Category Archives: Baking

Festive Recipe / Strawberry Swirled Marshmallows from HomeCooked by Donal Skehan

Today I’m very excited to be kicking off the blog tour for Irish food blogger Donal Skehan‘s latest cookbook, HomeCooked. It’s a little intimidating to be responsible for the first post in a blog tour, but I was very excited … Continue reading

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Easy Breakfast / Banana Pancakes

I go through phases where I’ll only eat one thing for a meal for quite a while. Before I got married, I ate two eggs on English muffins with a shmear of cream cheese every single morning for about six … Continue reading

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Homemade Holiday: Georgian Gingerbread Houses

Now that we’re well into December, it’s safe to really bring out the holiday projects and decorations. So I bring you, drumroll please, Georgian gingerbread houses! Well, more like Georgian gingerbread facades, really. But aren’t they cute? Last week, I … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Muffins

It’s pumpkin season. Any and all things baked should have a good dose of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. That’s my feeling about November. Chocolate can come back after Thanksgiving, but until then, pumpkin. That said, I bake nearly every … Continue reading

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Homemade Crackers Three Ways

I’ve lamented the lack of cracker options here in Dublin before, but I had never tried to make my own until this weekend. Four ingredients and a few flavorings later, crackers! They’re lightly seasoned on their own, but that was … Continue reading

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Barely Recipe: White Chocolate Bark

This is what I would call a barely recipe. But it’s also delicious, fast and fun. White chocolate bark with pistachios and dried cranberries. Yum. Well, kind of voila. More like load it, put it in the fridge for a … Continue reading

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An Easy Easter Basket Cake

My family never had a big celebration for Easter growing up, but it was always a good excuse to get together with our extended family for a springy meal. Since moving to Dublin, I’ve been trying to reenact that part … Continue reading

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Holiday Appetizer: Gourmet-Vous

This is a great appetizer my mother always makes for holidays. She created it for the first time when I quite young, maybe three. And I was smack in the middle of the phase where you sing songs like Frere … Continue reading

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Almond Plum Cake

I had big plans today to pick the apples from a tree that I pass on the way to work every week. (Don”t worry, it”s a tree by the side of the road with no houses around and the apples … Continue reading

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Friday Finds: Garden Party Recipe Inspiration

Happy Friday, friends! We’re headed off to a wedding this afternoon, and then we’re going to spend the weekend relaxing and recuperating. What a long week! We’ll probably also do a little more planning of our garden party coming up … Continue reading

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