Mac n Cheese With A Smokey Twist

My daughter’s best friend came for lunch today and as I was wondering what sandwich to make (cheddar cheese or PB&J), I realized that I all too frequently resort to giving my three-year-old a sandwich for lunch. Yes, I alternate the fillings. And, yes, I add cherry tomatoes/fruit/avocado on the side. But it’s so easy to…

Vodka Caipirinha

One of my favorite cocktails. The first time I had a Caipirinha was in an intimate Latino bar in Camden, London, called Made In Brazil, just around the corner from the magazine office where I worked. This was such a fun place for after-work drinks and their Caipirinha became my go-to drink. Traditionally made with Cachaça (a…

Heartwarming Beef and Guinness Stew

The New England winter just screams out for hot, comforting food. Especially when it’s grey and raining – like yesterday. In fact, the thought of a decent home-cooked stew just enhances my view of the cold months. Great hearty food…the fire roaring,…plenty of red wine… Give this recipe a whirl and I promise it will…

The Cutest Christmas Tree Decorations

I’ll admit it, I’ve been a bit of a Lauren Conrad fan since The Hills. The clothes, the hair, the lifestyle. So when I moved to the States and discovered LC has a clothing and décor line at Kohl’s, I was there faster than you could whisper Spiedi. LC’s current collection includes these gorgeous Christmas Tree decorations. My three-year-old…

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagel with Pickled Red Onion and Capers

I know. It’s hardly a recipe, right? But before you click away from this page, stop and reconsider. How many times have you ordered a classic Lox and cream cheese bagel, requesting the added luxury of red onion and capers? And yet, somehow the overpowering chunks of red onion overwhelm, instead of enhance, it? That’s because…