If you like cheese, potatoes, and bread, this one is for you.

I’m always up for a challenge. The most complicated recipe I’ve ever taken a stab at was beef bourguignon from Julia Child’s The Art of French Cooking. I was visiting home over Christmas break and my mom *ahem, I mean Santa* gifted me the book. The famous dish looked so complicated I just had to give to give it a try. Of course it took about 5 hours to concoct, but oh was it worth it. It was melt-in-your-mouth good, which I was thankful for due to the number of hours we spent making it.

Three years later, enter the perogi. I read about them in a magazine and they immediately intimidated me, as all recipes involving home made dough do. As expected, the call of warm, cheesy potatoes snuggled up inside fried dough was too much to resist. Here is my first attempt at the perogie. Next time I have a few hours of my life to spare before some sort of get together, I think I’ll make these again.