Archive - October, 2012

Creamy Pea Soup

Creamy Pea Soup // wishfulchef.comWhen I saw Nigella Lawson make her incredibly easy pea and mozzarella soup on her cooking show the other day, I just had to try it. Because of the addition of mozzarella she calls it ‘Slime Soup’, but it also adds a nice creamy flavor which compliments the delicate sweet peas. I love the vibrant light green color this soup exudes, making it a great addition to any Halloween party. Check out my soups & stews section for more easy and delicious recipes.
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German Gingerbread Cookies (Lebkuchen)

German Gingerbread Cookies (Lebkuchen) // wishfulchef.comFor the final recipe of our holiday cookie kit, I’ve prepared a traditional German Christmas gingerbread cookie, or Lebkuchen. Created by medieval monks, lebkuchen dates back to the 13th century in Germany and Switzerland. My version is made of ginger, molasses, almond extract and a good amount of spices like cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. These cookies are soft on the inside and slightly crunchy on the outside, the perfect compliment to include in our holiday cookie kit.
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Mexican Hot Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mexican Hot Chocolate Chip Cookies // wishfulchef.comFor the next installment of our holiday cookie GrubKit, I decided on a chocolate chip cookie with a kick. This recipe is perfect for the chocaholics out there. It’s decadent, moist with a brownie-like texture and added spice from cinnamon, ancho chili and cayenne. Two other recipes that will be part of this holiday cookie recipe kit are Appetite for China’s Green Tea Shortbread and my Cranberry Pistachio Biscottis.
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