German Coconut Macaroons (Kokosmakronen)

Magic happens when fragrant coconut flakes, egg whites, and sugar come together. With this basic recipe, you will easily succeed in making those crisp and light German Christmas cookies.  

Basic Shortcrust Pastry (sweet)

Carefully prepared, with fresh ingredients, it literally melts in the mouth. A perfect ‘backdrop’ for all kinds of sweet and fruity fillings and ingredients. Well wrapped, the dough lasts up to 1 week in the refrigerator and up to 3 weeks in the freezer. Try it with  my French apple tart (Tarte aux Pommes)  

Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Pasta and Bean Soup)

Italian cuisine or an American staple? Although I have visited Italy multiple times, I had never been to the most southern part of the country and (probably) therefore hadn’t heard about Pasta e Fagioli until…I came to the U.S.! Here on the East Coast, every corner deli serves their own version of this hearty Southern Italian…

Advocaat Cake with Poppy Seed

Impress your guests with this simple yet amazing cake. Advocaat is a smooth and creamy Polish egg liqueur with delicate cognac and vanilla accents. However, if you cannot find it, any egg liqueur will do.    

Tarragon and Sea Salt Butter

This Tarragon and Sea Salt Butter is beautifully light and fragrant. It adds a wonderful hint of anise to your meal. Perfect for meat or fish or simply on a piece of good bread.    

Polish Spiced Plum Butter (Powidła)

The natural sweetness of ripe Italian plums (in Poland known as węgierki, literally Hungarians) blends perfectly with the earthy, pungent aroma and spicy flavor of fresh ginger and the sweet, woody fragrance of cinnamon. Since ginger has a very strong flavor, I suggest that you add it gradually, spoon by spoon, to match your taste….

The Best Marbled Kugelhopf

Its delicate texture and rich flavor of dark chocolate truly make this one THE best marbled kugelhopf.                                                                            …