caramel pecan cookies

by Eva Felis on December 10, 2015

caramel pecan cookies

Did you notice the cookie storm I had been baking lately? We already started last month with oatmeal hazelnut and cranberry cookies had some veggies and other good stuff in between, before we continued with hazelnut-chocolate macaroons, today I am bringing you caramel pecan cookies. This might be this year’s last cookie recipe, but who knows editorial calendar are not written in stone. All of those recipes are irresistible yummy, nevertheless very easy and quick. This is my favorite time of the year, yet also the time I am buried with tasks. Between taking care of raking leaves, buying presents and the daily grind should be cookies, like lots of them. Read more >>


 

choc moc

by Eva Felis on December 7, 2015

choc moc

A few days ago I met my friend Anna for dinner and we laughed so hard about my choc moc situation, that all waiters turned around to see what’s going on. Every other week we meet for lady’s night and as always, there were several messages forth and back until we settled on a Japanese restaurant. Read more >>


 

perfect holiday gift guide

by Eva Felis on December 4, 2015

perfect holiday gift guide

Holidays tent to show up all of the sudden and without a warning. They catch me unprepared and I end up running around like a headless mad woman, trying to get ready for what should be the best time of the year. This year I made a list and checked it twice: here comes my perfect holiday gift guide. Perfect in a way of being neither age or gender specific. And perfectly convenient, just order online and pick up at your door steps. Read more >>


 

hazelnut-chocolate macaroons

by Eva Felis on December 2, 2015

hazelnut-chocolate macaroons

In the mood for Christmas already anyone? I know it’s about time, but the weather is nicely warm in Atlanta and my mini me inside my head is still talking about pumpkins and fall. I still haven’t set up any holiday decoration, usually I can’t wait for it. Yet I baked these hazelnut-chocolate macaroons, let’s get this holiday season started! Read more >>


 

cranberry-orange-cinnamon infused vodka

by Eva Felis on November 30, 2015

cranberry-orange-cinnamon infused vodka

Yesterday was the first advent, it’s officially Christmas season! It’s the time we have to go through awkward company Christmas parties, but furthermore the time to invite family and friends and be jolly or whatever vodka does to you. For that reason I had been making infused vodka like a maniac lately. Read more >>


 

italian butternut squash soup

by Eva Felis on November 24, 2015

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It’s the midst of fall and I think we all enjoyed a fair share of all kind of pumpkin treats by this time. And we are not stopping yet, keep them coming! This recipe for Italian butternut squash soup takes a different approach on the regular pumpkin soup with adding rosemary, onion, tomatoes and garlic. Read more >>


 

pear & poppy seed pudding

by Eva Felis on November 19, 2015

pear & poppy seed pudding

Pear & poppy seed pudding is going to be my life saver today! I have an appointment this afternoon, one of the worst ones. It’s with my dentist and I know for sure he is going to drill the heck out of my tooth. He is a very nice guy, polite and charming. He is going to greet me and ask me, how I feel and I am going to answer: give me the local anesthetics -now. As soon as my face stops being numb, I will eat this pear & poppy seed pudding and I will try to forget all this happened.
The poppy seeds taste nutty and are fun to eat. You can go either way with this pudding: with almond flavor, like I did in this recipe, or add lemon zest instead for a citrusy flavor. You can also use apples, if you are not really into pears, but don’t skip it. Mr. F called it a pudding/cake hybrid and reheats it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Isn’t he a gourmet?

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appled dark ‘n’ stormy

by Eva Felis on November 17, 2015

appled dark ‘n’ stormy

Who is afraid of the dark? Torrential rain? Thunderstorms and lightning? Anyone? Bummer! I would raise my hand, because it’s the best excuse and occasion to enjoy this appled dark ‘n’ stormy. This cocktail is named after the “color of a cloud only a fool or a dead man would sail under”. At the time I lived in Kansas City, tornadoes occurred frequently and my friend Susan told me, she would take her dogs, a pitcher of margaritas and drive over to her mom’s house. The two of them would chat and have some drinks in the basement, while over their head all hell breaks loose. What a great way to use otherwise lost time! Luckily tornadoes are rare in Atlanta, but I can close my curtains and pretend… and mix some appled dark ‘n’ stormy. Read more >>


 

cider-braised turkey thigh with chorizo

by Eva Felis on November 11, 2015

cider-braised turkey thigh with chorizoWith Thanksgiving Day around the corner and ideas for decoration, recipes and survival tips popping up everywhere, it’s hard to avoid thinking about turkey. With all the craziness about this bird, I am not looking forward eating leftovers for weeks. I don’t want to be a party pooper here, but turkey don’t come in XS sizes. So what’s the alternative? A miniature turkey aka chicken? I hear a voice in my head scream sacrilege. Not an option! Instead of making the turkey smaller, I picked my favorite part of it, the turkey thigh. I also craved sauce, lots of it, I wanted my turkey swim in a pool of sauce. With so much sides going on, I wasn’t in the mood for peeling and chopping extra veggies. Instead I flavored the sauce with chorizo, very manly of me. This recipe for cider-braised turkey thighs with chorizo is a great alternative for smaller Thanksgiving gatherings or Sunday suppers. Read more >>


 

blackberry-thyme-lemon infused vodka

by Eva Felis on November 9, 2015

blackberry-thyme-lemon infused vodka

Halloween had been just the start of the fall parties, and the holiday season is upon us! Those colder months are my favorite time of the year! The days are getting shorter, the nights longer, and that means more time for parties and to get together with friends. It’s the season for red wine, bourbon and those drinks, that are able to warm you from the inside. I started infusing vodka again with the intention to build a selection. Blackberry-thyme-lemon infused vodka is one of my favorites so far. The flavors blend so well together and all I need is some soda to enjoy a ruby red drink. Read more >>