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3rd generation Polish cook to open authentic Polka Pops Café on Grand Rapids West Side

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Outside of Pulaski Days, where does one find homemade chruscikis or lamb cakes on a menu in Grand Rapids? Laura Szczepanek decided it was about time to answer that question. Szczepanek, who has been catering Polish … Continue reading

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Dziekuja Bardzo!

Here is the Pulaski Weekend line up! Don’t forget Friday at noon I will be live on TV 13 Cooking my Dill Pickle Soup!  I will be in the parade on the Polka Pops float since I am a DJ … Continue reading

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I have been extremely blessed to have been educated by the very best West Side Polish cooks, my Busia, (Grandma in Polish) Harriet Czarnecki, Dear friend Sandy Crapsey from 5th St Hall, and my Auntie Margie (Norton) Pintek.  To those … Continue reading

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