East European

Hungarian Noodle Casserole

Noodle Casserole with Cheese and Bacon

This noodle casserole is an old European recipe that deserves to be enjoyed today. It’s one of my easy dinner recipes, the kind of food I crave when I want comfort food.

Plum cake

Fresh Plum Cake Recipe

I just love this plum cake recipe made with fresh plums. It’s the perfect cake to make near the end of summer or in the fall when plums are at their peak.

Plums are available in abundance where I live and sometimes I just can’t think of enough ways to use them. This is perfect. It’s an easy cake recipe that’s not too sweet.

German potato salad

German Potato Salad Recipe

This German potato salad recipe is one I grew up with. My German grandmother made it often during the warm weather months.

I love potato salad recipes made with mayonnaise but this is nice for a change. The oil and vinegar is a tasty change from what can seem like “everything mayonnaise” in summer salads.

Crescent walnut cookies

Crescent Walnut Cookies

These lovely little walnut cookies are one of my favorite holiday cookie recipes. Of course you don’t have to wait for a special occasion. These crescent shaped nut cookies are really easy to make so you can enjoy them any time of the year.

Borscht Recipe (Beet Soup)

There are two kinds of borsht soup. One is made with beets, the other with cabbage. This is a beet soup recipe. It’s quite an easy soup to make, tastes great and doesn’t take much time.

two potato roesti potatoes

Two-Potato Roesti

Pronounced “roasty”, these roesti potatoes (often spelled rösti) have a European origin.

They were first eaten by the Swiss, often for breakfast. Lucky for us, this wonderful potato recipe has migrated and is enjoyed around the world. It is amazingly delicious.

The twist with this fantastic recipe is the addition of sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes add great flavor, color and nutrition.

herb dumpling recipe

Fresh Herb Dumpling Recipe

This dumpling recipe has extra flavor from fresh herbs.

Just imagine a pot of simmering delicious stew with tender herbed dumplings waiting for you after a hard day.

cabbage soup or borscht

Cabbage Soup Recipe or Cabbage Borscht

I love a good cabbage soup recipe. Europeans refer to this soup as borscht or cabbage borscht, but in North America we just tend to say cabbage soup. Here is a recipe that was shared by a reader.

pierogi casserole

Lazy Pierogi Casserole

Pierogies are one of my favorite meals. This recipe captures the fabulous flavor of that fabulous Eastern European treat without all of the hard work of making the dough and sealing each of those delectable little dumplings.

cheese fondue

Cheese Fondue Recipe

This is an authentic cheese fondue recipe, complete with kirsch and white wine. You can serve this fondue recipe as a main course with a side salad or as an appetizer or party recipe.

Swedish meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

This Swedish meatballs recipe is an easy weeknight dinner that is ready in about 30 minutes from the time you begin mixing the meatball mixture.

Poppy Seed Cake

This bundt cake recipe is a lovely and light poppy seed cake.

It makes a great coffee cake and is perfect to serve as dessert, a snack or a tea cake.

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