Spicy Bean Bake topped with Nacho Crumbs served with Red Onion Salsa

I can’t believe it’s going to be October tomorrow, where did the year fly to!!! This means I need to start thinking about pumpkin pies, pecan pies, Christmas goodies… I want to try lots of new things this year. I’m excited just at the prospect of lots of kitchen time and some winter warmer recipes. ¬†oooh Soups, I can start making soups again! So, to today’s Spicy Bean Bake, this was silly easy to make and it’s so scrummy. Great for the kids dinner too as the nacho topping gives it a little bit of fun (I think so anyway!) […]

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Beautifully Moist Vanilla Carrot Cake Muffins

It’s been absolutely ages since I baked with carrots and I had one just sitting there all lonesome and forlorn, so I grabbed it up and set about some muffin baking, so glad I did as these were just fabulous, even if I do say so myself. You could, if you wanted, add a little frosting to the muffins to make a proper carrot cake, but that’s up to you! Might bake again tomorrow, I’ve got a hankering for a cheesecake and I just bought some more tofu, so it’s just a matter of deciding which flavour to do. Going […]

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Portobello Mushroom & Sun Dried Tomato Burgers

These, I think, are by far my favourite burgers I’ve ever made!! It may well be the addition of the beautiful sun dried tomatoes I bought the other day, they gave an incredible depth of flavour to the burgers, so much so I was distressed when we’d eaten them all, I need some more… NOW. I’m definitely going to be making these again, they would even go lovely the next again day with some pasta and home made marinara sauce! The photos don’t do the burgers justice, but believe me, these are a “must make”, they are slightly soft on […]

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Chocolate Bakewell Muffins with Almond Frosting

Almonds…. yummy, I’ll eat almonds and marzipan all day long if I could and I love to bake with them, they are sublime in cookies and cakes and with a little help from some almond extract, well, need I say more, a taste sensation! My mouth has just started to water just thinking of these muffins (now long eaten!!). You can make these muffins very easily without the frosting, they are still lovely and airy so don’t worry if you just want them au natural! You could still dust with a little icing sugar for a little added sweetness if […]

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Penne Pasta with Garlic Sauteed Okra, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil & Black Olives

Pasta day… one of my favourite days, purely because it feels like one of the easier dishes of the week. I already know that there is going to be some form of pasta, so all I need to come up with is the sauce. But to be fair, it is getting a bit more tricky, I always want to do something different each week, so I have to think a lot more carefully about what I’m putting in it. Luckily though, nearly every vegetable goes well with pasta (although I’m not counting brussel sprouts in there!!) I just need to […]

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Chocolate Chip Praline Cookies

It’s a midweek cookie recipe and these are a delicious addition to an afternoon cup of tea! I’ve got a cupboard full of different nuts and wanted to use the hazelnuts and you just have to team that up with some chocolate don’t you! This is a very quick and easy recipe, they’re done in 30 minutes, leave them to cool (if you can resist) I’ve burnt my mouth so many times in the past from being an eager beaver and eating what I bake pretty much while it’s on the way from the oven to the kitchen worktop! I […]

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