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Winter Baking     SlavicCooking.com website is dedicated to traditional recipes from the Slavic Region of old Europe. The Slavic Region is represented by many nations including but not limited to Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Macedonia, Germany, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and parts of Russia and others. This is about the home cooking of our grandparents in the old country that they brought over to the Americas.

     In the 10th century the Czechs were more powerful, and in the 16th century Poland was the strongest nation in the area. Russia is now the most powerful Slavic country.

     Who doesn’t enjoy pierogi, kielbasa or even Hungarian Chicken Paprikás?! Maybe you have a different version of a recipe and would like to share. Maybe you even have a story which you would like to share about your own Babchi, grandma, nana or whatever you called your grandmother.

      On this blog I hope to share with you my ideas and practices in the kitchen.  Sometimes certain things done by others can lead to true and accepted short-cuts. Maybe even a more improved method of cooking and baking.  At anytime you wish to add something or even find something I posted is incorrect, please feel free to comment.  Cooking Slavic food, whether it be Polish, Czechoslovak, Hungarian or other countries in the region, is important to keeping our ethnic heritage alive in our traditions.      I hope that this site will grow and flourish by content with new recipes and membership. You can add your own recipes to Slavic Cooking website by registering as a member. The click the “share your recipe” button. I tried to make the process as easy as possible. Included are sections so that specific classifications are listed. Feel free to invite your family and friends to this site to be a member. Participation is key to the quality that this site can contribute in keeping our Slavic Heritage alive in traditions.


Featured Articles and Recipes:

Russian Pelmeni

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     Chef Alla will be showing you how to make a very traditional Russian dish. A traditional and delicious recipe for hand-made Russian pelmeni filled with a beef, flavored with onions and garlic! Learn how to make the perfect pelmeni!   Russian Pelmeni (Meat Dumplings) –                      Русский Пельмени (пельмени) … Continue reading

Russian Borscht

Russian Borsht

        Historically, borshch used to be the national food in Ancient Rome, where cabbages and beets were specifically cultivated for that purpose. However, various sources suggest the modern version of borshch appeared around the 15th century.   Russian Borscht – Pyсский борщ Recipe Submitted By: AllasYummyFood Check out her … Continue reading

Cheesecake – New York Style

New York Style Cheesecake

     Cheesecake is a beloved dessert around the world. While many assume that it has its origins in New York, it actually dates back much further. Let’s go back over 4,000 years to ancient Greece! Sit back, grab a creamy slice of cheesecake and learn all about this dessert’s rich … Continue reading

Buns for Hamburgers or Sandwiches

Recipe for Hamburger Buns made with honey

  I made these hamburger (or sandwich) buns on a whim. I had a lot of homework for my Business Management classes and didn’t feel like running to the store for some lame rolls for dinner. I was going to make hamburgers and wanted to try a new recipe I … Continue reading

Hawaiian Sweet Bread – Homemade


     Homemade Hawaiian – style sweet bread. Here is a something that I decided to make today with my new Kitchenaid Pro 600 Mixer. This was the first major bread making I put the mixer through since getting it. The mixer worked well and so far I’m impressed.      I … Continue reading

Brine Chicken Before You BBQ


       Summer is a major time for backyard and park-site barbecuing starting from Memorial Day through Labor Day for most of the United States – longer in the warmer climate areas. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chops, ribs and chicken. You can just taste all that food cooking even before you … Continue reading

Growing up Slavic In Perth Amboy, NJ

Perth Amboy City Hall

What it meant for me Growing up in a Mixed Slavic Family…        I grew up in Perth Amboy, New Jersey –  a city rich in Colonial and American history.  Let me give a little background of my home town, the place of my birth. Perth Amboy’s long, rich … Continue reading

Flag Day June 14 of Every Year in The United States

Flag Day

      Flag Day June 14       The Flag Day campaign was started in 1861 in Hartford, Connecticut but it didn’t catch on until much later.      By 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. Then, in August 1949, National Flag … Continue reading

Fathers Day


    A Tribute to all Daddies on Father’s Day      People come and people go. None of us are here to stay forever. I feel Blessed that I got to know my dad. I was only 19yo when he was called by God to go home. I will never … Continue reading

Bacon Cheddar Onion Hamburger Recipe

Serve on a roll of your choice – Just add your choice of condiments such as ketchup, tomato and lettuce. That's it - Just your condiments

     The hamburger most likely first appeared in the 19th or early 20th centuries, it was firstly made in Germany, Hamburg, in German when referencing where you came from you would put ‘er’ at the end of the word, so hamburger would be the answer to that when, this is … Continue reading

Doneness of Steak Goes Digital

This steak is served with (optional) freshly made sauteed mushrooms and onions with a soy and white wine base. Also served with twice-baked potato and seasoned broiled buttered tilapia.

  Whether you are cooking on a griddle, broiler, or grill knowing when your steak(s) is (are) done is an important part of enjoying your meal. Using the internal temperature is a great way to having your steaks cooked the way you like them without guessing. This is the scientific … Continue reading

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

      The first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. During the war, Union soldiers who were prisoners of war had been held at the Charleston Race Course; at least 257 Union prisoners died there … Continue reading

Slavic Cooking Food For Mother’s Day

Mothers Day Memorium

Mother’s Day is celebrated to honor all mothers and express gratitude for the hardships they bear in bringing up a child. Most countries including US, Turkey, Australia, Canada and India celebrate Mothers Day on the second Sunday of May.   Mother’s Day  Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. … Continue reading

Nalesniki Cienkie (Polish Crepes)

Nalesniki Cienkie

     Nalesniki Cienkie are thin crepe-like pancakes filled with various fruit or sweet fillings. Nalesniki Cienkie z serem lub dżemem in Polish means “Thin Pancakes with cheese or jam”.      The Ancient Greeks made pancakes called τηγανίτης (tēganitēs), ταγηνίτης (tagēnitēs) or ταγηνίας (tagēnias), all words deriving from τάγηνον (tagēnon), “frying pan”. … Continue reading

Chicken Paprikás

Chicken Paprikas

      Chicken Paprikás (Hungarian: paprikás csirke or paprikáscsirke) or paprika chicken is a dish of Hungarian origin and one of the most famous Hungarian stews. Usually cooked with dried-powdered bell pepper (aka paprika, as in the spice) are common in Hungarian cuisine, and dishes cooked in a creamy, red paprika … Continue reading

Mini Cabbage-Flavored Polish Meatballs

Stuffed Cabbage Meatballs

     How about some mini cabbage meatballs – made the same way as the meat for stuffed cabbage but made into mini cabbage meatballs, surrounded with cabbage leaves and tomato sauce and cooked slowly? They taste the same as stuffed cabbages since the flavor of the cabbage seeps into the … Continue reading

Polish Potato Pancakes (Placky Ziemniaczane)

potato pancakes dinner

     Potato pancakes are shallow-fried pancakes of grated or ground potato, flour and egg, often flavored with grated onion or garlic and seasoned with salt and pepper. Potato pancakes may be topped with a variety of condiments, such as sour cream or a horseradish sauce, or they may be … Continue reading

Kielbasa and Sauerkraut

Kielbasa - a staple of Polish cuisine and comes in dozens of varieties, smoked or fresh, made with pork, beef, turkey, lamb, chicken or veal with every region having its own specialty.

       In the United States, the form kiełbasa is more often used and comes from the Polish kiełbasa “sausage”. In New Jersey, Pennsylvania and most areas of Greater New York City, a derivative of the Polish word is used, pronounced kielbasi. Kielbasa and Sauerkraut      Kielbasa is a staple … Continue reading

Gulyás (Hungarian Goulash Soup)

Hungarian Goulash Soup

Hungarian Goulash or Gulyás is a simple dish to make and doesn’t require any special ingredients. Once you do all of the chopping, all you need to do is check it occasionally as it slowly simmers and perfumes the house. Hungarian Goulash or Gulyás     … Continue reading


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