A Twist On a Childhood Dish

Hello There Lovelies!

Let’s talk about the wonderful food that is pierogies. Pierogies are dear to my heart and they bring back wonderful childhood food memories. It was easy and cheap for my mom to throw a few perogies on the stove top maybe a vegetable and serve dinner. I was- for the most part- an easy kid and would eat whatever mom gave me, especially if it was mashed potato filled pasta! I use to eat pierogies with just butter and maybe some cheese, but this time around I felt I should spice it up a bit and make something fun.


This dish was spectacular in every way! I sauteed the pierogies with italian tofurky sausage, cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic, a little cream and pesto. Top it off with some fresh shaved parmesan and you have yourself a heart-warming meal my friend. On the side we have oven roasted honey balsamic glazed brussel sprouts and lemon pepper radishes. Both of the vegetables came out so tender and delicious, not to mention this was all so darn easy to make. My favorite way to prepare veggies is baking them in the oven, all you do is toss them in whatever seasoning you want, add a little olive oil and pop it in the oven!

From start to finish I love making a meal. Starting with researching ideas on what to make, going to the store to peruse the aisles for ingredients, then coming home to unpack and start cooking. I put on either a podcast or music and i’m instantly in my own world. I give Sean a job to do while we talk and laugh about nothing and everything. I dance about and sing along while the aromas of a good dinner fill the air. If I could bottle the feeling and sell it, I’d be rich. When the dinner is complete, Sean clears off the table, lights a candle, pours the wine and gets the space picture ready. He amazes me with his support for my food and blog. Once we are done with the mini photo shoot, we get to demolish the picture perfect dinner 🙂 This one in particular I will FORSURE be making again in the future! At the end of every meal I make some tea, we curl up on the couch in a food coma and let the evening end.


Thank you for reading and please stay tuned for more to come:)

With Love,

C. Laino

One thought on “A Twist On a Childhood Dish

  1. Ah yes! The quick and easy , filling pierogies with a veggie on the side!! My Eastern European grandma made them often when I was a child!! I love your twist on this childhood comfort food! Well done Catie and Sean! You’re a great team!

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