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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Goats Cheese Crostini...


Hosting this Christmas?

 Impress your guests with these bite-size treats:


Serves 12

Preparation time: 15 min

No cooking
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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Branston Turkey Nachos..


Love Christmas dinner and Nachos?

Today I am sharing a dish you could make for your Christmas night tea with any leftover Turkey from your dinner. 


A sharing dish that’s perfect for family time this season.

Serves six

Preparation time: 5min

Cooking time: 10min
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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Macadamia & Raspberry Goldies...


Macadamia and Raspberry Goldies. Perfect for snacks or lunch box treats!

These soft squidgy bars are the golden equivalent of brownies.

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Saturday, 2 January 2016

Naan Breads Pizza..


1 lunch idea I can always get the 2 younger children helping me to make and that is Naan bread pizzas. They are quick and easy to make and so tasty too! This is one fun after school snack that sometimes we make when dad is working late to keep us going till dinner. 


This recipe also inspired my old 2 who are at uni to make as a dinner too. They just add lots of cooked meat or tuna and different vegetables onto theirs. They also make them for friends and they love the idea so much they start making their own too.

Makes 4
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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Cauliflower Cheese And Ham Tart...


Cauliflower Cheese And Ham Tart...

Serves 6 lunch portions

Prep Time 15 mins
Cooking time 45 mins

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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Parmigiano Reggiano and Spinach Muffins...


These wonderful savoury muffins make the perfect light lunch or appetiser to enjoy with friends this winter.

Combine sifted flour, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl with sugar, Parmigiano Reggiano and spinach. Beat together egg, milk and vegetable oil and stir into the muffin mixture. Spoon the mixture into muffin cases, top with Parmigiano Reggiano and bake until golden.


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Sunday, 23 December 2012

PENN STATE Pretzels Review And Recipes ...


This week we were pleased to be sent some snacks to review from PENN STATE.

My children loves nibbles and we often buy the mix variety party packs with pretzels inside.

( They always disappear first)!!

Or just the plain (shops own brand) pretzels!!

We were interested to find out what the flavoured Penn State wheat and potato pretzel knots tasted like.

Always up for a challenge!!


I got sent 3 packs of the classic American snacks to try, 2 limited edition Maple Bacon and a pack of Sour Cream and Chive.
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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Sausage And Tomatoes Envelopes ...


Sausage And Tomatoes Envelopes ...


Makes 12

You will need:
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Friday, 30 November 2012

Chicken Liver Pate With Tomato Salad ...


Chicken Liver Pate With Tomato Salad.

Serves 4-6
202 calories / 15.6g fat per portion

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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Moroccan Beetroot & Herb Salad with Rachel’s Organic Natural Yogurt Dressing...


Moroccan Beetroot & Herb Salad with Rachel’s Organic Natural Yogurt Dressing...

Serves 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: none
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Saturday, 6 October 2012

WIitche's Ribs With Vampire Toast....


WIitche's Ribs With Vampire Toast....

Enjoy a scary savoury treat at your Halloween party

Sticky, glossy and very tender, these witches’ ribs make a perfect Halloween treat to nibble on after trick or treating.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour


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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Beetroot And Butterbean Hummus...


Beetroot And Butterbean Hummus.

Serves 4-6

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: none


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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Summer Coleslaw...


Summer Coleslaw...

The ultimate picnic salad, combining white and red cabbage, carrot, red onion and radishes; smothered in a yogurt and herb dressing.


Serves : 4-6

Preparation time: 15 minutes

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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Summer berry salad...


Summer berry salad...

Light, tangy and a great alternative to the more usual mayo dressed chicken salads.


Serves 4-5

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
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Thursday, 19 April 2012

French Goat's Cheese Mini-Log, Rosemary And Green Olive Muffins...


Today I'm sharing this recipe post by By Sophie Wright, chef and Easy Cheesey Chèvre Ambassador.

French Goat's Cheese Mini-Log, Rosemary And Green Olive Muffins...


These muffins make a great Saturday afternoon tea time treat, fantastic lunch box filler or picnic hamper favourite. They really are seriously easy to make.

Makes 12 muffins 

Prep time 20 minutesCooking time 20 minutes Oven temp 200oc
Approximate cost per muffin: 21 pence

Ingredients:
  • 75g mild ripe French goat’s cheese mini-log (rind removed)
  • 275g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 250mls milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 50g chopped pitted green olives
  • 2 tsp chopped rosemary, plus a little extra for garnish


Method:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6, 400°F (200°C) while you make the basic muffin mixture.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
  3. Beat one egg and whisk it together with the milk.
  4. Fold the mix into the flour. 
  5. Add the crumbled French goat’s cheese mini-log, chopped olives and chopped rosemary.
  6. Arrange you muffin cases in a tray and spoon in the mixture to the top of each case.
  7. Beat the other egg and gently brush the top of each muffin.
  8. Garnish with a small sprig of rosemaryBake for about 20 minutes, or until well risen and golden.
  9. Remove the muffins from the tins and leave to rest for a few minutes before eating!
Recipe and photo credit by-  French goats cheese

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Friday, 16 March 2012

Cream of peppers, oregano and parmigiano...


Cream of peppers, oregano and parmigiano...


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Monday, 27 February 2012

Creative Mondays Blog Hop Week 9 : Breakfast Bars....


Want to join us and link up this week?

Creative Mondays Blog Hop Week 9 : Breakfast Bars....

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Friday, 24 February 2012

Honeyed Turkey and Avocado Salad with a Yoghurt Mint Dressing ...


A healthy, tasty salad, cram-packed with superfoods!

Watercress is both full of vitamin C and abundant in minerals including folate, iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium and potassium.

It has been dubbed the food to keep you looking young!

Avocados are brimming with essential nutrients, including potassium, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a so-called nutrient booster; so when eaten with other foods, avocados enable the body to better absorb cancer-fighting nutrients!

Finally honey acts as an antioxidant, a substance that can prevent the effects of free radicals!

What’s not to like about this salad?


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

Serves: 2
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Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Viva! Strawberries, Pink Peppercorn and Mint Couscous...


Viva! Strawberries, Pink Peppercorn and Mint Couscous...

This is a simple but impressive side dish, and can be eaten either hot or cold.

It’s perfect served as a side dish with green vegetables or with one of the first barbecues of the year.

With the fresh, summery tastes of strawberries and mint, it doesn't matter whether the sun shines or not!


Serves 6 as a side dish
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 mins
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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Crayfish, Gruyere and Sun-blush Tomato Tart served with Wild Rocket and Toasted Kernels...


Crayfish, Gruyere and Sun-blush Tomato Tart served with Wild Rocket and Toasted Kernels...

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

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