Glazed Christmas Spritz Cookies

Iced Christmas Spritz Cookies are bit-sized cookies that take a bit of time and patience–because the recipe makes so many of them–but they are delicious and so very cute! These cookies are a nice break from traditional, spicy gingerbread or those deliciously decadent desserts that usually top the Christmas list. The special equipment you’ll need […]

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December 6th: St. Nicholas Day!

Today is St. Nicholas Day!  It’s when wide-eyed children hope that St. Nicholas will secretly stop by to leave them a small gift or candy.  I haven’t heard this day being celebrated all that widely in the U.S., but this Feast Day is celebrated across Europe.  In the Netherlands, children set out their shoes with […]

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Plain Polish Honey Cake (“Miodownik”)

‘Tis the season for sore throats and colds.  Having some honey handy, ready to work its medicinal wonders, is a must.  Of late, I’ve had a few spoonful’s myself, sprinkled with some freshly squeezed lemon juice, to make sure I recall how to make this century-old home remedy when sore throats take over my house. […]

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