Back, in a New Location

You may have noticed I’ve been missing since February. Don’t worry, I’m still here just haven’t been blogging. I had major surgery in April and it made me realize I need to focus my time better so instead of writing four blogs (crazy!), I am going to only write two. To read more about the last few months and the surgery, here are links to posts in my main blog, EvinOK:

Guest Post by Jeni Pim: Perseverance

Where did the time go?

Recovering from Open Liver Resection Surgery

The last of those links details the growth and its removal as well as my recovery. It was a rough road but I wanted to share my experience with others to help them be less fearful of the surgery. It is intimidating but not impossible.

2013 in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. This covers all of 2013, but I am back dating the post so the final post for this blog directs you to my new venture, EvinOK.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Goodall’s A Modern Irish Cookbook & Book Launch

It has taken a few months, but I am finally getting around to telling you all about the Goodall’s A Modern Irish Cookbook and Book Launch. I’ve posted the whole lovely story with happy launch party photos (including one of little LB) over on my main blog:


Don’t dilly-dally, come over and read all about it the first ever food blogger cookbook in Ireland!


All My Irish Recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day

I have quite a few real Irish recipes and Irish-American recipes to share with you today so in the interest of space, I’m using links. I’ll include a few yummy photos too, of course!

Irish Cream Cheesecake from Scratch

Irish White Soda Bread

What it’s like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Cork, Ireland

Fishy Fishy Crustacean 4

Luck of the Irish? And an Irish Scone Recipe

Classic Beef Stew

Beef & Irish Stout Stew


I’ll Eat my Way to Finding the Best Irish Scone in Ireland

Luck O‘ The Irish

Sullivan Family Scone Recipe

Ireland for the Foodie Tourist

Cork Food Forum 2011: Event Wrap-up

Table for Two at Miss Courtney's

Celebrating ‘The Country Cooking of Ireland’

O'Neill's in Dublin

Thanksgiving Recipe Round-up

I am sharing a few recipes that would suit for Thanksgiving (or Christmas) dinner menus. These are just links to the sources, sometimes within this blog. I’ve tried to avoid the usual recipes for some that are a little more memorable since I know every website has you covered on how to roast a turkey.

Thanksgiving Dinner Plate

No matter what you eat for dinner, the thing to remember is that with any holiday feast, the people are the most important ingredient. Happy holidays!



Artichoke Dip

Baked Brie

Bird Butter & Aromatic Stuffing


Sage & Orange Basting Butter

Duck a l’Orange (classic 1943 recipe)

Beef Wellington

Mushroom Wellington (vegetarian alternative)

Sweet Potato Casserole


Roasted Chestnut, Mushroom, and Currant Stuffing

My Mom’s Stuffing Recipe

My Grandma’s Corn Pudding

Sweet Potato & Pecan Bake

Brussels Sprouts with Dijon

Green Bean and Mushroom Soup Casserole

Green Salad with Homemade Dressing

Roast Honey Parsnips

Thin Crust Pie


Chestnut Panna Cotta with Moscati-poached Pears

Sweet Potato Pie

My Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie (from scratch) Recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Mini Oreo Pumpkin Cheesecakes



Holiday Made Easy

Sophisticated Snacks & Starters

Grandma's Pumpkin Pie Recipe

My Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Today, I am sharing Grandma’s very special pumpkin pie recipe with you. I am calling it Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie, but it is more likely to my great-grandma’s or great-great-aunt’s since they all were into baking and all their recipes were mixed together in this tin of happiness. Plus the original recipe was written in a way that was not my Grandma’s usual manner of recipe writing and sounded more like her mother’s phrasing. But no matter who started first brought this pumpkin pie to the family’s dinner table, it is a family favorite and made from real pumpkin pulp. I’ve posted the recipe on my main blog,

Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie

My Old Family Recipe for Pumpkin Pie from Scratch