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Advent Calendar Day 17 – Star brownies

Advent Calendar Day 17 - Star brownies

The love story with these brownies started last year, as they are really fluffy and are actually an all-year-round recipe. They are quite easy and fast to make – just …

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Advent Calendar Day 16 – Lebkuchen hearts

Advent Calendar Day 16 - Lebkuchen hearts

Every year, I am taken off guard in August when the first chocolate-coated Lebkuchen (similar to gingerbread) start selling in the Austrian and Swiss supermarkets. At that time of the year, when there are sweaty hot 30 ºC outside, I am generally dying for …

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Advent Calendar Day 15 – Oven baked salmon with dried tomatoes and potatoes

Advent Calendar Day 15 - Oven baked salmon with dried tomatoes and potatoes

Are you looking for a recipe which is easy to prepare and will literally cook itself while you enjoy the time with family and friends? As Christmas time is not only the time of baking and cooking but also important family time, I like to take it easy with cooking. :-) …

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Advent Calendar Day 14 – Parmesan-herb-twists

Advent Calendar Day 14 - Parmesan-herb-twists

Good morning, Friday!!! Hello pre-weekend. Ready? Ready for a little pre-weekend party? What will you contribute? Something extravagant? What about something simple?

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Advent Calendar Day 13 – Cranberry-white chocolate muffin baking mix

Advent Calendar Day 13 - Cranberry-white chocolate muffin baking mix

Muffins. MUUUUUFFFFFIIIIIIINNNNSSSSSSS. I think there can never be enough of them. At least I can never get enough. They are quick and easy to prepare and make such a nice snack, dessert or bring along. With this baking mix you will …

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Advent Calendar Day 12 – Pesto Rosso

Advent Calendar Day 12 - Pesto Rosso

One. Two. Three. Four. Five words. Delete all. Ten words. Back to scratch. An idea. Not good. Starting over again. Moving in circles. It somehow feels like playing a …

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Advent Calendar Day 11 – White chocolate truffles with coconut and lime

Advent Calendar Day 11 - White chocolate truffles with coconut and lime

“Life is like a box of truffles. You never know what you get.” to freely quote Forrest Gump.
Today’s sweets are deceptive: they look like coconut balls but the …

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Advent Calendar Day 10 – Hot chocolate on spoons

Advent Calendar Day 10 - Hot chocolate on spoons

Since I thought about making hot chocolate on sticks (aka spoons) as edible Christmas presents I seem to stumble upon them everywhere. With everywhere I do not only mean the virtual world, I especially mean …

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Advent Calendar Day 9 – Linzer cookies

Advent Calendar Day 9 - Linzer cookies

Nine days into the Christmas count down I feel it is finally time for Christmas cookies. As an Austrian I was personally “obliged” to start my Christmas baking season with Linzer Augen, which literally translate to …

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Advent Calendar Day 8 – Snowy Zurich and Porcini Potato Soup

Advent Calendar Day 8 - Snowy Zurich and Porcini Potato Soup

Winter has not even officially started. According to the astronomical calendar we still have fall. But as we know Frau Holle (Mother Hulda) does not stick to calendars and she covered Zurich in snow yesterday (actually not the first time this fall). I grabbed my camera and strolled through …

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