Recipe: 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

Recipe: Apples, Apples, Apples

Because of travel and other commitments I haven’t done a Saturday Cookreel Snapchat take over in a few weeks.  But I’ve been meaning to share this recipe with you from a takeover I did when I was in the U.S. recently visiting my daughter and her family.  In fact, this recipe is actually from her blog In Her Chucks. Though the blog is dormant for the moment with her mommy and work duties, is is loaded with great recipes.  Like this one for Apple Crisp.  Continue reading

Recipe: Need S’more Time

Though you may think I am a bit serious at times with my sobering childhood stories, I’m actually quite silly and love to laugh.  It really is the best medicine!  I even choose social media that makes me smile.  Lovin’ Dublin is one of those.  Every now and again there is a bit of naughty language, but I just look at the source.  I mean, when I lived in Dublin, I heard many an eighty year old Irish granny use the “F” word.  However, they just use an “e” in place of the “u” since that version of the word is part of the Irish vernacular.  But for the most part Lovin’ Dublin is fun, whimsical, and I get my daily dose of home to keep me going. Continue reading