Monthly Archives: December 2014

Boozy New Year “Fortune Cookies” with almonds

New Year Cookies

When I went shopping for Christmas cookie cutters recently, I found those really cute lucky charm shaped ones – and I ended up walking home with them instead of any festive shapes. So, this year it’s New Year cookies instead of Christmas cookies! And since New Year calls for a little booze, I decorated them with Amaretto frosting, so make sure not to hand those to kids. If you don’t like almonds or amaretto, you can always use hazelnuts or walnuts and any other kind of liqueur you like.  Continue reading

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Sweet potato and blood orange soup

sweet potato blood orange soup

There’s nothing better in the first cold days of winter than a hearty soup to warm you up. And even better is a soup that is hot and sweet at once. This lovely soup was made from sweet potatoes and a little blood orange juice which adds amazing flavor to it. If you are not sure if you like ‘sweet’ soups, use half sweet and half regular potatoes – this will make the soup more hearty. By the way: This also makes an amazing starter for a festive dinner!  Continue reading

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