My favorite family cooking traditions
Getting together with extended family and making pierogi-a Polish dumpling filled with savory fillings. I also love to make Povitica, an eastern European nut bread, kolache's, a filled pastry, and any kind of pastry. The povitica reminds me of my Polish grandmother, the kolache reminds me of a sister. My family also loves BBQ, so smoking meat is another enjoyable pastime.
My cooking triumphs
I haven't triumphed yet, but am planning a spring wedding and will be preparing all the smoked meat for almost 300 people, and will be baking about 30 loaves of povitica, as well as the rest of the meal offerings. Wish me well! :-)