Recipe: Homemade Foodie Christmas Gifts

Since I am sicker than a dog today, I am going to have to miss my fav Woman Crush Wednesday series.  Which makes me sad as a bird with no wings!  But since I can’t breathe or swallow (two things I kind of need to be able to do for a cooking tutorial) I figured I’d better take a pass this week.  Stella (who is my dog and who IS healthy) is delighted!  Since she hates Wednesdays and all the loud music and bad singing, she is happy as a clam right now! Geez, I just realized I’m using lots of animal similes.  Anyway, I decided to bring you and me some good cheer….in the form of a new recipe and a round up of some homemade foodie gifts Continue reading

A Most Grateful Challenge 2017

After the success of last year’s #30daysofgratitude challenge I had to bring it back again this year.  I shared on here before how much I loved the November to Remember 2016 Snapchallenge.  But I wasn’t the only one.  Sharing a daily gratitude on Snapchat made others feel part of a commUNITY and blessings appeared to multiply.  Quite literally the number of people involved this year did in fact multiply!  Even though some joined in part of the way through November that was okay!  Cuz it’s never too late to appreciate!  Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

If you haven’t noticed by now, I try to balance out the recipes on Yankee Doodle Paddy with some naughty and some nice.  I am not a vegan or vegetarian but I do enjoy eating and cooking that way from time to time.  I try not to eat too much dairy,  but since butter is one of my fav things in life I do allow it, when it is worth it.  Well today’s recipe is one of those days!  It is the 78th edition of Woman Crush Wednesday and our gorgeous gourmet gals (yes plural) are Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas of Primrose Bakery here in London. Continue reading

Recipe: Beggin’

I have a recipe to share with you today.  It is an easy Brussels Sprout side dish that is so good it will leave you beggin’ for more!  But before I get your lips smacking, I have a story to share with you. In fact I’ve wanted to share it for ages but couldn’t decide on a title. One idea was Panhandling (another name for begging).  Another was “Are you excited to see me or is that a rifle in the back seat?”  But that one sounded too far fetched. But this is a story about begging people for money and the scary situation that led to the rifle incident. Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

Happy Hump Day folks!  Thanks for checking in for the 77th episode of Woman Crush Wednesday.  And what a day it is!  The day before Thanksgiving and while Hubby and I are not in the USA to celebrate, we will have our own festivities here in London.  By Friday everyone will be in the Christmas countdown.  So to help us get in the mood, today’s gorgeous gourmet gal The Healthy Chef Teresa Cutter has a delicious Gingerbread Cookie recipe for us. It is gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free.  I’m so excited to try it and tell you more about Teresa! Continue reading

Recipe: Thanksgiving-ish Chicken Dinner

It is no secret that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. And I am an admitted addict of anything containing pumpkin. But there is another “festive fall” ingredient that I’m a massive fan of and that is cranberries!  So I thought I would share this recipe for Cranberry Chicken that is always on heavy rotation in our house this time of year when fresh cranberries are available in the stores. Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

I know it is only mid November, and for my US friends we still have Thanksgiving coming in a couple of weeks. But over here in the UK and in my soul home Ireland, it is already full Christmas mode!  People panicking about the Christmas gift list! Well I have a solution! Homemade foodie gifts! And today’s Woman Crush Wednesday is going to sort us out with a delish recipe.  Once baked these festive treats can be wrapped up super pretty.  Helen Goh is today’s gorgeous gourmet gal who has recently published her first book, Sweet, with one of my all time fav chefs, Yotam Ottolenghi. The book is drool worthy, and the Pecan Snowballs are perfect for the season that is in it! Continue reading