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Sauerkraut Soup with Cannellini – Ukrainian Kapusniak Recipe

Europeans love their soup, as anyone who traveled to Eastern Europe would agree that soup in part of every lunch and dinner menu.

Soups are quite simple to prepare, and very nutritious as well.  You can make your own stock, as the base for every soup, or use the ready-made available at your grocer.  There is such a variety of broth now…chicken, beef, vegetable, low-fat, low sodium….so it makes it that much easier to get your soup cooking together.

Ukrainian Kanapky – Open Face Sandwiches

These open face sandwiches, which we call “Kanapky”, or better  know to my children as “church sandwiches” (since they always enjoyed them at a church bake sale), are very presentable on a party table, and extremely tasty.

You can use the full slice of bread, for a filling kanapka, but for parties I prefer to cut each slice of bread in half, or even into thirds as for tea party kind of appetizers.  Then you use the other ingredients in proportion to your bread size.

They are so delicious…almost addictive… and you will not just have one…I assure you of that.

Mom’s Favorite Pork Chops – Eastern European Recipe

I loved my mom’s cooking.  She had limited resources, but always  managed to prepare delicious meals for our family and friends.

I inherited her love of cooking and baking, and am a very lucky recipient of her hand-written recipes.  She loved collecting and trying different recipes, as much as I do.

The family tradition continues, as my daughter and granddaughter also enjoy culinary arts.

Kitchen Fun With Grandkids

My granddaughter was very eager to try some recipes from her cookbook, which she received for Christmas, and her younger brother also joined in the fun.

First she read through several recipes, to decide which ones she wanted to prepare.

Then she wrote out a menu, and a list of ingredients on hand, as well as the ones we still needed to purchase.