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baking/ party appetizers

mini cheddar & rosemary scones

Coming at you this week with some cheesy carbs to soak up all the Christmas alcohol you’re going to be consuming. These little mouthfuls of joy are perfect for the job. Mini, cheesy, savoury, ready to be lashed with butter, perfect with a big cuppa. Mmmm. I like to use cheddar in these scones, but if you have an alternative favourite hard, aged cheese feel free to use it instead!…

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baking/ cookies

holiday spiced cranberry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with candied ginger

Sugar and spice and all things nice was what I had in mind when I created this recipe. It has all my favourite things about a cookie. Oats, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, warming spices, chewy centres and crispy edges. These smell just like Christmas while they’re baking and are the perfect midnight treat with a glass of ice cold milk. I know that cookie texture is a hotly debated subject.…

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main dishes

bolognese sauce with pappardelle

Remember that soffrito from last week? Well here is your opportunity to use it! Bolognese is the ultimate comfort food. Rich, meaty and deeply flavoured. Plus there’s pasta. And parmesan. Heaven. I am finally back in the UK, after a somewhat chaotic combination of flights home. You know how it goes with connecting flights. It’s just fate that the first flight is always delayed so you won’t make the connection.…

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baking

pumpkin spice carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Sorry for being MIA the last few days guys! My boyfriend just finished up his dissertation so we took a little time out to relax and celebrate. And in true celebratory fashion, I bring you cake! Pumpkin spice carrot cake with cream cheese frosting to be precise! I dived head first into fall aka pumpkin spice season and made this little beauty for you. It’s pumpkin, spice and everything nice.…

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comfort food/ main dishes

cozy risotto with roasted butternut squash, blue cheese and sage

Ok, ok. Enough with the desperately trying to hold on to summer. It is officially FALL and time to get COZY! So I made risotto for you. Literally the most “fall” thing ever, loaded with comforting, sweet roasted butternut squash, creamy blue cheese and crispy sage leaves. Vegetarian food never tasted so good. You might actually forget that meat at meal times was ever a thing after you try this.…

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