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German Butter Cookies – Butterplätzchen

December 9, 2013
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I hope you all had a relaxing second of Advent weekend. Ours was pretty cold with temperatures as low as -12 F (-25 C) which made the decision on staying inside pretty easy. I kept busy with finishing decorating our house and setting up the Christmas tree. My teens took over the kitchen and continued […]

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Brown Butter Raspberry Tart

May 19, 2013
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Last Tuesday I was cooking with my friend Lesley for her book club dinner. She decided to serve roasted veggie rice bake for the main dish and I suggested brown butter raspberry tart for dessert. This tart was one of the first recipes I ever blogged about almost three years ago. It is one of […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

January 6, 2013
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    We don’t do diets or crazy New Year’s resolutions we can’t hold at our house. Why torture yourself? I believe very strongly that if you eat a well balanced diet and live a healthy lifestyle none of this is necessary. That’s why we are able to indulge here and then. Yesterday I baked […]

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Vanillekipferl – Happy 4th of Advent

December 23, 2012
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  Vanillekipferl are the only treat that can’t ever be missed on our Christmas cookie tray. They are known as one of the most popular Christmas cookies in Germany.  Vanillekipferl are always crescent moon shaped and baked with ground almonds. I roast the almonds before grinding to intensify the flavor. After baking, the cookies are […]

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Spritzgebäck

December 16, 2012

  Today is already the 3rd Advent and I am finally starting my Christmas baking. First up, Spritzgebäck, a very traditional German Christmas cookie. The dough gets shaped by pushing it through a cookie press, creating a cookie that is very fragile and buttery, with a tasty hint of lemon and vanilla. Hope you are […]

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Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

October 19, 2012
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  Fall break has arrived and that means it can get very busy in my kitchen.  I have to share the space with my baking teens who are always searching for a new cookie recipe. These are the perfect fall cookie treat and were  my daughter’s first baked goodie this week. Pumpkin cookies with browned […]

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Ricotta Gnocchi with browned Thyme Butter

July 31, 2012
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This ricotta gnocchi with browned thyme butter dish has been in my recipe archive forever. I mean for years. I have also read about them in several German food blogs and everybody raved about the outcome. I knew these ricotta gnocchi would be a winner, but really wasn’t expecting; pillow-like clouds!! My son told me […]

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Savory Parmesan and Thyme Crackers

March 4, 2011
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Last Saturday was our Front Range Food Bloggers second official get together. What a fun group of food interested Ladies we are. I thoroughly enjoy it, since I feel that they understand my passion for blogging, new recipes and food photography so well. And isn’t it always the most fun to share your enthusiasm with […]

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Salted Caramels for your Loved Ones

February 13, 2011
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Take a few salted caramels and share them with your loved ones. You will definitely be their favorite Valentine. The caramels are very easy to assemble. Next time I will use a little less  cream, so the caramel will have a slightly firmer consistency. You can also firm them up in the […]

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The Ultimate Browned-Butter Cocoa Walnut Brownies

February 4, 2011
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As soon as my son laid eyes on the cover picture of this February’s Bon Appétit magazine it was clear to him that the featured cocoa brownies with browned butter and walnuts had to be baked and eaten as soon as possible. Even I had to admit that they looked very irresistible (and I am […]

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