Greek Butter Cookies

Getting a “leg-up” on my Christmas baking by starting with these buttery little morsels that have just a hint of anise flavour. They’re good keepers and freeze well!  You can use either blanched or unblanched almonds to make the cookies.  I’ve been baking these off and on for over 40 years…the original recipe is taped … Continue reading Greek Butter Cookies

Drei Augen (Three Eyes)

I wasn’t going to put this recipe for German shortbread on Oracibo for some reason or the other…but after receiving rave reviews all Christmas Season…I think I should! This is only the second time I have made them; the first time was back in the mists of time…I won’t wait that long again! The recipe for these absolutely wonderful little … Continue reading Drei Augen (Three Eyes)

Spaghetti With Pesto Trapanese

There is nothing like making this pesto when the garden provides ripe cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. It’s so easy to put together.  Thanks to “Lidia’s Italy” for this one! On a hot day, with a glass of chilled wine, it just doesn’t get any better.   You choose the vino! ¾ lb. cherry tomatoes, very ripe & … Continue reading Spaghetti With Pesto Trapanese

Seasoned Toasted Almonds

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. These almonds were always a big hit with guests at the receptions I catered & no worries about peanut allergies! To this day I often make them to serve as a quick appetizer, especially over the Christmas holidays when I make lots by doubling or tripling the recipe.  … Continue reading Seasoned Toasted Almonds