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.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Cookie Crisp French Toast Sticks


Several years ago I made some French Toast Sticks using Rice bubbles and they were fabulous. These were a real favourite of ours.  They were delicious and they froze well, so that made them great for having in the freezer ready to pull out when we felt like a bit of a quick and delicious treat!

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Blueberry & Lemon Breakfast Buns


 I normally like to pull out all the stops for breakfast at the weekend.   A leftover from my working days I suppose.   I didn't have a lot of time during the week to make much of a cooked breakfast, so Saturdays usually meant I would do us something special. I hear we are supposed to have some nice weather this weekend as well.   I am loving these longer, brighter and warmer days!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Honey & Soy Baked Chicken


 Everyone needs a tasty recipe like this up their sleeves!  It is so simple and so delicious and uses things I always have in the house, and I am betting that you do too!  

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Lemon Glazed Cinnamon Scrolls


 I love puff pastry.  Well, I love any pastry actually.  I am a pastry afficionado from way back and the butterier and flakier the better! I am a very good pastry maker if I don't say so myself, must be all the years of practice I have had. One thing I don't do however is make my own Puff Pastry from scratch. Call me lazy or whatever. It is very time consuming and the end results are not much better than a good quality all butter puff pastry you can buy in the shops.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Salmon and Broccoli Quiche


I forget where I was, but it was a couple of weeks ago now, I was visiting with someone and they mentioned baking a quiche for supper a few nights before that and I remember thinking to myself, I have not baked a quiche in a while and my appetite for having quiche was immediately whetted and I thought about nothing else for a few days!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Skillet Chicken and Spinach Bowties


Today I bring you a pasta dish which is not only quick and easy to make, but quite, quite delicious!  With it's fresh flavours and pretty colours, this is sure to please almost anyone and is a great way to get the kids to eat their spinach!

Monday, 20 March 2017

Chunky Puy Lentil & Vegetable Soup


  Puy lentils, grown in France are just wonderful in soups. They thicken without turning to sludge. They don't break down like other lentils and keep their lovely little shape, giving any soup which is made with them a bit of a bite, a very delicious bite!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Blue Ribbon Blueberry Cake



This is a cake that I haven't made in a very long time. I had actually forgotten all about it, but then as I was going thru the Big Blue Binder the other day, I happened upon the recipe and remembered how very good it was . . .

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Date, Pistachio & Honey Slices


As you know I've  been working really hard on my cookbook. There hasn't been a lot of cooking going on these past few days as I am down to the crunch.  I hope you will forgive me for re-posting these lovely slices from a few years ago.  They are delicious, so I am sure you won't!  

Friday, 17 March 2017

Irish Apple Cake


I wanted to make Todd my Irish Apple Cake for Saint Patricks Day.  He loves apple anything, and I have been wanting to re-do some of my earlier recipes and take new photos of them, so today, in honor of Saint Patrick, I re-did my Irish Apple Cake Recipe.