Toad in the Cornhole

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

Sweet Thai Chili Fishcakes

We were recently visited by some good friends from Alaska, a really sweet retired couple my husband met, rather randomly, in a local Thai restaurant five years ago. They visit Seattle at least once a year and we always look forward to seeing them, as they always have lots of hilarious stories to tell. This visit they came loaded … Continue reading Sweet Thai Chili Fishcakes

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

Persian Love Cake & Rose Cream – Valentines Day

Are you in the mood for love? Well whether you like it or not, tomorrow is St. Valentines Day, a day on which we all display our love and affection for our sweetheart. I'm in love and I would hope that my husband loves me too, but shouldn't we be expressing our love for each other every day of the … Continue reading Persian Love Cake & Rose Cream – Valentines Day

Pulled Pork Sliders – Super Bowl 50

Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday, the largest sporting event on the US calendar, and with over 114 million TV viewers, it's certainly the most watched TV broadcast in America. If that wasn't impressive enough, this year is promising to be even bigger and better because it’s the 'Super Bowl 50' – the event’s 50th Anniversary. I will … Continue reading Pulled Pork Sliders – Super Bowl 50

Pork Belly Char Siu – CNY

Monday 8th February sees in the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey. Sounds like the perfect excuse to monkey around, get up to some monkey business and have more fun than a barrel of monkeys doesn't it?!! OK OK, I'll spare you the cheesy monkey phrases, but it's hard to resist when I am so excited. You see, I … Continue reading Pork Belly Char Siu – CNY

Texan Style Baked Beans

As a Brit I was brought up on Baked Beans because baked beans totally rock - fact! As a child there was nothing better than arriving home from school to a plate of hot buttery toast smothered in baked beans. It's one of life's simplest pleasures, an institution, and something that should not to be messed with. Good ole … Continue reading Texan Style Baked Beans

Thaifusions Swimming Rama Thai Pizza

A change is as good as a rest, at least that is what they say isn't it?! And with the start of a new year I have decided it's time for change. So my New Year's resolution is not only to make this food blog as awesome as is awesomely possible, but to also cook one new food … Continue reading Thaifusions Swimming Rama Thai Pizza

Skillet Roasted Cauliflower

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci And who am I to argue with the great Mr da Vinci?!! So today's recipe is simple, wholesome, healthy and super tasty - Skillet Roasted Cauliflower. It makes the perfect side for a mid-week dinner party. The sophistication of this dish is partly attributed to my beloved Lodge cast iron skillet. Cast … Continue reading Skillet Roasted Cauliflower

Slow-Cooked Spicy Beef Chili

Moving to America has totally changed me - FACT. Not only have I become a wife (aiming for fully fledged domesticated goddess status!), but I also find myself saying "have a nice day" to complete strangers, I throw out the "trash" rather than the rubbish, I eat an entrée instead of a main, and I no longer consider putting sweet and … Continue reading Slow-Cooked Spicy Beef Chili

Estela’s Gluten-Free Scones

I've just arrived back in the UK, so it's perfect timing to share the afternoon I spent baking and taste-testing English Scones with the fantastic Estela, "Head Foodie" at Liberated Foods. Estela is a self-taught cook who specialises in gluten-free and allergen-free cooking and baking. Since the birth of her now 14 year old daughter, who was born with over 50 different … Continue reading Estela’s Gluten-Free Scones

Strawberry & Coconut Cream Tarts

Dry January? I think it should be called Why January?!!! Why is it that we all feel that we should be the best version of ourselves just because it's the first month of the year? Surely we'd be much better off if we simply tried to live healthier and more modestly throughout the year? I have … Continue reading Strawberry & Coconut Cream Tarts

Eggnog Coffee Cake

This year the holiday season was, for me, the season of Eggnog. I had heard of Eggnog before, but had never really felt the desire to try it. A hot drink made with eggs? Disgusting! Add it to my latte? Pure coffee travesty!  But since nervously taking a sip of my husband's eggnog one morning, I have been addicted - God bless America and all the eggnog recipes made … Continue reading Eggnog Coffee Cake

Get Ready For New Year’s Eve!

I've had the most fantastic Christmas!!! A holiday filled with family, food and fun - what more could a girl ask for? (Apart from the wonderful handbag my hubby bought me, of course?!!!) But now Christmas is over (boo!), we only have to suffer a few days at work until we can let our hair down and celebrate … Continue reading Get Ready For New Year’s Eve!

Boxing Day Pasties

So my guess is that you're still feeling full from over-indulgent Christmas dining and the head is just a touch foggy from the Christmas spirit?! No doubt, you're also fed up to the back teeth of being in the kitchen, but know you have to do something to get rid of the barrowful of turkey, and other festive leftovers, that are taking over the … Continue reading Boxing Day Pasties

Christmas Countdown: Cranberry Sauce Muffins

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose..." ...what a romantic image of Christmas those lyrics conjure up in one's mind. However, if you're anything like me you'll only be half way through your Christmas shopping, have just two presents wrapped (because the store did it!) and your kitchen will resemble a spewing volcano of … Continue reading Christmas Countdown: Cranberry Sauce Muffins

Christmas Countdown: Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti

I both love and dread this time of year. It's such a merry, festive time with Christmas songs playing wherever you may be and the scent of cinnamon filling the air. Everybody seems to be full of Christmas joy and we suddenly lose all of our inhibitions (and taste) by proudly donning jumpers that look like they have been … Continue reading Christmas Countdown: Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti

Christmas Bliss Bowl + Cranberry Sauce Bonus Video!

The Christmas tree is up, the line to see Santa is over 4 hours long outside Nordstrom, and the Gingerbread Village is displayed in full Star Wars themed glory (Gingerbread Star Wars?!!!) at the Sheraton hotel - so it MUST be Christmas! Our holiday always starts on Christmas Eve with mom's yum-tastic Italian dinner, followed by a family breakfast and present opening … Continue reading Christmas Bliss Bowl + Cranberry Sauce Bonus Video!

Christmas Countdown: Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

Are you sitting down? Because I have something to tell you, something that may come as quite a shock... ...because today's recipe is like no other on my blog. You'll find no chocolate, no candy, not even any peanut butter. Most surprisingly you'll discover this recipe contains NO SUGAR! Yes that's right, self-confessed sweet-toothed queen of the … Continue reading Christmas Countdown: Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

Christmas Countdown: Peppermint Patties & Mint Crunch

My appetite and waistline are already well and truly into the Christmas spirit. Being a food blogger, and having Thanksgiving to add to my culinary repertoire this year, I feel just like a turkey with my rapidly expanding waistline in the run-up to Christmas! This week's recipe has certainly not helped matters for it contains my most favourite … Continue reading Christmas Countdown: Peppermint Patties & Mint Crunch

Christmas Cheers: Drinks & Cocktails

There can be no doubt, Christmas is on it's way! The party season has begun and my social calendar is already buzzing with lunches, dinners, and more importantly, drinks. Like most, I do enjoy a Christmas tipple!  Even more so since moving to Seattle with my tee-total husband, as I now only tend to "indulge" at Sunday dinner … Continue reading Christmas Cheers: Drinks & Cocktails