Fans of deep-fried donuts filled with jelly (and who isn't one?) can rejoice as today is Paczki Day-- the Polish equivalent of Mardi Gras. Throughout Chicagoland, you should have no trouble finding paczki for a reasonable price, but pronouncing their name might be another story (I say "POONCH-key"). However, if you are feeling ambitious, you can try making your own.
Check out the paczki recipe and many other traditional Polish recipes in: