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     With the re-launch of the Blog in its new format and with major upgrades I would like to thank a very important person in my life who taught me the importance of my faith in God, family, community, heritage, traditions, and always looking at the good in people. This person has been my strength in times of tribulations and celebrations.

     It was because of this person that I decided to create this website / blog from the lessons taught and learned about who I am. I am a 2nd generation American born of a Czechoslovakian father and a Polish mother. From the beginning both of these heritages were on equal status in our family. Growing up, neither played dominance over the other – each heritage and traditions were equally important. This major player in my life has been my teacher, protector and truly my best friend.

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I wish to dedicate the

Slavic Informational and Recipe Sharing Website

and Blog to the

Lipovsky-Daniewicz Family Matriarch,

my mom!!!


Anne Daniewicz Lipovsky Yourstone


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:

Sourdough Rye Bread – Polish

Polish Sourdough Rye Bread

     First of all Polish bread isn’t any particular sort of bread, but rather alludes to the quality, taste and techniques used for bread making in Poland. The more modern, obviously, bakeries have been utilizing … Continue reading →

Buns for Burgers


Besides making excellent hamburger or sandwich buns, this recipe makes pretty awesome dinner buns. They are not sweet buns but with the real honey they have a sweet flavor that will leave you wanting more.

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Russian Shashlik

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Video: This meat marinade makes the meat super tender, juicy and you wanting it more. The Shashlik or Kebab meat is marinated in a special way and makes the meat soft and very tasty.

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     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 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 … 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…

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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 →


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     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 →

Hawaiian Sweet Bread


     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 … 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

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     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…

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Cheddar Bacon Onion Burger


     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 … 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 →

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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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 →

Un-Stuffed Cabbage (Meatballs)

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     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 … Continue reading →

Polish Potato Pancakes

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     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

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       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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Hungarian Gulyás


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 … Continue reading →