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: 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

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

Can’t Get To IHOP Banana Pancakes

My name is Sonia and I am an IHOP junkie - OK I admit it, it's not the poshest of places, but IHOP the 'International House of Pancakes' is my food mecca! I'll always remember my reaction when my husband took me for my first brunch at what is now our local IHOP on Capitol Hill. "You're … Continue reading Can’t Get To IHOP Banana Pancakes

Bugs, Ice Pops & Videotapes!

In true Pointer Sister stylie "I'm so excited" to share this post with you because it features my first video recipe (yay!) - so please read the whole post and if you have any feedback on the video, I'd love to hear it! One thing I am not so excited about, however, is the imminent arrival of Autumn. So … Continue reading Bugs, Ice Pops & Videotapes!

My Peanut Butter Chocolate Heroes!

Today was one of those days. I just couldn't help myself, the urges were simply too strong! No matter how hard I fought, I could feel I was weakening, until I knew I was no longer in control and the craving for chocolate had indeed won. I searched the kitchen frantically - surely we had some chocolate somewhere??? … Continue reading My Peanut Butter Chocolate Heroes!

Harissa Chicken

In a Hurry Harissa Chicken

An exceptionally easy recipe for exotically spicy Harissa Chicken.

What’s Your Cup Size?

I love American cook books. Not just because they are a Pandora's Box brimful of new found foods and recipe ideas, but also because of the measuring system they use. In the US there is no need for large, awkward, hard-to-store weighing scales, instead they are replaced by shiny stainless steel, pocket-sized measuring cups and spoons. In the … Continue reading What’s Your Cup Size?