Christmas Fruit Cake

I admit that Christmas Fruit Cake, or Christmas Pudding as they call it in the United Kingdom, is an acquired taste. It’s a dessert I only discovered 10 years ago. To this day, no one in my family eats it with me, and my husband only had his first bite the other day. The origins…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

I’ve been wanting to make some pumpkin muffins for many years now, but every time I buy a squash or pumpkin puree I end up making a pie. Fast forward to the present and what did I do with half a can of puree from the fridge?–bake some muffins! The name “muffin” was first printed…

1940’s Chocolate Cake

During the Second World War, British food supply was cut short by the Germans, who attacked many ships supplying food to Great Britain. Rationing was then introduced by the Ministry of Food to ensure everyone could still have access to the limited food supply; however, each person was given the same amount. Rationing was also…

Mini Pumpkin Pies from Scratch

This sweet custardy pie is most associated with America and Canada’s Thanksgivings, during the fall when pumpkins are ripe and ready to be harvested. However, placing pureed pumpkins or squashes and spices in a pastry shell is not a North American creation. Pumpkin pie–or pumpion pye–first appeared in England in the 17th century. Recipes with…

Korean Chocolate Mochi Donuts

I lived in Daegu, South Korea from 2013-2014. While there, I tried many foods. I fell in love with a few and stayed away from many. (Due to the fact that I was anemic, and also didn’t want to end up in the hospital in a foreign country.) One of the foods I fell in…

Cake Pops

I love cake, and I especially love chocolate cake. Baking cakes from scratch is not my forte, but I do enjoy a box cake mix. And I especially enjoy turning the mix into cake pops. Cake pops sound like a recent creation, but they are actually 10 years old. They were invented by Angie Dudley, also known…