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Winter Baking 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. 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.

    This site and blog is about the home cooking of our grandparents in the old country that they brought over to the Americas. And 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.
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     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. I tried to make the process as easy as possible. You can simply use your Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc) account to login with no information saved or exchanged here. It’s all secure. 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.
Lenten Meatless Recipes Ideas:

Slovakian Pagach

       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 … Continue reading →


     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 … Continue reading →

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”. Polish Crepes Nalesniki Cienkie…

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Noodles and Cabbage (Haluski)

     Haluski is comfort food that is meatless and tastes so good. It’s been handed down through the generations, is a perfect recipe for Lent. I remember my mom making it growing up and later … Continue reading →

Czechoslovakian Halusky

Traditionally, Halusky is mixed with goat cheese in the former Czechoslovakia. I used Feta cheese in this adapted recipe. You can serve this as a side dish to something like grilled kielbasa or slice and … Continue reading →

Easter Recipes Ideas:

Aunt Joan’s Cheesecake

       One evening this month, I was going through one of my mom’s old Slovak cookbooks she let me borrow the last time I visited her in New Jersey. I mostly went through the … 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 … Continue reading →

Házi Májas Hurka

The Hungary cuisine produces a vast number of types of sausages. Different regions in Hungary may have their own sausage recipes and tastes. Hungarian sausages may be boiled, fresh or dried and smoked, with different … Continue reading →

Hungarian Mezeskalacs

  The honey cake is not only delicious dessert, but can also be a beautiful table decoration. Bake it out for yourself! Mézeskalács Hungarian Gingerbread or Honey cakes Submitted By: Marie Simon Gowan Check out her … Continue reading →

Polish Potato Pancakes

     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 … Continue reading →

Kielbasa and Sauerkraut

       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…

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