This rustic Burnt Almond Torte is an iconic Pittsburgh treat that everyone loves. Moist yellow cake is layered with silky, vanilla pastry cream, and iced with a fluffy almond-flavored buttercream frosting, then covered in toasted, sugared almonds. One bite and you’ll be craving more. For Read More..
This Chocolate Biscuit Cake was Queen Elizabeth’s favorite afternoon tea sweet. It was also Prince William’s groom’s cake. It is rich, and very chocolatey, but not overly sweet. The best part is that it’s a no-bake cake! In honor of Her Majesty’s passing, I’m having Read More..
Coronation Chicken Salad is an Indian-inspired, curried chicken salad that was originally served for her coronation banquet in 1953. It has the perfect balance of sweet and savory with just a touch of heat. What Is Coronation Chicken Salad? Also called ‘Poulet Reine Elizabeth’, the Read More..
These Buckingham Palace Shortbread Cookies are rich, tender, and buttery. They were among the late Queen Elizabeth’s favorite sweets for her afternoon tea. This recipe is from the Buckingham Palance Pastry Chef, John Higgins. The cookies are lovely for bridal or baby showers, Mother’s Day, Read More..
This is my take on the luxurious Windows On The World Asparagus In Chive Hollandaise Sauce. Asparagus spears are roasted just until tender and dressed in a silky, rich, and lemony hollandaise sauce, and finished with chopped chives for a dish that is sure to Read More..
With the Queen’s passing, it’s only fitting to raise a glass with her favorite Dubonnet and Gin Cocktail to toast her exemplary life. It’s common knowledge that the Queen enjoyed a cocktail during her lunchtime meal. It was usually gin, preferably Gordon’s or her own Read More..
In honor of Queen Elizabeth after her passing, I believe these lovely little Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Tea Sandwiches are a lovely way to pay our respect. Egg Salad Finger Sandwiches, Country Ham And Biscuits, Fresh Strawberry Scones, Classic Strawberry Jam, Pumpkin Spice Madeleines, Sunny Read More..
Key Lime Custard is the tart, creamy, and sweet, end-of-summer dessert that’s perfect for an ‘End-Of-Summer’ barbecue. This dessert uses ingredients you probably already have on hand, looks impressive, and is ready in less than thirty minutes. Make this a cool and creamy finish to Read More..
Chimichurri potato salad is a delicious way to add something different to your Labor Day festivities. With a homemade chimichurri sauce full of fresh herbs, garlic, vinegar, and olive oil, even your mayonnaise haters will love it! This year, I’m going to serve dishes that Read More..
Think of an easy, elegant breakfast that combines a blueberry crepe, a popover, and a blueberry clafoutis and you have a blueberry dutch pancake! A bit of maple syrup and homemade breakfast sausage makes for a breakfast worthy of a lazy Sunday brunch! A blueberry Read More..
You don’t have to wait for the Double Decker Chicken Burger, a copycat version of the McDonalds UK sandwich, to come to the US. You can make this much-loved British trend at home! It has almost all of the components of a Big Mac – Read More..
Let’s talk Italian comfort food. Cavatelli With Sausage And Broccoli Rabe is Sicilian comfort food at its very best. Sweet Italian sausage, tender pasta, and bitter broccoli rabe come together in a cheesy sauce for a meal everyone will love! Pair it with a crusty Read More..
These Authentic Italian Beef Sandwiches are my take on the iconic Chicago favorite. Tender slices of roast beef are dipped in herbed au jus, piled on a soft hoagie roll, and topped with pickled vegetables. They’re perfect for game day, weekend dinners, or anytime you’re Read More..
A side dish or snack, these Asian Steamed Edamame are more addictive than popcorn! Whole edamame is steamed in a spiced soy sauce mixture and tossed with sesame seeds for a healthy and delicious vegetable treat that will have your family asking for more. I’m Read More..
Spam Sushi is a fun, sweet, and savory dish that’s great for lunches on the go or picnic dinners with the kids. Also called Musubi, these handheld rolls are Hawaiian comfort food at their best. Spam Sushi is one of my picnic go-to dishes. I Read More..