Romance Cooks

Pierogies – Amber Lin

If you are reading this post right now, I am currently stuffed full with pierogies! That’s our family staple at Thanksgiving, and sometimes Christmas too. We love them SO FREAKING MUCH.


As per our usual, this recipe makes about 50 large-ish dumplings, enough to feed a family of 6 plus a few leftovers.


· 4 sixteen ounce cottage cheese

· 3 egg yolks

· 1 small onion

· 4 cups flour

· Salt & pepper

· Warm water


1. Chop the onion and sauté until golden.

2. Drain the cottage cheese (can let sit in colander/bowl overnight)

3. To make the filling, combine the cottage cheese, egg yolks, onions, and salt and pepper.

4. To make the dough, stir together the flour, pinch of salt, and baking powder. Then add the water, a little at a time until you’ve got the right consistency for dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until soft.

5. Roll out the dough, as thin as you can—but it can’t break. Then cut circles in the dough. Pro-tip: We use the lid of a sour cream container. Since they’re a required condiment for pierogies, we are sure to have them on hand!

6. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Using tongs or a strained spoon, drop the pierogies in. You can cook for 6 minutes or wait for them to float, then take them out. We add a little butter right after, which makes it taste better and keeps them from sticking together as they are served.

7. Serve soon after with sour cream, salt and butter to flavor.

You may not have any leftovers, but if you do, these work great! Simply put them in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag with some extra Pam spray inside so they don’t stick. You can store them in the fridge or even the freezer if it will be a long time. When you take them out, heat them in the microwave. Then you can put them on a pan with some butter and it tastes divine.

Gee, can you tell I’m a fan?



Allie prowls the club for a man who will use her hard and then ditch her. Hey, it’s not rape if she wants it. Instead she finds Colin, who looks tough but treats her tenderly, despite her protests.

He tempts her, but kindness and a few mindblowing orgasms aren’t enough to put her back together again. Allie has no hope for a real relationship. Two years ago her best friend betrayed her in the worst possible way – she’d be stupid to trust a man again. Besides, she has her daughter to think of, the only good thing to have come from that dark night.

But when her rapist returns, threatening her sanity and custody of her daughter, Allie turns to Colin. Under his protection and patient touch, Allie begins to heal and learns to hope. Colin’s no saint, though, and his criminal past draws danger of its own. Allie must fight to protect her child and the man she loves, hoping her newfound power will be enough to save them all.

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