Cinnamon Walnut Streusel Coffee Cake

I’ve been teaching cooking classes out of my home for about three years now.  A few years back I did a brunch class which included a recipe for coffee cake.  I am a sucker for all kinds of sweets, but when they have a moist cakey interior topped with a crunchy brown sugar cinnamon walnut streusel, I really can’t help myself.…

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Eggplant Ricotta Penne Pasta

One of the things I like best about where we live is the plethora of neighborhood restaurants.  At the end of our block you’ll find Japanese, two Italian, Chinese, Korean BBQ, Thai, two pubs, Indian and Rock ‘n Rose (not sure how to describe this last one, but their tagline is “food, passion, glamour”).  No chains; all local, mostly family-run, unique places.…

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Sticky Glazed Chicken Wings

I would be remiss if this week’s entry didn’t involve Super Bowl-appropriate nibbles for the big game this Sunday.  So here it is, America’s favorite bar food:  chicken wings. Though I’ve partaken of my fair share of wings, I’d never attempted fixing them myself.  I looked through recipe after recipe with endless variations – baked, fried, slow cooker, buffalo, Korean, etc. –…

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Friday!  I’m taking the day off and my 10-year-old daughter, Molly, is guest blogging today.  Enjoy! I am Katie’s daughter Molly and I picked to guest blog on my moms website because i love baking sweets and i make the best chocolate chip cookies in my family :).  This recipe is very easy and i have made it with…

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Coconut Almond Chia Seed Yogurt with Mango

How is it that chia seeds, something I’d only heard of via infomercials of my youth (ch-ch-ch-chia), become one of the latest health food crazes?  I still remember as a kid watching the Chia Pet commercials and so wanting one for Christmas…… I’d have to wait 30+ years until finally meeting the chia.  But rather than being in the form of a terracotta animal slathered…

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Happy New Year!!  I hope you all enjoyed the holidays.  My family and I had a lovely time Stateside.  I intended to post from there but got busy catching up with friends and family, eating Chex mix and drinking red wine, and playing Scrabble.  But now it’s back to London and after not cooking for over 2 weeks and everyone craving something homemade…

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