Archive | December, 2012

Candy Cane Cookies

26 Dec

Nostalgia always gets the best of me starting in October all the way up until the New Year.  While browsing around Pinterest, again, I saw a link for Candy Cane Cookies and it made me very happy.  My aunt used to make my cousins and I these cookies during the Christmas season when we were kids and I loved them so much.  Although my cousin Amanda and I are over 2,000 miles away sometimes we have the same thought and coincidentally this time, cookies were involved, Candy Cane Cookies.

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Caramelized Onions

19 Dec

Oh, the possibilities! I have, right now, two ideas for these onions. One is coming up in a couple of weeks and, the other, I’m still trying to figure out. But this is a “recipe” all unto itself. It takes some time, but the end result is so worth it. The onions take on a beautiful color and the sweetness of a jam. Yup, jam. I was eating forkfuls straight from the container throughout the afternoon.


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Broiled Salmon Salad with Inca Red Quinoa

12 Dec

With the holidays all around us, I have been finding it difficult to fit in proper meals – especially when people bring cookies, cakes, and candies to work.  The rushing around with the holiday shopping and having to go to Target for the billionth time of the day doesn’t help either.  Lately, sadly, I have only been able to squeeze in one meal a day.  Last week I told myself I was going to eat something healthy and the goal was: quick, easy and delicious.  I came up with this (it’s probably the healthiest meal I’ve had since Thanksgiving):

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5 Dec


Kouloura are a Greek cookie. I guess it would be considered a butter cookie; it is slightly sweet and crumbly. They are perfect for eating and/or dunking in coffee.

In fact, I had my first taste of coffee with these cookies. I remember my dad sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee and a koulouri. He would dunk it and I would get to eat the coffee moistened cookie, delicious!

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