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Kumquat Curd

Kumquat curd: delightful silky specialty. Everything is mini sized here. Even the puff pastry flower cups. And again, I wonder if this could be a breakfast or an afternoon snack. Since kumquat is an olive sized tangerine, I honestly cannot imagine to peel it, take the seeds away and eat… Read more »

Scandinavian Almond Bars

  Scandinavian Almond Bars : Cut. Eat. Repeat. We did not have snow for Christmas Eve for years over here. It both makes us sorry because, as a rule, it starts to snow the first day of school after holidays. Anyway children are so happy to have it so as… Read more »

Pine Nut Cookies

Pine Nut Cookies : Biscotti ai Pignolli. The most exiting time of the year, at least for children, is getting closer. It is not only the presents and cookies; it is the snow, too. Since the winter scene has skipped this part of the world for several years now, I… Read more »

Turkish Coffee Brownies

Turkish Coffee Brownies : ground both coffee and cardamom bring this all American favourite to completely new level. When my father returned from one of his travels to Turkey, during his active days, he brought home the idea of having coffee made with cocoa and cardamom. This precious spice brings… Read more »

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies : Evergreen ! Peanut Butter Cookies embody everything that is the holidays. I cannot remember from where and how did this recipe land to my recipes’ book since it is not that common to do sweets with peanut butter over here but this one came to stay.… Read more »

Brownie Pie with Pecans

Brownie Pie with Pecans: Brownies with a little twist. Pie-dressed brownies have been an interesting novelty for my guests. Once I explained the process and its simplicity, they were truly overjoyed. The delightful brownie taste is still there, while the pie crust keeps it all together. Keeping brownies in one… Read more »