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Pumpkin Roll – Recipe

All those pumpkins out there from Halloween decorations can be turned into pumpkin paste and baked into a nice Pumpkin Pie, or Pumpkin Roll, or Pumpkin Cheesecake…etc.

If you are like me and leave that pumpkin out there until Thanksgiving, and purchase ready-made pumpkin paste for your baking, then your are ahead of the game with your baking.

Today I will share may recipe for a Pumpkin Roll which is loved by my family.

Homemade Varenyky/Perogy – Recipe & Technique

One of the most popular dishes in Eastern European cooking is Filled Dumplings, known as: Varenyky or Pyrohy in Ukrainian, and Pierogi in Polish. They are made from homemade pasta dough and filled with varieties of fillings, but potato and cheese filling being the most popular.

It is definitely “labor of love” for those who make them from scratch, as it requires several hours of preparation time, but it is so well worth it.

Vegetable Platter – Money Saver

Every time I see a ready assembled vegetable platter at a grocery store, just to pick up and go to a party, I cringe at its cost. I think it mostly reflects the price of labor, rather than the value of the veggies.

It doesn’t take a culinary genius to cut up raw vegetables, and to arrange them on a platter.

Sauerkraut and Ribs – Crockpot Recipe

I have 3 different sizes of slow cookers, so one would think that I would use them often, but it’s just the opposite.  I hardly ever use them, so when Maureen Locos Hewett shared this recipe for ribs with kraut prepared in a slow cooker, I decided to test it.  It came out great!  The meat was so tender…falling off the bones…and the kraut was very flavorful.  The only thing I changed was that I used less broth, and more veggies…I added shredded carrots and chopped celery, plus some caraway seeds.   I love caraway seeds in sauerkraut.