Oreo Cookie Brownies

This week I am back in the UK - my god, how cold is it here?!!! I've been as busy as a bee catching up with family and friends. I was also fortunate to celebrate my dear friend Tracey's 40th birthday at The Crazy Bear restaurant in Beaconsfield. If you haven't been to this decadent restaurant before, you … Continue reading Oreo Cookie Brownies

Chewy Gooey Hot Tamales Brownies

I love the change in season. Not for the change in weather, but for the ever changing seasons of food. But rather than harping on about the latest ancient grain or root vegetable that has just been hand pulled from a small batch, organic farm - YAWN! - my wanton desires are driven by the candy aisles and my local coffee store, which … Continue reading Chewy Gooey Hot Tamales Brownies

Cupcake Sliders

It all started with Colon Hydrotherapy... Since we (me and the hubby) had put ourselves under such a traumatic experience in the name of "healthy living" we decided to try and prolong the benefits of our trauma by eating a healthier diet. However, those of you who have been following the blog for a while will already know … Continue reading Cupcake Sliders

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Today's recipe is based on an American classic - Snickerdoodle cookies. A Snickerdoodle is a fantastically scrumptious, soft and chewy cookie that is coated in cinnamon sugar (nom, nom, nom)! I have to say that I love a good English biscuit. There is nothing quite like the crisp, crunch bite of a Rich Tea, a round of Shortbread, or a Chocolate Digestive. So … Continue reading Snickerdoodle Cookies

Thanksgiving Countdown: Biscuits & Gravy

Catching up with family and friends is fantastic, but every meeting is held over brunch, lunch or dinner. So while I thought my waistline was going to be endangered by the legendary American portions, it is in fact back home in England where I can feel the pounds invading my hips. The food in America is … Continue reading Thanksgiving Countdown: Biscuits & Gravy

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

Today is always one of the hardest days of the year for me, because today is my husband's birthday. That's not to say it isn't a day of happiness and celebration, because it most definitely is, but like many other men, my husband is insanely difficult to buy a gift for. He is the man who has everything, … Continue reading Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

Spookadoodles Halloween Snickerdoodle Cookies

Trick or treat? Trick or treat?  Let's bake something good to eat,  Something spooky, scary and mean, Spookadoodles for Halloween! It's just one week until Halloween, and yes, I'm still excited! I have eaten so much pumpkin I'm starting to turn orange and my waistline is steadily becoming pumpkin-shaped due to all the Halloween candy I've devoured. By the … Continue reading Spookadoodles Halloween Snickerdoodle Cookies

Three Ingredient Pumpkin Oreo Chocolate Brownies

We 'Millennials' are often criticised for falling victim to the law of instant gratification. Instant gratification is basically the desire to have what you want and to have it now.  Imagine the scene... ...I'm having a fantastically successful girls night in when the unthinkable happens - we run out of wine. Do we go without??? Do we stop … Continue reading Three Ingredient Pumpkin Oreo Chocolate Brownies

A Pumpkin Bread Affair

My husband has another love. He has been very open about his love affair and I have known about his "weakness" for a few years now. But who am I to complain? Especially as I also share in this particular love fantasy. So when he returned from a business trip away this week, I thought we could both be there to welcome … Continue reading A Pumpkin Bread Affair

Baked Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

What's better than a hot, fresh doughnut? A hot, freshly baked pumpkin spice doughnut, that's what!!! That's right, this recipe doesn't call for a dreaded deep fat fryer and the associated hours spent red-faced on the treadmill trying to burn off the calories afterwards. These doughnuts are baked in the oven and are guaranteed to make your … Continue reading Baked Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

It’s Tortilla Time!

Some foods simply aren't worth the time, stress and mess to make 'from scratch'. Puff pastry, for instance, has to be the average person's kitchen kryptonite. Who needs to spend two hours kneading, poking, rolling and chilling when you can buy ready-made, roll and bake pastry? I used to think the same of tortillas. It's not like tortillas … Continue reading It’s Tortilla Time!

Gone in a Zucchini (Courgette) Bread

My mom (technically my mother-in-law, but I like to call her mom) is always taking pity on us newly-weds (even though we are fully grown adults) inviting us over for wonderful home-cooked dinners and donating bags of food as we head for home. My husband can never hide his enthusiasm to go "home" for dinner and I have to admit, I … Continue reading Gone in a Zucchini (Courgette) Bread