I can hardly believe St. Patrick’s day is less than a week away! How will you be celebrating? Corned beef and cabbage? Shamrock shakes and green beer? I thought I would mark the occasion by giving a comfort food classic an Irish twist – St. Paddy’s Day Mac and Cheese. I’ve added in Guinness Stout and Irish Cheddar Cheese to give a childhood favourite a flavourful, grown-up makeover. It’s decadent, creamy and so delicious. I bet you’ll never make regular Mac and Cheese again! Happy St. Paddy’s Day!
When it comes to holiday baking, it’s always hard to choose a favourite. But if there was a flavour profile I absolutely adore at this time of year and find myself gravitating towards time and time again, it would have to be all things spiced. If you’ve been here for the last few years, you would have seen my Molasses Spiced Cake. Still a favourite and one that I will definitely be baking again this year.
But I thought I would kick off the holiday baking season with something a little less quintessentially holiday – a Spiced Pear Cake, with Butterscotch Sauce.
The summer has flown by and I sadly have not made it one campfire or fire-pit all season! While truthfully my desire to sit fireside has been damped by all the smoke in the air from the devastating BC fires, I’ve sure missed enjoying a s’more or two! So, I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands this week with a S’mores Pie – no fire necessary. Well, no open fires that is, you’ll need a kitchen torch to flame the meringue 😉