Archive for the ‘Christmas Family Recipes’ Category

Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes: Gwen’s Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shortbread

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Another family recipe – this time from the Canadian side. Of all the Christmas cookie recipes on the planet, this one has to be the easiest. It comes to us courtesy of my mother-in-law. Gwen worked as primary breadwinner most of her adult life, and has always been proud of Not Being Domestic.
However, while I’d [...]

Polish Christmas Recipes: Pierogi

Friday, November 13th, 2009

This pierogi recipe is the second part of our traditional Polish Christmas feast. Think of them as large Ravioli, which you put in the Barszcz.
Pierogi can be made a day or two in advance and stored in the fridge, covered.
Pierogi are quite labor-intensive to make – but the idea is, the whole family pitches in [...]

Polish Christmas Recipes: Beetroot Barszcz

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

My father was Polish, and Polish Christmas Eve was our real holiday. We didn’t exchange gifts that night – but it was the most important part of our Christmas, being all about family, forgiveness, hospitality, nurturing through food, and most of all, Christ. It was a very sacred time for our family, the most [...]