No Bake Chocolate Cornflakes Cookies

One of my favorite childhood memories are making these really easy, no bake chocolate cornflakes cookies: Yes, they are so easy, even a toddler can do them – there will probably be a mess, of course, but looking at the kitchen after I have been baking, I must admit that I haven’t changed much in…

Spicy Jalapeño and Peperoncino Quesadilla

Living in Colorado and travelling throughout New Mexico I have learned one thing for sure: I absolutely love Quesadillas! They are the ultimate comfort food, immensely easy to prepare and so amazingly variable – I very often just make Quesadillas in order to use leftover vegetables or meat. Working @home at the moment my moments…

Rustic Swiss Caramels with Pistacchios

Swiss Caramels are a classic Swiss sweet treat that are not unlike fudges in taste but crumblier and have more “melt in your mouth” texture – you usually get them at autumnfaires and they really are quite addictive. In this version I added some salted pistacchios to the caramels – if you like the combination…

Apple Crumble Cheesecake Bar with Homemade Caramel Sauce

It’s apple time!! With about 16 kg apples eaten per year per capita, apples are by far the most popular fruit in Switzerland! So this is my version of combining the love for fresh apples with a bit of the American influence I’ve taken on over the years; I made Apple Crumble Cheesecake Bars! Creamy,…

Coconut macaroons with Chocolate

Do you need a sweet treat but don’t really have time? These lovely little coconut macaroons are indulgent yet simple and need less than 15 minutes of actual work. Recently, I’ve made them over and over – for a Birthday-party, a potluck, to say thank you to a co-worker – and I still can’t get…

Pumpkin-Gnocchi Gratin with minced meat and cheese

And suddenly it’s cold and rainy – summer is over – and fall is here! Now while I love summer, fall might be my all time favorite season, especially when it comes to food. One of the reasons for this: the glorious pumpkin! So I started this fall season with one of my most comforting…

Mushrooms & Basil Pesto on Rucola Salad

I absolutely adore mushrooms in whatever variety they come in – however, two weeks ago I, for the first time ever, had mushrooms with pesto and let me tell you this: it’s a perfect match! The umami deliciousness of mushrooms paired with the freshness of basil and the hit of garlic makes for an incredible…

Tomato Soup: Late Summer Favorite

What you want for soups of any kind are really ripe vegetables – so late summer is where you will typically get the best tomatoes – savour them! Also, while the recipe below can be followed as is, I really can’t stress enough how easily variable soup recipes are: basically, you can throw in there…

Salsa Verde: Make Summer Last!

Summer is slowly but surely coming to an end here in Switzerland and I am looking for ways to make it last just a little longer – and especially make use of all of the herbs that have growing on my balcony the last couple of months. So this is my take on a classic…

Homemade Swiss Cheese Spätzle or Chäässpätzli!

Spätzle is one of the most famous dishes from the German-speaking part of the world – and the Swiss twist on it is, of course, to serve them with lots and lots of cheese! – and fried up onions…there really is nothing more comforting in the world for me. And even if the cold days…