Hello world!

Hello there and thank you so much for visiting my site. My name is Maria and I currently live in Denver, CO. When I am not at my full time job as junior civil engineer, I am in my kitchen trying to master my cooking skills. My favorite thing to make are pierogis, hence Maria Pierogi!

Growing up in a small Polish town in Northeastern Pennsylvania, pierogis were pretty common. They were sold at church on Sundays and are apart of every holiday celebration. When I went off to college, I realized not many people knew what a pierogi was. I was outragged! “You don’t know what a pierogi is?! You’re kidding right?”. Nope! They had no idea. I tried ordering them at restaurants but no where in my college town sold them. The closest thing I could find was Mrs. T’s pierogis in the freezer section at the grocery store. THOSE ARE NOT PIEROGIS! Well they are, but not authentic.

Finally, I gave up on my search and decided to make my own. The first attempt was a total fail! The dough took forever to make, most of the pierogis would not pinch shut after I added the filing, and they somehow formed one big potato and dough ball when I attempted to boil them. I had no idea this would be so much work! How did the old ladies at our church make thousands of these for the church picnic every year!?!?

Fast forward 5 years and I can make a decent pierogi. Not the best, but I am on a journey to create the perfect pierogi. On this site, I will share my pierogi creations, cooking tips I learn along the way, and inspiring recipes. Feel free to leave a comment or contact me directly.

Thanks again for being here!

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