Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sweets in West Clare and Cookbook Signings

I’ve been pretty busy lately!  As I mentioned, I spent a weekend in West Clare and I’ve been doing a bit of a tour of various book signings (as you’ll know if you read my blog, I’m kind of obsessed with cookbooks and so I’m always eager to attend a cookbook signing). So just so […]

Homemade Granola Cookies

Last weekend, we were in Clare to celebrate Beardy Boyfriend’s younger sister’s birthday – she was turning 30 – and we went to The Armada Hotel in County Clare.  It was absolutely beautiful and one of the best bits was the breakfast they provided (except for the part where I started a fire by putting […]

Cookiepedia and Coconut Macaroons

Macaroons are a cookie with a lot of good memories for me.  The Hotel DuPont, which is one of the loveliest venues in Delaware (and connected to the business my parents – and most of Wilmington – worked for growing up) – it was also a staple on “Bring Your Daughters to Work Day”, which […]

Chocolate Nutella Cookies

One of the things I love most about Cupcake Wars is the initial competition phase – when the contestants are forced to make cupcakes out of specific ingredients.  I had my own experience constructing cookies out of a limited set of ingredients!  When we were in Manchester for the Cake and Bake Show, Beardy Boyfriend’s […]

Spring M&M Whoopie Pie Cookies

I happen to think whoopie pie pans are the best thing ever.  Frankly, that’s why I rave about them so much!  I love the versatility and are permanently trying to come up with different cookies which I can plausibly bake in the whoopie pie pan.  So when I found this recipe from Picky Palate (via […]

Cake and Bake Show (Manchester, 6th of April)

I was gutted when I realised that I had missed the last Cake and Bake Show in London, so when I found out that they were doing another event in Manchester, I pretty much forced Beardy Boyfriend to take me up to Manchester (everyone’s idea of a romantic mini-break is a baking convention, right?) and […]

White Chocolate Oreo Sandwich Cookies

Oreo sandwich cookies are one of those things which are taking over the internet.  Started by the amazing Picky Palate, variations have hit all over the internet.  Hell, I even tried one myself a couple of months ago (although, sadly, gingerbread Oreos aren’t necessarily very readily available!) However, one of the few exciting Oreos that […]