This is my mother's springtime holiday cake and it's also my favorite. We only call it Easter Cake, but for the purposes of this post, I have named it Resurrection because I could be persuaded to come back from the dead for a slice.
For years now, my mom has been making a white chili instead of the heartier red chili as a family comfort food during colder months. Aside from comfort, it's also been an easy go-to dish to feed a large gathering, and since Mom and I have been hosting annual Oscar parties for over a decade, mom's chicken chili has always been a welcome respite from the February cold.
Some days, you just need to have a fresh-from-the-oven cookie — even if it’s just one.
One of the things I fell in love with in Vienna was Haas & Haas, a quaint tea shop tucked behind the huge cathedral in the middle of the beautiful-cobblestoned city. Part of their tea fare was this lovely biscuit with a sweet cream dollop and raspberry jam; the perfect amount of sweetness when you pile them all together, daintily as you should, while at a tea house.