Author Archives: Katryn

Homemade Pierogis

Homemade Pierogis

One of my best friends is Ukrainian and my family attended her family’s Ukrainian Catholic church for a period of time when I was in high school. At this church they always had a lunch after the Mass and many times pierogi (or varenyky) were on the menu. Pierogi are basically dumplings that can beContinue Reading

Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule

It’s been awhile since we posted a cocktail! This is another creation with a misleading name…the drink is so named only because of the perception of vodka as a Russian product. In reality, the drink was invented in the US in the 1940’s when a spirits distributor and a ginger beer producer got together andContinue Reading

Beef Shawarma

Beef Shawarma

My love affair with middle eastern food began when my family spent 3 months in Israel when I was 13. Since then I’ve loved the complex flavors and spice blends that are inherent to the cuisine and rarely a day goes by that we don’t eat olives, hummus or dates. So, when we were ponderingContinue Reading

Muffaletta

Muffaletta

Don’t let the funny name of this sandwich mislead you…it is a serious sandwich. According to Wikipedia, the muffaletta sandwich (named after muffaletta bread) was invented somewhat accidentally in New Orleans at the Central Grocery but it has a distinctly Italian (specifically Sicilian) flair. The sandwich was born when Sicilian farmers selling their produce atContinue Reading

Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak

It’s been awhile since we fried anything and even longer since we bought a random kitchen utensil to use for the making of a post. This recipe accomplished both! When Nathan suggested we make chicken fried steak this weekend I was on board because I had never tried it before and I was intrigued byContinue Reading