Happy Valentines Day

Ingredients for the cookies Creaming the butter and sugar Ready for rolling  Cookies ready for the oven Waiting for decorating Red sprinkles Dipped in bittersweet chocolate Shortbread cookies. This recipe is adapted from Joyofbaking.com. Shortbread…

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National Nutella Day

Nutella was created by an Italian pastry maker in the 1940s. At the time, chocolate was rationed like many other foods during World War II. Hazelnuts, which were in abundant supply in the area, were ground…

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Coconut Macroons

Not to be confused with the cute French Almond Macarons. This are very simple to make. Coconut, egg whites, sugar, and vanilla. This recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart. RS– Coconut Macaroons Unsweetened shredded coconut…

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Fruitcake

Cherries in amaretto  Chocolate Cherry batter Cherries and raisins soaking in bourbon Fruitcakes ready for the oven Fruitcakes cooling The traditional fruitcake brick It’s the most dreaded of all holiday food. Many jokes have been…

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Hot wine or Gluhwein

During Christmas season in Germany each town has a Christmas market. Vendors sell many items for Christmas. Lots of glass ornaments, wreaths, handmade toys, and lots of crafts. And then there are the food vendors,…

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