Our resident "kid in the kitchen," Matisse Reid, whips up a batch of family-friendly cheddar and potato pierogies.
Credit: Photo: Randy Mayor

"This week, I made cheddar and potato pierogies. Pierogies are basically dumplings with mashed potato inside. I was so excited to try this recipe because it reminded me of where I used to live in Pittsburgh. I love baseball, and the Pittsburgh Pirates always have people dressed up as giant pierogies at their games—there's even a pierogi race! These pierogies were so delicious. When you roll out the dough, put some flour on the surface that you're working on so the dough does not stick. If your dough is still too wet, add a sprinkle of flour to it. As you cook the pierogies, you can add some strips of onion and minced garlic to the pan—the onion is just the right thing to top it off. My friend Jake had never had pierogies before, and he said these were the best. I loved this dish. The potatoes were so nice and creamy. I actually ended up making more pierogies than the recipe said, but that's OK. The more, the better!"


  • Lizzie (age 8): She liked the texture and taste of the potato. 9 out of 10
  • Jake (age 12): He said, "This is the best pierogi I've had, and the only one I've had!" 8 out of 10
  • Matisse: It was so delicious. Loved it! 10 out of 10