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  • Candy cane cream cheese cherry coffee cake Candy cane cream cheese cherry coffee cake

    Candy cane cream cheese cherry coffee cake

Candy cane cream cheese cherry coffee cake

I’m no Sandra Lee, otherwise known as Food Network’s Semi-Homemade host, who Anthony Bourdain once famously characterized as low-hanging fruit. But I do enjoy taking a shortcut every now and then. And if anyone wants to question me on that: I haven’t slept in 6 years, I’ve got two rambunctious kids, a career, and a house to keep somewhat-clean. So don’t judge me. Because when the holiday season rolls around and it’s my turn to bring something, I never get asked to bring the fruit plate or the veggies and dip. It’s always for me to bake something. And that’s ok, because I love to bake and feed my family and friends. It’s my way of showing love. But when I can’t make everything from scratch, Pinterest is really my go-to reference. And I must admit that whenever the cream cheese, cherry pie filling and crescent rolls trifecta makes an […]

  • Kid-friendly Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits Kid-friendly Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits

    Kid-friendly Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits

Kid-friendly Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuits

I don’t often blog about savoury recipes but these cheddar biscuits are so good, and so worthwhile, I decided I must tell you about them. I have a long love-hate relationship with Red Lobster biscuits. As a rotund kid I didn’t think twice about finishing off the basket before ordering my usual meal of popcorn shrimp off the kids’ menu. I remember years ago when one of my co-workers told me he had met the man who “invented” these biscuits, I was in awe and couldn’t wait to get home to tell my husband. Then as I got older and joined Weight Watchers, I would eat maybe half, or just one, as a treat when we went to Red Lobsters. Last year in one of our first meals out as a four-person family, we went to Red Lobster. My four year old absolutely DEVOURED the biscuits. If you know me […]

  • Apple and white cheddar scones Apple and white cheddar scones

    Apple and white cheddar scones

Apple and white cheddar scones

  I love scones with clotted cream. With whipped butter. At afternoon tea in London. Heck, I even like the scones at my workplace cafeteria, but these scones took the cake. For years I stuck to the same scone recipe I learned at Dish Cooking Studio, ¬†one that included dried fruit and was served with mango whipped butter. And indeed it’s a great recipe but this one is much more my style. I’m not a fan of chunks of fruit or raisins in my baked goods but the baked apple in this recipe would be missed if you were to leave it out. I whipped these up in no time at all and they were scrumptious. My only regret is not making them smaller so I had more than 6 scones to look forward to. Or maybe I should have doubled the recipe. It’s the perfect savoury-sweet combo, and not […]