Macarons

The first time I tried these famous French cookies, half the batter ended up streaming down the kitchen cupboard; 1/4 flattened out and became slivers of baked meringue; and the remaining 1/4 turned out wonderfully!! This is a cookie I strive to perfect and maybe I will someday. But for now, I leave you with…

Macaroons

These moist little cookies are a coconut lover’s dream. I make them every year as an addition to our traditional cookie spread. Whether you add food coloring, cover them with chocolate, or enjoy them as a pure coconutty treat, they’re simple and delicious! Ingredients 2 1/2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut 4 large egg whites 1/3…

Homemade Pasta Sauce

A knowledge I carry from New York is that it is infamous for being outrageously costly. It doesn’t matter what you are buying, nothing is cheaper in NYC. So how do people afford such a high cost of living? You might first think of an increase in wages. Well, that’s only partially true. With rents…

Coconut Curry Carrot Soup

A friendly spicy kick. Gather the Following 2 pounds sliced carrots 2 cupsย vegetable broth 2 shallots cut in half 3 cloves chopped garlic 1/2 tsp driedย basil 1 tsp dried ginger 1 cup whole fat coconut milk, with 1 tbsp solidified oil set aside 1 tsp curry paste additional water for covering; approximately 1 to 1…

Milk Chocolate Buck Eyeballs

My favorite winter treat as a kid were Buck Eyeballs. Growing up in the country was full of winter treasures and sweet treats. These little peanut butter balls were always a cold treat to accompany a mug of steaming hot chocolate. Traditionally, they are covered with dark chocolate, but I strongly prefer a little extra…

Shortbread Marzipan Linzers

This is a multi-step process that will result in mind-blowing cookies ๐Ÿ™‚ Step 1: Shortbread Cookies Ingredients: 1 Cup Softened Butter (unsalted) 1/2 Cup granulated white sugar 2 1/2 Cups White Flour – in Germany, you can use 1050 or 405. It results in great cookies either way. If you use the 1050, you’ll have…