A Small Back Story of Love My wonderful grandmother used to make Golumpki. My grandmother was Polish, and I suppose it is the Polish “Stuffed Cabbage.” When she asked what I wanted for a special dish when we came to visit from Michigan to Illinois, I usually asked for golumpki and jello cake. (See the recipe here.) I make this dish and I can still feel the love my grandmother put into it. So, with that in mind, I cannot stress this enough. Never fail to ask your family for their cherished recipes. The worst they can say is no, but I am glad IRead More →

Turkey meatballs and mashed potaotes

The other day, I was digging through my freezer and I found cooked turkey breast that I had freezer packed from our overly large turkey we made on Thanksgiving. I decided turkey sounded good for dinner and that some of my freezer pack left overs needed to be used. I didn’t want to just heat some turkey on a plate. I wanted a new spin on a dish. I stood in my kitchen a while, eyeing the contents of my pantry. Then, the idea hit me. Mashed Potatoes I began by chopping some potatoes and boiling them until tender. I suggest using a fork to test.Read More →