Month: September 2022

Burnt Almond Torte

Burnt Almond Torte

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..

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

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

Coronation Chicken Salad

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..

The Queen’s Favorite Buckingham Palace Shortbread Cookies

The Queen’s Favorite Buckingham Palace Shortbread Cookies

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..

Windows On The World Asparagus In Chive Hollandaise Sauce

Windows On The World Asparagus In Chive Hollandaise Sauce

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..

The Queen’s Dubonnet And Gin

The Queen’s Dubonnet And Gin

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..

The Queen’s Favorite Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

The Queen’s Favorite Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

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

Key Lime Custard

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

Chimichurri Potato Salad

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..