Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cider Donut Cake

CINNAMON SUGAR APPLE CIDER CAKE Apple cider donuts are a delicious treat, so imagine having an entire cake to enjoy? It’s not just for breakfast, but for mid-morning brunch, a snack, or even dessert and completely dairy-free.

Unsweetened Homemade Applesauce

HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE Nothing can compare to the flavor of homemade applesauce. It doesn’t take long to prepare, and tastes much fresher than store-bought. Of course, not everyone is a fan of the sweetened version, and you can decide if you want to sweeten or spice up the flavor with cinnamon. The result is a delicious,

Stewed Cabbage (Duszona Kapusta)

STEWED CABBAGE (DUSZONA KAPUSTA) In the Polish home, there are many main courses and side dishes revolving around cabbage (and potatoes). The recipes can be very complex, savory, sweet, vegan, with meat, mushrooms, apples or thickened with flour. Some like the addition of tomatoes, others like dill or paprika. In my home, we grew up

Quick and Easy Polish Beet Soup (Barszcz) – Vegan and Dairy Free

POLISH BEET SOUP (BARSZCZ) As the cooler weather sets in, one thing I remember most about family dinners was an abundance of soups to keep us hydrated and healthy.  This Beet Soup was taught to my mother when she married my father. Anna, my Babcia was in the catering business and cooked professionally for many

Vegan Fig Jam-Filled Cookies, Kołaczki

VEGAN FIG JAM-FILLED COOKIES (Kołaczki) Growing up as the 2nd generation of Polish American Parents, I was fortunate to have access to my Babcie’s recipes. I realized that some of the recipes had been modified over the years, but the final product has all of the trademark Polish flavors. These filled cookies have a very

Naked Spiced Pumpkin Cake

NAKED SPICED PUMPKIN CAKE When your family celebrates 2 birthdays in Autumn, it makes sense to make an Autumn style cake or cupcakes for at least one of them. This cake is pillowy soft and has just enough spiciness to let you know that you are now going to savor the flavors of Fall. Other

Quick and Easy Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cake

APPLE CINNAMON BREAKFAST CAKE I love baking with apples and cinnamon when the first hint of fall arrives. A few of my recipes are handed down through the generations, so I’m thinking that many of my relatives enjoyed baking with apples as well. This recipe is quick, easy, delicious and impressive. In a little more