Simone's Kitchen

Christmas cookies

Christmas cookies in bauble box |

I hereby solemny swear; from next year onwards I will be posting only savory christmas dishes. And I also solemny swear that I will be doing nothing other than eating salads all year long. Just 365 days of eating greens… Seems like a brilliant plan. I might actually lose some weight in the process, even though that seems to be sort of a lost cause anyway. I will only do photoshoots with savory things. Without cheese and without anything else that might be considered hazardous for your waistline… Hahaha… Ok, dream on babe…. Anyway I am completely going off the topic of the day because that is – how could it be anything different? – sweets again. Cookies this time!

Warm oats with poached pears |

Warm oats with pears, cinnamon and star anise

In between all the christmas stuff it seemed like a good moment in time to think about a delicious wintery breakfast. You’ve probably seen heaps of recipes for overnight oats passing by and truth be told, I do like overnight oats. But I don’t...

miljonairs shortbread |

Millionairs shortbread with salted caramel

Shortbread… Now that is typically one of those things that you weren’t able to find in the Netherlands not that long ago. The first time I ate a piece of a shortbread cookie was with a friend who had a thing for anything Great...

Chicken in cola |

Dudefood Tuesday: chicken in cola

In these dark days before Christmas I always get a little emotional and think back to the early years. I ponder about what used to be in the DudeFood Kitchen and before you know it my memories take me back in time to the...


Christmas lunch: Crostini with Boursin and tomatoes

SPONSORED The lunch during the holidays tends to get a little bit left behind or maybe that is just me. It’s breakfast I worry about and than dinner and than, o no, we have to eat lunch as well! To be honest; in a...

Pavlova with cranberries |

Christmas dessert: Pavlova with cranberries

A pavlova is one of those typical dessert that people can sometimes get a little scared of. Such a giant mountain of pillowy meringue that needs to bake in the oven can be a little daunting maybe but in reality it is one of...

Mascarpone raspberry trifle

The easy Christmas menu

If you’re anything like me you’ve been busy planning for your Christmas menu for days. weeks… heck maybe even months. I can spend hours with stacks of cookbooks, magazine and anything else you’ll find recipes. Jotting down ideas, crossing them out, thinking of what...