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.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Coconut Cookies

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I know I should have some heart shaped cookies or some such here to show you today as tomorrow is Valentines Day, but I just don't have them . . .  sorry about that!  I do have some rather tasty Coconut and Cherry Cookies however!  I think that a bite of one of these and you will soon forgive me as they are delicious.   It's a recipe I got from an Amish Cookery book and we all know how great those Amish Cookers are.  I downsized it as the original recipe made twice the cookies and there are only two of us, one of us being a diabetic.  'Nuff Said.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Chicken Gratinee

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I saw this recipe on Food 52 and the idea of whole chicken pieces done in a gratinee really intriqued me.  It sounded fabulous and looked delicious.  I am a sucker for a Gratinee.  It sings to my heart every time.  I have had plenty of gratinee vegetables in  my time, and a few casseroles, but never whole pieces of chicken done this way!

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Barbeque Beef Poutine

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I cooked a Beef Brisket in the slow cooker at the weekend for a special project I am working on.  (To be revealed at a later date.)  I ended up with a decent amount of leftover cooked brisket and decided to make a Poutine with it . . .  but not just any Poutine, but a Barbeque Beef Poutine!

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Have Your Cake and Eat it too with Mrs Crimble's

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Mrs Crimble's (the gluten free people) recently sent me some of their New Range Authentically French Gluten Free Continental Cakes products to try out.  Yes, I am a very lucky girl.  The new Authentically French range from Mrs Crimbles, includes two deliciously gluten free products:  Classic madeleines and Chocolat Madeleine with a rich chocolate filling.  They are individually wrapped and made in France.  These little cakes are perfect for adding to lunch boxes or for adding a special touch to the breakfast table.

Sausage Recipes for your Valentine, Gluten Free and Paleo

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For the perfect big night in debbie&andrew’s has a selection of recipes that put a little heart into mealtimes. Whether it is a paleo breakfast muffin, a perfectly paired pie for supper or an aphrodisiac fig salad for lunch, debbie&andrew’s sausage recipes are guaranteed to have affection built in!

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

16 Types of Pancakes for Pancake Day!


Mix a pancake, 
Stir a pancake, 
Pop it in the pan; 
Fry the pancake, 
Toss the pancake,
Catch it if you can. 
~Christina Rossetti

I always wondered who wrote that poem and now I know.  I had no idea it was Christina Rossetti!  In honor of Shrove Tuesday, otherwise lovingly known as Pancake Day, I thought I would list all of my pancake recipes for you!  All in one spot!  I do love pancakes, don't you?  This was the only time we ever had pancakes when I was growing up and we could have our fill.  My poor mum, must have been standing there cooking them for ages, as we could never get enough of them!

Now, lets get flipping onto some gorgeous tastiness.  Which ones will tempt your palate.  I would sure love to know!

Monday, 8 February 2016

Chicken with a Cheese and Ham Crust

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I always think it's pretty amazing what you can do with just a few ingredients and a little bit of ingenuity.  Like this recipe here today.  I had a small bit of leftover ham that I wanted to use up and some chicken breasts and so after putting my thinking cap on I came up with a delicious and simple little entree that went down a real treat and went together lickety split!

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Mrs Crimble's Breakfast Pancakes for Pancake Day

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Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before Lent, traditionally a period of abstinence, associated with clearing your cupboards of things like sugar, fat and eggs. It's known as Pancake Day because it represents a good opportunity to use up such ingredients. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

 If you fancy some delicious pancakes on Shrove Tuesday this year (February 9th), but you're worried about your batter being a soggy disaster, don't panic!  Mrs. Crumble's Pancake Mix guarantees quick and eay results!

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Game Day Finger Foods that are sure to please!


Be the hero of the party and serve up some really tasty game day food for tonight's Super Bowl American football extravaganza!  I have brought together all of my finger-food appetiser dishes that I think would go over really well with the family and guests.  With a delicious mix of the traditional and the not traditional, these are sure to put a smile on everyone's face as they root for their favourite teams!  Why not try something a tad bit different this year!

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Pancakes for Pancake Day from Orgran Gluten Free

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I was recently sent some products from Orgran the Gluten Free people so that I could try them out before Pancake Day which is on Tuesday February 9th.  I am still waiting to hear whether I am a coeliac or not, (I go on Monday, wish me luck!)  so I was quite excited to be able to try these out.  Having to give up wheat and products which contain gluten is not an easy prospect, especially when you think of how many things are on the market which contain wheat or gluten and so options like these are really quite exciting!