The Great Potato Debate and Sticky Christmas Marmalade Chicken Recipe

The Great Potato Debate and Sticky Christmas Marmalade Chicken Recipe

The Great Potato Debate and Sticky Christmas Marmalade Chicken Recipe And so the great potato debate started…….I, the cook, and therefore more knowledgeable about yesterday’s luncheon dish, wanted mashed potatoes, he, the mere diner and other resident of the Lavender and Lovage household, was adamant that he wanted baked potatoes; we battled it out for at least ten minutes,… 

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A Secret Recipe: Macaroni Cheese – Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Tomatoes

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A Secret Recipe: – Macaroni Cheese – Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Tomatoes I remember this was one of my favourite meals to come home to from school when I was growing up……Mum always made it with mature Cheddar cheese for a real bite and English mustard powder too, of course, in the sauce. Cheap… 

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Sugar & Spice for November and December! Cooking with Herbs Challenge

NEW Cooking with Herbs Challenge: Sugar & Spice for November and December!

Sugar & Spice for November and December! Cooking with Herbs Challenge Welcome to the NEW Cooking with Herbs challenge and I am so SORRY I am late posting this! However, I DO have a very good reason, I have been away from home with limited wi-fi, time and NO laptop with me! Anyway, I am… 

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Loaded Potato Crustless Quiche with Bacon, Cheese & Onions

Loaded Potato Crustless Quiche

Loaded Potato Crustless Quiche with Bacon, Cheese & Onions By the time you read this, I will be snoozing on the TGV on my way up to Lille to catch the Eurostar back to the UK……..but, all is well, as I will still be benefiting from an extra hour in bed, as the clocks went… 

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Bacon Chilli Popcorn in the Microwave or a MultiCooker

Bacon Chilli Popcorn in the Microwave or a MultiCooker

Bacon Chilli Popcorn in the Microwave or a MultiCooker Chilli and bacon popcorn? Hello……yes please! This is a combination made in heaven and one that I will be repeating again. This was the recipe I made as a snack one day last week, when the fog was as thick as porridge and the rain teemed down the windows… 

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Bonfire Bangers and Barbecue Bean Casserole for Crocktober

Bonfire Bangers and Barbecue Bean Casserole

Bonfire Bangers and Barbecue Bean Casserole for Crocktober Here we are half way through October……it’s been a funny old month with some very cold, wet days, and then today the sun has decided to show its face again and I am hankering to get out and have a long walk…….the sort of autumn walk where… 

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A Show-stopping Chocolate Cherry Cake for Chocolate Week!

A Show-stopping Chocolate Cherry Cake for Chocolate Week!

A Show-stopping Chocolate Cherry Cake for Chocolate Week! There is nothing as nice as a BIG home-made chocolate cake on the tea time-table and although I am primarily a savoury person (cheese, bread and pies are my downfall) I do love a slice of chocolate cake now and then.  And, as it is Chocolate Week… 

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Cooking with Herbs for October: Scarborough Fair Herbs

Cooking with Herbs for October: Scarborough Fair Herbs

Cooking with Herbs for October: Scarborough Fair Herbs Welcome to October and it can be said that Autumn is really here now, although there are glimmers of summer with some sunny warm days. For this month’s Cooking with Herbs challenge, I am suggesting a them of “Scarborough Fair” Herbs, so that’s “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme”,… 

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Mediterranean Herbs Cookbook: Cooking with Herbs Round-Up for September

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Mediterranean Herbs Cookbook: Cooking with Herbs Round-Up for September Welcome to the BIG Mediterranean cooking with herbs round up for September! What a wonderful month we had with plenty of herbal entries being sent in……from bread to muffins with the odd caramel in between, there’s lots of inspirational recipes to choose from, as you can see from the images in the… 

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October Tea Time Treats – Cooking and Baking with VEGETABLES!

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- October Tea Time Treats – Cooking and Baking with VEGETABLES! Welcome to a NEW challenge of Tea Time Treats for OCTOBER! Tea Time Treats is in its THIRD year, and October 2014 marks its THIRD birthday – this is the 36th challenge!  I love hosting it along with my co-host Jane of The Hedgecombers………on-line… 

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