Yorkshire Pudding Day, 2 Feb 2014

Each February, the first Sunday of the month is designated British Yorkshire Pudding Day.  And being a Yorkshire lass this is really a day that could not pass without celebration.  It's a long time since I lived in Yorkshire, but one thing that I haven't forgotten is how to make good old Yorkshire puddings and they are a great reminder of my Yorkshire roots. The Yorkshire pudding was traditionally made in a large tin, rather than the individual puddings that we are familiar with today.  Often … [Read more...]

Celebrate New Year’s At-Home, In Style w. 48 Worthy Appetizers!

48 New Year’s Eve-Worthy Appetizers Bringing the right food to a party is important. Whereas a poor appetizer is noticeable — hard to eat with one hand, messy, doesn’t stand up to the test of time — a great appetizer is actually fairly inconspicuous. It will be raved about because it is delicious, but no one should notice the effort it takes to eat it or any lingering sign it was eaten (no stains or crumbs). If the food you bring is unobtrusive, people can focus on how good it tastes and … [Read more...]

Fresh Lavender, 27 Blogs with Cool Things to Make

Lavender is a member of the mint family that is distinguishable by its purple flower. It is harvested in mid to late June and is often used year-round both fresh and dried. Lavender oil has both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful for many homeopathic remedies. These 28 blog recipes explore different ways that you can use lavender as a flavor enhancer, for medicinal purposes and homeopathic treatments and for decorating. Recipes Lavender is best used in … [Read more...]

“How to Host a Holiday Cookie Exchange”

With the holidays upon us, there seems to be an ever-increasing list of things to do and little time to accomplish it all; there are decorations to put up, presents to buy, and items to bake, not to mention getting those presents wrapped and still finding a moment to enjoy a holiday movie with the kids. Wouldn’t it be ideal to be able to cut back on the time spent in the kitchen and replace it with an evening spent with friends instead? You can do just that by hosting a cookie exchange! … [Read more...]

5 Breakfast Recipes Worthy of Christmas Morning

Some people eat breakfast every day and others rarely if ever eat breakfast, but there’s something about Christmas morning with your family that just screams for a fabulous breakfast, but one that won’t stress out the cook because Christmas dinner is yet to come. Give one of these a try this year and see if you think they are Christmas morning worthy. Cinnamon rolls - Heat 1 cup of milk in a saucepan until it bubbles and add ½ cup of butter to the milk and stir until the butter melts. … [Read more...]

Playdough is a hallmark of childhood, 5 recipes of fun with your kids!

Playdough is a hallmark of childhood, largely because it’s so fun for kids to mush and squish around. The possibilities of what you can create with Playdough are endless, and kids have a blast rolling it around, squishing it up, and imprinting different toys into it. However it can also be tempting for little kids to eat due to its squishy consistency, which can make parents wary of buying it for their children. When you make your own Playdough, however, you know what is in it and the … [Read more...]

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