Guest Blogger Month II: Post #6

Last year for the Guest Blogger Month I had two men share LOVE stories….and one of those was my Hubby!  I get that society makes sharing the topic of love a bit intimidating especially for dudes!  However,  LOVE not only has no gender, but it can also be about so many topics.  In fact the aforementioned love story from Hubby was about a pair of boots.  And he never even used the word LOVE!  But love oozes from each sentence.  So I am delighted that this year we have another man brave enough to share a love story.  I am excited to introduce you to a fellow Irish and a fellow chef, the awesome Matt! Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

Today’s Woman Crush Wednesday is coming to you from the U.S.A.  I’m here visiting family and enjoying a playcation with my granddaughters.  Being back in the country of my birth makes it a perfect time to honor Christina Tosi.  Not only is she the 82nd WCW recipient but she is also the creator and chef of Milk Bar.  This world famous bakery headquartered in NYC has 8 locations now.  With two cookbooks under her belt, her recipes are very American in their roots.  But Christina is super innovative in her approach to being a pastry chef. She is a fabulous role model for women in the culinary world and I am so excited to honor her today and re-create one of her recipes here and live on Snapchat.  My username is blissbakery if you’d like to come check it out!  Continue reading

Recipe Round Up! Homemade Holiday Brunch Ideas

I know we are all busy bees with only a couple more sleeps until Chrimbo (as it is called over here in London). So this will be a quick and easy blog post as a go to guide of what you can make for breakfast and brunch over the holiday period. You may already know this about me but Sunday brunch is literally my favorite meal of the week!  While it isn’t always acceptable to eat a hearty and indulgent brunch every day, over the next week it is almost mandatory!  On this list you will find sweet and savory dishes.  There are some healthy options here too. So I’ll categorize it like Santa would, a NAUGHTY and NICE list!   So sit back, relax, and drool over some some great brunch ideas…. Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

It is great to be back from Havana in time for my fav Woman Crush Wednesday!  Since it is the week before Christmas I thought it might be fun to have a festive episode today. You know an edible something that you might make for a last minute Christmas goodie!  And today’s honoree is just the one to help!  The amazing Lily Jones of the famous Lilly Vanilli Bakery here in London is getting the WCW love today!  And wait until you see this fantastic recipe of hers! Continue reading

Recipe: Waffles Two Ways

Hello from Havana!  Sorry to have to miss an opportunity for another Woman Crush Wednesday cooking tutorial.  However, Hubby is a juror at a film festival here in Cuba.  Specifically the Festival International Del Nuevo Cine Latino Americano.  We were lucky to have been in Venice, Italy for the film festival there this summer, which you can read about here.  And this one is shaping up to be pretty amazing too.  I will share a blog post as soon as possible. Until then, I have a little treat for you!  Continue reading

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

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