Irish Farmhouse Breakfast

Ingredients 2 rashers 2 sausages 2 eggs 2-4 black and white pudding slices mushrooms brown bread slices half a tomato 1 slice potato cake Directions Start off with a freshly-cut half grapefruit with a dusting of caster sugar, followed by a bowl of smooth porridge of oatmeal gently cooked in milk and served with an… Continue reading Irish Farmhouse Breakfast

Book Reviews

Book Review: Nights with Him by Lauren Blakely

Description Jack Sullivan is a Sex Toy Mogul. An extremely eligible bachelor in New York, he’s the full package, right down to his full package. Hell, this man could be the model for one of the toys his company, Joy Delivered, peddles. Instead, he’s the powerful and successful CEO and he’s got commitment issues a… Continue reading Book Review: Nights with Him by Lauren Blakely


Pasta With Mushrooms And Pine Nuts

Ingredients 1 1/2 ounces sun-dried tomatoes 1/2 cup hot water 6 1/2 ounces linguine, uncooked and broken in half 1 cup canned no-salt-added chicken broth, undiluted 3 1/2 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/2 cup chopped shallots 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons dried whole basil 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/2 cup drained… Continue reading Pasta With Mushrooms And Pine Nuts


Spinach and Bacon Salad

Ingredients 12 slices bacon 4 (1-ounce) slices Fresh bread, cut into cubes 6 cups fresh spinach leaves 1 small head radicchio, separated into leaves 1/2 cup sliced green onions 3 ounces goat cheese 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon sugar 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper… Continue reading Spinach and Bacon Salad


Apple Butternut Soup

Ingredients Vegetable Cooking Spray 1 tablespoon reduced-calorie margarine 1 cup chopped onion 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth 3 cups peeled, seeded, and cubed butternut squash 1 1/3 cups peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped cooking apple 1/4 teaspoon dried whole thyme 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2… Continue reading Apple Butternut Soup