Tag: Almonds

Greek Butter Cookies with Cloves
Baking and Sweet Endings

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 […]

Christmas Cookies, Drei Augen (3 Eyes) with Red Currant Jelly Filling & 1 Hole Only
Baking and Sweet Endings

Drei Augen (Three Eyes)

After receiving rave reviews all Christmas Season for these cookies that I’d not made for years for some unfathomable reason, I thought it was time I added it to my Oracibo recipes.   The recipe for these absolutely wonderful little currant jelly filled beauties comes from the late Carol Field.  I was unable to find my pastry […]

Ingredients for Making Spaghetti Trapanese
Pasta, Gnocchi and Polenta

Spaghetti With Pesto Trapanese

There is nothing like making this famous Sicilian pesto with ripe cherry tomatoes and fresh basil from your own garden!   Failing that your local farmer’s market is a great choice. The “sauce” is so easy to put together and the pasta is the only thing that requires cooking.  Thanks goes to “Lidia’s Italy” for this! On […]

Seasoned Toasted Almonds

Seasoned Toasted Almonds

These almonds were always a big hit with guests at the receptions I catered.  The added bonus was not being worried 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.  Bet you can’t […]