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Vanillekipferl (Christmas Almond Crescent Cookies)

Vanillekipferl (vanille means vanilla and kipferl, from Hungarian kifli, means crescent), are Austrian / German crescent-shaped cookies, coated with vanilla sugar.  They originated in Austria, symbolizing the celebration of the victory of the Hungarian army over the Turkish in one of the many wars between the nations.   You can also find them in many other countries such as Germany, …

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Dark Chocolate and Other Food for a Mental Boost plus Two Chocolate Recipes

Who doesn’t love chocolate?  I kind of love dark chocolate and adore that bitter dark flavor! However, it is an acquired taste though. The old saying goes…….”We are what we eat”. This means that to remain healthy and fit and active we must eat Healthy! All of us could use a brain boost from time …

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Trouffes (Chocolate Truffles)

Truffles are bite-sized chocolate confections, usually made from chocolate and cream (ganache) usually formed in a spherical, conical, or curved shape. Their name derives from their resemblance to truffles, edible fungi of the genus Tuber. In Greecek we usually make the truffles with leftover cake or biscuits, which we smash into smaller pieces and also add some toasted nuts or …

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