Dec 1, 2014

Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie

This recipe is full of miracles, the first one being that I actually baked a pie and it came out tasting great! Pick your jaw up off the floor, please! It must be the season. The second miracle was the fact that my pumpkin-hating husband and son, who can only stomach it when it’s seriously spiced up and floating in a curry sauce or in my chicken harira, voluntarily ate…

Oct 20, 2014

Key Lime Cheesecake Pie

Yep, you read that right. You see, this (no bake) key lime cheesecake pie was made with real key limes… while I’m in the Netherlands! Really, folks, this ranks incredibly high on the coolness scale because we only have regular ole limes on my side of the pond. A big shout out to my girl Ellen over at In My Red Kitchen, who was sweet enough to mail me a…

Feb 19, 2014

Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Jam Sandwich

Bacon sandwich. Technically speaking I shouldn’t even have to write anything else after these two words, right? But I will, like I always do. I just don’t know when to shut up. The story is short and sweet; saw this divine combination of bacon and tomato jam in a Triple D episode about a place named Cutty’s in Boston. I’m such a die-hard Triple D fan, it’s pathetic. But anyway,…

Dec 30, 2013

Oliebollen

What can I say about oliebollen? No new years eve will ever be complete without this doughnut-like pastry that’s so firmly embedded into our Dutch culture. Where it should stay forever, too. This classic oliebollen recipe has been on my to-blog list for many years now but somehow I never got around to shooting the recipe; things are always so crazy busy for me around new years. It was time…

Mar 30, 2013

Surinamese Pepper Jelly

With the idea of hot pepper jelly lingering in the back of my mind, I went to the market looking for fresh, juicy and cheerful red and yellow Surinamese peppers. You see, I was about to make the first Surinamese pepper jelly, ever. Something I knew didn’t exist yet. There are plenty Madame Jeanette sambal recipes online. You also have quite a few pepper jelly’s online, but none of them…

Nov 28, 2012

Cranberry, Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies

I was randomly drying stuff—one of my favourite pastimes these days—when it dawned on me that I could dry some cranberries as well. Always good to keep on hand. And so I did. Lots of them. And then I put them into cookies… along with macadamia nuts and big chunks of white chocolate. Because I didn’t want to break out the kMix, I used my food processor instead making it…