Mini Cottage Pies

I haven’t forgotten that, in last year’s Oscars post, I promised you my recipe for mini cottage pies so, only a year later, here it is! I first encountered mini cottage pies at a friend’s wedding and they were the most amazing bitesize food I’d ever tasted. I knew the Oscar’s party was the perfect […]

Cheap & Easy Cake Stand & Other Oscars Party Decorations

Last Sunday was the cooking event of the year (in my house at least!) I’m talking about my annual Oscar’s party, which has somehow snowballed into an awesome tradition of fancy clothes and fancy food and more people than we can comfortably fit around our TV. Learning from my experiments last year, I picked out a few […]

Mulled Wine

Every year I like to get my friends together for a crafting night where we make Christmas decorations together and decorate cookies. This year it was a more low-key affair and we skipped the cookies but I did make mulled wine for us to share while we chatted and crafted. Mulled wine is that perfect […]

Orange Almond Cake with Vanilla Bourbon Mascarpone

Tuesday was my husband’s birthday so I organized a meal out for the 2 of us. I was attending an event that evening so I decided it was a good opportunity to go out near the event and get to know a different part of town a little better. I couldn’t get a reservation for […]

Oscars Party

Last year, on a whim, I decided it would be fun to host a party for the Oscars. I don’t think I’ve ever watched the Oscars before and I’m not really into movies but I do love admiring pretty dresses and throwing a fancy party. It was a such a success, this year people started […]