Pomegranate Mule

This is a winter riff on one of my favorite cocktails—The Moscow Mule.  It’s tart, slightly spicy, and extremely refreshing.   1 cup 100% Pomegranate juice, such as Pom Wonderful 2/3 cup vodka 1/3 cup lime juice Ginger Beer, to taste 4 Rosemary sprigs, for garnish, optional Pomegranate seeds, for garnish, optional   1. Combine…

Ham-Wrapped Chicken Bites

I recently came across a recipe on the Gimme Some Oven website while looking for ideas for things to serve with traditional Swiss fondue.  Wanting to go beyond the usual chunks of bread and sliced fruit,  I was thinking it would be fun to do a riff on Chicken Cordon Bleu by wrapping bite-sized pieces of chicken…

Swiss Fondue

Every year, my family has traditional Swiss fondue on New Years Eve as the final hurrah of over-indulgent holiday feasting.  It’s something we look forward to, as we only have it once a year.  Well, to quote my son from one of his recent exhaustion-driven tantrums (it’s t-ball season again, *sigh*), “I want more! More!…

Roasted Baby Potatoes

In case you haven’t noticed, I love roasting things.  Especially potatoes.  When roasted, they get that crunchy exterior, while remaining soft and creamy inside.  Potatoes are wonderful versatile, too—toss them with olive oil, salt and pepper, and your herb or spice of choice to fit any meal you please.  Want something sophisticated?  Use thyme or…

S’mores Muffins

My husband loves chocolate chip muffins…but he loves these s’mores muffins even more.  My son agrees.  They are so decadent, they could be served as a dessert.   3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp table salt 1 1/2 cups low fat yogurt (Greek,…

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…