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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.

     Just click the “Home” button in the menu or the blue button anywhere located on this page and navigate your way to a recipe site which also has a historic information.

      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.


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       Good Friday, the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified, is one of the most sacred days in the Christian calendar. Under the Rules for Fasting and Abstinence in the Catholic Church, Good Friday is a day of strict fasting (only one full meal, and two small snacks … Continue reading

Polish Pierogi Recipe


     They are an age-old Eastern/Central European delicacy that serves  as an appetizer, main course of a meal and even a dessert. Pierogi are basically dumplings that are first boiled and then fried with butter and onions.  The homeland of pierogi is certainly one of the most beautiful countries of … 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

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

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

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

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

Hungarian Plum Cake (Szilvas Sutemeny)

Plum Cake

     Hungary is renowned for its fine pastries, some of them borrowed from Austria which, in turn, borrowed from France. Hungarians have created a delightful repertoire of rich desserts. The cuisine is a combination of simple peasant food that originated many centuries ago when nomadic tribes rode the great plains of … Continue reading

Hungarian Easter Cheese – Húsvéti sárga túró

Hungarian Easter Cheese

        At Easter, boys in Hungary would sprinkle girls with perfume scented water while citing one of the funny little poems they wrote for these occasions. Today this is a tamer version where boys would use buckets of water. Of course, as with the many eastern Europe, part … Continue reading

Slovak Easter Cheese – Veľká noc Cirák

Slovak Easter Cheese (Cirak)

       This is a traditional Slovak Easter cheese that is served Easter Sunday. It is traditionally served with baked ham,  and is great on sandwiches. It is also very mild in flavor and not like other cheeses. Easter (Veľká noc)      During the weeks preceding Easter, Czech and Slovak cities … Continue reading

Paska – Slovak Easter Sweet Bread


       Like many of the other Eastern Europeans, Slovaks attach a great importance to the serving of our traditional foods on Christmas and Easter. These two Holidays are basically the only major observances of Slovaks here in the United States and the Homeland. During the Christmas Holidays the main … Continue reading

Slavic Cooking Food For Mother’s Day

Mothers Day Memorium

Amazon.com Widgets     WELCOME      Welcome to the all new SlavicCooking.com website which 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, Austria, Germany, Ukraine, Serbia, parts of Russia and … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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