Category Archives: Sweets

Rice krispie power bars

It’s a new year, a new beginning and a time to reflect upon your life. Do you have plans or dreams for 2015? And what are you going to do about it… This is the time to start your game … Continue reading

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Holiday treats (konfekt)

Happy holidays to you wherever you are and however you celebrate – and thank you for stopping by!       There are many ways to celebrate (or not). My family and I celebrate christmas on the 24th here in the cold north. … Continue reading

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Fig cookie bars with walnuts

I had some dried figs sitting around in a jar. They didn’t really tempt me at all. So since I am very much against wasting food, I made these cookie bars. I figured that with all the figs, walnuts and oatmeal, it was okay … Continue reading

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Roasted hazelnut chocolate bites

A few things that are good to know. Don’t skip roasting the hazelnuts. Roasting is where the magic happens. The magic that brings out the flavors of gianduja. Use Medjool dates, if you have a choice, because they are moist … Continue reading

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Paper-thin cinnamon crackers

These are great for your afternoon tea or coffee. Around 3 pm I am overwhelmed by chocolate cravings. It’s a bothersome daily recurrence. If I have some of these cinnamon crackers nearby, I am usually able to resist my urge to … Continue reading

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Vanilla caramels

Once a year I make caramels. This year they were so popular, I had to make a 2nd batch. When I lived in San Francisco back in the late 90s, I actually made a living making  caramels. All kinds – vanilla, nutty, chocolaty, licoricy and salty. … Continue reading

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“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” – the easy way

We know the song, but how often do you make chestnuts? You don’t need an open fire to roast chestnuts, there is a short cut. Consider it. Seriously. They are really tasty with butter & salt. But then again – what doesn’t … Continue reading

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