Pumpkin Recipe Roundup!

My LOVE of all things pumpkin is well documented. I know I am not alone. I just read a blog post titled 20 Signs Your Pumpkin Addiction is Out of Control!  It actually makes me look tame!  In fact, while I have posted pumpkin recipes on here before, this is the first time I have ever put all ten of my fav pumpkin recipes together on one post. My little Halloween treat for you!  I don’t need to say much else, because, well, I just want to gaze at the photos and drool!  And I hope your taste buds get tantalized too! Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

Wednesday, well hello beautiful friend!  And thanks to all of you for joining me as I shower another female chef with some love and admiration! No offense to the men out there doing their thing in the culinary world. But this is the day for gourmet girl power here on Yankee Doodle Paddy! I will be recreating a recipe by the honoree live on Snapchat (username blissbakery) if you’d like to watch.  It is going to be a good one because the 69th WCW recipient is the incredible Nancy Silverton! Continue reading

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: 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

As Easy as Apple Pie

If you were a type of pie what would you be?  My granddaughter Harper gave me a lovely little book for Christmas called “What I LOVE About You Grandma”.   On each of the 50 pages there is a prompt sentence and a place where she could write her response.  They all brought so much joy to me when I read them.  But one page in particular gave me a chuckle. “Grandma if you were a pie you’d be…” and she wrote “apple”. Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

Though today is Wednesday, my favorite day of the week, it feels more like a Monday.  Here in the U.K. it’s the dreaded first day back to work after the Christmas holidays.  But the minute I start my Woman Crush Wednesday cooking tutorial on Snapchat (username blissbakery) all that will change. I will bust out some singing (off key) and another fabulous recipe from a female foodie. And for the last WCW of 2016 I’ve got a winner! Continue reading