Archive | November, 2014

Potato Leek Soup

24 Nov

Potato Leek Soup is a perfect late fall warming soup that goes particularly well with Real Irish Brown Wholemeal Bread. I always make a few different types of soups during the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas.  With all the planning, prepping, shopping, parties, baking, cooking, etc….. its nice to have a few nourishing soups on the […]


Real Irish Brown Wholemeal Bread

23 Nov

You don’t order whole wheat bread for your sandwich in Ireland.  You order brown bread.  In fact if you ask for whole wheat, you’ll usually get a strange look and the response “brown or white?”  To further complicate the situation, brown bread is also the term most Irish use for wholemeal bread. However you like to call it: brown […]


Sugared Pumpkin Donuts

16 Nov

My Irish friends and family don’t fully recognize the obsession my American cohorts and I have with the cherished — and might I add versatile and incredibly t-a-s-t-y — pumpkin! We just LOVE ’em! Pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving, decorating with pumpkins, eating pumpkin seeds, making pumpkin soup, devising pumpkin smoothies, downing pumpkin lattes, all things pumpkin spice flavored, and of course […]


My Mom’s Turkey Stuffing

13 Nov

This is the stuffing I dreamt about as a kid all year until Thanksgiving day when I would awake from those dreams to the glorious remnant smell of sautéing vegetables and sausage and the wafting warmth of this stuffing being basted by a roasting turkey!!!  Heaven. We spent Thanksgiving day either at our house or at my Aunt […]


September-November: Operation Blog

9 Nov

Have you noticed I’ve been away?  Getting married, honeymoon and all that jazz…. 🙂 Me and you, though?  We never even missed a beat! I feel like I have finally gotten this “scheduling out posts” thing down pat. Most of the time, I write my posts during or directly after I finish a tested recipe.  […]


Roasted Beet Salad

5 Nov

Its the simplest things in life that are always the best, isn’t it? With cooking and meal planning, sometimes that can be forgotten.  I often make a conscious effort to think about one single ingredient and how to let it shine.  Keeping the preparation pure and simple also keeps things very easy in the kitchen which is […]


Smooth Yellow Split Pea Soup

2 Nov

I’m really struggling here.  Oh blog writing about yummy recipes, how hard could it be? – but no, seriously. I’ve been thinking and pondering and I’ve come to the conclusion that there are absolutely no words for how wonderfully delicious and comforting this Smooth Yellow Split Pea Soup really is…. A bowlful almost literally feels like a big welcome home bear […]