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Victorian Tea Time and Tales

A trip back to the Victorian Era This week in cooking and stories around the world, we made not only a trip to the Old Continent, but a trip in time too. As a lover of all things girly and dainty, Miss I loves her real china tea set, so … Continue reading

Short Bread cookies and Knuffle Bunny

Knuffle Bunny… even if Easter is already gone. Easter came and went, but we’re still in the mood for bunnies and treats! We made these super easy brown sugar shortcake cookies with Easter motifs, and we wanted to share! And to pair up with these very simple cookies, we got … Continue reading

Nutella Brigadeiros and Folktales From Brazil

As promised a couple of weeks ago, after making the Egyptian Tiger Nut Sweets, I found a recipe to make Brazilian Brigadeiros with the girls. This is probably the best known Brazilian sweet, always found at children’s birthday parties and family celebrations. Its origin dates from around the time of … Continue reading

One of the Oldest Recipes in the World

After a week away because of an ear infection, we’re back on our trek around the world discovering recipes and stories. This time we’re going to Egypt, as Miss I has been asking to find a recipe from her favorite culture so far: The Ancient Egyptians. Ever since she was … Continue reading

Chasing Degas eating Cheating Chocolate Croissants

On our cooking class through books, today we went on a tour of Paris. We read Eva Montanari’s Chasing Degas, while waiting for our Cheating Chocolate Croissants to be ready to come out of the oven. I love Eva Montanari, and I’ve also reviewed another book by her here. Her … Continue reading

Lemon Black Pepper Cornmeal Cookies

Have you ever tried weird flavor combinations? Like mixing Black Pepper and Lemon for making a delicious, crumbly, sweet cookie? If you haven’t, you should! We have a lemon tree in our backyard which produces huge lemons year-round. My sister-in-law gave us a wonderful book called Luscious Lemon Desserts by … Continue reading

Chocolate Brownies Experiment!

Yesterday was Friday again, which means it was our weekly cooking class with the kids! This week we had Mr. J with us once more, as he had been asking to be part of the class again since last week. Because of that, I decided to do something he’d like … Continue reading

Banshee and Molten Chocolate cakes

After a long hiatus because of the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, we’re finally resuming our Friday cooking class with the kids! This time I dug out a recipe for Molten Chocolate Cakes I put together from a Belgian Cook book , also known as Chocolate Lava Cakes. I first … Continue reading