Valentines Day Gourmet Club S’mores

Chocolate, Comfort Food, Dessert, Evening, Events, Party Food, S'mores, Strawberries, Valentines Day

If your girlfriend has a sweet tooth, then look no further. I got in touch with Iona Hart, two sisters from London who specialise in the creation of gourmet marshmallows.  They were lovely enough to send over a batch for this recipe and they are absolutely delicious. I got an assortment, ranging from gingerbread, Nutella and hazelnut to Oreo flavoured marshmallows. I was tempted to go with the Nutella option, but I thought it was too soon before I open a jar of Nutella again (it’s a slippery slope). Oreo took the win on this round.

Valentines Day Artisan Steak Sandwich

Bread, Celebration, Cheese, Chilli, Party Food, Relish, Smoked Paprika, Steak, Valentines Day

As if a pink jar of iced-cream-booze wasn’t enough to crash all of Instagram’s servers on Valentines day, behold the “gourmet steak sandwich”. I have my friend Gus to thank for the inspiration for this one. Him and his girlfriend celebrate valentines day by making steak sandwiches and it occurred to me; they had it right all along.

Valentines Day Raspberry Ripple & Disaronno Floats

Celebration, Cocktails, Drinks, Evening, Iced Cream, Party Food, Strawberries, Valentines Day

Nothing screams love like a vibrant cocktail of Disaronno, iced cream and pink lemonade;  A play on the typical ice cream float to send your dream-boat wild, a dreamfloat if you will. Okay I’ll stop –  They’re a treat at the best of times, but throw in a little bit of booze (or a lot) and some strawberries and you’re more than likely going to be the best boyfriend EVER. EVER.

World Nutella Day: Salted Caramel Truffles

Baking, Caramel, Chocolate, Cocoa, Comfort Food, Evening, Events, Hazelnuts, Nutella, Party Food, Salted Caramel, Snacks, Truffles

So the cool kids at Joy The Store set me up with a challenge to cook up a recipe from their Nutella recipe book especially for world Nutella day. Naturally; challenge accepted.

Superbowl Sunday: Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese Burgers

BBQ, Burgers, Cheese, Comfort Food, Events, Mac & Cheese, Macaroni, Party Food, Pasta, Pork, Pulled Pork, Smoked Paprika, Superbowl

Hey you, yeah you! Are you watching the superbowl today? Yeah? Cool. How about some pulled pork mac & cheese burgers to go with it? With fried bacon pieces embedded into the bun too? You got it, one superbowl Sunday pulled pork mac & cheese burger foodgasm coming up.

Spicy Sun-dried Tomato & Mozzarella Pretzels

Baking, Bread, Chilli, Mozarella, Party Food, Snacks, vegetarian

It’s an obvious fact that January is a month saturated with extreme diets, obnoxious detox regimes; (guilty) And drinking pretty much nothing but bottled water and green tea in the sincere, devastatingly bittersweet hope that we can solely endure a dry run throughout January without tippling a few shandies; PUT THE BOTTLE DOWN – However, Saturday turned my house mate and very good friend a year older, so typically; we drank, we laughed, we had fun… And I played chef for our party guests.