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Parmesan French Toast

While obviously a contender for weekend brunch, this savory take on French Toast is perfect for supper when you want something comforting and quick. We served it with Portuguese Black Bean and Pork Shoulder Soup for a sublime supper. It would also be a wonderful lunch with a crisp green salad served alongside. Seriously, we could eat this any time of day! Read more

Irish Cream Chocolate Cake

We realize this seems a bit daunting with lots of steps, but it is an absolute show-stopper and worth every little effort it takes. Plus, it is completely delicious. Dark chocolate is a wonderful pairing for the Irish Cream and the cake stays moist due to the addition of ground almonds. If you love chocolate (note that dark, milk, and white chocolates are used here), this is heaven. Read more

Oven Roasted Aromatic Ribs with Bourbon and Orange

Ribs are always a treat and this method for cooking them in the oven makes the preparation effortless. In addition, the sauce (which is marvelous!) contains one of our favorite ingredients: orange marmalade. The ribs are baked first in a roasting tin with water. This tenderizes the meat and removes most of the fat. Then they are bathed in the (did we mention it was marvelous?) sauce to make them sticky and glazed. Be sure to have extra napkins to hand! Read more

Prawns with Anchovy Sauce

When it’s an evening just for two of you, this is the ideal entrée: it is so quick and easy to make yet tastes like quite an indulgence. This could also be turned into a pasta topping by adding a little more olive oil and using some of the pasta cooking water to thicken the sauce. A loaf of warm, crusty bread is a must for sopping up the garlicky juices! Read more

Quick Garlic, Cheese, and Chive Buns

Although we would describe these yummy morsels as biscuits, the British mean something else all together by that. We think of buns as containing yeast and sporting a light, non-flaky texture: these are just the opposite. However, there will  be no complaints here — these are delicious served warm with salted butter! Read more

Chunky Fish Chowder

We are happy to share this lovely little soup with you today. It is thickened by puréeing half of the potatoes to render a perfect chowder consistency and finished with only a bit of heavy cream: music to our ears! The recipe is written to make two servings, but could easily be doubled. We like to serve this with a green salad and Rustic Oat and Treacle Soda Bread. Read more

Butternut Squash with Pecans and Blue Cheese

This is a fabulous little side dish or could be served as a vegetarian main course. We love the texture of the tender butternut squash, combined with the crunch of the pecans and the creaminess of the blue cheese — we like to use Stilton cheese, but any type will work wonderfully. This dish is an elegant addition to any cold-weather table. Read more