Salad Toppers – Glazed Nuts

Various versions of candied/spiced nuts have long since been a beloved way of eating nuts, especially around the holidays. But who wants to wait for the holidays and what does this have to do with salads? Well, everything because glazed nuts are the perfect way to amp up a salad as they add a bit…

Danish Lace Cookies {Kniplingskager}

Sometimes there just isn’t much to say. I don’t have a story to go along with these cookies. There isn’t any interesting technique to talk about. I wanted to make these because I have yet to do any kind of thin light cookie. The oatmeal and butter combination sounded lovely as well. The result? A…

Salad Toppers – Croutons

As summer time hits and the weather heats up we seem to naturally move into salad mode. Cool crisp greens, a light vinaigrette, and a myriad of toppings. As I have been making more salads, mostly to play with vinaigrettes, it has me thinking about salad toppings. While the selection of greens and the dressing…

Icelandic Almond Rolls {Möndlusnúda}

I’m finding that I really enjoy making things that challenge me in some way or another. It can be through a new technique, ingredient, or plain old getting your hands dirty and using some ingenuity to get the desired result. The stuff I have been making lately hasn’t been doing that for me. While I…

Norwegian Browned Butter Cookies {Drømmer I Ørkenens Sand}

This is the very first recipe I made from the Great Scandinavian Baking book. It is simple and contains the ever so heavenly browned butter. It took me a bit to actually make these cookies the first time around. At the time when I first started reading through this book I was really starting to…

Danish Vanilla Slices – {Vaniljesmåkager}

Sometimes life calls for a cookie. Not just any cookie but a simple cookie. Something a little sweet and if at all possible, right out of the oven. Vanilla slices are just that, vanilla slices. This isn’t a “knock your socks off best vanilla cookie” but instead a humble cookie with a hint of sugar…

Eggplant in Peanut Sauce

I found this dish in Anjum Anand’s I ❤ Curry book as I was looking for something new to do with the beautiful baby eggplants I picked up from the market several weeks back. This is a delightful savory dish. It has a hint of sweetness, a kick of spice, and the meatiness of eggplant….

Swedish Chocolate-Frosted Almond Bars – {Mazarinkakor}

These bars have a cookie like crust with a thin layer of sweet almond filling and a generous drizzle of chocolate. They remind me of little bit sized desserts served on a dessert table at some swanky party. It takes the familiar, a cookie crust, and then gives you a unique almond filling only then…

Roasted Green Beans

When I think of green beans I often flash back to the canned green beans my mom would heat up to go with dinner when I was a kid. While I didn’t mind eating them they were kind of blah. Flash forward to my adult life. I quite enjoy fresh green beans but I’m usually…

Lemon Wafer Cookies

These are an interesting little cookie. They definitely fall into the “I wasn’t exactly expecting that” category. Think more in the realm of cake like wafer instead of cookie. I’m still on the fence with these guys but figured I should share them with you because they had a pretty positive response. So these are…

The Food of Skyrim: Grilled Leeks

Will & I play Skyrim. Well… Will plays Skyrim, I am more of a spectator as I maybe get an hour of game play in a week. I mostly keep tabs on the game through whatever Will is up to. One random weeknight I was watching him exploring someone’s home, specifically a dinning room where…

Finnish Teaspoon Cookies

Have you ever made a cookie recipe expecting one thing and end up getting something completely different? That was the case with these cookies. While deciding what to make for Sunday Sweets I was torn between doing something familiar and doing something new. I’m glad I stepped out and went with the unknown. The result…