This was sent to me by a friend that knows I'm interested in Polish recipes. It is her great-aunt's recipe and is absolutely delicious. As with many Polish recipes, it isn't low-fat, but it is worth every calorie,
This is a method I got from FoodNetwork's Alton Brown, and it's foolproof. I've tweaked the ingredients many times, in many ways, but it's always turned out great. This is my favorite variation, and the only way I make barbecued country ribs.
This is a creamy, rich, dinner party type soup. Yet it's so easy to make and so delicious that I make it often. Don't be put off by the amount of garlic, as it cooks so long it becomes mellow and smooth tasting. I got the original recipe for this from the Epicurious website, but have made several changes and additions.
This was the very first recipe I tried using chicken wings, way back in 1973. These are really crispy, flavorful wings. I love almost all chicken wings, but these have the permanent place as my favorites--totally habit forming! Be sure to use the foil lined pans to bake, or you'll lose half the wonderful crispy coating. Cooking time includes marinating time.
This was my mom's recipe (Trixie was my dad's nickname for her; sure to get a reaction!). It's quick, easy, inexpensive, and true comfort food. Be sure to serve with homemade mashed potatoes to get the full effect.
This is easy, fast, and melts in your mouth. Be sure to use the freshest salmon you can find. Other blackening seasonings will work, but Emeril's really does give the best flavor. Also don't substitute Scotch or Irish whiskey; while they're great to drink, they don't give the right flavor in this dish. Lastly, and most importantly, be VERY careful when adding the alcohol to the frying pan--you don't want singed eyelashes or worse!
This is a salad I developed by combining my favorite parts of other recipes. It has become the taste of summer for me, and my friends/family love it as well. The tarragon is essential, as is the light Miracle Whip. Making substitutions or deleting these ingredients result in a completely different recipe.
I found this recipe 20 years ago in my mom's recipe box. It was a very old newspaper clipping, but I don't recall her ever making them. I updated it a bit and baked a cookie that my friend named by saying, "Oh, I've died and gone to heaven!"
This is a recipe I invented after I found myself in possession of several pounds of leftover baked ham. It quickly became one of my family's favorite comfort foods. It saves your budget and will make a quick weeknight meal. We always use the larger amounts of cheese and ham, but adjust to suit your taste.
This is the recipe I found handwritten in my Polish grandmother's cookbook. I have since found ones almost identical in Polish cuisine cookbooks. I so looked forward as a child to the Sundays that the Catholic church in Wilno, Minnesota sold paczkis after Mass on Sundays. They were the best treat ever. This recipe takes some effort, but they taste just as good.
*NOTE....I'm adding this change after reading the last reviewer's very helpful comment that it tasted too eggy...she's right, it's a very eggy pastry dough. Be sure to use 6 whole eggs instead of the 12 yolks if you don't like that flavor (I know many people don't). It will work just as well, but be more to your taste. I'm so glad she took the time to bring this to my attention....it's something I should have mentioned before.
This is the easiest recipe imaginable. It may be one of the reasons that Velveeta was invented. It's also low carb and delicious. What else do you need? I've never seen this serve more than four people, two in my household.
The comment I hear from everyone the first time they eat this is, "This is the best pizza I've ever had!" My daughters have old high school friends who still ask for this. It's very filling, so one pan goes a ways.