In honor of Mother's Day, why not prepare a special meal for Mom? Try one of these cherished recipes passed down from Martha's own mother, Mrs. Kostyra.
The secret to delicious spice cake is a well-balanced blend of flavors such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. This recipe is sweetened with a twist of an orange glaze and a dusting of confectioners' sugar.
This savory pork dish has always been one of Mrs. Kostyra's favorites to prepare and -- since her childhood in Nutley, New Jersey -- one of Martha's favorites to eat. Surprisingly easy to make, the recipe features a rich reduction sauce flavored with marjoram, onions, and prunes.
For cabbage pierogi, cream cheese slightly softens the vegetable to give each bite a tender crunch.
When Martha was growing up in Nutley, New Jersey, her grandmother often made a Polish version of stuffed cabbage leaves, called "golabki." The filling is a simple one -- rice and meat with onions, garlic, celery, cloves, and green apple -- but the dish is as tasty as it is comforting.
While paying tribute to her Grandma's mac and cheese recipe, which included unusual ingredients such as spaghetti, tomato soup, and sour cream, Martha and her mother called upon a few of the more traditional additions, such as elbow macaroni and grated Swiss cheese.
Use seasonal fruit, such as plump blueberries or Italian plums, to make these light dumplings for Mom. Small apricots can also be used. We added nutmeg to the sour cream for a hint of spice.
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