Woman Crush Wednesday Cookbook for Charity

While today is the day I usually set aside for my Woman Crush Wednesday series, I thought I would instead take this time to talk about a project near and dear to my heart! It is a campaign to raise money to publish a cookbook for charity with all of the recipes and LOVE stories from the first 100 Woman Crush Wednesday chefs! I’ve never been one to ask for help in my 53 years on this planet. But I am asking now, though it is not for me, but for this most worthy charity. Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

It is HERE! 100! I am so excited I can barely type this! The 100th episode of Woman Crush Wednesday! All of the previous 99 honorees have been special, unique and talented chefs, and today’s WCW recipient is no different. Clare Smyth is so well respected and has worked with big names such as Gordon Ramsey and Heston Blumenthal. But she is making her own mark in the culinary world. She has been honored as best female chef several times including this year. Originally from Northern Ireland, Clare Smyth, owns the award winning London restaurant Core located in Notting Hill. I happened to pass there today and am so proud to dedicate at day to celebrate all Clare’s achievements including her popular restaurant.

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Recipe: Some Salads for Summer and Then Some..

My love affair with salads has been firmly accounted for on this blog. A couple of years ago I even devoted a whole week titled “Salad Scentral” with daily recipe posts to get the New Year started off on a healthy note. Well I have a couple of newbies to add to your rotation. And in a quick post,  I will share the recipes, photos, and pleas for you to please make these two beauts at home! Your lunchbox will be very happy this week if you do!

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Recipe: Secret Ingredient Turkey Burgers

It is a bank holiday Monday here in London, so an end of summer BBQ is in order!!!  Hubby won’t eat red meat so I usually make ordinary turkey burgers. But I made some turkey burgers with zucchini in them the last time I was visiting my daughter and family in the USA. They were very good! I don’t remember my daughter’s recipe source, so I had to re-create something on the fly. But they turned out delicious…moist, flavorful and healthy!  Continue reading

Happy Third Blog Birthday!

Three years have come and gone. They would have anyway. The days, weeks and months pass by on our calendar. The question is, what do we have to show for it? Have you ever stopped to think about it? That is why I love to recognize milestones, birthdays, holidays etc. These moments punctuate our lives for a reason. They give us a chance to take stock and see where we have come, and please God, where we have yet to go AND grow!  Much has happened in my life during these three years. Some good, some bad. But today, I am going to highlight an area where I have had an influence and that is with this little old blog called Yankee Doodle Paddy!  Continue reading

Too Old

We’ve all heard it before: “I’m too old to do this” or “You’re too old for that” or “We shouldn’t do it ‘cuz we are too old”.  What is your take?  Do you think being too old is an excuse for things? And what age is too old?  Well I asked this question to my Snapfam commUNITY and got an overwhelming response.  Continue reading