Happy holiday season, peeps! There is nothing I don’t like about this time of the year. It encapsulates so many things I love: cozy nights at home, spending time with family and friends (even more special this year – first Christmas for our baby boy!), fun party invitations, decorating the home – and baking cookies. What I like even more than baking cookies, is decorating them. See what I came up with to decorate some chocolate sablés and orange cookies:
You guys! Who would have thought I’m not only back on The Roaring Prettiness with my new beauty catch series, but even got around to do one of my Sunday posts. Not me.
I’m all about homemade goodies. Be it homemade granola, sweets or sauces. They just taste so much better than anything store-bought. Don’t you agree? Same goes for nibbles to start a great dinner party. Lately, I whipped up truffle butter-parmesan-thyme popcorn and garlic-olive oil-mozzarelline. Both only take a few minutes to throw together and are a creative departure from the typical peanuts and olives to serve with your cocktails.
On our last holiday, I ate the most delicious granola for breakfast at the Babington House in Somerset, England. Good thing they sold a really cool book there called Eat, Drink, Nap, with the recipe of exactly this granola in there. First thing back home, I had to try it myself, and I may tell you, it didn’t come out bad at all. I might even go into large-scale production. Here’s how to do it: (more…)