Welcome to my website! I am originally from England and live in America. I confess...I miss my family, my home and my country. In fact I miss all of Europe, it's my playground and my classroom and it keeps calling me back! This website helps me feel connected as I continue learning about
its traditions, food and great getaways. Feel free to stop by the RHODESIDE to learn more about this wonderful continent.
I love everything about the autumn, the crispy cool days, the leaves changing their colors and all the upcoming festivities like Halloween and Thanksgiving…. it’s definitely my favorite time of the year. I also love making homemade soups and this Italian Tomato-Basil soup is the perfect recipe to warm you up after raking those leaves. There are a number of variations to making tomato-basil soup however, it’s all basically the same, tomatoes, cream and chicken stock.
Peanut Butter and chocolate are a wicked duo! You just can’t go wrong when you combine the two.
My kids loved two types of cookies when they were growing up, chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies. Just your average cookie, but they could never seem to get enough and that was what they loved the most.
IKEA was the place we always went to in Germany to get Swedish meatballs. It’s about the only time I ever have meatballs because generally I don’t like them, especially the frozen kind from the store. My husband LOVES Swedish meatballs and when he craves them we make a trip to IKEA.
This dish is your typical Italian Potato Bake with delicious Sweet Italian sausage and vegetables, it’s so simple to make and a very tasty way to spice up those veggies. This could be an all-in-one meal too, just add some bread and you’re good to go – or add it as a side! Whatever you do, it’ll be quite a success!
Last summer, while visiting the beautiful town of Shakespeare - Stratford-Upon-Avon, we dined at The Rose and Crown pub and I ordered a delicious Hunter’s Chicken. After taking that first bite I was in heaven, the chicken was so moist and full of flavor I just knew I had to try making it when I got home. After doing a little research on this classic dish I was quite surprised I hadn’t had this before – well, I’d had bacon wrapped chicken in tomato sauce before, but this was something more…. So rich in flavor and just divine.