Joulutortut: Finnish Jam Pinwheel Pastries

Joulutortut: Finnish Jam Pinwheel Pastries

As we pursue to make traditional holiday dishes from around the world, I doubt that any will look as aesthetically appealing as joulutortut does. It certainly requires a bit of extra finesse in order to get the joulutortut into its pinwheel shape, but a finished joulutortut pastry, especially with the color contrast between the golden pastry and the dark purple prune … Read more

Melomakarona: Greek Honey-Dipped Christmas Cookies

Melomakarona: Greek Honey-Dipped Christmas Cookies

Over here at Arousing Appetites, we take our holiday seasons very seriously. It’s a fantastic time to get together with friends and family and to reflect and express gratitude on the year that was. Of course, it’s also a great time to eat. Cuisines around the world each have their own special (and delicious!) holiday traditions, … Read more

Oyster Cajun Stuffing

As an homage to the Thanksgiving in all its American splendor, we thought it appropriate to find a stuffing recipe from a little closer to home. Even in the US, though, “home” is really a melting pot of many different regional cuisines, so this was a prime opportunity to explore one of the more vibrant and … Read more