A decadent recipe for chocolate biscotti with hits of gooey, Snickers chunks topped with caramel icing and a chocolate drizzle.
This Cornbread Topped Texan Cowboy Pie offers a tasty twist on traditional Shepherd's Pie...
It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas! Our condo is filled with the holly jolly aromas of Christmas because this morning, having woken with a void in my heart where Thanksgiving once lived, I decided to get my festive freak on and fill it with the joys of Christmas. So donning my Santa hat and … Continue reading Christmas Gingerbread Cookies
"Feed a Fever, Starve a Cold" - at least, that's what the old wives say. I rarely suffer from winter colds but when I do I am totally unbearable - just ask my husband! I am also someone who gets really "hangry", so to keep my misery (and his) to a minimum, the hubby decided to feed my cold with a never-ending … Continue reading Chicken Frankie Naan
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
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)
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
Costco is my achilles heel. A shoppers paradise filled with tempting treats bundled into jumbo packs of jumbo savings, luring you in to fill your basket to tsunami proportions with giant tubs of laundry detergent, huge chunks of cheese and enough Aspirin to clear up Hillary Clinton's "flu" a hundred times over. All sounds good so far, right? Well, living in a … Continue reading Limeade with a Touch of Mint
It wasn't until I moved to Seattle that I reluctantly tried Japanese food. Having grown up on a traditional UK diet of fish & chips, roast dinners and sausage & mash, Japanese food was distinctly "alien" to me. As my hubby escorted me to Seattle's International District for my first Japanese experience, I had butterflies in my stomach and Stephen King-esque thoughts running … Continue reading Japanese Pork Katsu
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
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
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
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
Hangovers are just like childbirth... ...wait, before all you mothers out there throw a torrent of abuse at me, please hear me out! Hangovers are a painful and "unpleasant" experience, but no sooner than you can declare the words "Never Again!" your feelings of pain and suffering melt away and only memories of the good stuff remain - like how you wow'd everyone on the … Continue reading Falafel Burgers (a Tribute to Mr Ghassan!)
They say time flies when you're having fun and this is certainly true when I'm back in the UK spending time with my family and friends - and getting my fix of all of my favourite foods from home, of course! Having only been home for a week, I have already squeezed in a sneaky Nando's, discovered … Continue reading How Not to Lose Your Cool
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