(Family Features) Whether you’re celebrating a special day or simply looking for an excuse to show her the love she deserves, giving mom the gift of time to explore her hobbies and interests is a treasure she’ll surely appreciate. Providing her with those extra moments can be as easy as creating a meal that gives her back the time to enjoy her passions and hobbies.

You don’t have to be an experienced chef to make a dish you’ll be proud to share. Simply putting your heart into preparing a meal you can enjoy together is sure to send a strong message about how much you appreciate the time and love she pours into you. A simple, savory treat like these Caramelized onions, mushrooms, and Bacon Pierogies may look and taste fancy, but you can whip them up in next to no time at all.

Make cooking a breeze and put a smile on your mom’s face with easy-to-prepare Mrs. T’s Pierogies, which are pasta pockets stuffed with creamy mashed potatoes, cheesy goodness, and other big, bold flavors. You can find full or mini-sized versions in the frozen food section in 13 flavors. If you want to try your hand with other dishes, these pierogies are versatile; you can boil, bake, saute, fry, or grill them.

Visit mrstspierogies.com to find more recipe inspiration to celebrate mom.

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Bacon Pierogies

  • 4 strips of bacon, chopped
  • 3 small onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup baby Bella mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 box of Mrs. T’s Classic Cheddar Pierogies

To make:

  • In a pan over medium-high heat, cook bacon until tips begin to crisp.
  • With bacon and drippings still in the pan, add onions, mushrooms, thyme, balsamic vinegar, sugar, and salt. Cook 2-3 minutes until onions begin to brown. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered with a lid, for 10-15 minutes; stir occasionally. Set aside.
  • In a clean skillet, melt butter and saute pierogies according to package directions.
  • Top pierogies with caramelized onion mixture before serving.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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