Maine Shrimp Casserole

Maine Shrimp Casserole

Maine shrimp isn’t readily available in downtown Nottingham, so I had to make this with Atlantic prawns. So technically, I suppose it isn’t a Maine Shrimp Casserole, but the recipe is from Maine. Does that count? Maine shrimp are usually caught in the Spring, and unlike the more familiar grey, they are a rosy pink-red…

Apple Galette with Toffee Sauce

A galette, in French cuisine means flat, round or free-form crusty cakes. This simple but effective dessert utilizes that marvelous stuff known as pre-made puff pastry, that can make many a dessert or savoury treat look special. If you are feeling particularly creative then go ahead and make your own puff pastry. I however, feel…

Chocolate chip salted caramel cookie bar

Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

These decadent little treats involve a bit of effort, but believe me, it is totally worth it. Not only is it a delicious chocolate chip cookie bar, but the addition of sweet sticky caramel with a hint of saltiness, makes this everything you could ever crave from a sweet treat. They are rich, and gooey,…

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…