Recipes that are delicious and that always work!

You know these recipes are delicious because if I didn't think that they were fabulous . . . I wouldn't be showing them to you. You can also be sure that these recipes work for the same reason! The rest is simply a matter of taste.

Friday, 29 April 2016

British Bangers with Buttermilk and Chive Mash

Todd just loves his Banger's and Mash. If I want to make him happy, that's all I have to cook up. He could very easily  eat them more than once every week!

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Garlic Lamb Cutlets with a Mint & Sun Blush Tomato Sauce

If you are looking for a delicious way to cook some lovely spring lamb cutlets look no further!  I adapted this delicious recipe from  a cookery book of mine entitled,  "Secrets from a Country Kitchen" by Lucy Young. The original recipe called for studding two 7 chop rack of lamb with garlic and roasting them for about 25 minutes in a hot oven. I didn't have a rack of lamb, but the recipe looked so tasty that I really wanted to try it, and so I did what any good cook does . . .  I switched it out for what I did have which was  . . . 

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

That's one Sharp Cookie Mrs Crimbles!

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Mrs Crimble’s – Britain’s best-loved gluten free bakery brand – has created some deliciously zesty NEW Lemon Cookies. The cookies are both wheat and gluten free and are made with golden oats, tangy lemon curd and studded with lemon zest.

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They come individually wrapped, with  two cookies per pack.   These Lemon Cookies are sure to jazz up a cup of tea or coffee, and make the perfect treat whether you are at home or on the move.

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They are nice and crumbly with a moreish lemon bite!  We really enjoyed them. Its nice to know that coeliacs don't have to do without tasty treats!  We have a Missionary serving in our Ward area at the moment who is a Coeliac and I was able to pick up some of these and a few more goodies to have in the house for when he comes over.  As you know I do love to spoil the Missionaries!

  Thanks Mrs Crimbles!

Mrs Crimble’s was founded over 30 years ago and today their products can be found in all good independent farm shops, health stores, delicatessens and supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose, Morrisons, Co-op, and Tesco. Mrs Crimble’s can also be found in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. ·

Mrs Crimble’s entire range can be viewed at

 · One of Mrs Crimble’s best-selling Choc Macaroons is eaten every second worldwide!
· The company is the Official Free From Sponsor of the England Netball team who recently won the Bronze medal in the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia.
 · Mrs Crimble’s was recently ranked 7th best-selling cake brand (The Grocer Top 20 Cakes, 17 Dec 2015) · Mrs Crimble’s have launched a fresh, new sub-brand – Gluten Free… and Good For Me, combining convenient meal solutions with positive health benefits.
· Mrs Crimble’s are also proud sponsors of the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now

These tasty new Lemon Cookies sell for 69p a pack.  To check out more about them and Mrs Crimbles other products do take a look at the Mrs Crimbles Website.  (I always have their macaroons in the house.   We are quite addicted to them! They are fabulous!)

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Persian Cucumber Salad

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This is a fresh and simple salad that you will find yourself using a lot over these next few months.  I know it feels a bit like Winter here this week, but it won't be too long before temperatures will be soaring and you will be popping out the grills and BBQ season will be upon us!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Mushroom Sauced Turkey Tenderloins

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I know it might not seem  like it sometimes, but I do try to eat healthy.  All the cake recipes etc. you see on here, I didn't bake them all at the same time.  I try to only bake two things a week and those I bake at the weekend.  The rest of the week I eat other things.  As a type 2 diabetic with diverticulitis and IBS, and severe exema,   finding a healthy balance can be really difficult, and a bit of a mine field, if not down right depressing from time to time.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Jelly Roll

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Jelly roll . . . this is a favourite cake of my childhood.  We knew we were in for a real treat if we came home from school and a jelly roll was sitting on the counter waiting to be sliced.  Also known as a Swiss Roll, I think this is a perennial favourite with a lot of people!

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Rhubarb Dumplings

When I was a child I could hardly wait for Rhubarb Season to roll around. My mom would make us our favourite rhubarb pies. They were so tasty, served warm with vanilla ice cream all melting down into that buttery crust and the sweet/tart juices of that beautiful fruit . . .

Friday, 22 April 2016

Leona's Crumb Cake

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 I think I have mentioned my good friend Leona before on here.  It was back on the 22nd of November, in 1981 that I met Leona at a Bingo game on the base my then husband had just been posted to. (London, Ontario in Canada)  I was heavily pregnant with my middle son at the time, and Leona was one of the first people I met along with a great gal named Debbie, who just happened to live down the street from me.  I will never forget that night because Debbie said if I went into labor she would watch my other three children until my sister arrived to take over.  Little did any of us know but the very next night I went into labor and the rest is history.

Shopping and Cooking made easy with Filofax!

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I was recently send a lovely piece of kit from the people at Filofax.   One of their lovely  Saffiano Wrap Tablet Cases in Pear, along with a filofax easel for use with the Tablet Case.   I have to tell you this is going to completely revolutionize my shopping and cooking!

Juicy Turkey Burgers

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We had the Sister Missionaries over for supper one night last week.  I cooked turkey burgers for them and they were just thrilled.   These are the simplest and juiciest turkey burgers ever!  Why are they so juicy?  Because of the secret ingredient . . .  and to find out what it is read on . . .