Gold Dusted Brownies

Now that Thanksgiving is nearly here it’s time to get ready for Christmas! I am very excited to be back in America for Thanksgiving but I will miss Christmas in the UK terribly. The UK has a lot more Christmas tradition (that or I’ve been away for too long). Just some of the things I’ll miss are Christmas Crackers, Boxing Day, Mince Pies, Roast Potatoes and the Queen’s Christmas Day speech.


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My experience so far tells me that Americans love all things British. A British accent in America turns heads and can even win over the steely woman that works at the DMV. Just ask my husband Alex, he’s turned on his British charm on a few occasions so far! What’s not to love about Great Britain? They have the Queen, Big Ben and a lot of history. For so long I posted about bringing American baking to the UK, today I have a British baking book to introduce to the Americans.


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Eggnog Bundt Cake

Eggnog Bundt Cake

Last week was National Bundt Day. These foodie holidays are a great excuse to dust off long forgotten pans shoved to the back of the pantry or even better to go out and find a new pan to fall in love with. I started baking along for National Bundt Day a few years ago after reading Mary’s blog. If you haven’t read her blog you should check it out.  She’s a librarian in LA, makes amazing things with Jello and one year made 30 different bundts for National Bundt Day.


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Easy Apple Crumble

Easy Apple Crumble

Last week the temperatures around here dropped and we actually got our first dusting of snow! It gets cold in London but I’m more used to the rain so I think this winter it’s going to be tough for me adjusting to the Connecticut cold. I’m so glad that I have some of these canned apples on hand. They’re perfect for making a last minute dessert. I just threw a can of the apples into a baking dish and make a easy crumble topping. Pop it in the oven and viola! Fast, easy and delicious crumble dessert in no time.


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Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes

Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes a few weeks ago for a bake off at work. I thought the idea of pumpkin beer cupcake was fun but everyone at work was really weirded out and couldn’t grasp the concept of a piece of bacon on top as a garnish. As a blogger I usually like to pull out the stops and impress everyone. It may have backfired a little this time but by the end of the bake off all of the cupcakes were eaten and I can assure you that they were delicious and not at all “weird”.


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