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

Recipe: Beggin’

I have a recipe to share with you today.  It is an easy Brussels Sprout side dish that is so good it will leave you beggin’ for more!  But before I get your lips smacking, I have a story to share with you. In fact I’ve wanted to share it for ages but couldn’t decide on a title. One idea was Panhandling (another name for begging).  Another was “Are you excited to see me or is that a rifle in the back seat?”  But that one sounded too far fetched. But this is a story about begging people for money and the scary situation that led to the rifle incident. Continue reading

Recipe: Thanksgiving-ish Chicken Dinner

It is no secret that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. And I am an admitted addict of anything containing pumpkin. But there is another “festive fall” ingredient that I’m a massive fan of and that is cranberries!  So I thought I would share this recipe for Cranberry Chicken that is always on heavy rotation in our house this time of year when fresh cranberries are available in the stores. Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

Well it is hard to believe that it is November 1st already!  I hope you all had a nice Halloween!  For anyone with left over pumpkins today’s recipe by the most incredible Woman Crush Wednesday will sort you out!  Australian Kate Young, now a London resident, has just launched her first cookbook and I am delighted to share with you all just how much I love and admire this fab female chef!  Continue reading

Recipe: Pumpkin Patch Salad

I have the best memories of going to the pumpkin patch with my kids when they were little. Picking out the perfect sized pumpkin and then eagerly carving them were all part of the  Halloween festivities.  Food is always a big part of the tradition, but often it’s not the most healthy. That’s okay to have a treat every now and again. But what if there was a delicious healthy salad that would pump up the jam in your party?  This post will introduce you to the newest member of my pumpkin recipe arsenal!
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Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

What a joy it is to celebrate one of my favorite people on this, the 73rd installment of Woman Crush Wednesday!  Yes it is the day I shower a female foodie with lots of love and recreate one her recipes live on Snapchat (username blissbakery).  And in fact, how I met this amazing lady is through Snapchat.  Niamh Shields of the famous food blog  Eat Like A Girl has the most incredible snaps of her cooking, her adventures to various restaurants here in London, and her travels around the globe.  So sit back, relax and let me shower Niamh with some LOVE! Continue reading