stuff the Peppers with Meat Mixture for Hungarian Stuffed Peppers
Stuff the peppers with meat mixture for Hungarian stuffed peppers.

Place Peppers in Pot for Hungarian Stuffed Peppers
Place peppers in pot for Hungarian stuffed peppers.

Pour Tomato Sauce Over Hungarian Stuffed Peppers
Pour tomato sauce over Hungarian stuffed peppers

Let Hungarian Stuffed Peppers Cook Slowly
Let Hungarian stuffed peppers cook slowly in a slow cooker, in the oven or on the stovetop.

12 Eastern European Hearty Rye Bread Recipes
Here are 12 Eastern European hearty rye bread recipes. Rye breads are favored among Slavs. Try these sourdough, buttermilk and cracked rye-meal breads.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 3.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 4.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 2.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 20.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 14.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 19.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 23.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 16.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 24.

Photo of Bob Bardoczi Cutting Squares of Dough to Be Made into Hungarian Csiga Noodles
Photo of Bob Bardoczi cutting squares of dough to be made into Hungarian csiga noodles. Page 15.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 5.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 27.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 13.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 28.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 12.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 6.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 29.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 7.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 8.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 9.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 10.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 11.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 17.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 18.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 21.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 25.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 22.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 30.

How Hungarian Noodles Are Made - Noodle Making at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind.
Hungarian noodles are made from scratch weekly at Holy Trinity Hungarian Church in East Chicago, Ind. Page 26.

Polish Buttermilk Crumb Cake (Placek na Maslance) Recipe
This recipe for Polish buttermilk crumb cake has a layer of fresh fruit like cherries, berries or sliced apples that is topped with a crumbly streusel.

Hungarian Baked Dessert Noodles (Rakott Teszta) Recipe
This recipe for Hungarian baked dessert noodles, known as rakott teszta or rakott metelt, is similar to sweet Jewish kugel.

12 Polish Cookbooks for English-Speaking Cooks
These books are indispensable when learning to cook Polish food. They also serve as a reference for seasoned cooks.

Polish Chocolate Bavarian Cream (Krem Bawarski) Recipe
This Chocolate Bavarian Cream recipe is poured into a ladyfinger-lined springform pan or other mold. It's a stunning dessert and definitely company-worthy.

Polish Rolled Sugar Cookies (Amoniaczki) Recipe
Ammonia cookies are a traditional Polish treat and the ammonia refers to ammonium carbonate, the type of leavener used in the rolled dough.

Top Eastern European Christmas Cookie Recipes
Traditional Christmas cookie recipes from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine.

Polish Butter Cookies with Jam (Ciasteczka Maslane z Dzemem) Recipe
This recipe for Polish butter cookies with jam is a simple but delicious cookie filled with strawberry jam that is popular at Christmas time.

Polish Wafer Cookies (Wafle) Recipe
This recipe for crispy vanilla wafer cookies - Polish wafle - can be made on a special wafer iron or baked on a conventional waffle iron.

Polish Ciasteczka Orzeszki (Walnut-Shaped Cookies) Recipe
Polish walnut-shaped cookies or ciasteczka orzeszki are made in molds and then sandwiched together with delicious creamy fillings.

Polish Pecan Cookies (Ciastka Kruche z Orzechami) Recipe
This version of Polish pecan cookies, also known as ciastka kruche, is similar to Russian tea cakes, snowballs and Mexican wedding cakes.

Traditional Polish Holiday Dessert Recipes Collection
These Polish dessert recipes are typical of the types of meal-enders Poles serve for the Christmas holidays when friends and family come to visit.

Nontraditional Fruit Cake Recipe
This Summer Fruitcake can be made year-round and bears little resemblance to winter fruitcake often passed around from year to year as a gag gift.

Polish Florentine Cookies (Florentynki) Recipe
This recipe for wafer-thin Polish florentines or florentynki are based on a French classic and made with candied fruit, nuts and a chocolate bottom.

Polish Vanilla Cookies (Ciasteczka Waniliowe) Recipe
This egg-free recipe for Polish vanilla cookies or ciasteczka waniliowe is made with ground walnuts and vanilla bean. It's a perfect Christmas cookie.

Polish Almond Crescent Cookies (Rogaliki) Recipe
This recipe for melt-in-your-mouth Polish almond crescent cookies -- rogaliki -- get their

The History and Origin of Gingerbread
The origins of gingerbread are said to date to the ancient Greeks and Egyptians.

Polish Almond Cookies (Amaretti) Recipe
Polish almond cookies or amaretti are flourless drop cookies that are perfect with tea or coffee, and are often made for Christmas.

Polish Christmas Cookies (Ciasteczka na Swieta) Recipes
Weeks before Christmas, my family would get out the cookie tins and start baking traditional Polish cookies or ciasteczka na święta for the holidays.

Polish Christmas Cookies (Ciasteczka na Swieta) Recipes
Weeks before Christmas, my family would get out the cookie tins and start baking traditional Polish cookies or ciasteczka na święta for the holidays.

Polish Christmas Eve Beet Soup (Barszcz Wigilijny) Recipe
This recipe for Polish Christmas Eve beet soup or barszcz wigilijny is from chef Marek Widomski of the Culinary Institute in Cracow, Poland.

Pictures of a Wigilia Dinner at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America holds a wigilia or Christmas Eve dinner every several year to acquaint or reacquaint Polish Americans and those of other ethnicities with this beautiful tradition.

Pictures of a Wigilia Dinner at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America holds a wigilia or Christmas Eve dinner every several year to acquaint or reacquaint Polish Americans and those of other ethnicities with this beautiful tradition.

Wigilia Dinner in Pictures - Pictures of a Wigilia Dinner at the Polish Museum of America
Another must at Polish wigilia or Christmas Eve dinner is fruit compote that is made with sweetened dried fruit that has been steeped in water. Page 12.

Wigilia Dinner in Pictures - Pictures of a Wigilia Dinner at the Polish Museum of America
Wigilia dinner is a meatless meal and usually consists of 12 courses, to represent the Apostles, but fewer courses are more typical. Page 5.

Wigilia Dinner in Pictures - Pictures of a Wigilia Dinner at the Polish Museum of America
Desserts are not as prevalent at Polish wigilia dinner or Christmas Eve because it is considered a fasting time until midnight, but spice cookies are sometimes eaten. Page 13.

Wigilia Dinner in Pictures - Pictures of a Wigilia Dinner at the Polish Museum of America
If a family is not fasting for Polish Christmas Eve dinner or wigilia, kołaczki or poppy seed roll might be served. Page 14.

Wigilia Dinner in Pictures - Pictures of a Wigilia Dinner at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America holds a wigilia or Christmas Eve dinner every year to acquaint or reacquaint Polish Americans and those of other ethnicities with this beautiful tradition.

Wigilia Dinner in Pictures - Pictures of a Wigilia Dinner at the Polish Museum of America
The oplatek represents the host and is shared before dinner begins at a traditional Polish wigilia or Christmas Eve dinner.. Page 2.

Wigilia Dinner in Pictures - Pictures of a Wigilia Dinner at the Polish Museum of America
When breaking the oplatek, Poles offer good wishes, apologies for past hurts and kisses on both cheeks and a hug. Page 4.

Wigilia Dinner in Pictures - Pictures of a Wigilia Dinner at the Polish Museum of America
Sharing the oplatek begins with the oldest down to the youngest. Everyone must take a piece of everyone else's wafer. Page 3.

Wigilia Dinner in Pictures - Pictures of a Wigilia Dinner at the Polish Museum of America
Mushroom soup seems to be a staple at Polish wigilia dinner. It is usually mde with dried borowiki mushrooms and served with noodles. Page 6.

Wigilia Dinner in Pictures - Pictures of a Wigilia Dinner at the Polish Museum of America
Rye bread often accompanies a traditional Polish wigilia or Christmas Eve dinner. Page 7.

Wigilia Dinner in Pictures - Pictures of a Wigilia Dinner at the Polish Museum of America
No Polish wigilia or Christmas Eve dinner would be complete without Polish dumplings known as pierogi and filled with non-meat items like savory or sweet cheese, or potatoes or sauerkraut and mushrooms, for example. Page 8.

Wigilia Dinner in Pictures - Pictures of a Wigilia Dinner at the Polish Museum of America
Potatoes are an important of the Polish cuisine and at a meatless meal like Christmas Eve's wigilia, they appear in one form or another. Page 9.

Wigilia Dinner in Pictures - Pictures of a Wigilia Dinner at the Polish Museum of America
Some Poles include meatless stuffed cabbage known as gołąbki at the wigilia dinner on Christmas Eve. Page 10.

Wigilia Dinner in Pictures - Pictures of a Wigilia Dinner at the Polish Museum of America
Fish are a constant at all Polish wigilia (Christmas Eve) dinners. It can be fried, poached, baked or pickled. Carp, herring and fresh-water fish like lake perch are common. Page 11.

Russian Lamb Pilaf (Plov) Recipe
This Russian recipe for Lamb Rice Pilaf features plumped dried prunes and raisins and a healthy pinch of saffron to give it a sunny yellow color.

Hungarian Stuffed Kohlrabi (Toltott Karalabe) Recipe
This Hungarian recipe for stuffed kohlrabi (Tlttt Karalb) is typical of Eastern Europeans' love of hiding food in other food.

Polish Stuffed Kohlrabi (Kalarepki Faszerowane) Recipe
This Polish Stuffed Kohlrabi recipe features a ground pork, beef and rice filling served with beer-battered sage leaves and thinly sliced carrots.

Polish Pineapple Crumb Cake (Placek z Ananas) Recipe
This simple recipe for Polish Pineapple Crumb Cake or placek z ananas y kruszonka is a moist dessert with a coffee cake consistency made with fresh fruit.

Russian Christmas Bread (Krendel or Krendl) Recipe
This recipe for Russian Christmas bread or krendel produces a pretzel-shaped sweet yeast bread dotted with fruits and lightly iced.

Polish Christmas Customs, Traditions and Recipes
Christmas is one of the most important religious holidays in Poland. Here are the customs, traditions and links to recipes for a Polish Christmas.

How Poles Celebrate St. Nicholas Day (Dzien Swietego Mikolaja)
Dec. 6 is St. Nicholas Day - Dzien Świętego Mikołaja - celebrated with feasting, religious pageants and treats for good boys and girls.

Christmas Bread Recipes Around the World
Ritual breads are featured at every important occasion worldwide. This collection of bread recipes celebrates Christmas around the world.

Kosher Hanukkah Doughnuts (Sufganiyot) with Cranberry Jam Recipe
This kosher recipe is for Sufganiyot or doughnuts filled with cranberry jam. They're a great way to celebrate the Miracle of the Oil or Hanukkah.

Kosher Recipe For Turkey Egg Rolls With Cranberry Dipping Sauce
This kosher egg roll recipe is a great way to use up turkey leftovers. The egg rolls can be dipped in a cranberry sauce for an unusual holiday treat.

Jewish Apricot-Cranberry-Walnut Rugelach Recipe
This recipe for Jewish rugelach is made with a cream cheese dough and an apricot-cranberry-walnut filling. It's a popular Hanukkahy treat.

Fat-Free Potato Latkes (Pancakes) Recipe
This recipe for no-fat potato pancakes or latkes is baked instead of fried. Now you can have your favorite Hanukkah indulgence without all the guilt.

Chocolate Espresso Fudge Cake Dessert Recipe
This recipe for Chocolate Espresso Fudge Cake is from Marcel Desaulniers'

Pumpkin-Mashed Potatoes Side Dish Recipe
This good-for-you pumpkin-mashed potato side dish is made with fat-free milk, reduced-fat cream cheese and vegetable oil spread.

Easy Pear Streusel Pie Recipe
This easy pear streusel pie can be made with canned, drained pear slices and a purchased crust. The result is amazing!

Easy Pumpkin-Cranberry Pecan Streusel Quick Bread Recipe
This Pumpkin-Cranberry Streusel Quick Bread recipe comes together quickly to produce a moist dessert that makes a great edible gift.

Port Wine-Cranberry Gelatin Mold Recipe
This recipe for port wine-cranberry gelatin mold includes pineapple, nuts and uncooked port wine, making it off limits for kids.

Hungarian Trifle (Somloi Galuska) Recipe
This decadent Hungarian trifle recipe or somloi galuska consists of three layers of sponge cake, pastry cream and chocolate sauce.

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Christmas and Hanukkah Gift Ideas for Foodies 2015
If you have a foodie on your holiday gift list, at least one of these products for cooking, eating and reading about food should fill the bill.

Slow-Cooker Jewish Falling-Off-the-Bone Short Ribs Recipe
Succulent Beef Short Ribs prepared in a slow cooker is the way to go. The juices amped up with Cabernet Sauvignon make a nice sauce.

Jewish Vegetable Kishke Recipe for Cholent or Kasha
This recipe for a Jewish vegetable kishke is the perfect accompaniment to Kasha Varnishkes or Cholent, a beef-bean-barley stew.

Slow-Cooker Jewish Cholent (Sabbath Stew) Recipe
This recipe for Cholent or Sabbath Stew is a hearty, one-pot dish made all the simpler by preparing it in a slow-cooker.

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Spicy Roasted Parsnip and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
This recipe for Roasted Parsnip Soup is a creamy, velvety bisque spiked with apples and Hispanic flavorings like cilantro, adobo and chipotle.

Polish Christmas Cooked Wheat Pudding (Kutia Wigilijna) Recipe
This recipe for Polish cooked wheat pudding or kutia wigilijna is typically the first course served at the Christmas Eve dinner known as wigilia.

Traditional Eastern European Poppy Seed Recipes
Poppy seeds are a common ingredient in many Eastern European recipes. Here are some of the most popular poppy seed recipes.

Serbian Christmas Bread (Cesnica) Recipe #2
Cesnica is a Serbian bread served on Christmas morning. A silver coin is baked inside and whoever finds it will have good luck.

Eastern European Tradition of Upside-Down Christmas Trees
In many parts of Eastern Europe, Christmas trees are hung upside down from the ceiling. It's an old custom that some say started with St. Boniface.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 16.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 17.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 18.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 19.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 20.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 2.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 3.

Pictures of Polish Christmas Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008.

Pictures of Polish Christmas Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 14.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 4.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 5.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 6.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 7.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 15.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 9.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 8.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 10.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 11.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 12.

Polish Ornament Making - Pictures of Ornament Making at the Polish Museum of America
The Polish Museum of America is a treasure trove of artifacts from Poland and of Chicago's Polish history. Here are pictures of an ornament-making workshop in 2008. Page 13.

Eastern European Recipes Perfect for Thanksgiving Day
Many of the same foods associated with American Thanksgiving are enjoyed year-round by Eastern Europeans. Enjoy Thanksgiving Eastern European style!

Eastern European Recipes Perfect for Thanksgiving Day
Many of the same foods associated with American Thanksgiving are enjoyed year-round by Eastern Europeans. Enjoy Thanksgiving Eastern European style!

Polish Rutabaga Potato Mash (Brukiew z Ziemnak) Recipe
Polish rutabaga-potato mash recipe makes good use of root vegetables and tubers, two favorites of Poles.

Bulgarian Christmas Bread (Koledna Pitka) Recipe
This recipe for Bulgarian Christmas bread or koledna pitka is typically eaten on Christmas Eve and throughout the holidays.

Recipes for a Traditional Serbian Christmas Eve (Badnje Vece) Dinner
Serbian Christmas Eve dinner is typically a meatless meal. The types of dishes served vary by family but may include the items (with recipes) listed here.

Ukrainian Christmas Honey Cake (Medivnyk) Recipe
This recipe for Ukrainian Christmas honey cake or medivnyk is traditional at Christmas and New Year. Honey as a sweetener is popular in Eastern Europe.

Ukrainian Braided Christmas Bread (Kolach) Recipe
This recipe for Ukrainian Christmas bread or kolach is a slightly sweet yeast bread recipe that is braided and shaped into a loaf or round, stacked braids.

How to Make Braided Egg Bread - Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Houska Bread
These step-by-step photo instructions will help you make braided egg bread known variously as houska, chalka and challah.

How to Make Braided Egg Bread - Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Houska Bread
These step-by-step photo instructions will help you make braided egg bread known variously as houska, chalka and challah.

How to Make Braided Egg Bread - Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Houska Bread
These step-by-step photo instructions will help you make braided egg bread known variously as houska, chalka and challah.

How to Make Braided Egg Bread - Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Houska Bread
These step-by-step photo instructions will help you make braided egg bread known variously as houska, chalka and challah.

How to Make Braided Egg Bread - Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Houska Bread
These step-by-step photo instructions will help you make braided egg bread known variously as houska, chalka and challah.

How to Make Braided Egg Bread - Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Houska Bread
These step-by-step photo instructions will help you make braided egg bread known variously as houska, chalka and challah.

How to Make Braided Egg Bread - Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Houska Bread
These step-by-step photo instructions will help you make braided egg bread known variously as houska, chalka and challah.

Polish Egg-Twist Bread (Chalka) Recipe Is a Holiday Favorite
This Polish Egg-Twist Bread recipe or chałka often features raisins. It is popular at Christmas and Easter but is eaten year-round as well.

Recipe for Egg-Free Serbian Christmas Bread or Cesnica
Serbian Česnica bread is also known as Money Bread because a coin is baked inside. It's traditionally served on Christmas morning.

Serbian Christmas Bread (Sweet Cesnica) Recipe
This Serbian ćesnica bread recipe is slightly sweet round ceremonial loaf baked with a coin inside to be served on Christmas Day.

Serbian Christmas Traditions, Customs and Links to Recipes
Discover how Orthodox Christian Serbians celebrate Christmas through a discussion of customs, recipes, and image galleries of a Yule Log burning and more.

How to Have Citrus Zest on Hand All the Time
Now you can have orange, lemon or lime zest anytime you need it by freezing it for future use following the steps in this quick tip.

Austro-Hungarian Hazelnut Cream Torte Recipe
This elegant Austro-Hungarian Hazelnut Torte recipe is made with a nut sponge cake filled with caramelized almond whipped cream.

What Scald Or Scalding Means In Culinary Terms
Scald means to heat a liquid until just below the boiling point, and is also synonymous with blanching to remove the peels from produce.

Polish Fish in the Greek Style (Ryba Po Grecku) Recipe
Polish ryba po grecku or fish in the Greek style can be made with any white fish including tilapia, lake perch, pike, walleye and whiting.

Bulgarian Cast-Iron Chicken with Bacon and Sauerkraut Recipe
This easy recipe for Cast-Iron Chicken with Bacon and Sauerkraut is infused with smoked paprika and has Bulgarian overtones.

Profile of Ottos Hungarian Import Store and Deli
This is a profile of Otto's Hungarian Import Store & Deli in Burbank, Calif., where everything Hungarian can be purchased to make an authentic meal.

Hungarian Kosher Duck Roasted with Fruit (Sultkacsa Gyumolcs) Recipe
This Hungarian kosher recipe for Roast Duck with Fruit is from Lynn Shapiro's book

Leftover Turkey Omelet/Fritatta Recipe
This frittata recipe is perfect for leftover turkey or chicken meat.

Recipe for Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel Topping
This recipe for Pumpkin Coffee Cake sports a pecan streusel topping. The cake is quite dense and benefits from a cup of coffee.

Recipe for Applesauce-Cranberry Bread Pudding
This Applesauce-Cranberry Bread Pudding recipe makes use of leftover Applesauce Crumb Cake for a moist, delicious dessert with overtones of fall and Christmas.

Quiinoa Side Dish Recipe for Gluten-Free Diets
This gluten-free, egg-free, vegetarian quinoa side dish is kosher for Passover and parve, meaning it can be eaten with meat or dairy.

Polish Cranberry Cordial (Likier Zurawinka) Recipe
Polish cranberry cordial recipe only takes two days to prepare and it's ready to drink. This is perfect for an edible gifts basket.

Croatian Bean Soup / Stew (Grah i Varivah) Recipe
This Croatian bean soup, known as grah i varivah, is so thick and full of smoked meats and sausage, it's more like a hearty stew.

Homemade Vegeta Seasoning Recipe That Is Sodium and MSG Free
Vegeta is the indispensable Croatian seasoning powder made by the Podravka company. This homemade Vegeta seasoning mixture is salt-free and MSG-free.

Oxtail Stew in Red Wine with Roasted Potatoes Recipe
This recipe for oxtail stew in red wine is delicious served with thickened pan juices and roasted potatoes or mashed potatoes.

Hungarian Cabbage With Noodles Recipe
Cabbage with noodles is a popular dish throughout Eastern Europe. In Hungarian, it's known as kaposztas teszta.

10 Hungarian Recipes to Try
Hungarian cuisine has been influenced by the French, Germans, Italians, Turks, Slavs and Asians, resulting in a rich blend of sweet and savory dishes.

Hungarian Sweet Pancakes (Palacsinta) Recipe
Hungarian palacsinta or pancakes are like French crepes or Polish naleśniki or Serbian palacinke. They are eaten with sweet or savory fillings.

Definition of the Culinary Term Roulade
A roulade can be a savory dish like a stuffed and rolled flank steak or a filled and rolled sponge cake. The word comes from the French meaning

6 Dessert Roulade Recipes - Top Swiss Roll Recipes
These recipes for dessert roulades represent some of the best Eastern and Central Europe have to offer, and includes two kosher recipes.

Hungarian Raspberry-Cream Roll (Malna Piskotatekercs) Recipe
Hungarian Raspberry Cream Roll or malna piskotatekercs is made with a rolled sponge cake filled with raspberry jam, fresh raspberries and whipped cream.

A La Polonaise Is a Style of Garnishing with Buttered Breadcrumbs and Hard-cooked Eggs
When food is served la polonaise (

Top Savory Roulade Recipes To Be Served As The Main Course
These recipes for savory or main-course roulades represent some of the best Eastern and Central Europe has to offer.

What to Do With Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs
These recipes will take care of the dilemma of what to do with all those leftover hard-boiled Easter eggs.

What to Do With Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs
These recipes will take care of the dilemma of what to do with all those leftover hard-boiled Easter eggs.

Eastern European Food Means Nose-To-Tail Eating
Many Eastern European dishes, especially those involving organ meat, would be perfect for a Halloween party when creepy cuisine reigns supreme.

Polish Candy (Panska Skorka) Recipe - The Lord's Crusts Recipe
Polish Pańska Skórka candy or The Lord's Crusts is a homemade pink-and-white candy, eaten on All Saints' Day / All Souls' Day.

All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day in Eastern Europe
All Saints' Day is Nov. 1 and All Souls' Day is Nov. 2 to Christians worldwide and are set aside to commemorate and pray for the dead.

Croatian Fresh Fig Tart (Dalmatinska Kolac od Smokvi) Recipe
This recipe for fresh fig tart is popular in many parts of Eastern European, but especially in Croatia along the Dalmatian Coast.

Recipes for Easter European Babkas
This comprehensive list of Eastern European babka recipes features Polish, Jewish and Ukrainian babkas.

Shortcut Gingerbread House Dough Recipe
This easy gingerbread house and cookie dough recipe uses a cake mix, a little all-purpose flour, eggs, oil, molasses and ginger.

How to Make a Gingerbread House
Making a gingerbread house isn't as difficult as it might seem. If you have the right recipes and the right techniques, it's a snap.

Slovenian Turkey Fillets with Gorgonzola Sauce Recipe
In this recipe for Slovenian Turkey Fillets with Gorgonzola Sauce, the Italian influence on the cuisine can be seen in the sauce.

Polish-American Wedding Traditions in the 1950s
These are memories of Polish-American wedding traditions in the Midwest during the 1950s and 1960s and links to typical Polish wedding food recipes.

A Collection of Popular Polish Dessert Recipes
Desserts vary from region to region in Poland, but this list of favorite Polish dessert recipes seems to be universal throughout the country.

A Collection of Popular Polish Dessert Recipes
Desserts vary from region to region in Poland, but this list of favorite Polish dessert recipes seems to be universal throughout the country.

Definition of the Polish Word Kwas
Kwas is the Polish word for a sour starter made by fermenting bread and/or beets and used in soups and bread recipes.

Kvas Is A Sour Starter and an Eastern European Beverage
Kwass, spelled variously as kvas and kwas, is an Eastern European fermented beverage made with bread that is often drunk as a refresher and used im cooking.

Authentic Brioche Recipe From Fine Cooking Magazine
This buttery and rich Authentic Brioche Recipe is by Allison Ehri Kreitler and Lesli Heffler Flick and was first published in Fine Cooking magazine.

Creamed Asparagus and Hard-Cooked Eggs Recipe
This recipe for creamed asparagus and hard-cooked eggs can be served as is or over toasted whole-grain bread or brioche.

Fresh Fruit Galette or Tart Recipe
This easy recipe for fresh fruit galette or open-face tart is made with puff pastry and comes together in about 45 minutes.

Balkan Baked Lima Beans (Prebanac) Recipe
This recipe for Balkan lima beans is baked with garlic, onion and tomato paste. It's a hearty dish eaten as a comfort food on blustery days.

Easy Polish Foil-Baked Salmon (Caly Losos Pieczony) Recipe
This easy recipe for Polish foil-baked salmon or caly łośos pieczony can be made with a whole salmon, a side of salmon or salmon fillets.

Savory Mushroom Bread Pudding Recipe
Savory mushroom bread pudding explodes with the rich flavors of the forest and is the perfect accompaniment to beef or game dishes.

All About International Workers' Day in Eastern Europe
Here is information on International Workers' Day, celebrated on May 1 in Eastern Europe. May 1 used to be a pagan holiday of merrymaking.

Lazy Mans Cholent From Fresh and Easy Kosher Cooking
This recipe for Lazy Man's Cholent is made in a slow cooker and is from Leah Schapira's

Polish Pumpkin-Cheese-Potato (Dynia Zapiekana z Serem i Ziemniakami) Recipe
This Polish pumpkin casserole recipe features potatoes and cheese. It's a nice change of pace and makes a great vegetarian main course.

Russian Pumpkin-Rice Casserole (Tykvy Ris Zapekanka) Recipe
This Russian pumpkin-rice casserole recipe gets a pretty presentation when baked in a hollowed-out pumpkin shell.

Ukrainian / Russian Basic Sweet Yeast Dough Recipe
This Ukrainian / Russian sweet yeast dough recipe is the basis for many sweet breads like poppy seed rolls, nut rolls and braided wedding breads.

Maple Syrup And Spicy-Mustard Carrots Recipe
This easy, company-quality maple syrup and spicy-mustard carrots recipe is a nice spin on a traditional vegetable side dish.

Spicy-Mustard-Crusted Roasted Potatoes Recipe
This easy, mustard-crusted roasted potatoes recipe is company-quality and can be made from start to finish in about 40 minutes.

Austro-Hungarian Cream of Horseradish Soup Recipe
This Cream of Horseradish Soup recipe has Austro-Hungarian overtones and is enriched with heavy whipping cream and egg yolks.

Slovak Potato Sausage (Bobrovecke Droby) Recipe
This recipe for Slovak potato sausage or bobrovecke droby contains pork, bacon and onion, and is boiled first and then pan fried.

Review of Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cookie Mix
Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cookie Mix (only available Thanksgiving through Christmas) is easy to use and sturdy enough to support a gingerbread house.

Hungarian Summer Dill Pickles Recipe
This easy dill pickle recipe is fermented by the heat of the sun, so they should be made in summer or warm climates.

Pickled Beets and Onions Recipe
This easy recipe for pickled beets and onions is from the Culinary Institute of America.

Definition of Bajadera Candies from Croatia
Bajadera candies are made by the Kraš company of Zagreb, Croatia. They consist of a hazelnut-almond nougat filling sandwiched between two layers of chocolate.

Austro-Hungarian Creamed Pumpkin Side Dish Recipe
This Creamed Pumpkin side dish recipe gets a kick from caraway seed, onion, tomato paste and sour cream and is a nice alternative to sweet potatoes.

Recipe for Polish Horseradish Soup or Zupa Chrzanowa
This authentic recipe for Polish horseradish soup or zupa chrzanowa is from chef Bogdan Galazka of Malbork Castle in Gdańsk.

Polish Krupnik (Honey-Spiced Vodka) Recipe
Honeyed vodka or krupnik is a popular alcoholic beverage steeped with spices that is served hot or cold in Poland.

Polish Chocolate-Walnut Tart (Tarta Czekoladowo-Orzech) Recipe
This chocolate chip-walnut tart would be known as Tarta z Kawałkami Czekolady i Orzechami in Polish and it's similar to a Derby Pie.

Recipe for Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Pound Cake
The cream cheese in this buttery pound cake gets an added flavor dimension from semiswweet chocolate chips.

Polish Dried Fruit Compote (Kompot) Recipe
Polish dried fruit compote, known as kompot, is a traditional stewed-fruit dessert for a traditional Christmas Eve dinner, known as wigilia.

Pomegranate Is Considered Good Luck in Eastern European Cooking
Pomegranate is a fruit that is grown in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Balkan countries of Eastern Europe, mainly Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, and the Americas.

Polish Potato Pie (Baba Kartoflana) Recipe
This Polish potato pie recipe - baba kartoflana or kartoflak - is similar to Lithuanian kugelis and uses grated potatoes, bacon and eggs.

What are Cracklings?
Cracklings are rendered pieces of either pork or poultry fat that are used to enhance other dishes, and often incorporated into bread and biscuit doughs.

Potato-Cheese Pierogi (Pierogi Ruskie) Recipe
This recipe for potato-cheese pierogi or pierogi ruskie is from chef Marek Widomski of the Culinary Institute in Cracow, Poland.

Vegan Baked Potato Latkes Recipe
This recipe for vegan baked potato latkes contains no eggs and is from Mark Reinfeld's The 30 Minute Vegan's Taste of Europe.

Jewish Buckwheat-Mushroom Knishes (Kassha) Recipe
Jewish buckwheat-mushroom knishes recipe is made with a flaky cream cheese pastry dough and filled with kasha, mushrooms and onions.

Ukrainian Noodles and Ham (Lokshyna z Shynka) Recipe
This recipe for Ukrainian noodles and ham or lokshyna z shynka is a good way to use leftover ham.

Hungarian Shrimp-Sausage-Quinoa Casserole (Garnela-Kolbasz Rakott) Recipe
This Hungarian casserole recipe can be made with spicy peppers or mild bell peppers, shrimp, sausage and quinoa.

Casserole Recipe for Eastern European Cabbage Noodles Pork
Ground pork, cabbage, noodles and sour cream make a satisfying and easy Eastern European casserole dish any time of year.

Tips and History of Cooking with Blood
Cooking with blood is as old as mankind itself and every culture does it.

Rozalia’s Polish Wheel Cake (Kolacz) Recipe
This kołacz or wheel cake recipe is an authentic one from the mountainous regions of Southern Poland where it is a specialty, especially for weddings.

Pumpkin Pulp Freezes Well
Cooked pumpkin can be preserved for future use by freezing it in zip-top bags. It will keep for several months with no loss in flavor or quality.

How to Preserve a Jack-o-Lantern
After all that hard work of carving a pumpkin, it would be a shame to see it crumple up and die. Here's how to preserve a carved pumpkin.

What to Do With Cooked Pumpkin
Cooked pumpkin can be transformed into a multitude of recipes including, the pumpkin pie. But don't count out its use as a baby food.

How to Bake or Roast Pumpkin
Pumpkin can be cooked by boiling, steaming and baking or roasting in a 350-degree oven for about 1 1/2 hours or until the flesh is very tender.

How to Steam Pumpkin
In addition to boiling and baking, pumpkin can be cooked by steaming it on a rack above about 1 inch of simmering water.

Painted Pumpkins Last Longer
If you want your jack-o'-lantern to last more than a couple of days, instead of carving it, paint it freehand or using a pattern.

Grow a Pumpkin From One of Your Seeds
You can grow your own pumpkins for next year by harvesting the seeds you've scooped out to make a jack-o'-lantern.

Pumpkin Nutrition Information
Pumpkin as a foodstuff is very nutritious ringing up only 49 calories per 1 cup of cooked pumpkin flesh..

Everything But The Skin of a Pumpkin Is Edible
Pumpkin is an incredible edible. Every part but the skin of a pumpkin can be turned into something a person can eat.

Best Pumpkins for Baking
The best pumpkins for baking are the Cinderella, Pink Banana Squash and Sugar Pie varieties. A 5-pound pumpkin will make about two 9-inch pies.

The Origin of the Jack-o-Lantern
Jack-o-lanterns were originally carved from turnips and potatoes in Ireland and Scotland. Americans continued the tradition with pumpkins.

How to Boil Pumpkin
Pumpkin can be boiled with the skin or the skin off. When dicing pumpkin, it's easiest to remove the skin first with a potato peeler.

Choosing a Pumpkin
Choose the type of pumpkin to suit your purpose. Is it for baking or carving? Make sure the pumpkin has no soft spots or open cuts.

Pilgrims Liked Their Brewskies
Pumpkin can be fermented with other fruits, hops, maple sugar and other ingredients to produce a tasty beer.

Contrary to What People Think Pumpkins Are Fruits Not Vegetables
Pumpkins are actually fruits, not vegetables, because a fruit is the part of the plant that contains seeds -- that's definitely a pumpkin.

Pumpkins Come in All Shapes, Sizes and Colors
Pumpkins go beyond just the orange variety, they come in green, yellow, red, white, blue, multicolored and more.

Pumpkin Seeds Are Incredible Edibles
Pumpkin seeds are delicious roasted, toasted, salted and dried to be eaten out of hand or used in cooking and baking.

Pumpkin Pie Was Not Served at the First Thanksgiving
Pumpkin pie was not served at the first Thanksgiving. It was custard made with honey, eggs, cream and spices and served in a pumpkin shell.

Native Americans Used Every Part of the Pumpkin
Native Americans were responsible consumers of Earth's resources. They used every part of pumpkins, whether as food or as bowls.

13 Eastern European Pumpkin Recipes
Eastern Europeans are extremely fond of pumpkin, even though it is thought to be an exclusively American fruit (yep, it's a fruit, not a vegetable).

Pumpkins Are As Popular in Europe As They Are In America
Pumpkins got their start in the Americas but quickly became a sensation in Europe when the seeds Columbus carried back with him finally bore fruit.

How to Make Moist Banana-Apricot-Walnut Quick Bread
This banana-apricot-walnut quick bread recipe is super moist and flavorful and unlike most banana breads because it is made with butter, not oil.

Bulgarian Cheeses and Dairy Recipes and Descriptions - Recipes and Descriptions for Bulgarian Cheeses and Dairy
Bulgarian cheese and dairy are considered some of the finest in the world, including kashkaval, brinza and feta and yogurt.

Bulgarian Watermelon Salad Recipe - Recipe for Bulgarian Watermelon Salad
Bulgarians love watermelon with feta cheese and sometimes red onion and brined olives.

Bulgarian Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe - Recipe for Bulgarian Potatoes Au Gratin
This recipe for Bulgarian potatoes au gratin can be made with Bulgarian feta, farmer's cheese or creamed cottage cheese.

Romanian Salami Cookie (Salam De Biscuiti) Recipe
Salam de Biscuiti are Romanian unbaked cookies made to look like slices of salami that are popular at Christmas time.

Jewish Dairy Recipes for Shavuot
These Jewish cheese and dairy recipes are perfect for the holiday of Shavuot which commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments (the Torah) to the Israelites.

Oven-Fried Boneless Pork Chops Recipe
This recipe for boneless pork chops is breaded and cooked in the oven for a lower-fat version of fried pork chops.

Christmas Citrus Marmalade Recipe
This Christmas Marmalade Recipe is full of citrus fruit, candied ginger and maraschino cherries and would make a perfect hostess gift.

Sunny Lemon Cake - Recipe From "Piece of Cake!"
This recipe for Sunny Lemon Cake is adapted from

Rose Water Pistachio Pound Cake Recipe - Recipes from Piece of Cake
This recipe for Rose Water Pistachio Pound Cake is adapted from

Bulgarian Tarama (Fish Roe Appetizer) Recipe
Bulgarian tarama appetizer is a popular hors d'oeuvre served with toasted bread and drizzled with oil. It is similar to Greek taramosalata.

Hungarian Bean Soup (Bab Leves) Recipe
This recipe for Hungarian bean soup or bab leves can be made with a meaty ham bone or ham hock.

Gluten-Free Polish Dumplings (Pierogi) Recipe
This gluten-free pierogi recipe is perfect for those who love Polish dumplings but can't tolerate gluten.

Eastern European Vegan Moussaka Recipe
This recipe for vegan moussaka contains no eggs and the bechamel sauce is made with soy milk and vegan butter. It is from Mark Reinfeld's

Easy Almond Bundt Cake Recipe
This almond Bundt cake recipe is easy to make and uses almond filling in the batter and is drizzled with an almond-flavored icing.

Review: Hoover FloorMate SpinScrub Hard Floor Cleaner
This is a review of Hoover's FloorMate SpinScrub Hard Floor Cleaner.

Croatian Peach-Shaped Cookies (Breskvice) Recipe
This takes some time to make but it's worth it. When prepared right, these cookies look exactly like small, ripe peaches.

Recipe for Gluten-Free Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
This cinnamon streusel coffee cake recipe is gluten-free and vegan and tastes delicious.

No-Canning Low-Sugar Plum Jam Recipe
This spiced plum jam recipe requires no canning and is made with only 1 1/2 cups sugar.

Russian Wild Mushroom Soup with Barley and Cheese Recipe - Gribnoy Sup s Perlovkoy i Sirom
This recipe for Russian wild mushroom soup features barley and cheese, and is known as gribnoy sup s perlovkoy i sirom in Russian.

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.

Russian Poppy Seed Braid Recipe - Recipe for Russian Coffee Cake With Poppy Seeds
This recipe for Russian braid is versatile in that the filling can change according to your whim. Nut, poppy seed and fruit purees all work in this pretty sweet yeast bread.

Lithuanian Bacon Buns Recipe - Recipe (Lasineciai)
This Lithuanian bacon buns recipe is made with a soft roll dough that has chopped cooked bacon and onion in the middle.

Serbian Apricot Torte (Torta Praska) Recipe
This recipe for Serbian apricot torte or torta praska is made with a layered yeast dough.

Slovenian Carniolian Sausage (Kranjska Klobasa) Recipe
This recipe for Slovenian carniolian sausage or kranjska klobasa is traditionally smoked but it can be left unsmoked and cooked.

Polish Carpathian Mountain Cream Cake (Karpatka) Recipe
This Polish Carpathian Mountain cream cake recipe is known as karpatka. It's a peasant version of the more refined kremwka, which is made with puff pastry.

Czech Vanilla Crescents Recipe - Recipe for Czech Vanilla Crescents or Vanilkove Rohlicky
This recipe for Czech vanilla crescents or vanilkove rohlicky is especially popular at Christmas time.

Fig Jam Recipe - Recipe for Fig Jam
Eastern Europeans love figs in every conceivable form, including jam. This recipe is from

Bosnian Poached Apples (Tufahije) Recipe
This traditional Bosnian nut-stuffed poached apples recipe of Persian origin is known as tufahije and is enjoyed by many Balkans.

Polish Sausage, Potato & Cabbage Casserole - Recipe
This Polish-American sausage-cabbage-potato casserole recipe is a one-pot dish that comes together quickly and is perfect for tailgating, Super Bowl parties and school night dinners.

Eastern European Apricot Dessert Recipe
This dessert recipe for Apricot Bars is a showcase for apricots, a fruit loved by Eastern Europeans.

MSG-Free Homemade Vegeta Seasoning Recipe
This is a recipe for a homemade version of Vegeta Gourmet Seasoning so popular in Eastern European recipes that is MSG-free.

Hungarian Chestnut Puree (Gesztenyepure) Recipe
This recipe for Hungarian chestnut puree or gesztenyepure is known as Mont Blanc in France and is a popular dessert in Hungary, served with whipped cream.

Cheese-Stuffed Sweet Bell Peppers Recipe
This recipe for cheese-stuffed sweet bell peppers is filled with herbed cheese and makes a delicious meatless main course or side dish.

Hungarian Dumpling (Nokedli) Recipe
Hungarian nokedli dumplings are similar to German spaetzle and are made by passing the dough through a noodle grater into boiling water.

Recipe for Mocha-Flavored Chocolate Truffles
This recipe for easy chocolate mocha truffles requires only three ingredients -- chocolate, heavy cream and espresso powder or instant coffee.

Polish Wafer Mazurka (Mazurek na Waflu) Recipe
This easy recipe for Polish mazurka or mazurek is made with purchased torte wafers.

Strawberries Romanoff Recipe With Whipped Cream
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 Stuffed Cabbage Rolls With Tomato Sauce - Recipe
This recipe for Polish stuffed cabbage rolls with tomato sauce or golabki is from chef Marek Widomski of the Culinary Institute in Cracow.

Grated Polish Potato Dumplings (Pyzy) Recipe
This recipe for Polish potato dumplings uses a combination of raw, grated potatoes, and cooked, mashed potatoes in the dough.

Polish Noodles with Poppyseeds Recipe - Kluski z Makiem - Recipe for Polish Noodles with Poppyseeds
This recipe for Polish noodles with poppyseeds or kluski z makiem is one of the traditional dishes served for wigilia or Christmas Eve dinner.

Low Sugar Fresh Fruit Jam Recipes Collection
When you have an abundance of fresh fruit, turn it into an easy, low added-sugar jam that requires no canning.

Polish Silesian Potato Dumplings Recipe
This recipe for potato dumplings also known as kluski śląskie, originated in Silesia, a region in Poland with parts of it in the Czech Republic and Germany.

Polish Almond Roll or Strudel Recipe - Strucla z Migdalowa
Almonds are plentiful in Eastern Europe and many Eastern European countries like Poland, Hungary, Lithuania and more make a yeast-based strudel with almond filling like this one.

Jewish Cinnamon Babka Bread Dessert Recipe
Jewish cinnamon babka is made in a loaf pan instead of the fluted pan Poles use.

Traditional Fried Rosettes Pastry Recipe
Rosettes are delicate fried pastries common throughout the world. Here is an easy recipe.

Croatian Soured Cabbage Heads Recipe
This recipe for Croatian soured cabbage heads or kiseli kupus is often used to make sarma or cabbage rolls.

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Romanian Pork And Potato Stew Recipe - Cartofi Cu Carne De Porc
Pork is standard fare in Romanian and this potatoes with pork recipe, or cartofi cu carne de porc in Romanian, is a favorite.

Recipe for Authentic Croatian Bajadera Torte
This recipe for bajadera torte comes directly from Osijek, Croatia.

Polish Barley Soup (Krupnik) - Recipe
This recipe for Polish barley soup or krupnik can be made with stock or with whey, the liquid byproduct of the home cheesemaking process.

How to Make Hungarian Nokedli Dumplings
Here are step-by-step photo instructions for making Hungarian nokedli dumplings.

Jewish Bow Tie Cookies (Egg Kichel) Recipe
This recipe for Bow Tie Cookies or Egg Kichel is from

Zsolt's Hungarian Chicken Paprikash Recipe
This recipe for Hungarian chicken paprikash or csirke paprikas can be made with boneless breasts or a cut-up fryer.

Easy Croatian Shrimp Recipe (Skampi Na Buzara)
This easy Croatian shrimp recipe or skampi na buzara can be prepared with head-on shrimp or just tail-on shrimp.

Goulash Soup (Hungarian Gulyas Leves) Recipe
This recipe for Hungarian goulash soup or gulyas leves is hearty enough to be eaten as a main course.

Recipe for Polish Dill Pickles or Ogorki Kiszone
This easy recipe for Polish dill pickles is known as ogorki kiszone.

Eastern European Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes
Apples can be found in everything from sweet to savory Eastern European recipes.

Green Tomato Quick Bread Recipe A New Use For Unripe Fruit
This green tomato dessert quick bread recipe is a great way to use green tomatoes before a frost sets in. The flavor is a lot like zucchini bread.

Polish Chicken Livers in Wine Sauce(Wtróbka Kurza Duszona) Recipe
This Polish appetizer recipe is made with chicken livers simmered in a red-wine sauce with sauted onions..