HARD DOUGH BREAD

HARD DOUGH BREAD

  I have 4 loaves of bread in my freezer.  I tested this recipe from one of my cookbooks and the instructions weren’t clear so I had to test it a few times to get it right.  The original recipe was very light which was unlike hard dough bread and more like white bread; I adjusted it and baked a second batch at 4 am.  Yes 4 am – my 7 week old decided he wanted to stay up all...Read more …
HOW TO MAKE ROTI: STEP BY STEP

HOW TO MAKE ROTI: STEP BY STEP

I’m excited to share with you my new YouTube Channel!  I’ve been a bit quiet lately because I’ve been working hard to get it up and ready in time for the holidays so that I can share Christmas favorites like black cake, pepperpot and ginger beer!  It’s been a lot of work and it’s a whole new world learning how to film, edit and maneuver a new social platform and my channel is definitely a work  in progress.  Please be...Read more …
COCONUT BAKE

COCONUT BAKE

Bake is a breakfast staple in Guyana and most of the Caribbean Islands. There are many versions that are both fried and baked or roasted and are known by many names such as fry jacks, fry bake, float, Johnny cakes, sweet bake, etc. Bakes are popular breakfast items because they are very filling, economical and quick to make; a hot breakfast is always just a few minutes away. This version of bake takes a bit longer to prepare since it...Read more …
LEMON BLUEBERRY GRANOLA BREAD

LEMON BLUEBERRY GRANOLA BREAD

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GranolaMyWay #CollectiveBias Spring is almost here, and the clocks have moved forward which means losing an hour of sleep in the mornings.  Losing that extra hour of sleep means it’s been tough getting out of bed and getting into my morning routine.  To be honest, I’ve been sleeping in as late as possible – which isn’t very late at all.  I’m so out...Read more …
JAMAICAN FESTIVAL

JAMAICAN FESTIVAL

I first had a taste of these crispy fried dumplings called festival at my Mother-in-law’s home and was instantly hooked.  There’s something about deep fried dough – any deep fried dough that is simply amazing and addictive.  This was no different, the cornmeal in the dough gives the outside a nice crunch and gives way to a slightly heavy, lightly sweetened center.   I’ve served the Jamaican festival with ackee and saltfish but this goes nicely with jerk also.  ...Read more …
GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

So it’s apple season. I must admit that it’s been creeping into many of my recipes but I don’t mind one bit because it’s fall and it’s time for all things apple. Grilled cheese is something that I’ve always had a love affair with; there’s something about the buttery, toasted bread and the gooey cheese that gets me every time. Most of my grilled cheese sandwiches are pretty simple, it’s typically white bread and American cheese but sometimes I use...Read more …
FRENCH BREAD PIZZA

FRENCH BREAD PIZZA

Compensation was provided by ConAgra Foods via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of ConAgra Foods. I am married to a man who is all about sports, so there is always a game on in our home. He is married to a woman that loves to play sports, but hates to watch them. I will sometimes join him to watch a game or two, and by...Read more …
CARIBBEAN COCONUT BAKE

CARIBBEAN COCONUT BAKE

Please follow me on Facebook. Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. I’m mildly obsessed with all things coconut so it’s no surprise that I have countless recipes using coconut on this site; coconut shrimp, coconut rice, pineapple coconut sangria, coconut cake, and the list goes on. In fact if you do a search you will find 5 pages worth of coconut recipes. I’ve even recently started snacking on coconut chips. Have you ever tried them? If not, you need to! For those...Read more …
Perfect Breads, Biscuits and Scones to try

Perfect Breads, Biscuits and Scones to try

Check out Perfect Breads, Scones and Biscuits to try by Jehan Powell at Foodie.com I love a good homemade bread!  There’s nothing like baked good fresh from you oven; it simply can’t be beat.  I was asked by Mode to put together a collection of breads, biscuits and scones.   Check out my collection for the most scrumptious recipes.   I was compensated for this post.Read more …
BEEFY, CHEESY PINWHEEL

BEEFY, CHEESY PINWHEEL

Hey!  Welcome to my corner of the web!  Please follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest! It’s odd how some foods live within you memories for years after you’ve had it; this happens to be one of those.  I’ve had a few chance encounters with pinwheel as a child growing up in Guyana and years later I can still taste it.  It wasn’t until recent years that I chose to turn those memories into reality.   I’ve made several versions of pinwheel but one thing...Read more …