National Cookie Day

National Cookie Day

Koulourakia

Koulourakia

Today’s National Cookie Day and I thought I’d share my blog’s top five cookie recipes with an international flair to help celebrate this sweet “holiday”.

Koulourakia – Greek Cookies

Dutch Butter Cookies

Pepparkake – Spiced Cookies

Pepernoten – Bite-Size Dutch Spiced Cookies

Berliner Kranser Cookies

What are your favorite international cookie recipes?

Happy baking!

Holiday Festivities at Crystal Springs Resort

Holiday Festivities at Crystal Springs Resort

crystal springs resort

Crystal Springs Resort is offering special events and activities throughout the holidays. Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Crystal Tavern’s three-course Christmas menu ($69, $98 with wine pairing) features starters such as the creamy Pheasant Veloute with root vegetables; House-Cured Salmon with black radish and salmon roe or Fried Mackerel with oyster mayonnaise and pickled cucumber. […]

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Care for Hunger Cast Iron Skillets Launch

Care for Hunger Cast Iron Skillets Launch

On December 1, FAIR CookwareTM will be launching a Kickstarter project, utilizing crowdsourcing to help bring cast iron skillets to your local food banks. The Christmas spirit project aims to provide 350,000 high-quality and competitively-priced cast iron skillets to both consumers and people struggling with everyday essentials, based on a ‘buy one, give one’ philosophy. […]

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November Wine Highlights

November Wine Highlights

Jonata

At the end of every month, I select 3-5 wines that were standouts throughout the month and share tasting notes with you. Here are some of the November wines I enjoyed. 2015 Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage This young wine was inky purple/red in the glass with dark berry aromas and hints of pepper and wet soil. […]

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Paella Class at Denville Meat Shop

Paella Class at Denville Meat Shop

On December 6th, learn how to make Spain’s national dish, Paella at Denville Meat Shop. This dish is a blend of ingredients and flavors from the sea and land that is great for any season and the best thing of all – it’s a one-pot dish.  Our Chef answer all of your questions and will demonstrate […]

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Prosciutto Wrapped Maple Sweet Potatoes

Prosciutto Wrapped Maple Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Fries

Prosciutto Wrapped Maple Sweet Potatoes – come on, that sounds so good! I’m from Quebec so my side dishes often feature maple syrup. It’s just a perfect ingredient, that’s great in both sweet and savory dishes and I use it frequently. When I was asked to bring a Thanksgiving side dish recently, I wanted to […]

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Short Cut Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

Short Cut Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

Creamy chicken and rice soup has been a favorite of mine since my youth going to St Hubert restaurant in Quebec. St Hubert is a popular restaurant chain and the rice and creamy chicken soup it makes is pure comfort in a bowl. This week as I was prepping for my pot of Sunday soup, […]

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Easy Dutch Sausage Bread (Saucijzenbroodjes)

Easy Dutch Sausage Bread (Saucijzenbroodjes)

Saucijzenbroodjes

My guy is Dutch and every time we go to Holland (okay, The Netherlands), the one food item he has to have right away is a warm Dutch sausage bread, also known as Saucijzenbroodjes in Dutch. Every bakery and grocery store there sells Saucijzenbroodjes and they’re just as the name sounds – sausage stuffed into […]

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Spuntino Wine Bar Holding Month Long Puerto Rico Fundraiser

Spuntino Wine Bar Holding Month Long Puerto Rico Fundraiser

From November 1-30, Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas (http://spuntinowinebar.com) in Clifton will sell a specialty cocktail, the Rico Fascino, where a portion of proceeds from sales will be donated to United for Puerto Rico, an initiative created by the Office of the First Lady, Beatriz Rosselló, and a group from the private sector that came […]

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Upscale Korean Food at Gayeon

Upscale Korean Food at Gayeon

Bibimbap

I was recently invited to Gayeon, an upscale Korean restaurant in Fort Lee, and loved my experience. The space is modern, elegant and sleek, the food is creative, beautifully-presented and the staff is helpful and welcoming. A full recap of my dinner was just published by Jersey Bites and here’s a link to it. If […]

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