‘Vanillekipferl’ aka the best Christmas Cookies

Happy almost Christmas! Time is running these days and the countdown to Christmas is almost finished. One thing that is never missing at home around the festive season are some good ol'Christmas cookies! I'll be honest, the first batch I tried failed miserably - I used too much butter (well margarine) and read the recipe wrong.. my mistake! The second time around, however, turned out perfectly - not to my surprise, since it is our ...

Merry Christmas!

On this oh-so-special day, I want to wish everyone (to those celebrating)Β a Merry Christmas! For some it may not be as spectacular anymore as we remember it back from our childhoods. Honestly, I feel its changed much in the last couple of years. This year I am in Malta, visiting my family. Although I love visiting them, and I enjoy the sun and rather warm temperatures during the day - it's far from feeling Christmas-y. ...

Baking Season

"In der WeihnachtsbΓ€ckerei, gibt es manche Leckerei, ..." does anyone know this German Christmas song? I was in Germany, Ingolstadt (near Munich), this past weekend to see most of the family. My uncle turned 50 last week so everyone came together and we had some wonderful times there. My grandma listened to this German song in the car when they drove down from the north of the country to meet us. She had it stuck ...