Keep Calm and Silent Please

October 19th.  I’ve talked about this day with you all before.  It is my mom’s birthday.  I poured my heart out in a post called A Moment of Silence the first year of this blog.  And last year on this day I shared a totally different scenario.  I was asked to speak at the NWED (National Women’s Enterprise Day) in County Galway, Ireland.  So how to recognize her birthday this year, when we still don’t know after 27 years whether my mom is dead or alive?  Keep Calm AND Silent Please? Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

Wednesday, well hello beautiful friend!  And thanks to all of you for joining me as I shower another female chef with some love and admiration! No offense to the men out there doing their thing in the culinary world. But this is the day for gourmet girl power here on Yankee Doodle Paddy! I will be recreating a recipe by the honoree live on Snapchat (username blissbakery) if you’d like to watch.  It is going to be a good one because the 69th WCW recipient is the incredible Nancy Silverton! Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

Welcome back to Woman Crush Wednesday! My favorite day of the week where I choose a female chef and recreate one of her recipes live on Snapchat.  And of course this here is the LOVE story for our one and only gourmet gal!  This week’s honoree is the best selling cookery book writer and world famous food blogger Deb Perelman.  Her blog Smitten Kitchen has been the gold standard for food bloggers practically since its inception back in 2006. Her prolific posts of incredible sweet and savory foods have ignited flames in the hearts of home cooks from coast to coast! Continue reading

May the 4th Be With You!

This year is like 4th of July 2.0.  What I mean by that is, it’s the second year we are in London for this special holiday. Since Americans abroad don’t get this holiday off work, celebrating can be unique. And especially this year, as I am taking Snapchat on a very unique adventure. If you’d like to join in my username is blissbakery.  It is a surprise so I won’t say much now. But I will leave you with last year’s post for the day that is in it. There is even a foodie recipe for you, since food is of the utmost importance in your festive fourth of July gathering. Continue reading

Crazy for Canada

Having lived in America most of my life, I’ve been lucky enough to travel  north to Canada on a few occasions. The first was to Montreal in 1987 to film a Suzuki Samurai commercial. I loved what I saw of the city but didn’t get to tour around too much because of work. The second time I visited Canada was to take my son to an ice hockey camp in Logan Lakes. I remember it was gorgeous and woodsy. And my third visit was with Hubby to Vancouver, a very hip and diverse culture with stunning natural beauty. So I was delighted to have the opportunity to return to Canada and soak up as much as I could in one week. Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

Today is the 63rd Woman Crush Wednesday episode. It is hard to believe how many amazing female chefs I have honored and how many delicious recipes we have all gotten to try. As always, it is a recipe I have never made, and I recreate it live on Snapchat (username blissbakery). Today’s honoree is April Bloomfield. She was born in the U.K but now makes New York City her home. With several of the most successful restaurants in town, it is no wonder she has two Michelin Stars! Continue reading

Four Legged Gratitude

 

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It is day 21 of #30daysofgratitude a Snapchallenge that I am hosting on my Snapchat  channel (username blissbkery).  I love seeing what everyone is grateful for each day.  It is nice that I am not the only one giving “props” to the four legged lovable creatures in our lives whom we call pets.  In fact I’ve already given thanks this month for Stella our sweet pit!   But today I have to pay homage to Jack, our Soul Dog, who passed away two years ago today after blessing us with fourteen years life. Continue reading