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.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Boston Cream Pie Parfaits

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You are going to thank me for this quick and easy dessert I am showing you here this morning.   Boston Cream Pie Parfaits.  Not only do them embody all that is pretty tasty about Boston Cream Pie, but they are quick and easy to make as well!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Fire and Ice Pickled Beetroot

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I wish I had a pound for every jar of pickled beetroot (beets) that I put up when my family was growing up.   I'd be a very rich woman.  I used to put up tons of fruits and vegetables every year . . .  jams and jellies, pickles and relishes . . .  chutneys and fruit butters.   Dill pickles were always a favourite along with green tomato chow . . .  but I don't mind admitting my favourite of it all were the pickled beetroot.  I LOVE PICKLED BEETROOT!

Monday, 27 July 2015

Bacon and Rarebit Quickie

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Summertime . . .  not only are we enjoying (or at least hoping to enjoy) warmer temperatures, but we are also enjoying being out of doors and not wanting to be tied to the kitchen when it comes to meal preparation!  Simple, quick, easy, light . . .  they fit the bill when it comes to summer time cooking.  It does in my house at least. 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Breakfast Knickerbocker Glory

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 I just love this time of year when my garden is filled to bursting with fresh summer fruits . . .  the last of the strawberries, logan berries, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, black currants in the main and ripening blackberries in the hedge!  I try to incorporate as many of them as I can into our daily diets.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Twisty Fruity Bread

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  Usually at the weekend, I like to pull the boat out a bit and bake us something nice for our breakfast.  It could be muffins or scones, or even a nice tea bread or breakfast cake.   Today I baked us this lovely Twisty Fruity Bread!

Friday, 24 July 2015

Chocolate Chip Scones . . . low fat

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More often than not, now we are both retired . . .  we have our big meal at noon.  Dinner.   That means that we aren't really all that hungry later on in the day.  Todd calls it supper . . .  a light meal which consists of not a lot really . . .  maybe some toast and cheese, or bread and jam . . .  or . . .

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Cheesy Garlic Bread

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I've never made it any secret that I hate to waste anything . . .  cooked veg, cooked rice or pasta, cereal, stale bread.   I  often use my stale bread to make bread crumbs (which I freeze) or bread pudding . . .  but if I am feeling especially indulgent, I use my stale bread to make this delicious Cheesy Garlic Bread.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Salad with Goats Cheese Truffles and a Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

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One thing I really love about the summer months is salads.  I simply adore salad in any way, shape or form.   I eat them all year round, but summer is when I especially enjoy them and that is mostly because of all the fresh salad leaves and vegetables that are available during the warmer months.  This salad here today is exciting and fabulous and quite simple to make.  I like simple don't you?

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Fried Potato Salad

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 I often cook too many potatoes in the summertime so that I have leftover potatoes just to make this salad.   It's a bit different than your usual salad . . . and very tasty!  I love fried potatoes . . .  so why not fried potato salad?  You know it makes sense!  (As Del Boy would say!)

Monday, 20 July 2015

Skillet Chicken and Rigatoni with Pesto

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In the summer I like to cook meals that are quick and simple and that won't heat up the kitchen.  I don't think I am alone in that.  We do eat a lot of salads and such, but I also often like to make quick and easy skillet meals such as this Skillet Chicken and Rigatoni with Pesto.