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The Twelve Steps In Decorating Pysanky

The whole process of decorating a pysanka, consists of twelve basic steps listed in this post.  I have chosen a very basic egg design for the first egg, and if you purchased an egg decorating kit, you will find several other designs to choose from for your next projects.

80 Years Old Ukrainian Easter Eggs (Pysanky)

These Ukrainian Easter Eggs were decorated by my Great-Aunt Anna Kril Bart (Bartoszewska) and her children, in Queens, New York, over 80 years ago. The “sticks” displayed in front of the platter, are homemade styluses, used for drawing the outlines for the design on these eggs. The stylus handles were made from tree twigs, and the metal funnels were made from a metal can cut out…..such was life even in New York, USA, many years ago.

Stuffed Peppers with Rice and Ham

Easter is just around the corner, hence there will be plenty of ham left over for creating new meals.

It’s a very simple recipe, but the outcome is refreshing and delicious.  Having ham sandwiches, ham and eggs, Chef’s salad with eggs and ham, and cubed ham with gravy over mashed potatoes, finally called for a new recipe.

Potato Balls (Knedle) – Vegetarian Recipe

One of the items my mom cooked often, and I enjoyed very much, are Knedle, or Potato Balls. These are very quick to prepare, require few basic ingredients, and are very versatile for serving plain with butter and sauteed onions, with tomato sauce, or even filled with fruit and served as a sweet dish or dessert.

Halushky (Ha-loosh-ky) – Vegetarian Recipe

Here is another recipe for my vegetarian friends, and one I like preparing for my family on meatless days, especially during Lent. It requires only a few ingredients and is quick and simple to prepare unless you decide to make homemade pasta, which I did for this recipe (making your own pasta is much easier than you probably imagine). This recipe serves 4-6.