Chocolate Chip Cookies

Really does the world need another chocolate chip cookie recipe? It doesn’t if you like the traditional Toll House Chocolate Chip cookie which I think tastes awful and the cookies look bad too! There you have it, I insulted an American staple!! Well let me give you a little bit of background information: We (Germans) don’t…

Apple Sharlotka

Is it Christmas yet? I know I know, what a strange question to ask where we are JUST getting out of the ugly weather into almost summer time and I am asking for winter time to come back? Well not directly, I am not really asking for winter to come back but are so exited…

Super easy nut and fruit chocolate bark

I am not sure you can count this as a recipe, its more an idea what you can do when you have any kind of dried fruit, nuts and chocolate left over. These little “chocolate coins” also look very nice in a candy bowl or make a nice hostess or home made Xmas gift. Ingredients:…

Beet Panna Cotta with Meyer Lemon Mousse

Lately I am in a somewhat feisty mood. This is mainly based on the fact that a recent ear infection caused my left ear to now be somewhat partially deaf – I hear everything – myself included – as if I am sitting underwater in the ocean or a swimming pool. It drives me absolutely…

Maulwurfkuchen – Mole cake

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a great start into the New Year – mine/ours was outstanding. The most noteworthy I would say has to be the fireworks display the Sudore’s put on. The 4th of July display in Longbeach is already quite the spectacle but being right underneath your own fireworks that keep…

Homemade Almond Roca- Northwest Candy

If you are from this area you most likely know Almond Roca but if you are out of state or even out of country you might have never heard of this candy. Its a Butter Toffee Almond candy made right here in Seattle (well Tacoma ;-)), wrapped in gold foil and sold in round pink…

Weckmänner – Happy Nikolaus

Today is a very special day for kids in Germany – it was always my most favorite day after Christmas – Today is Nikolaus! Saint Nicholas was a historic 4th-century Christian saint. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker; he had a reputation for secret gift-giving,…