Snacks

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Now I love a tradition butternut squash soup with apple and sage and all of that scrumptiousness. But sometimes I want something a little difference and this curried take on a classic really hits the spot. This recipe utilizes curry powder, garam marsala and ginger to really elevate the humble […]

Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls

My British husband has lived in the States nearly 5 years now and by and large he is a pretty big fan of the food here. But one of the things he will never understand about the American cuisine is its complete lack of sausage rolls. And by sausage rolls […]

Fig Jam & Goat Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto

When you are in need of a simple, delicious appetizer that is sure to please any crowd you can never go wrong with a crostini! And this recipe using Preserve International Balsamic Fig Jam, Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and fresh Basil is one of my very favorites! So fresh and with […]

Brie & Cranberry Phyllo Mini Tarts

Call me crazy but I honestly have very little need for a turkey at Thanksgiving. Sure it looks great in the center of the table and I do love me some post-Thanksgiving turkey, cranberry and stuffing sandwiches but appetizers and sides are definitely my favorite parts of the holidays. These […]

French Silk Boo Cups

Love a good Halloween “Boo” cup but feeling something a bit more sophisticated than the traditional boxed pudding and Oreo combination? Well this recipe is for you! Using a deliciously light and fluffy French silk pie filling combined with crumbled chocolate bunny graham “dirt” and an adorably spooky meringue ghost […]

Pumpkin Spice “Nice”cream

When my British husband first moved to Texas a few years ago he was a little baffled about the overwhelming obsession everyone in Texas seemed to have with the Fall season. Especially when it meant families dragging their sweater wearing toddlers to pumpkin patches for photos in 90 degree heat. […]

Orange & Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake

This Orange & Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake is a moist, flavorful, lightly sweet treat that goes fabulously with a cup of tea or coffee. What is ricotta cheese? Ricotta cheese is an Italian whey cheese with a light, creamy texture somewhat similar to a mild cottage cheese, but much smoother. […]

Chocolate “Nice”cream

When you’re in the mood for a frozen treat but don’t feel like an all out calorie splurge this “nice”cream is the perfect fix! 🍨 🍨🍨 The base ingredients are frozen bananas and a little coconut milk. I went with a classic chocolate flavor by adding cocoa powder, a pinch […]

Fig, Lemon & Sage Olive Oil Cake

I’m going to be honest, this recipe stimulated some debate amongst my family members. I first had it in mind to make a just a fig and lemon olive oil cake but when I saw the gorgeous bunch of sage sitting on my counter I thought, why not?? And threw […]