I am so sorry I did not get this post to you in time for Christmas cookies. I made the plain hazelnut version with my mom, sent two thirds home with her (she and my dad love these cookies) and I kept one third, figuring I would photograph them in a day or two.
Archives for December 2011
Simple Nam Prik Pao Fried Rice
I have a fabulous post to share with you about the meal I made for Christmas Day–but it will take a moment to organize, especially in the recipe department. I wanted to get something out in the meantime, and this simple, short post about nam prik pao, or Thai chili jam fits the bill perfectly.
Sweet and Spicy Everyday Food Almonds
I hope this post finds you in time for any last minute snack or munchie ideas you might need for the holidays, because these almonds are fantastic and dead simple to make.
Espresso Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot
The sad truth is that I have published this recipe before. The even sadder truth is that I published it without photos, and that has bothered me so much to this day that I finally could not stand it any more, and decided to re-publish it. Since I have made these cookies every single Christmas…
Indian Bean and Chickpea Stew with Mushrooms
This Indian Bean and Chickpea Stew with Mushrooms is a fantastic and flexible vegetarian curry that will sell anyone on Indian food–case in point my mom loved it! As you will read, the first time I made it, I did not properly record what I did. I made it again in October 2015 and updated…
Be A Good Cookie! Meringue Cookie Flavors for the Holidays and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer
I had a very hard time writing this post. Striking the right tone seems important, yet it is eluding me.
And we are back…
The Spiced Life has had a hard 36 hours — though, I think, it hasn’t been as hard for us as it has for the owner of the machine we run the blog on. Not a good day for him at all. Anyway: we are back up and running, and hopefully the problem is contained….
Braised Honey Chicken and Broccoli Fried Rice
I recently discovered Pinterest, and it has been a lifesaver this holiday season. Obviously year round it is a great place to discover new things, but even without that aspect, it has been a wonderful way to keep track of recipes I want to try, and more significantly, specific recipes I want to make for…
Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti for the Holidays
These Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti are my favorite Christmas cookie, and a holiday family favorite as well! I make these every year, so I have updated the photos more than once. However, since my original post bemoans the fact that they are tricky to take pictures of, I have left some of the originals. And yes…