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 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
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
I'm so excited and I just can't hide it, I'm about to lose control and I think I like it! What am I so excited about? These 3D Robot Pop Moulds! I know, sad isn't it?!!! How can a grown woman get so excited over ice pop moulds? But I guarantee you'll fall in love with these playful … Continue reading Cool Robot Pop Moulds!
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
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
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!
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
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
Today I am congratulating myself with a huge pat on the back and TWO squares of peppermint fudge, because I succeeded in resisting all temptation! I cannot say it was easy and I definitely cannot deny that I wasn't sorely tempted to give in - but I did it, I ignored all festive urges until the month of December! Don't get me … Continue reading Christmas Countdown: Festive Peppermint Fudge
It's just 5 days until Thanksgiving and I cannot wait! We will be celebrating with a big family dinner at mom's, with each of us bringing our allocated dish. There will be roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, carrots and green beans and then there's the Thanksgiving dessert. But while dessert is the dish that me and my sweet tooth … Continue reading Thanksgiving Countdown: Pumpkin Pie
Today is always one of the hardest days of the year for me, because today is my husband's birthday. That's not to say it isn't a day of happiness and celebration, because it most definitely is, but like many other men, my husband is insanely difficult to buy a gift for. He is the man who has everything, … Continue reading Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies
The evenings are drawing in and there's a brisk chill in the air, so I've been seeking warmth and comfort in whatever which way I can. One morning, looking out at a grey sky full of rain clouds I decided to make a bold move and re-light the fires of an old flame. I don't think my husband will mind, … Continue reading Slow Cooker White Chicken Chilli
Why do the weekends always go too quickly? Especially when they are great weekends like the one I just had. It was typically cold, wet and grey outside, but I spent most of it inside, cosy and warm, huddled up on the sofa with my hubby. I didn't even have to cook as our Mom … Continue reading Halloween Fright Night Fudge
Trick or treat? Trick or treat? Let's bake something good to eat, Something spooky, scary and mean, Spookadoodles for Halloween! It's just one week until Halloween, and yes, I'm still excited! I have eaten so much pumpkin I'm starting to turn orange and my waistline is steadily becoming pumpkin-shaped due to all the Halloween candy I've devoured. By the … Continue reading Spookadoodles Halloween Snickerdoodle Cookies
We 'Millennials' are often criticised for falling victim to the law of instant gratification. Instant gratification is basically the desire to have what you want and to have it now. Imagine the scene... ...I'm having a fantastically successful girls night in when the unthinkable happens - we run out of wine. Do we go without??? Do we stop … Continue reading Three Ingredient Pumpkin Oreo Chocolate Brownies
It's only 17 days until Halloween (my first in the USA!) and I'm as excited as Buffy at a Vampire party! Halloween is a huge occasion in the USA and they certainly know how to celebrate. The stores are brimful of Halloween treats, from Pumpkin flavoured Oreo's and Pumpkin Spice Lattes to eye ball shaped bubblegum and gravestone … Continue reading Halloween Pumpkin Spice Pops
Ugh! I hate this time of year. It's hit that time when we never know what to wear or what to do. One day the sun will be shining - hurrah! Only to met by grey skies, drizzly rain and a "fresh" wind the next. What's even worse is when the change of weather doesn't happen on … Continue reading Strawberry & Coconut Popsicles
When I left the UK I thought I had finally escaped all things football. No more having to endure a whole week of football forecasts on TV, followed by a weekend of matches and then a Sunday evening re-living the 'highlights' all over again. At last, I thought, I never have to hear the word … Continue reading Football Football Everywhere, Even in My Drink!
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!