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

Spicy Pumpkin Crock Pot Curry

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

Pumpkin Ice Cream (No-Churn)

Have no fear, Autumn is here and it has been Chill Bill! This has been the week when I could deny it no more - the electric blankets have been turned on, the couch blanket is out from its summer storage spot and I have almost, almost convinced my husband that it is time to turn the heating on … Continue reading Pumpkin Ice Cream (No-Churn)

Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast

I love the Autumn, it's such a beautiful time of year, and yet, there are also some things I hate about this season... First there is the inevitable Wardrobe Faux-Pas that I will repeatedly make during this unpredictable season. It seems that it really doesn't matter how many times I check the weather situation by continuously updating the weather app on my iPhone or sticking … Continue reading Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast

Indian Summer Salad

The summer (and probably a touch of global warming) is certainly serving us well this year. Ever since the start of June I can honestly say that I have been sweating like a pig - not very ladylike, but true! - and in traditional Brit style all I can do is complain about the heat that I had … Continue reading Indian Summer Salad

Dahlia Bakery Triple Coconut Cream Pie

Tom Douglas... ...if you live outside of Seattle then I may forgive you for not knowing his name, but owning eighteen of the hottest eateries in the city (as well as the Hot Stove Society cooking school) he is the man when it comes to serving seriously good food in Seattle. In fact, he is Sweetness in Seattle itself - I wish I … Continue reading Dahlia Bakery Triple Coconut Cream Pie

Matcha Green Tea & Rose Donuts

If you want people to understand you, speak their language... ...this is a lesson that my husband and I have learnt during our cross-Atlantic relationship, even though both of our native languages are "English". There was that time in the car (A.K.A. the "argument factory") when we completely missed our turning due to me giving the instruction "turn right in … Continue reading Matcha Green Tea & Rose Donuts

Sweet Potato Cumin Fries with Harissa Dips

I can’t help but chuckle as the lyrics to “Dazed and Confused” bellow from the radio – how apt is this song for how I am feeling right now?!! Having just waved goodbye to my crazy BFF, I am definitely all in a daze (and suffering from severe food and booze hangovers) after a riotous 4th of … Continue reading Sweet Potato Cumin Fries with Harissa Dips

Stars & Stripes Cake for July 4th

"Independence" is a dirty word and one that is impossible to escape right now. I hate to be a "Debbie Downer" but I am SO fed up with the EU Referendum and the impending economic gloom we are all to suffer until the eventual signing of Article 50 and the UK officially leaves Europe. So god bless America, July 4th and Independence … Continue reading Stars & Stripes Cake for July 4th

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

Coconut Chicken Tacos with Mango Slaw

Why is it that the sun instantly makes you feel happier and more (dare I say) 'passionate' about even the most mundane tasks? This is a question I found myself asking as I threw open the windows and dove into a mountain of ironing that even the most experienced sherpa would shy away from. With the … Continue reading Coconut Chicken Tacos with Mango Slaw

Blueberry Fritters

Happy National Doughnut Day! Yes, that's right, today is a day dedicated to the holey doughnut (or 'donut' as it is more commonly known in the US!), a day where it is absolutely obligatory to feast on at least one of these sugary, fluffy morsels of delight! Brought to the United States via Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, … Continue reading Blueberry Fritters

Home-Made Hummus

Some days are simply meant to be spent on the sofa. You know the ones? When it's cold, wet and grey outside and you know it'll be impossible to get down the street without at least one car splashing puddle water all over you as it drives by. Well today is one of those days, so … Continue reading Home-Made Hummus

Iced VoVo Cake

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

Pomegranate Chicken Salad

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

BBQ Bacon Meatloaf

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

Aunt D’s Pineapple Dessert Pizza

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

Watergate Salad – Easter Sunday

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

Iced VoVo Cake with Pink Guava Jam

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

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