Nana’s Pizzelle Cookies

I was so excited to buy my first pizzelle press to make these cookies this year! My Auntie Deanna was kind enough to share her Nana’s (my Great Nana’s) pizzelle recipe and this beautiful family story, keeping her memory alive so many generations later.  “Christmastime ushers in familiar sights and sounds…and for me…smells. We often…

Caramelized Almonds (Gebrannte Mandeln)

If you’ve ever visited Germany around this time of the year, you will most likely have visited the popular Christmas Markets (Christkindlmarkt). It is my favorite time of the year to visit family in Germany. Walking around the market, visiting the various booths with specialty and artisanal products, drinking some mulled wine (Glühwein), and eating…

Apple Butter

We were bummed that so many of our local orchards lost their apple crop this year due to a late frost (Thanks 2020!). Luckily, some apples were spared; so, we took the opportunity to support our local orchards and share one of our favorite apple recipes with you. This apple butter pairs well with waffles,…