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  • Eat With Intention, recipes and meditation for a life that lights you up
    on Dec 10, 2016 in cookbook review
     I wanted to tell you about this fabulous book I recently received.  As a food blogger I am often sent cookbooks for review.  I love cookery books and I love getting them.  I was recently sent this book entitled Eat with Intention...
  • Triple Chocolate Cookie Tart
    on Dec 9, 2016
    If you are looking for a simple dessert this weekend look no further.  This Triple Chocolate Cookie Tart is not only delicious, but very simple and quick to make.    I would actually call it fabulous and a ten out of ten on the wi...
  • Cookbooklet Sale, five for one  It's that time of year again.  I am once more offering a special deal between now and December 24th on my cookbooklets.  Between now and then you can get any five of my cookbooklets at a special price of only £10, ($12.59) whic...
  • Crock Pot Turkey Breast  I did kind of a dry run for Christmas dinner the other week.  Its never a good idea to try out new recipes ON the special day so I usually try them out ahead of time.  I never mind really because, if its good, I get to actually...
  • Apple and Cranberry Pie My husband has an absolute fondness for apple pie.  Simply put  . . . he ADORES apple pie.  It is his favourite pie, dessert, indulgence, dream come true!  In truth, I don't bake one very often.  It is an awful lot and...
  • Aimee's Perfect Cakes
    on Dec 7, 2016 in cookbook review
     If you are looking for the perfect gift for the foodie baker on your Christmas list look no further!  I have the perfect book that I think they will just love!  Aimee's Perfect Bakes features over 50 original and creative baking reci...
  • Quick Cassoulet I confess I have only ever really had Cassoulet once.  It was when we were visiting my son in Canada and it was delicious.  He's a good cook, and he's not afraid to try new things.  He's always been that way.  Normally Casso...
  • Spiced Hot Chocolate Hooray for the holidays and all of the festivities.  Things are getting a bit cooler outside, and our fingers and toes are getting a bit frosty.  What better way to warm them up than with a nice mug of hot chocolate to drink! The...
  • Christmas Baking with Eddingtons
    on Dec 4, 2016 in Baking eddingtons holidays
     There is nothing like homemade mincemeat during the holidays. I always make a big batch in the holidays and I use it for all sorts of things.  It comes in really handy for mince pies, cakes, pastries, breads etc.  The nicest thing is...
  • Beef, Ale and Parsnip Pudding
    on Dec 4, 2016
     The Toddster grew up during the War years.  He was born just before the beginning of WW2, and was only 7 years old when it finished.  His mom was a very traditional cook, and of course there was rationing for all of his growing up yea...
  • Everyday Maple, Bran and Sultana Muffins
    on Dec 3, 2016
     You just can't beat having a delicious homebaked muffin for a great "Breakfast on the Go!"  Now that the school year has begun once more in earnest . . . those morning moments are all the more precious.  Breakfast being the most impor...
  • Hazelnut and Chocolate Crumb Cake
    on Dec 2, 2016
      I've always been a great fan of chocolate and nuts together. When I was a child we always got a big box of Black Magic Chocolates given to us every Christmas time.    Next to the caramel ones, the chocolate covered nuts were a real f...
  • Baked Chicken Tetrazzini
    on Dec 1, 2016
      Do you know what today was? (Thursday as I write this.) Torture Todd with pasta day!  Yes . . . every once in a while, I have a day  in my kitchen, where I play Torture the Toddster with Pasta.  He hates pasta.  I love...
  • Enjoy a Good Morning with belVita Breakfast Biscuits
    on Sep 3, 2016
    School will soon be back in session and mornings will be back to being rushed and the people at belVita are here with a convenient and tasty way t begin your day.  It is so tempting to do without breakfast because you just feel you don't have th...
  • Coconut Cream PieI haven't had a piece of coconut cream pie in years.   I think the last time was when I was home for my mom's cancer operation and our Bruce brought us over each a piece of coconut  cream pie as a treat after my mom got out of the hospital.
  • Beefy, Bean and Spaghetti Casserole
    on Sep 1, 2016
     This is a delicious and simple recipe that is very family friendly.  It is a fabulous combination of really flavourful beans,  ground beef, cheese and spaghett, baked in the oven until the flavours meld into something quite wonderful.
  • Sumptuous Choux with Betty's Baking Secrets
    on Aug 31, 2016 in Betty's Baking Secrets
    For nearly 100 years, people have been flocking to Yorkshire for a taste of Bettys. Bettys was founded by Frederick Belmont, a Swiss baker and confectioner who came to England in search of opportunities to develop his craft skills. He opened his firs...
  • Teriyaki Chicken DrumsticksThese  chicken drumsticks will certainly not win any beauty contests, but when it comes to taste they are blue ribbon winners for sure, and a cracking way to begin September!!They are as simple to make as stirring together a sauce and pouring it...
  • Refresh with O-teas
    on Aug 30, 2016
    I was recently sent a sampling of Oteas to try out, some of their herbal blends and fruity teas.  I don't drink regular tea, so its always nice to try something herbal that I can drink.Oteas was born out of a desire to promote and support an act...
  • Baked Chicken with Tarragon and Dijon Mustard
    on Aug 30, 2016 in Chicken oven bakes simple suppers
    This is a delicious chicken recipe that I made for our tea the other night.  I had some partially boned chicken breasts that I wanted to use.  I adapted the recipe from one that I found in a Diana Henry cookery book entitled A Bird in the H...