‘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 ...

Christmas Countdown 2020

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... everywhere you look... well, almost! I've started decorating here and there a little bit at home, but the real decorations (aka the tree) will be set up this weekend! Just in time for the first of advent (is that thing everywhere?), we put on our first candle this past Sunday (November 29th). In Germany and Switzerland its become a tradition to light up one candle every Sunday ...

Last Minute Gifts for Him

Surely cannot post about last minute gifts for her (see last post), without giving some ideas for him, right? Well, without any further due, here is a list of ideas what you can gift to your significant other, father, brother, best friend, uncle, etc. My two absolute favorites are most likely the whiskey glas set and the espresso glas cups - a cute present and something stylish for the home. And who doesn't love a sneaker cleaning ...

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Her

The gifting season is just around the corner and once again I receive all so many questions. Most of them sounding somewhat like "What do you want for Christmas?" or "Any idea what I can gift my mom/sister/best friend for Christmas?"ย It's definitely not easy - especially when you wan to gift a little something, say thank you and come to the party with more than just a smile. Yet, that is exactly what most people ...

Linzertorte – Daddy’s Birthday Cake Recipe

Happy belated Birthday via this blog, dad! Last week was my dads birthday. Since seemingly forever, one of his all-time favorite cakes is the so-called Linzertorte. My mom used to bake it for him every year at least once for his birthday; sometimes just in-between during the winter season. It's also a traditional Christmas season cake in Germany. This year my dad was in Zurich for his birthday - mom joined, too. Because they arrived the ...