Tagged with baking

Gouda Cheese Butter Cookies (a la Jeff)

Gouda Cheese Butter Cookies (a la Jeff)

The snow-covered streets looked beautiful this morning. Snow clump plopped down quietly from the tall evergreen right in front of my apartment window. Peaceful, calm, bright, and sunny. (“Just like on the cover of Christmas cards I saw when I was little,” my mother would always say whenever she’d visit.) Such a different scene from … Continue reading

Nutella Butter Cookies Covered in Powdered Sugar

Nutella Butter Cookies Covered in Powdered Sugar

A conversation with a friend about Christmas season and baking: Me: “So Lindsay, we always have good conversations about history, tradition, and culture. Question for you. Do you think there’s a traditional connection between Christmas season and baking, cookies especially? Seems like many people get into this intensified baking mode this time of year.” Lindsay: … Continue reading

Hazelnut Shortbread with Mascaporne and Blackberries – Venturing into the Baking World

Hazelnut Shortbread with Mascaporne and Blackberries – Venturing into the Baking World

I found and tried another amazing cookie recipe recently. It’s called Hazelnut Shortbread with Mascaporne Frosting and it produces these pretty little cookies with a taste of harmony. The nutty and crumbly hazelnut shortbread is nicely joined by this soft and creamy mascaporne cheese with vanilla beans and sweet and tart blackberries. Simply marvelous. Beautiful recipes, such as … Continue reading

Sharp Cheddar Baked Banana

Sharp Cheddar Baked Banana

I think most people may have strong preferences over what food to eat. They may also have some reluctance to eat certain things. For an example, a good friend of mine is not crazy about cooked onion at all. But as long as it is finely mashed with the dish, she’d be fine. Another good … Continue reading