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, 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!

Really Tasty Oatmeal Cookies

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 I had to cook a meal earlier this week to take to a member who has not been well.  I baked a casserole and made a salad, and then I decided to bake some cookies for the children in the family.  I love to bake, but more often than not I can't eat what I bake, so it's nice to be able to bake something which is going to be going to kiddies I know will be able to appreciate it.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Tuna Tug Boats

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This is an oven sandwich that I used to make often for my kids when they were growing up.  They're delicious, simple to make and they use ingredients I normally have in my larder.  So they are a bit of a store cupboard meal.  Also  if you use low fat cheese and mayonnaise, they are not that unhealthy.  Especially if you serve them with some vegetable sticks or salad on the side.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

A Vegetable Curry

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I have been taking a  Cooking for Diabetes Class thru the NHS on Thursday afternoons for the past month.  Today is my last class.  I really wasn't sure if I would learn anything by taking the course, but I have to say that I have been pleasantly surprised and I have really learned an awful lot.  Plus everything we have cooked has been healthy, low in fat, high in fibre and quite surprisingly delicious!