Lemon Artichoke Dip Recipe

This lemon artichoke dip recipe is more like a pesto which means it can go from party to dinner table without missing a beat. It’s bright lemony flavor and light consistency will let you fill up without filling out too. I’m a sucker for a big bowl of artichoke dip ....more

Sparkling Cranberry Cordial

This cranberry cordial might be the best of the cranberry recipes from the season. It’s sweet tart flavor adds to bubbles, liquors, and club soda beautifully. Plus, it’s a great way to use up those leftover cranberries that may be hanging around in your fridge ....more

Lavender Mint Chocolate Truffles

These lavender mint chocolate truffles are that little something special you can slip into someone’s stocking or give as a delightful hostess gift. They’re so easy to make and even easier to eat. While lavender can easily make things taste old lady soapy, this chocolate truffle recipe uses a subtle hint of the flower to cut the edge of the mint and to mellow the dark chocolate into something a bit unexpected ....more

Jam Shortcrust Christmas Cookies

These easy Shortcrust Christmas cookies might just be the bell of the ball this year. Not only are they ridiculously easy to make (no cutting out or decorating them even) but they taste so rich and decadent you’ll definitely need to make multiple batches of them. You might recognize the term shortcrust from “shortcrust pastry” which is typically used for pie crusts ....more

Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe and Chocolate Fudge Recipe

This easy fudge recipe gives you practically foolproof creamy and decadent fudge every time. Oh, and did I mention you can easily change up the flavor to make peanut butter fudge OR chocolate fudge using the same basic recipe? Who doesn’t want easy this time of year? ...more

Moscow Mule vs Paris Mule

The Moscow mule is a classic cocktail that’s traditionally served in a bright copper mug. That unmistakable serving vessel is not only a true standout, but it keeps your drink icy cold – which is the best way to drink it. But why not mix things up a bit and serve a Paris Mule in those copper vessels instead? ...more

Homemade Gift Ideas – Scrabble Coasters

Every year I do a series of homemade gift ideas because I know I’m not the only one who likes to give handmade Christmas gifts to some of the people on my gift list. This year I thought I’d throw in a couple of non-food gift ideas for you too. I’ve been doing so much DIY in this new house of ours, that it was bound to rub off on the blog at some point ....more

Healthy Snacks and Sporting Events

Healthy snacks and sporting events don’t exactly sound like they belong in the same breath, unless you’re talking about orange slices and little kids right? But guess what? I found that healthy snacks and adults going to watch major sports actually can, and do, go hand in hand ....more

Black Friday Deals 2014

There’s Black Friday Deals 2014 and there’s what Black Friday Deals you in 2014. Remember…some days you’re the windshield and some days you’re the bug. And on those days you need a nice strong cocktail recipe to help you forget ....more

Not Cooking a Turkey This Year

I’m not cooking a turkey this year! Wouldn’t you just love to say that? Just can’t see yourself to cooking a turkey this year? ...more