First Days in Slovenia, Koper and Piran

First Days in Slovenia, Koper and Piran   I love to travel and to see the fantastic natural and manmade wonders of the world. So when I had a chance to pack up and travel to Slovenia for part of my summer, I leapt at the chance. Our trip into Slovenia began with our stop…

Cong Abbey, “The Quiet Man” and The Monks Fishing Hut

Right down the road from our cottage outside of Headford, is the village of Cong and a surprising amount of historical sites. Cong is perhaps most famous for the 1952 movie “The Quiet Man” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara but we had literally never heard of the film before heading out here! Nonetheless we…

Cute Little Irish Sheep

Cute Little Irish Sheep Ireland is known for a lot of wonderful products and places to visit but I think I have more must have tourist item to add to that list, Cute Little Irish Sheep! No not the big baa-ing ones that are hard to talk into getting into your purse. I mean the…

Bunratty Castle Hotel Stay and Castle Experience

Bunratty Castle Hotel For our first night in the West of Ireland we decided to stay at the gorgeous Bunratty Castle Hotel. Bunratty Castle Hotel is the home to a medieval village equipped with its own castle, complete with a medieval dining hall. This wonderful little Medieval village offers the chance to dine and be…

Strawberry Swiss Roll

Just so you know when judging our Strawberry Swiss Roll, I am not a baker in any basic sense of the word. I had never baked a cake before a few months ago and the oven has been pretty much sequestered to pizza duty as long as I have been in charge of the kitchen….

Beef Pot Pie

So this Beef Pot Pie recipe is a tweak I was trying based my chicken corn chowder recipe believe it or not. I have been cooking my own variant of chicken corn chowder for my family for years now and with me trying my hand at baking I figured I could modify it to create…

Visiting Dublin 2016

I love Ireland, I honestly cannot say that enough. I got the chance to go on a trip to Europe through my University, OSU a few years ago and was able to squeeze in a few days on either end in Ireland and the UK. Let me tell you, it was like coming home! Ever…

A Berry Good Cake

A Berry Good Cake started just like any other cake in our house, by pure accident. We all had decided that we wanted a delicious dessert for after dinner one night. Brainstorming is alway hard with so many strong personalities, one of them is always sure to be upset with the decision or decision making process.

Wrangling Happiness Out of Life

We have carved out a wonderful corner of the world where the Butterfield family has begun to gather our memories and started writing down our history. We love to travel and gain new worldly experiences, collecting recipes and memories along the way. One of our favorite way of remembering those experiences in our lives is through the amazing food and…