Pierogi, A carb lovers dream!

 

I’m convinced that my love for potatoes has been passed down from generation to generation.  From the German heritage coursing through my veins on my dad’s side and the fiery Irish blood from my mom’s side, I was destined to love this very simple food.  As a teenager I remember thinking there was nothing better than a thick slice of bread, a healthy chunk of cheese and potato in some form.  I apparently have passed along this desire for potatoes to my children because my daughter Kathryn’s nickname among some of her friends is “potato”.  I don’t think she has met a potato she didn’t like, and who could fault her for that? I agree 100% with her.

One night while watching a cooking show on television, I saw something I had never seen before.  A pierogi grilled cheese sandwich.  My interest was immediately peaked as all of my favorite things were being combined into one mouth watering bite of deliciousness.  Bread, CHECK, cheese, CHECK, potato pierogi, DOUBLE CHECK.  At the same time, I was sad to say that I had never had a pierogi.  What was this and why had I never had it before?  Here is what I discovered.

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In Honor of National Garlic AND Grilled Cheese Month

Somehow April is already upon us and I was very excited to learn a while ago that this month is not only National Garlic Month but also National Grilled Cheese Month.  I mean, come on.  Garlic and grilled cheese?  Kinda a perfect combo.  And because I love garlic so much I created a bread featuring this humble but amazing ingredient.

This is not your ordinary garlic bread where you take bread and slather it with garlic and butter.  The garlic is actually inside the bread, perfuming the entire loaf with garlic goodness.  I have been eating it for breakfast, slicing off big slabs and toasting them for my daughter and, of course, making sandwiches out of it.  Grilled cheese sandwiches.

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