Buffalo Chicken Wings

My husband is a self-proclaimed connoisseur of Buffalo wings.  He has eaten his fair share, so he definitely knows what he’s talking about.  Over the years, I’ve tried lots of different recipes in an attempt to satisfy his wing cravings.  I have fried them, baked them, tried different sauce styles, used different kinds of coatings,…

Classic Cream Scones

My mother is of English and Scottish descent, while my father’s family hales from England and Wales.  My British ancestors on both sides came to the United States in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, the most recent being my Mum’s father, who emigrated in 1930.  Consequently, I’ve always felt a strong connection to my British…

Clotted Cream

If you have ever enjoyed a Cream Tea, you will know how divine clotted cream can be.  The name is not pretty, to be sure, but when paired with strawberry jam and spread on a scone, it is heavenly.  The consistency is somewhere between whipped butter and soft nougat, and it tastes like unsweetened whipped…

Elf on the Shelf Welcome Breakfast

The day after Thanksgiving is special—not because of Black Friday shopping (you couldn’t pay me enough to participate in that madness), but because Cadwalader, our scout elf, returns from the North Pole to keep an eye on my son. Cadwalader first arrived when my little guy was three years old.  My son was terrified of…

Thanksgiving 2019

This has been an incredibly busy fall.  Between house guests, school activities, various illnesses, and several mini-vacations, I haven’t had much time to share our adventures or the food I’ve been serving my family and friends.  But now that Thanksgiving and Christmas are in the books, I’m giving myself permission to relax and take the…

Bourbon-Lime Spritzers

I found this recipe years ago in one of the many Christmas with Southern Living books I’ve collected, and it has become one of my favorite cocktails. 1 (12 oz) can of frozen limeade concentrate, thawed 1 cup bourbon Ginger ale, chilled Lime rounds, for garnish   Combine the limeade concentrate and bourbon in a large…

Cheesy Potato Bake

I grew up in a meat and potatoes household.  My mum would often make a potato casserole which consisted of thinly sliced potato rounds on a crunchy, buttery breadcrumb crust, topped with either Swiss or cheddar cheese.  It’s so simple, yet so incredibly delicious, and it is a great paired with any meat you choose…

Cheesy Beefy Enchilada Dip

THIS is football food.  Reminiscent of chili, but thicker.  It’s hearty enough to be a main dish and goes a long way as a dip, which is perfect if you’re feeding a crowd for a tailgate.  I like to serve it with Frito Scoops because they are a bit sturdier, but any corn chip will…

Bourbon-Pumpkin Spiced Doughnuts

I love pumpkin bread.  And I love bourbon.  So when I found a recipe for a bourbon pumpkin bread in Better Homes and Gardens 100 Best Pumpkin Recipes 2017 Special Edition magazine, I was over the moon.  It’s as good as it sounds: rich, moist, flavorful, and addictive.  I had only made this recipe in loaf…

Taco Stuffed Peppers

This is a great recipe for a busy weeknight dinner because it can be made in advance, then stuck in the oven just a little less than an hour before dinner time.  If you’re feeling health-conscious, you can swap ground turkey for the beef, quinoa for the white rice, and use a low-fat cheese to…