This Year Has Been A Great Year For Strawberries - I'll Bet You'll Love Me Berry Much For Inspiring You With These Delicious Strawberry Recipes!
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I'm Helping You To Feed Your Face With Pancakes This Shrove Tuesday - Because It's What God Would Want You To Do!
Thanksgiving is an opportune holiday for us foodies, but it can equally become a day filled with stressful marathon cooking sessions and fears of satisfying the expectations of your dinner guests. So let me be your holiday heroine with my guide to the Best Thanksgiving Recipes Ever - these recipes not only taste great, but are also so easy to make that even … Continue reading Best Thanksgiving Recipes Ever!
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
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
I love Halloween. Not only does it give me a great excuse to spend even more time on the sofa, peeking out from the safety of my blanket while watching scary movies, but it also means I get to eat Halloween Candy. Halloween candy is pretty hard (impossible!) to resist. The concierge desk awaits me upon my return home with a bucketful of Halloween … Continue reading No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies
Have you ever seen anyone walk face first into a closed glass patio door? Well my relatives have (yup!) and the utter look of shock on said victims face (me!), is probably as close as I can get to explaining the way we felt as we stepped off the flight back in Seattle. Having enjoyed a week of sheer sunny bliss in Puerto Vallarta, … Continue reading Spicy Pumpkin Crock Pot Curry
It seems that everywhere you go, butter - which used to be considered the arch enemy of healthy eating - is now the "in" thing to eat. Be it good old peanut, almond, sunflower seed, cashew or avocado, butter is being slathered on every edible surface possible. I had never heard of Pumpkin Butter until my husband suggested … Continue reading Pumpkin Butter
So it's the first week of the kids' summer holidays and you are all living the blissful life of the Von Trapps, singing songs about kittens wearing mittens whilst twirling around sunny hay-filled meadows. It has been the most wonderful week and you cannot wait to see what the remaining five weeks of the school summer holiday … Continue reading Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
Happy Mothers Day! Tomorrow is Mother's Day in the USA and what better way to treat mom than with a slice of this irresistible Iced VoVo Cake with Pink Guava Jam?!!! Having just returned from a trip to Sydney, I was excited to get my first taste of a VoVo - and now I'm a VoVo addict, they are my new … Continue reading Iced VoVo Cake
Some of the things you find later in life are the things you end up in loving the most. For me that includes my husband, brussel sprouts, meat and pomegranate. It's strange that a food can be so available to you and yet you can reach adult life having never tried it. It wasn't until my husband brought home … Continue reading Pomegranate Chicken Salad
Last weekend Seattle hosted one of my fave events of the year, Comicon, a comic book and pop culture convention that draws over 80,000 people into the city. Although I'm not a comic book fan myself and I have no intentions of ever setting foot inside the Comicon convention, I do love the buzz it brings to the city - … Continue reading Jell-O Robot Pops
Today I awoke to crystal blue skies and the weatherman's promise of temperatures in the high 70's - finally summer is on it's way! So not only am I revelling in new shoe heaven (I indulged in TWO new pairs yesterday), and ecstatic to finally indulge in some sun worship, but my delight is triple-heightened (yes, there's more!), … Continue reading Strawberry & Coconut Ice Pops
Today's post features an oldie but goodie recipe that has fast become a staple dinner in our home. Delicious, simple to prepare, and a firm fave of my hubby's, this BBQ Bacon Meatloaf recipe makes a great weeknight dinner and provides plenty of leftovers for meatloaf sandwiches later in the week - bonus! I loved meatloaf back home in … Continue reading BBQ Bacon Meatloaf
Whether you're partial to Hawaiian style ham and pineapple, Italian sausage and pepperoni, or barbecue chicken, pizza is a universal food that everyone enjoys. This week, as I indulged in my fave Mushroom, Artichoke and Truffle Oil Pizza at Primo's, my mom excitedly told me about Aunt D's Strawberry Pizza. Now, I am always one to … Continue reading Aunt D’s Pineapple Dessert Pizza
I have an insanely sweet tooth, which is partly why I have settled into life in America so well. No matter where you go the next sugar fix is never far away. Pop into the drug store and a huge candy aisle awaits you, order a bacon and egg breakfast and it'll come drizzled in maple syrup. Watergate Salad, … Continue reading Watergate Salad – Easter Sunday
March 17th is, of course, St Patrick's Day and not content with just downing a pint of Guinness in the local pub, whilst donning a green sweater, Americans celebrate the day in style. Turning entire rivers green and smothering every city in a green haze of costumed party goers and procession floats, the day does not pass by unnoticed! Even … Continue reading St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shake
This has to be one of my favourite times of the year in America, not only because our clocks go forward this weekend and summer time is officially on its way, but because it's terribly difficult to go anywhere without being accosted by a girl scout asking you to buy a box of her Girl Scout Cookies. Usually … Continue reading Thin Mints Ice Cream
Happy Mothers Day! Tomorrow is Mother's Day in the UK and what better way to treat mum than to give her a day of relaxation, a constant supply of tea (or Prosecco if your mum is anything like mine!) and a slice of this irresistible Iced VoVo Cake with Pink Guava Jam?!!! You're probably wondering what an earth a … Continue reading Iced VoVo Cake with Pink Guava Jam
Who doesn’t love Toad-in-the-Hole? But before you start calling animal protection out on me, please let me explain! Toad-in-the-Hole is NOT a terrible act of perverse toad punishment, but a tasty English dish consisting of sausages “hiding” in a giant Yorkshire Pudding (Yorkshire Puddings are similar to American Popovers). What’s not to like?! This week, … Continue reading Toad in the Cornhole