Potato and cheese pierogies or “varenyky” in Ukrainian are the ultimate comfort food. Enveloped in a silky dough of sour cream filled with a variety of simple ingredients, varenyky are a dumpling from Ukraine in Eastern Europe that anyone can enjoy at home. In the United States and Ukraine, or wherever Ukrainian diaspora have created lasting communities, one of the most popular and traditional varenyky filling are caramelized onion, potato, and cheddar cheese.
This recipe works well with any sharp cheddar available in grocery stores. For further fillings, use the dough recipe below and then complete a simple Google search for mixtures such as sauerkraut, farmer’s cheese, fresh cabbage, mushrooms, berries, plum, and apple.
Varenyky are traditionally consumed in late 19th and 20th-century Ukrainian tradition with sour cream, more hot butter, and caramelized onions.
Varenyky require a lot of time on your feet, so be sure to set aside 3-4 hours total from the start of the dough and filling, to the boiling of the last varenyk. Approximation and trial/error are techniques that can easily be practice in this recipe.
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Eggplant parmesan is a classic casserole dish in the United States. In this recipe, the bread crumbs used are Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, and any seasoned or Italian flavored brand from the store will work.
The oil used to fry and prepare the eggplant for the casserole is grapeseed oil. There are many other oils that have high smoke points depending on your budget.
I am so thankful for our access to local, farm fresh produce in the Boston area. If you can’t make it to the farmer’s market, consider a local area CSA or pickup for great deals.
Visit localharvest.org to browse farmer’s market products via e-commerce, or find a local CSA membership program that you and your family or roommates can join.
The future of technology for food entrepreneurship and small businesses is a bright one. From $135 million funding rounds to innovative ways to generate revenue from recipe content, food is having a moment online.
At Simmer, we started with one of the easiest ways to achieve the unmet software needs of food businesses today with our recipe publishing plugin. Whether it’s rustic food styling and presentation or innovative cross-cultural fusion, food blogging is here to stay. Today you can find a food blog for nearly every kind of dietary preference or restriction, too. The selection has never been wider. To help you sift through the noise in the food blogging world, here’s a list of 13 of the most eclectic food blogs online today, with most focusing on vegan and vegetarian recipes on a plant based diet.
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What Clark Cooked is a new recipe blog by Melissa Fairchild-Clark. Hailing originally from Brooklyn, NY, this chef now lives in the Bay Area after attending culinary school. Her recipes are focused on a wide variety of seasonal produce, and are fresh, rustic, and eclectic. Follow @mfairchildclark on Instagram 📷
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June’s fruitful bounty is one of the sweetest of the summer thanks to 🍓 strawberry season.
This vanilla cake base is exceptionally easy to prepare. When this cake is combined with fresh fruit like these strawberries befor going in the oven, it becomes a perfect, well-balanced sweet treat.
What are your favorite fruits to bake when in season?
This is the exact 9″ pie plate photographed in this recipe. It’s held up over many years of continual baking and serving.
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Meat isn’t just expensive and unhealthy if eaten nightly; it can complex and challenging to prepare, too! An abundance of summer zucchini around this time of year means this recipe is referenced often. ☀️
Add in spices to personalize these fritters or substitute scallions instead of onions depending on your preference. This same recipe can also be used for potato pancakes, too: just use grated potato instead of zucchini.
No fritter is complete without a dipping sauce, and ? This zesty white sauce is the perfect accompaniment to any type of savory dish.
I used grapeseed oil to fry these fritters because it has a high smoke point. You can also easily use vegetable oil, peanut oil, or coconut oil depending on what you prefer.