While my new home is at the top of mind, food has always been at the bottom of my heart. There is no home without good food and that is what this section of the blog is all about! I am no recipe creator, I am a recipe follower and sometimes refiner. I will always give credit to the original recipe and I will add my personal touch where I can!
With the house coming around the corner, it’s really time to brush up on those hostess skills. And what better challenge than an adorable Valentine’s dessert? And what better adorable Valentine’s dessert than a red velvet cupcake? Red velvet is a craze. It’s a trend. It’s hip. But most of us don’t care about that. … Continue reading Red Velvet Cupcakes for Valentines
This week I made one of my husband’s favorite desserts, miniature clementine cakes. I got the whole idea of baking these the first time from the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. From Kristin Wiig singing “Space Oddity” to Ben Stiller outrunning a volcano, the movie is so surreal and yet so believable at … Continue reading Magical Mini Clementine Cakes
Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie? The problem is there’s not just one kind of chocolate chip cookies. There aren’t even three kinds of chocolate chip cookies. There are probably thousands of different kinds that can range of chewy to crispy to salty to sweet. Some are nutty, some gooey, some cakey, some … Continue reading Thousand Layer Chocolate Chip Cookies
After living in London for six months, I finally appreciate scones. Not the dry crumbly triangles that americans pass for scones. But real scones. Which are actually more like biscuits. Not the english kind. The american kind. Let me start over. The staple of a proper afternoon tea is a good scone with fresh clotted … Continue reading Afternoon Tea