Eastern European in origin, pierogis are made up of warm potatoes and cheese nestled in a soft pasta shell. A Midwestern standby, pierogis are the bunny slippers of comfort foods, often just pan fried and served with sour cream, but not exactly the inspiration for a cutting-edge menu item.
And that sums up the challenge Eileen Goos faced upon entering the Mrs. T’s Pierogies recipe contest. The contest called for something new and different using pierogies as the main ingredient. I