Swiss Icebox Cookies

I fell in love with Swiss Icebox Cookies a few years ago. When my cousin gave me the recipe (thanks D) I didn’t expect much, because it seemed they were made of familiar ingredients. But when I tried them, soon I found out they were terribly addictive – I just couldn’t stop eating them. Slice-and-bake icebox cookies (or refrigerator cookies) are very practical. You can prepare them ahead of time and keep them in your freezer. Then you can just pull-out when you need them, and bake straight from the freezer. This comes especially handy in holiday season or when preparing for a large party....more

Ten Ways Not to Annoy the Swiss

I go to Switzerland rather frequently for work. Over the course of the last two years, I’ve deepened my understanding just a bit regarding the basic tenets of Swiss culture, and I can now say with confidence that I know exactly enough to have a mediocre chance of not standing out like a sore American thumb from Geneva to Zurich. I like the Swiss; I want never to annoy them with my cultural obtuseness. Therefore, as today’s creative outlet, I submit for your consideration my quick reference list of ten things to do or not do to ensure that you never annoy the Swiss as you travel in their beautiful patria:...more