Monday, December 15, 2008


Christmas and New Year are magical times during which we love to cook scrumptious meals and bake delicious treats. Everybody wants to have a pretty table with lots of beautiful festive foods as well as a good time with their loved ones...

If you want to have a stress free end of the year,
please have a look at my recipes. You might find something interesting and will not lose any precious time thinking about your menu. Take it easy and don't wrack your brains!

Apperitive Food & Starters:
Brazilian Toasts (see recipe)
Caribbean Banana Soup (see recipe)

Chopped Liver (see recipe)
Fried Ricotta (see recipe)
Gravlax - Salt Cured Salmon (see recipe)

Ham And Parmesan Cake (see recipe)
Hawaiian Salmon Poke (see recipe)
Oat Cakes (see recipe)
Ostrich Steak Tartar (see recipe)
Parmesan And Gorgonzola Cheesecake (see recipe)
Potato Chips/Crisps (see recipe)
Smoked Salmon And Cream Cheese Bagels (see recipe)
Smoky Chili Crackers (see recipe)
Spicy Roasted Chickpeas (see recipe)
Sweet And Savory Italian Meatballs (see recipe)
Tiny Curry Scones (see recipe)
Vietnamese Chicken And Grapefruit Salad (see recipe)

Main Courses:
Blueberry Pork Chops (see recipe)
Brazilian Xinxim De Galinha (see recipe)
Chicken And Mushrooms In Saint Marcellin Sauce (see recipe)
Chicken In Vanilla Sauce (see recipe)
Chinese Lemon Chicken (see recipe)

Cheese Fondue (see recipe)
Fish Rendang (see recipe)
Greek Pork Stew With Quinces (see recipe)
Lemony Beef And Potato Tajine (see recipe)
Lump Egg Pasta With Saffron Sauce (see recipe)

Meatballs Brazilian Style (see recipe)
Raclette (see recipe)

Side Dishes & Accompaniments:
Almond And Curry Bread (see recipe)
Greek Lemon Roasted Potatoes (see recipe)
Homemade Orecchiette Pasta (see recipe)
Hot Italian-Style Tagliatelle (see recipe)
Jerusalem artichoke Gratins (see recipe)
Maluns (see recipe)

Maple Glazed Brussel Sprouts And Potatoes (see recipe)
Homemade Orechiette (see recipe)
Parsnip Puree (see recipe)
Potato Kugel (see recipe)
Potatoes Baked With Parmiggiano (see recipe)
Pumpkin Latkes (see recipe)
Spätzlis (see recipe)
Warm Beetroot With Sour Cream (see recipe)

Festive Desserts, Breads & Cookies:
Alsatian New Year Chocolate Chip Brioche (see recipe)
Apple Latkes (see recipe)
Banana Bread Pudding (see recipe)
Banana Walnut Bread (see recipe)
Basler Brunsli Cookies (see recipe)
Birnenbrot (see recipe)
Bostoni Cream Pie (see recipe)
Brazilian Coffee Cookies (see recipe)
Cantuccini - Biscotti Cookies (see recipe)
Caramel Cake With Caramelized Butter Fosting (see recipe)
Challah Bread (see recipe 1 & recipe 2)
Cheesecake Marbled Brownies (see recipe)
Chestnut Bites (see recipe)
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (see recipe)
Chocolate Intensity Cake (see recipe)
Chocolate Mousse/Delight (see recipe)
Chocolate Walnut Fudge (see recipe)
Cinnamon Chestnut Persimmon Muffins (see recipe)
Cinnamon Granola (see recipe)
Danish Braid (see recipe)
Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cupcakes (see recipe)
Deadly Blondies (see recipe)
Dream Bars (see recipe)
Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse (see recipe)

Festive Winter Challah (see recipe)
Fragrant Swedish Rye Bread (see recipe)
Fudgy Low-Fat Cocoa Cookies (see recipe)
Ginger Flavored Banana Cake (see recipe)
Grittibänz Breads (see recipe)
Hazelnut Nougatine (see recipe)
Honey Cinnamon Graham Cookies (see recipe)
Italian Ricotta Cookies (see recipe)
Kriegskuchen/War Cake (see recipe)

Lamingtons (see recipe)
Lemon Curd (see recipe)
Lemon Honey Cookies (see recipe)
Lemon Mousse Verrines (see recipe)
Luscious Lemon Bars (see recipe)
Luscious Pumpkin Jam (see recipe)

Macadamia Nut Cookies (see recipe)
Macarons With Chocolate & Peanut Better Ganache (see recipe)
Magenbrot Cookies (see recipe)
Maple Glazed Brussel Sprouts And Potatoes (see recipe)
Milanais/Mailänderli Cookies (see recipe)
Milk Chocolate And Caramel Tart (see recipe)
Moist Orange Syrup Cake (see recipe)

Moroccan-Jewish Truffles (see recipe)
Nian-Gao (see recipe)
Opéra Cake (see recipe)

Orange Cornmeal Cake (see recipe)
Panettone (see recipe)
Perfect Party Cake (see recipe)
Pfeffernüsse Cookies (see recipe)

Portuguese Sweet Bread/Massa Sovada (see recipe)
Profiteroles (see recipe)
Pumpkin Apple Bread (see recipe)
Pumpkin Bread Pudding With Caramel Sauce (see recipe)
Pumpkin Challah (see recipe)
Orange Cornmeal Cake (see recipe)
Salée A La crème (see recipe)
Scones (see recipe)
Sesame Cookies (see recipe)
Sienese Panforte (see recipe)
Swiss Brunslis (see recipe)
Swiss Mailänderli - Milan Cookies (see recipe)
Swiss Saffron Bread (see recipe)

Swiss Zimsterne (see recipe)
Tahinopitta - Tahini Cake (see recipe)
Tiramisù Mousse & Lemon Curd Tart (see recipe)
Tiramisù Mousse & Lemon Curd Verrine (see recipe)
Triflemisù (see recipe)
Vanilla And Lemon Cupcakes With Buttercream Frosting (see recipe)
Yule Log (see recipe)
Zesty Ricotta Tart (see recipe)


  1. Moi aussi j'adore les belles balades et tou prendre en photos...


  2. lots of great ideas in there! I'm always baffled by people who run around and scramble to prepare food for it go perfectly instead of just enjoying the ride, already.

  3. great idea and I love the photos!

  4. J'adore tes photos, on dirait des cartes postales!

  5. Bonjour ROsa, Joli photos comme toujours:)

  6. Thanks for all the recipes (I see a lot a chocolate in there... miam;) & the "christmasy" pictures :-)

  7. Thanks for all the recipes. Apparently I had difficulty to choose as well as there are so many to choose from. Anyway this year I'm going to make sausage platter with sticky toffee pudding. What about you?

  8. CUTIE: You are welcome! I don't know yet... It'll depend on what I'll see in the stores.

  9. que de jolies et bonnes propositions que voici, merci pour ce travail de fourmis ;-) biz

  10. Rosa, that is such a great list..and I absolutely love those photos :-)

  11. Oh Wow!! What a list there Rosa...:D

  12. Your photos are beautiful!
    And what a great variety of treat you have in your repertoire! :)

  13. You have given us great ideas. Thanks Rosa. Your pictures are like postcards. Absolutely beautiful.

  14. Wow - thanks for the food ideas! There are tons here to choose from.

  15. You have so many recipes!!! Joyeuses Fetes!!!!

  16. Décidemment, j'adore tes photos !!!! Elles sont magnifiques !
    Bisous et bon lundi, Doria

  17. Rosa, thanks for having taken the time to compile such a massive list of recipes; I've already eyed a few that sound amazing. Muchísimas gracias querida.

  18. les photos sont très jolies :)

  19. What a list Rosa! Those spicy coated chick peas caught my eye right off the bat. They sound so yum and would be a great snack when we are "on the program"!

  20. Thanks for all of the ideas! They are all wonderful!

  21. Avec le froid qui s'installe, nous aurons peut-être un Noël blanc, l'occasion pour toi de nous séduire avec de nouvelles photos.

  22. As always, the lists are amazing and pretty sure work and taste good. I know this, because I have tried many of your dishes (although, some of them , I don't always blog about it). Have a wonderful season, Rosa!

  23. What a long yummy list! How to choose?? Happy holidays Rosa!

  24. Superbes ces photos. Merci Roa pour toutes ces idées.

    BRAVO §

  26. wuauuuuu!!! toutes excellente recettes ça va être difficile de des photos magnifiques

  27. et ben ! si personne ne trouve son bonheur ici y a tant de bonnes choses énumérées ... comment veux tu qu'on choisisse ! c'est trop dur !

  28. Thanks so much for your food ideas, Rosa. They are very helpful. Your photos are so lovely.

  29. Hi Rosa
    It's my first time here, and I noticed you have a lot of Brazilian recipes. I am from Brazil and I was wondering how do you know so much about it?

  30. What a wonderful selection of recipes! I'm enjoying surfing through all the sweet goodies.

  31. this list came just in time. i am planning on what to make for a party coming up, and would need those inspirations! thanks!

  32. I am drooling, you have got so many lovely recipes for me to pick, you are awesome babe! Merry Christmas!

  33. Wow! I wish I could make every one of your desserts. Sounds great!

  34. Merci pour toutes ces bonnes idées de recettes !
    Tes photos sont superbes :o)

  35. What a great list! I will keep busy with your recipes, thank you very much! Merci beaucoup!

  36. ça c'est sympa ! je suis toujours à la recherche de mon plat principal !

  37. geez, you have quite a collection of amazing recipes!!!! the banana soup sounds wildly good.

  38. ..vraiment magnifiques tes photos d'hiver ma chère Rosa..j'aime tellement la neige moi;)


  39. Such an impressive collection of recipes. Everything is looking great.

  40. und which of the main courses is your favourite ?
    this simplifies my selection :-)

  41. I like them all, but for Christmas I might recommend the "Greek Pork Stew With Quinces", "Chicken & Mushrooms In Saint Marcellin Sauce" or the "Blueberry Pork Chops" (the picture is horrible, but not the dish)!

  42. Une mine de recettes, c'est formidable !

  43. This Valentine’s Day Cookies are the masterpieces (if you will) of five fabulous friends together again decorating Sugar Cookies made by Loretta, the intrinsic Orange County Baker. We’re decorating our way through the 2009 holidays.