Crispy Potato Fritters with Dairy-Free Sour Cream

Crispy Potato Fritters There are many variations to the potato pancake recipe, and all of them are delicious. There are just as many ways to serve them, with sprinkled sugar, sour cream, or applesauce. This recipe grates the potatoes into shreds rather than finely grated pulp resulting is patties that are crispier and less like

It’s almost National Soup Month, this Italian Wedding Soup will become your favorite

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP    The name would suggest that the only time you should serve this delicious soup is at an Italian Wedding. In fact, the wedding is between the vegetables and meat that combine deliciously during a slow simmer making this a tasty and hearty soup. Although most recipes use parmesan cheese in it,

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

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

Mini Farfalle with Quick Basil Pesto

MINI FARFALLE WITH QUICK BASIL PESTO The ingredients in pesto promote good health and contain vitamins and minerals we need. Olive oil, basil, garlic, and pine nuts are high in antioxidants giving us cell protection. My original basil leaf pesto recipe was made the old fashioned method using a pestle and mortar. This quick recipe uses

Tempura Shrimp, Cucumber, and Avocado Sushi

TEMPURA SHRIMP, CUCUMBER, AND AVOCADO SUSHI In less time it takes to order sushi and pick it up or get it delivered, you can already be enjoying your own custom made sushi at home. Sushi mats are easy to find, and they are washable and re-usable. I usually plan in advance and stock organic ingredients