Fahion, Beauty, and Food

Month: December, 2012

Swiss Christmas Cookies! {Mailänderli, Spitzbuben& Zimtsterne}

Since I’ve been a child there are 3 different kinds of cookies my Mom used to always make for Christmas; Mailänderli, Spitzbuben& Zimtsterne.
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They have become our Family favorites, and I love to make them here in the States for Christmas, to hold on to these sweet Memories. I found the recipes for each Cookie batch in English, for most of my followers speak and read English:)
I did replace or omitted a few Ingredients, which I am going to point out…

-For All the Cookies I used Brown Sugar.

Mailänderli
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– I made mine thinner, which makes them more crunchy, and because I simply wanted to make them as I remembered my mom making them, I did not add the Lemon Zest. For the Flour I used Organic Unbleached All Purpose Flour.
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Spitzbuben
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– My mom always made this cookies round shaped, which is less time-consuming:)
I used the cape of a seasoning jar to cut out the round shape.

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I made one batch with Organic Unbleached All Purpose Flour& the second batch with Bob’s Red Mill 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Flour ( 2 Cups Whole Wheat& 3/4 Cup All Purpose)
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Zimtsterne (Cinnamon Stars)
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These Cookies should be called Almond Cookies instead of Cinnamon Cookies…
Anyways, mine obviously don’t have the shape of a Star… because they dough is so sticky, it’s so much easier and less time-consuming to just form them into small balls, with the palm of your hands.
I doubled the Ingredients to get out more cookies, and I also didn’t add the Sugar Glaze, it might make them look more appealing, but I rather omit the extra Sugar…
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They are all so Delicious! And there is enough to share with special Friends♥

“BIJOUX”{Jewel}

Vogue Paris Dec/Jan 2012/2013

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Model:  Yasmin Le Bon
Photographer: Lachlan Bailey

“A Fine Excess”

Flare December 2012

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By Max Abadian

(Make Up+ Eyebrows+ Jewelry= J’aime!!)

Classic Green Monster{Breakfast}

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I used Peanut Butter and added a pinch of cinnamon to mine:)

Made it for the first time this morning, and am actually drinking this Smoothie right now, while typing:)

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This Classic Green Monster Smoothie is so Delicious, probably one of my favorites right now!

Monoreno Dress{2nd time around}

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Monoreno Dress(also worn HERE), paired with Black Stockings, Black Waist Wrap and Steve Madden Ankle Booties (recently seen HERE)

For Breakfast: Toasted Panera Whole Grain Bread:)

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This Whole Grain Bread from Panera Bread is delicious! Especially toasted, topped with All Natural Peanut Butter, and either Strawberry or Banana slices, and a pinch of Cinnamon. Almost every Friday I stay at my friends house, she has this bread lying in the fridge, and I just can’t help myself:)

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