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, 25 June 2016

Cherry Crumble Cake

As you probably already know, I just love, Love, LOVE cherries! During cherry season I could eat them until they come out my ears . . . and it doesn't matter how much they cost. I just can't get enough of them!


Friday, 24 June 2016

Baked Ravioli with Sweet Peppers

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I had some fresh ravioi in the refrigerator that needed using up the other day and so I created a delicious and quick casserole that went down a real treat. I used a spinach and ricotta variety and these flavours worked very well together, but I am sure they would also work very well with a cheese or a beef ravioli.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Kimchi Mac and Cheese

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I was recently sent a jar of Yutaka Korean Kimchi to try and I decided to put it to good use in a recipe for Kimchi Mac and Cheese that I had saved some time back.  It sounded delicious at the time and I thought it would be a great way to showcase this great product.  I was not wrong!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Schwartz Grill Mates

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Well grill season is upon us with summer's warmer temperatures and sunnier days.  Its time to move the kitchen outside and take advantage of the sunshine.  BBQ is the order of the day and with that in mind I want to tell you about some new products from Schwartz designed to add more taste to your grilled Burgers!

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Schwartz Grill Mates Pastes are available in two delicious flavours, American Smokehouse and Classic Steakhouse.  The Classic Steak House paste is a sauce mix for burgers containing mustard, garlic and black pepper. The American Smoke house paste is flavoured with tomatoes, smoked paprika and garlic.  Both are simple and easy to use.  Just mix the pastes into 1 pound of ground meat (lamb, turkey, pork, chicken, etc.), shape into burgers and grill either outside on the BBQ or on the stove.

These delicious pastes are available at all major grocery shops in the UK at the RRP of £1.49 per packet.  They are a great store cupboard ingredient to have on hand!

Note - I was sent free product in exchange for this post.  I was not required to write a positive review.  Any and all opinions are my own.

Greek Turkey Tacos

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I am a great fan of Mediterranean flavours   . . .  oregano, feta cheese, olives, lemons, tomatoes, cucumbers . . .  coriander.  Greek salad.  Yum!  Yum!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Gingerbread Madeleines

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I recently received a new Madeleine pan and I found a lovely recipe to bake in it.  I love French Madeleines . . .  tiny little moreish shell shaped little cakes . . . rich and wonderful for dipping into hot drinks.   I wanted to do Gingerbread ones because Todd really loves Gingerbread and I found the perfect recipe here.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I had some bananas here in the house that were just about to the point where they needed to be tossed . . . I hate wasting good, ripe banana . . . it's such a necessity when it comes to making banana cakes and such . . . in fact I always purposely hide a few . . . just so I can have some to bake with.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Summer Fresh Cherry Trifle

One of my favourite late spring/early summer fruits is cherries. When we lived down in Kent at this time of year you could find lots of cherry sellers set up on the many laybys in the area, their tables just laden with glorious cherries, of several different varieties.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

French Yogurt Cake

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Sometimes I just have a craving for cake.   I haven't yet been able to sort out a way to make a diabetic cake which actually tastes good and has a texture that I enjoy, but I am working on it.  I have decided that a tiny taste of what  you enjoy  once in a blue moon has to be enough, and so every now and again I treat myself to a slice of cake.  Not an over the top cake . . .  mind . . .  but, beggars can't be choosers can they!

Friday, 17 June 2016

Father's Day Treats

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 Its Father's Day this Sunday and I thought it would be fun this morning to share with you some of the things I wish I could cook for my dad.  Unfortunately he is all the way over in Canada, so it will have to be just a wish list.  I suppose I could cook some of them for Todd, even though he's not my dad.  He probably wouldn't complain too  much!  Here are my choices and I hope you will give some of them a go yourself as well!  The "Dads" in your life are sure to appreciate them!