Pure Sweet and Puckery Lime Sorbet and Summer Shandy Beer Floats

It’s a not so tightly held secret that I adore ice cream. In fact, I eat it almost every day of the week. Two of the last five years I’ve given ice cream up for Lent and I do believe my children would tell you they hope I never make that sacrifice again. I’m going [Read On]

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes (Not made with strawberry flavoured gelatin!)

I find Mother’s Day a surprisingly difficult subject about which to write. I’ve started and stopped this post at least five different ways. I’m a mother (of five boys, thankyouverymuch) and I’m a daughter, and we’re talking about Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes, so what’s the problem? The problem is that there as many views on Mother’s [Read On]

Piña Colada Smoothies | Vegan and Dairy Free

  Piña Colada Smoothies are my new go-to smoothie. They’re kind of fabulous. You know how I’ve told you I was a picky eater when I was a kid? I was a total texture-phobe and I was dead picky about flavour combinations. My mom now says, “Hey, we just didn’t know you were gourmet.” My [Read On]

Ancient Grains Cranberry Dark Chocolate Granola| Make Ahead Mondays

I am more than just a wee bit obsessed with granola. I eat it on yogurt with fruit almost every day. On the days when I don’t have it on yogurt, I have it, um, on my hands. As in, I eat it by the handful. I especially adore clumpy clusters of granola. While I’ve [Read On]

Peanut Butter Molasses Ginger Chews

Cookies are the instant gratification fix of the food world. You mix things together, you scoop, you bake and you iiiiiiinhale them. Or at least that’s what I do. This recipe was developed at the request of my dear-ole-dad who asked me to find a road-tested peanut butter and molasses cookie recipe for him. I [Read On]

Quick & Dirty Raspberry Cheesecake Fried Pies

Get the yoga pants out now, folks, because I discovered something very dangerous indeed when I was making empanadas last week. I’ve told you before of my abiding love for Goya Discos and empanadas and that I always keep a stash of those lovely little shortcut pastry rounds in my freezer. How can you go [Read On]

Homemade No-Cook Instant Pudding Mix | Make Ahead Mondays

We are on the tail end of a two week tour of our household by the flu. The only person who has -thus far- remained unscathed is my germaphobe husband. Don’t get me wrong, I am the original Purell poster girl, but next to me, my hubby is Howard Hughes. The poor guy looks like [Read On]

Earl Grey Raisin Scones with Sticky Lemon Glaze | Downton Grub Files

  The body of this post and the printable recipe do NOT contain SPOILERS, however, I cannot make any promises about the comments section. If you are not caught up on Downton Abbey (Episode 1 of Season 3 as of this writing on January 12th, 2013), you may not want to read comments. I also [Read On]