Gift Guide: For the Foodie Who Has Everything

Holiday shopping for those of us who are food fanatics can prove to be quite difficult for even the most skilled shopper. Luckily a majority of larger shops and department stores now carry a wide range of cooking items from specialty pots and pans, to imported baking silpats (which I highly recommend).  But what do you buy a foodie that has everything? Buying cookware or ...

10 Dec 2012 17:30 GMT

Christmassy Cranberry Scones

The holidays can be stressful.  Whether it is entertaining for friends and family or braving the shops to find the perfect gift, the holiday season is often greeted with anticipation and worry.  I’m not sure what it is about the holiday that creates such a heightened sense of perfection. From the perfect gift to the perfect meal, the holidays are stressful enough without having to plan a four-course dinner for ten people.  Luckily every year we host a Boxing Day brunch...

07 Dec 2012 10:00 GMT

The Best Cookbooks to Give as Gifts

I feel like there is something really special about giving someone a cookbook as a gift.  Cookbooks are the gifts that keep on giving, and 2012 was certainly the year of the cookbook. Almost every month, a new fantastic cookbook was released, which makes the list below even more difficult to compile.

05 Dec 2012 12:00 GMT

The Ultimate Hanukkah Meal

I was the obvious candidate to write a three course Hanukkah menu. Everything I know about the Festival of Lights I learned from Ross & Monica in Friends. Oh, and that season of Sex and the City where Charlotte converted. But I got there, with a little help from The Hairy Bikers and 

03 Dec 2012 12:30 GMT

Baking Traditions: Whipped Shortbread Cookies

There is something about the holiday season that is synonymous with baking. One of my fondest holiday memories is gathering around our kitchen table and making cutout sugar cookies with my mom and brother.  Whether it is Christmas or Hanukkah, the holidays are built on two things; family and food, and over the next couple of weeks I will be sharing some of my family’s most treasured holiday recipes!

29 Nov 2012 12:00 GMT

Yuletide Myth Busting: WTF is With Egg Nog?

You’re going to have to trust me here. I know, egg in a drink just doesn't sound right. Frankly, I was worried too. But making it yourself somehow legitimises the whole egg situation. It is also not to be confused with the premixed drink Advocaat. Pleasingly this one isn't bright yellow. It’s almost like baking a cake. A cake in a cup. Full of lovely frothy boozy eggnog! 

27 Nov 2012 13:00 GMT

Cheddar and Cranberry Cheese Ball

I am a proud and stubborn Brit, so I am loath to admit it when Americans have achieved a level of perfection that my countrymen have failed to reach. But, I must reluctantly set aside my patriotism when it comes to talking about my favourite American dish, the cheese ball. For the uninitiated, cheese balls are the world's greatest culinary invention. Scoff not reader, I'm not overstating this: cheese balls are the most versatile and satisfying creation known to this land...

26 Nov 2012 12:00 GMT

Why Stick to a Traditional Christmas Meal?

I am proud to say that this year I will not be cooking a turkey. In fact, I have never cooked a turkey for Christmas dinner as it bores me. I rarely eat turkey any other day of the year, so why must I at Christmas?  When did we forget that this time is a holiday? I have two children and would much rather play with them and get slightly squiffy at an inappropriate hour of the day, usually with my Mother.

22 Nov 2012 16:30 GMT

Thanksgiving Side Dish: Roasted Acorn Squash

It’s that time of year again! Time to start celebrating the approaching Holiday season. Thanksgiving is an easy holiday to cook for considering everything revolves around the turkey. But year after year menus can become a little repetitive with the same old turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. That’s why I like to play around with the side dishes.  

21 Nov 2012 13:00 GMT

Easy Baking: How to Make 'One Bowl' Brownies

I get it, baking can be a little overwhelming at times. The precision and meticulousness it takes is not for everyone. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.   I remember when I first moved out on my own even standing near the oven sent chills down my spine.   

20 Nov 2012 17:30 GMT

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