Archive for the 'Christmas' Category

Making Macarons (Macaroons)

A confection that has gained a lot of attention in the past few years is the Macaron. While a lot of us believe the Macaron originated in France, there has been some debate that it originated in Italy – “Some have traced its French debut back to the arrival of Catherine de’ Medici’s Italian pastry Read More

Sweet Potato Casserole

I had my first taste of sweet potato pies and casseroles when I was living in Texas.  I have always loved sweet potatoes, but only ever had them as a side (whole) or boiled (I was a child/teenager). Having these two dishes was an experience! This picture is a version made by a friend.  I Read More

Crispy Butter Cookies

I’m not sure whether it’s the love to eat cookies or the thought of having them in the house 24/7. If you’ve read my cookie articles, you will understand. I’m not a fan of sugar.  In fact, I make it a mission to buy the least amount of packaged goods, learning how to create tastier, healthier Read More