Moravian spice cookies- or something like them

What the heck's a bonbon?

Turkey, cole slaw and cranberry sauce on a stuffing cake

I cook a lot.  I think you should too.

But here's the thing: I don't know much about fancy shmancy cooking terms.  Or what utensils are proper to use while cooking.  Or why certain dishes are called certain dishes.  Like, what makes a truffle different from, say, a bonbon?

In fact, I had never even HEARD of a bonbon until I became a stay-at-home mom and someone cracked a joke about "sitting around eating bonbons all day" which prompted me to immediately ask the question: 

What the heck's a bonbon?

In case you are curious, it's a little chocolate thingy that apparently stay-at-home parents are supposed to love...while they do nothing but sit around all day... um...?

Anyway, I thought 'What the heck's a bonbon?' would be a great name for my new blog that will be filled with recipes and tips for all of us wannabe chefs who love to cook, but seldom have all the ingredients we are supposed to and don't really like to follow a recipe exactly.

Everything I post here will have been tested by my guinea pigs family and will have their seal of approval.  

I encourage you to use these recipes as guides to making your own wonderful creations.  Modify them like crazy so that your family will gobble them up.  Don't like cilantro?  Me neither.  So you can bet that you won't find any cilantro laden dishes here.  But if you DO like it, by all means add it to any of the recipes you find!

I hope you enjoy this!