Monthly Archives: September 2013

Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

This was another recipe where the fates seemed to converge to come up with a great original recipe – this was inspired by Costco and Love from the Oven. Christi over at Love from the Oven posted up a recipe with a brownie crust made out of Pop-Tarts – I loved the idea of using […]

Love Doughnuts and Baked Donuts

Apparently donuts are a very North American thing – and you’d definitely know it from the selection available in London.  Tim Hortons and Krispy Kreme rule the donut stands representing their respective corners of North America.  While delicious, sadly selection is limited as to what you’d get back home and never quite reaches the level […]

Roast for Dinner

One of the restaurants Beardy Fiance and I attend once in a blue moon is Roast in Borough Market.  It’s an absolutely beautiful view there in the evening, and there’s something lovely about hanging out there once all the stalls have closed and coming to dinner at Roast. Beardy Fiance’s parents had come over from […]

Creamsicle Cookies (with Buttercream filling)

One of the most frustrating things is trying to explain a food that someone else has never heard of: thus goes the Creamsicle (it’s like orange but with a creamy filling… kind of like an Orange Split but sweeter!)  But oddly enough, Beardy Fiance has grown to love Orange Creme stuff – whether it’s orange […]

One Bowl Baking and Chocolate Cake in a Mug

This book is made for people like me.  People who hate the washing up.  Well, I wouldn’t really know.  Beardy Fiance does all the washing up in this house – it’s a constant competition between seeing how quickly I can fill it and seeing how quickly he can clean it up (I have the edge […]

City of Bones and Black and White Cookies

Beardy Bestie Fran and I are not always the grown ups we pretend to be – and one of the ways in which we still feel like overgrown kids is our love of Young Adult fantasy novels.  Now, we vary somewhat as to what we like (Fran has Twilight as a guilty pleasure – when […]

Strawberry Cheesecake Oreo Sandwich Cookies

I spent the day today googling the various limited edition oreos – I absolutely love baking with Oreos (best cookies ever?  I think so!) and I’m drooling over these Banana Split Oreos. Like pretty much everyone on the internet, I was fairly obsessed with Picky Palate’s sandwich cookies – she surrounded oreos with homebaked chocolate […]