• Christmas

    Homemade Mincemeat

    The warm, spiced scent of homemade mincemeat spreading through the kitchen is one of those evocative smells of Christmas baking. Living in the US, mincemeat isn’t always easy to find in the shops. And if you do, there certainly isn’t…

  • Dessert,  Traybakes

    Spiced Apple and Cranberry Bars

    Autumn is here and my thoughts turn to apple picking and then to baking something with all the apples we pick. And these Spiced Apple and Cranberry Bars are the perfect traybake for the season. Stewed apples and cranberries with…

  • Apple Traybake
    Traybakes

    Apple Traybake

    There’s a chill in the air in the mornings, the trees are changing into a variety of reds and golden tones, there are tour buses full of ‘leaf-peepers’ stopping off in my historic New England town on their way to…