Lemon Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

The one thing I always remember about supermarkets in the US is the sugar cookies. Every bakery section within a supermarket, big or small, had a box of frosted sugar cookies. The dessert-fiend inside me loved it. Even if we didn’t buy any, I loved (and still love) perusing the bakery sections of US supermarkets….

Granola & Yogurt Breakfast Parfait

Right, so the past two weeks have been hectic. Obviously, I’ve been making and creating for the blog because I love it. But I’ve also been trying to complete an essay for my PGCE, as well as submit paperwork for my teaching placement, and now I have a few more pieces of paperwork to print…

Honey Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

This dish is an easy one, and one that features on many tables for Sunday roasts and on Christmas Day.  All you need are your root veggies, some honey, salt and pepper and a baking tray (plus an oven of course). I felt the need to flood the blog with vegetable dishes, and food with…

Mushrooms with Blue Cheese & Honey

It’s nearly Christmas!!!  The countdown this year hasn’t been as movie-centric as my Christmas countdowns usually are. Mainly due to getting Uni work done, to be honest. But also, because every spare moment I have, I want to cook or bake, and write about it to share with you all. I say you all, as…

Sauteed Apple and Brussels Sprouts

I’ve posted a lot of sugar-filled recipes recently, all in the name of Christmas. But we can’t forget the humble vegetables that grace *most* tables during the Christmas period. Carrots, parsnips, swede, and Brussels sprouts. I love Brussels sprouts, although I know that wasn’t always the case. I am sure I went along with the…

Peppermint Chocolate Fudge

You know it’s Christmas when peppermint-flavoured EVERYTHING comes out. And that’s the same for me. Although, at least so far I’ve given you cranberry and orange, ginger and molasses, truffles, and other gift ideas. But these. These are pure indulgence, that you really do not need much of at one time. Bite-sized morsels of pleasure/sin,…

Homemade Hot Chocolate

I’ve always been one to buy hot chocolate mixes, because I’m always the person that buys different flavours of Options hot chocolate and Cadbury’s High Lights. Buying the lower calorie versions meant that I am able to have hot chocolate as a dessert when I’m trying to reduce my sugar intake, or simply be a…

Beeswax Candles

I read various different blog posts about making your own candles before taking the plunge and buying everything I would need to make them myself. The first thing every blog told me that I needed to buy was a stainless steel jug. When it comes to wax, it is impossible to completely get out or…

Ginger Molasses Cookies

It seems to be a very American thing, to spend the entirety of December baking cookies in the build up to Christmas. I’m not complaining, I love cookies, but it just seems so extreme in American kitchens. Granted, I’ve mainly been looking at food-based Instagram and Pinterest board and blogs, but there is suddenly a…

All-Purpose Spice Rub

In another edition of Jena’s Tiny Kitchen’s Homemade Christmas Gifts, this one is super quick and easy. Plus, whomever you give it to will love it!  I used an old dukkah mix container, gave it a good clean, and used it to give this spice rub as a gift to my best friend. This rub…

Butternut Squash & Spinach Risotto

You know me. I love risotto. I love your classic mushroom risotto, and I love different flavours of risotto. One thing I’ve been cooking a lot recently is butternut squash. It’s strange, it was never something we ever had at home. Mum never really made pumpkin or squash-based dishes at home. Courgettes, absolutely. Aubergine, of…

Homemade Truffles

I hope you didn’t think that my Christmas gift ideas had run their course. I’ve got so many recipes and ideas up my sleeves. Just you wait. And today, you get another one! I’m all about the Christmas spirit in theory, but my panicked side is slowly starting to show, given that I still have…