Recipe Post! Christmas dinner: Butterscotch Cream Pie

This delicious recipe originated from Martha Stewart’s website, but I have made a couple of important changes to make it more to my taste, and the taste of our guests for our Christmas night dinner. Butterscotch Cream Pie 3/4 cup sugar 5 large egg yolks 1/4 cup cornstarch  tsp pure vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups…

Recipe Post! Christmas Dinner: Hors D’Oeuvres (Part 2)

This Christmas, my family really pulled out all the stops to make Christmas dinner a feast to remember. We all rallied together in challenging personal circumstances to bring together family and friends for a seating of a nearly a dozen of our nearest and dearest last night. It was wonderful to see those happy, smiling…

Recipe Post! Christmas dinner: Hors-D’Oeuvres (Part 1)

This Christmas, my family really pulled out all the stops to make Christmas dinner a feast to remember. We all rallied together in challenging personal circumstances to bring together family and friends for a seating of a nearly a dozen of our nearest and dearest last night. It was wonderful to see those happy, smiling…

Happy Holidays to all!

Just a quick post to wish a Very Merry Christmas to all of my friends and followers! May your day be merry and bright, even if your Christmas is *not* white (such as ours most definitely is not this year!), and may your hearts’ desires be granted. All the best to you and yours this…

2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap – FINAL POST (I swear!)

The hosts of this year’s #fbcookieswap, Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen, have just released the recipe roundup for all the cookie recipes that were submitted! The number of submissions this year, in fact, were so numerous, they split them into two separate parts; I thought it would be useful to also link…

2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap – reviewing my swaps! (Part 2)

The 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is over for another year and all cookies have been sent to their swap matches. Many thanks to Love and Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen for the Herculean effort it must have taken to arrange all of the logistics for this year’s (and every year’s) swap! Kudos,…

Knitting Confidential – Progress Report!

Well, believe it or not, I have finished another knitting project! Oh my…two finished projects in one month?! There must be some very aerodynamic pigs flying around a very chilly Hell right now… It’s actually a gift for MYSELF, which is a bit silly, because I’ve been busting my hump to have presents handmade for…

2014 Great Blogger Cookie Swap – reviewing my swaps! (Part 1)

The 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is over for another year and all cookies have been sent to their swap matches. Many thanks to Love and Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen for the Herculean effort it must have taken to arrange all of the logistics for this year’s (and every year’s) swap! Kudos,…

The 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap – our submission!

At last, it’s here, it’s here! I’m sad in one way to see the end of another swap, but happy at the same time, since it means it’s almost Christmas! :oD It really has felt like ages since we started this year’s cookie swap…and by “we”, I mean my partner in cookie crime, Miss Kitty!…

A Very Grumpy Cat Christmas to you all!

In the absence of a real post here (lots of family stuff going on right now!), I’m sending you lovely Christmas-related memes, all to do with my favourite Scrooge, Grumpy Cat! I promise that later this month I’m going to be writing about tons of fun Christmas baking, crafts, and all sorts of other awesomeness!…

The 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is Now Closed!

Yay! And boo… Another Food Blogger Cookie Swap has come and gone, and now it is time to not only write and post pics about my own cookie recipe, but also post pics and reviews about the three batches of cookies I have received :o) This I will do starting next week, as I have…