Chicken Parmesan

Suzy Rhodes Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:42
Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is one of my favorite Italian dishes! I order this pretty much every time I eat at an Italian restaurant and when I try a new dish, I end up going back to this one. I just love it that much. I tried my own version at home and I have to say this is just as delicious, if not better, I was quite proud of myself. I like to use chicken thighs as I think that chicken breasts get a little dry.


British Beef Stew

Suzy Rhodes Mon, 08/18/2014 - 13:22
English Beef Stew

I always loved a bowl of hot stew during England’s cold, dark winters.  A touch of Worcestershire sauce would spice it up along with some warm homemade rolls, mmmm…delicious! There’s nothing better to come home to when you’re cold and wet. I know what you’re thinking…it’s summer right now and NO I didn’t make this recently, I made it last winter and took pictures then.  Just remember this recipe when winter hits, your family will love you for it. It warms you up and life feels good.  

French Brioches

Suzy Rhodes Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:56
French Brioches

If you lived in France there would be no reason to make these delicious bubbletop brioches because you can find them at every boulangerie and even in the supermarkets.  If you miss that sweet, buttery flavor then try making these rolls, all you need is a little patience, time and a lot of energy if you don’t have a mixer.  Make sure you read ahead before you start, it’s a two day process, you cannot rush the rising, so it’s very important for the overnight rest. Jut plan ahead and it’ll be an easy task.

Irish Buttermilk Biscuits

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:10
Irish Buttermilk Biscuits

These traditional Irish biscuits are so delicious and easy to make.  It’s quite common to add cheese and chives in them, or bacon and green onions too. 












This recipe makes around 9 biscuits.

Gnocchi Sauces

Suzy Rhodes Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:36
Gnocchi Sauce
Pesto Sauce
Alfredo Sauce
Tomato Sauce and Basil














Gnocchi  -  Nyo-kee

Welsh Pancakes or Crempog

Suzy Rhodes Tue, 08/05/2014 - 22:16
Welsh Pancakes

Crempog or Ffroes


This traditional Welsh Pancake dates back to the 1800’s; they were a big part of afternoon tea to welcome visitors. Crempog are unlike the English pancakes (crepes) or the smaller Scottish pancakes; they are thicker and usually served with butter, jam, bananas, syrup or chocolate to sweeten it up. They are particularly popular on Shrove Tuesday, St. David’s Day (1st March) Guy Fawkes Night (5th November) and on Birthdays.

Irish Chocolate Potato Cake

Suzy Rhodes Sun, 08/03/2014 - 17:28
Irish Chocolate Potato Cake

Can you keep a secret?  Cooked potatoes add moisture to breads and cakes making them soft and tender and will also give them a good quality shelf life. The Irish have known this for centuries because the potato was the mainstay of days gone by.