Simone's Kitchen

Warm oats with pears, cinnamon and star anise

Warm oats with poached pears |

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 like the fact that it is rather cold now as it comes out of the fridge. Not so nice in winter time. Delicious for a summery breakfast though but in winter time I prefer my breakfast to be a tiny bit warmer. And warming up overnight oats just sounds wrong.

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...

The easy Christmas menu

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...

Bundt cake with roasted marzipan |

Christmas dessert: Bundt cake with roasted marzipan

Sometimes I have these really brilliant good ideas… If I may say so myself. You have to know that I am definitely not the best bread baker in the world. But I do love bread… So the fact that I can’t really produce a...