Easy Key Lime & Chocolate Pie

Easy Key Lime and Chocolate Pie The first time I made this dessert was when I invited my American friend and her family over for a 4th July barbecue and was looking for a very American but also very easy dessert to eat after our meat fest.  I found Nigella’s…

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Saucepan Oatmeal Cookies

I love cookies but sometimes I get lazy about taking the mixer out of the press and lugging it the whole way to the counter, and then having to wrestle the bowl from the boys before they lick the coating off it. My laziness is really getting a lot of…

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Quick Dinner: Spaghetti with Pancetta, Tomato and Basil

Sometimes you just need dinner in a hurry, so here’s a quick and tasty pasta dish enjoyed by all around our table. Pancetta is one of my favourite quick dinner ingredients as it’s full of flavour, cooks quickly, doesn’t require chopping and keeps in the fridge for a few weeks.…

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Secret Surprise Lunch

I chuckle to myself when I see magazine articles about “Fun ways to get your kids to eat vegetables”.  In my experience, limited to two boys aged almost 4 and almost 2, if a child doesn’t want to eat something no amount of fun or forcing will make them. They’re…

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Quick Dinner: Pancetta and Leek Pasta

Quick Dinner: Pancetta and Leek Pasta On a weekday evening, when I’ve forgotten to take something from the freezer and I need to get dinner on the table fast I tend to turn to pasta and try to throw something together. Pancetta Cubes are my favourite “quick fix” ingredient to…

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Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade Have lemons, make lemonade.  I had bought a lot of lemons, and they needed to be used, but I had no inclination to do anything complicated, which in this case meant turning on the oven.  My sidekick suggested lemonade and counted out five lemons, as he remembered that’s…

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Brown Sugar Macaroons

Brown Sugar Macaroons – A treat with tea, and both dairy and gluten free I hate waste and another carbonara dinner meant another egg white seeking a purpose in life.  While my meringue recipe is delicious, I just wasn’t in the humour for meringues tonight. My nightly flick through my cookbooks paid off and…

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Sweetcorn Pancakes

The cutting I have of this recipe calls them “Sweetcorn Fritters” so I guess that’s what they are, but in our house we call them what we think they are, which is Sweetcorn Pancakes.  To me fritters are what you get the Chinese restaurant, deep fried fruit in batter, and…

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Toblerone Cheesecake

Toblerone Cheesecake I’ve always been a Toblerone fan.  When I was a child Toblerone was a luxury, the reserve of Easter Eggs and Duty Free.  I have happy memories of eating Toblerone on another continent, jet lagged, with no food available thanks to a late flight and the only edible…

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