Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Back in February 2011, Maine lawmakers were poised to make the “whoopie pie” the official state dessert – even though some claim the chocolate cake/cookie sandwich filled with white fluffy filling was actually invented in Pennsylvania. In the end, they plumped for the far healthier option of the Wild Blueberry Pie as the state dessert,…

Chicken and Butternut Stew

The weather has taken a colder turn again this week, and the ground has been covered in frost all day. What better way is there to finish the day than a nice warming stew. This chicken stew is made extra special by the addition of warming cumin, that adds a mouthwatering fragrance to the dish….

Cornbread Muffins

I have had a bag of cornmeal in the cupboard for a bit, as I had intended to make some Johnny Cakes. Still intend on doing, but not got around to it yet. This afternoon, I was making a Chicken Stew, and wanted to make something to accompany it, and I have always wanted to…

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Zebra Biscuits

With some Amazon vouchers I received from a generous family member for Christmas, I decided to use it as an opportunity to snag a couple of new baking books. I had recently seen an advert for the celebrity Great British Bake-Off book, I remembered that I had been meaning to pick up their books for…

Pretzel, Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Cookie

Sometime ago, I ordered some Nestle’s Butterscotch morsels online, just because they sounded gorgeous. But to be honest, I was not sure what to do with them so they have been sat in my cupboard for a bit. I had some pretzels left over from Christmas and thought why not combine the two along with…

Corn and Cheese Chowder

If you are anything like me, when it is cold outside you crave comfort food. If this is the case, then the following dinner will hit the spot! Be warned however, like most comfort food, it’s heavy on the calories. Corn (or sweetcorn) chowder is a well known and simple dish, but here it is…