Tag: Yvette van Boven

Novel Baking: Mulling Spice & Spicy Cider

We had our first snow this week, two inches to give us a nice dusting and for some timely winter atmosphere for Home Made Winter with The Novel Bakers! While snow is frightful lately in the Northeast and Midwest (and more recently in Atlanta), it’s something I look forward to since it’s a rare occurrence is usually here today, gone tomorrow. A…

Novel Baking: Irish Stew with Soda Bread

Irish Beef Stew with Irish Whiskey Soda Bread! A delicious stick-to-your-ribs Irish Stew and soda bread recipe with currants and caraway seed soaked in Irish Whiskey. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or cold weather comfort food! I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Home Made Winter. (County Kerry, Ireland, photo by Oof Verschuren, Home Made Winter) Yvette…

Novel Baking: Cardamom Cake with Whole Pears

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Home Made Winter. I swooned when saw the pear cake on the cover of this cookbook and had to try it. I made this cake twice, the first time was a hot mess.  The recipe is written with European butter in mind and reads: 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons…

Novel Baking: Welcome Winter Cocktail and 3 Minute Mug Cake!

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Home Made Winter. You have to love a cookbook that starts out with a welcome cocktail! This is one of several recipes in Home Made Winter by Yvette van Boven that has charming illustrations in lieu of written directions.  No measuring required, just ingredients are all you need to…

Novel Baking: Home Made Winter

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Home Made Winter. HOME MADE blew readers away with its stunning package, delicious recipes, beautiful photos, step-by-step instruction, and Yvette van Boven’s own hand-drawn artwork throughout the book. Van Boven’s passion for great food and good humor could be felt on every page in the book. Now, in the follow-up HOME…