Julie Van Rosendaal


Deep-Fried Easter Creme Eggs

Ever had a deep fried Mars bar? Deep fried Easter Creme Eggs are a fun indulgence — a tasty, gooey once-a-year treat! The batter is light and fluffy, perfect to counteract the sweetness of the treat inside. 


Homemade Irish cream

If you're looking for a special St. Patrick's Day sipper, here it is. Homemade Irish cream takes about 5 minutes in the blender. All you need is whisky, sweetened condensed milk, espresso powder, cocoa and cream. Blend and chill. (And while the blender is all Irish cream-y, you could...

Cream Scones

When I have cream in my fridge that's starting to reach its prime, I bake a batch of scones.



Irish stew with stout & parsley dumplings

Not only is a hearty Irish stew perfectly simple to put together, it's satisfying to have the house warmed with the aroma of something delicious simmering when it's cold outside, and it tastes divine.

Berry Cobbler

All hail the mighty freezer fruit. Summer is, in fact, eternal with a bag of blueberries and raspberries at your side. P.S. Pair any leftover cobbler with yogurt for a delicious breakfast!

Beef, Guinness and barley soup

Many lactation consultants recommend dark beer to aid milk production. It’s always a good idea to have a healthy meal on hand for those nights on when you don’t have time (or the interest) to cook.

Chocolate Chip Blondies

The difference between a brownie and a blondie? Blondies rely on a heavier splash of vanilla, forgoing the cocoa powder outright. However, both are delicious, chewy, easy and definitely a good use of your time. This recipe sees blondies studded with chocolate chips, which elevates them to very tasty levels. You should definitely make them.

Quick Refrigerator Pickles

Since these are quick refrigerator pickles, you won't need to worry about large batches, too many jars and processing them properly.

Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs

The secret to meltingly tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs is to cook them for a long time over low heat before finishing them on the grill.

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

This basic recipe makes use of leftover oatmeal. Whatever additions you use, serve these warm; leftovers freeze beautifully too, and make perfect car snacks.