It became our family tradition to make homemade cornbread, to serve with our Thanksgiving dinner.
I love homemade donuts, especially those made from a Ukrainian or Polish recipe, since it reminds me of my mom’s heaping plate of these, for special occasions, or weekends.
If you ever had homemade donuts, you will agree that they are absolutely delicious!!
If you are looking for a quick and simple idea for a party food that is filling, appetizing, and great tasting, you will love the Turkey (or Beef) Taco Ring. It looks great and your guests will think that you slaved over it for hours, but it only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and 25-30 minutes to bake. You can’t beat that!
Easter is one of my favorite holidays, because of its rich traditions. One of these is the blessing of a basket of special foods which becomes the Easter Sunday brunch, being the first meat meal, after a strict fast on Good Friday and Saturday. One of the special foods in that basket is a round shaped Easter Bread, called Paska in Ukrainian, or Babka in Polish. The top of this bread is elaborately decorated with fancy dough ornaments, having a cross as the central motif. Here is my family Paska recipe, which makes two large loaves, or several small ones.
Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. Everyone is rushing around to get shopping done, attend parties, put final touches on holiday decorations, and plan holiday meals.
The Ukrainians have many rich traditions associated with the celebration of Christmas. Many of them have been modernized to accommodate everyone’s busy lifestyle, but others are still kept original, and passed on from generation to generation.