Foodie Fieldtrip Friday: Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May) is celebrated with more hoopla in the United States than in Mexico where the holiday began. Most confuse it with Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16th. But for a festive day which is all about winning a war (the Mexicans against the French at the battle of Pueblo) it sure is fun. Especially for someone like me who loves Mexican food, culture, and people! Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

It is so nice to be back on track with my Woman Crush Wednesday series after a couple weeks break. It is the 60th time I have honored a female foodie with a love story here on the blog and a cooking tutorial on Snapchat. Since today is a special day we had to have a special culinary queen. And who better than Julia Child, the groundbreaking chef who is still posthumously inspiring millions of cooks! Continue reading

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!  Or as we jokingly call it “Happy-ster”.  That’s because  after moving to Ireland we called Hubby’s mom on Skype to wish her a Happy Easter.  However, with the poor connection all she could hear was  Happy –ster!  Since we will hopefully be climbing Croagh Patrick this weekend I am sure that at the top of the Holy Mountain in the West of Ireland, it’s likely we won’t have the best connection either. So unless you hear from me, this will be your official holiday greeting!  Continue reading

Recipe: Chocolate Easter Cupcakes

As the Lenten season winds down all those desperate chocolate lovers can rejoice!  Easter time often means those who’ve given it up for 40 days can have a binge fest. Which by the way, technically the 40 days are over on Palm Sunday right? ! But anyway, back to the chocolate…most people think of chocolate eggs or Easter baskets busting with chocolate candy as the perfect way to break their fast. But I have a recipe that will blow those out of the water! Continue reading

Recipe: I Donut Think You Can Pass This Up!

It is no secret our family has a love affair with donuts!  I mean who doesn’t?  We scour the globe getting them everywhere we can to compare and contrast. I’ve taken my Snapchat friends on several Foodie Fieldtrip Friday outings to donut shops.  I gave Snapchat headquarters custom donuts that spelled out Snapchat! I even dressed as a donut for Halloween this year! While the majority in our family prefer the “cake” variety, there are others in the “yeast” donut camp. There are whole debates in food journalism on this subject!  In fact, people even argue on how to spell donuts (or doughnuts)! Whatever type you favor, or how you choose to spell them, you will love making these bite sized treats in your own home.  Continue reading