Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

Today is a big day folks!  Well, in fairness, every Wednesday is a big day for me.  It’s my fav day because I get to shower a female chef with some love on my Woman Crush Wednesday series.  But today is in fact the 75th episode and I am tickled pink!  So to celebrate we need cake right? And who better than to show us a new recipe for a delicious cake than the incredible Peggy Porschen!?  Yes her name will defo ring a bell to my London friends. Peggy has a fabulous and famous bakery here. But for the rest of you, buckle your seats, cuz Peggy’s cakes will rock your world 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: 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: Black and White Baby Bakes

Living in Los Angeles for many years, I would have dined at the famous Cheesecake Factory on a number of occasions.  But I never actually ate a cheesecake there.  Because their food portions are so large I was usually too full for dessert.  I know, for a sweet tooth like me that says a lot!  On one visit there I did order a slice of cheesecake, but asked for it in a “to go/take away” container.   Then I tucked into it later on that evening, with help of course.  It too was so big!  We Americans do like our super sized portions!  However, it got me to thinking that it would be fun to have a mini sized cheesecake. One that didn’t leave you feeling so full and/or guilty!  And since I am a cupcake aficionado I thought why not do a mash up of the two!?  Oh yea! Continue reading