Category: Christmas

Nonni’s Twists (cookies)

Nonni Clara:  Cir. 1950’s Nonni’s Twists Yes, these are as proper and delicious as they look!  Doesn’t the picture of these little twists look like proper ladies with their legs crossed?  I so remember these cookies from my childhood.  My Nonni was a northern Italian living in a quaint, neat cottage in Anaheim, California.  Her …

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Samichlaus Bread

sami chlaus bread Switzerland, like many other European countries have a rich standing tradition with breads. They come in all shapes and sizes, and can be reflective of a certain holiday or season. Easter Bread, August 1 bread, Three King’s Bread, and for Christmas you have the Grittibaenz (bread men or figures), and the Samichlausbrot, …

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Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls

Source:  Me; cir. 2000’s   Vegetarian Savoy Cabbage Rolls As you can see in my picture below, the savoy cabbage was delivered in my vegetable box and thus inspired this recipe.  Yes, I’ve been making cabbage rolls for years, and before me, my mom.  It was always a New Year’s day meal, made special with …

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