Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google +

Browse the site and remember your comments
are welcome!

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. 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. 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.


Featured Articles and Recipes:

Un-Stuffed Cabbage Balls

Stuffed Cabbage Balls

     How about some mini cabbage meatballs – with the the meat the same as for stuffed cabbage but made into mini cabbage meatballs, surrounded with cabbage leaves and tomato sauce and cooked slowly? They … Continue reading →

Flip the Bird Turkey Cooking

Rack turkey1_390x262

     We all look for having the juiciest turkey for our special holiday dinners. I stopped buying the expensive name-brand varieties that have bits of butter injected into the meat. I do it myself with … Continue reading →

My 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 →

Hawaiian Sweet Bread


     Great with holiday meals. 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 … 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 →


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…

Continue reading →

Bell Peppers Harvest Time


With the fall many cool weather locally grown vegetables and fruits are ready to be harvested from our gardens. If in the colder areas, you will find a good variety from the states in our … Continue reading →

Chicken and Pasta

Chicken & Pasta

After trimming some of the chicken when I made Chicken Kiev for my birthday last weekend (September 26) I put the pieces aside for use later. Well, later was for lunch the next day. With … Continue reading →


Chicken Kiev_100_3617_450x325WM

     Chicken Kiev is not of Ukrainian origin as the name Kiev would imply. The name “Chicken Kiev” was given to this chicken dish by early New York restaurants to try and please the many … Continue reading →

Brine Chicken Before 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, … Continue reading →

Growing up Slavic in NJ

Perth Amboy City Hall

     I grew up in Perth Amboy, New Jersey –  a city rich in Colonial and American history which dates back to Dec. 8, 1651. It is the location to where the Bill of Rights was first signed… has the oldest Colonial era City Hall in the United States which is still operating as a City Hall…

Continue reading →

Steak Cooking Goes Digital


  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 … Continue reading →

Hungarian Cabbage Soup

Kaposztaleves Hungarian Cabbage Soup

     Káposztaleves is a meaty cabbage soup that is often eaten on New Year’s Day.  Káposztaleves is also thought to relieve the symptoms of a hangover, and this is probably the reason why this … Continue reading →

Polish Stuffed Cabbage


     Gołąbki or in the States we referred to them as golumpki or just as Stuffed Cabbage. Stuffed Cabbage is common dish of the Slavic region as well as in the Anglo regions of … Continue reading →

Winter Months Cooking!


     Winter time is definitely here – with last night clearly telling us that Mother Nature is still in control over the seasons. Even so, we all need to eat and keep warm. Cooking and … 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 … Continue reading →

Polish Potato Pancakes

potato pancakes dinner_04_500x375

     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 →