Easy broccoli egg salad

This easy broccoli egg salad is lately my favorite go-to lunch recipe. It would be embarrassing to admit how many times in a row I had the same exact thing to eat. It’s perfect for the summer- crunchy, flavorful and colorful.  What is more, this salad other than being healthy, is also surprisingly filling. Another…

Baked kiełbasa with colorful veggies

A great recipe for an easy and delicious one pan dinner. It’s low-carb, colorful and amazingly flavorful. There are a lot of changes lately in my life, my husband switched jobs and we’re moving so I’m all about the kind of meal you can just throw in the oven or make in one pot. This…

Kołaczki

Long time have past since I posted anything new but finally I found some time and I think you’ll like what you see.  I have for you kołaczki (or kolacky) which are Eastern European cookies made with cream cheese dough and stuffed with jam. They are heavenly moist and buttery but also light and flaky…

Lithuanian Saltibarsciai (cold beet soup/ chłodnik)

Saltibarsciai is a summer, pink soup made of cold beets. It is a traditional Lithuanian dish, also known in Poland as chłodnik. The soup is usually served with cucumbers, radishes and dill, sometimes with a hard-boiled egg or baked potatoes.  The most popular version of this soup uses kefir, a fermented milk drink that has…

Walnut Honey Cream Cake

My mom’s fantastic recipe for a walnut honey cream cake (called orzeczowiec in Polish). It is definitely one of the most requested desserts of all times in my my family. The mix of all the flavors and textures in this cake is everything. Two layers of dough, crunchy honey and walnut as well as sweet…

Sunflower wholegrain rye bread

Have you ever made bread by yourself? My today’s recipe is making it so crazy easy and the smell of freshly baked bread and the first bite of crunchy crust it’s something that you can’t compare to anything store-bought. I’ll admit it was my very first time baking bread at home and what a great…

Makowiec (poppy seed roll)

In my old archives back from when I was in Poland over Christmas I found another little treasure- makowiec (also called makownik sometimes) or a poppy seed roll I made together with my mom according to her recipe. It’s made of sweet yeast dough and stuffed with poppy seed mixed with raisins, candied orange peel…

Simple orange cookies

Crazy easy and addictive orange cookies. The chances are you have all the ingredients in your fridge and pantry already. They are delicate and buttery and orange juice and zest make them anything but boring. We got some much snow in Chicago this last couple on days which is so crazy because we got away…

Cucumber radish salad

I really enjoy having a side of a veggie salad with my dinner. Lately, however, I got stuck in a rut, making the same thing over and over again. This is when I came up with this super light and crunchy cucumber, radish salad with dill mustard dressing. It is really delicious, perfect with meats,…

Pączki

How about a recipe for, oh I don’t know, just the best thing that can happen to anybody ever?  Pączki (poonchkee, singular: pączek) are a fried dough pastry, traditional for Polish cuisine. Also known in Ukraine as pampushky and very similar to the American donuts. Pączki are made of light and airy yeast dough, fried,…