Category: Christmas

The Pizzelle Cookie

Print Recipe Pizzelle’s The Pizzelle cookie is a definite Italian cultural symbol.  It’s said that these cookies were first mentioned in historic archives from the 8th Century and that historically, families used their own family crests for the designs on the cookie irons.  They are said to have originated from the Abruzzo region, and are …

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Spitzbub or Rascal-Cookies

Print Recipe Spitzbub or Bad Boy Cookies It seems like a lot of effort to make these lovely cookies for a particular bad little boy in the family, but this was indeed the case for these Spitzbub cookies.  Loosely translated from Swiss-German to English, the name spitzbub means more or less, a clever little rascal.  …

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Lemon Curd Poppy Seed Crown

Print Recipe Lemon Curd Poppy Seed Crown A delicious, and memorable discovery I made in our local Swiss papers.  I noticed this recipe and found it irresistible.  I set it aside, and a few moths later, put this recipe to the test.  It has a very European flare with the lemon curd and poppyseed combination, …

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