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How to Bake a Christmas Chocolate Log + Video
Dec01

How to Bake a Christmas Chocolate Log + Video

This fabulously traditional recipe for How to Bake a Christmas Chocolate Log is perfect for the Holidays, even as a host/hostess gift. Chocolate log cakes are traditionally made & enjoyed for Christmas, but this cake can be made any time of the year. I found this spectacular recipe in an eBook called A Cornish Grandmother’s Family Favourites available on Amazon. In this eBook, the Chocolate Christmas Log recipe uses the same...

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How to Cook Lemon Curd + Video: Easter Surprises
Apr09

How to Cook Lemon Curd + Video: Easter Surprises

Learning How To Make Lemon Curd is definitely worth it! A super tangy, super easy & super quick recipe that can be eaten by itself like a pudding of sorts, or used inside of something else amazing like a jelly roll. Whatever you decide, this lemon curd is absolutely delicious, will make your lips pucker, and satisfy your sweet tooth. How To Cook Lemon Curd: This delightful sauce is intensely flavored and suitable for use with...

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How to Make Black Pudding Sausage
Mar15

How to Make Black Pudding Sausage

Black Pudding, also referred to as blood pudding is a type of sausage that has existed in the civilized, and not so civilized, world for a very long time. As long as humans have kept animals to eat and for clothing, they have been making some style of black pudding. Apparently, according to research, the first known mention of black pudding in 800 BC was referred to in Homer’s The Odyssey. Traditionally a British dish, black...

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How to Bake Christmas Shortbread Cookies
Dec22

How to Bake Christmas Shortbread Cookies

These Christmas Shortbread Cookies absolutely melt in your mouth… It’s hard to stay away from your tins of these dainties, let alone everyone else in your household. How to Bake Christmas Shortbread Cookies: This is the first time I’ve shared this recipe. Tip: Because of the various & different sizes of cookie cutters you may be using, it’s difficult to determine yield, but I’ve found I usually get 5...

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How to Cook Christmas Pudding
Dec20

How to Cook Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding is a beautiful tribute to the celebrations of Christmases past. Many have enjoyed steamed puddings of this nature. If your family appreciates this festive dessert, and you are willing to try this delicious treat…it really is worth the extra time it takes to prepare. In days of old, the steamed plum, carrot or fig puddings were the centerpiece of the Christmas dinner. It’s called plum or figgy pudding, as...

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Web Chef Review: Maldon Sea Salt Flakes 240g
Dec09

Web Chef Review: Maldon Sea Salt Flakes 240g

Maldon Sea Salt Flakes are a marvelous addition to your spice cupboard. Whether you’re using the 240g box, or the 1.5 kg tub, these salt flakes lend a clean salt flavor, as well as texture & crunch. My favorite way to use Maldon Sea Salt Flakes is on homemade steak fries. Allowing the salt chunks to shine through, these flakes stick to the fries and give you a bit of a crunch. Mom loves using them on salads, as the flakes...

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Web Chef Review: Maldon Sea Salt Flakes
Nov26

Web Chef Review: Maldon Sea Salt Flakes

I’m excited to tell you about Maldon Sea Salt Flakes and how much I enjoy cooking with them. Maldon is a UK based company, and they have these great flakes of salt. Now, when these flakes form, they do so in the shape of a pyramid. This makes these flakes texturally pleasing to the chef or home cook as you squish them through your fingertips to season foods. The best part about this salt is that it has no extra additives, which...

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How to Cook Bubble & Squeak: Cabbage, Bacon & Potato Casserole + Video
Nov25

How to Cook Bubble & Squeak: Cabbage, Bacon & Potato Casserole + Video

If you’ve never heard of Bubble & Squeak before, it’s so named because of the sounds it makes in the pan when you cook it. Traditionally speaking, this is an old British dish made in a cast iron frying pan with cabbage, potatoes & bacon. How to Cook Bubble & Squeak: This cabbage, bacon & potato casserole is my version of bubble & squeak for this occasion. It’s like a baconator-lasagna of sorts....

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How to Cook Mincemeat for the Holidays
Nov18

How to Cook Mincemeat for the Holidays

Not exactly sure what Mincemeat is? Not many people do, but it is a traditional dish made in those regions where the World was colonized British, in general. There are variations in Australia, Canada, USA, northern Europe, Ireland & South Africa. How to Cook Mincemeat: The recipe I’m sharing for my mincemeat is one which yields enough for 6 pies. Tip: If you’re going to go through all of this effort to make mincemeat,...

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What the Heck is Mincemeat?: National Mincemeat Pie Day
Oct26

What the Heck is Mincemeat?: National Mincemeat Pie Day

Mincemeat Pie. Now, what is that really? Does it have meat in it? Well, yes & no. It’s not actually meat that is added, but suet – the fat cut from the meat – and added to the fruit that comprises mincemeat, with some lean beef. When sugar, raisins, currants, citron, orange peel, lemon peel, lemon juice, apple cider, cloves, sour cherries, cherry juice, coriander, nuts, cinnamon & mace are added, it is cooked...

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National Yorkshire Pudding Day: A Coveted Side Dish Recipe
Oct13

National Yorkshire Pudding Day: A Coveted Side Dish Recipe

National Yorkshire Pudding Day is definitely something to celebrate. Yorkies, so we call them are the best thing about a roast beef dinner. We enjoy those light & fluffy, little puddings smothered in roast drippings. We like Yorkshire pudding so much that sometimes, I’ve used turkey, chicken or pork drippings in place of beef drippings. My family has always liked this recipe, and comments that other Yorkshire puddings they...

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National Corned Beef Hash Day is Here with a Great Recipe
Sep27

National Corned Beef Hash Day is Here with a Great Recipe

Oh National Corned Beef Hash Day…what a wonderful start to the day! Take each ingredient in a hash and really, they aren’t special at all… Put them all together, and it’s something spectacular using leftover corned beef. The word hash is derived from the French verb, “to chop” – hacher. This cured and cooked meat is chopped up and mixed with delicious seasonings and some veggies. Heat it all...

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How to Cook a Top Sirloin Roast of Beef + Video
Sep25

How to Cook a Top Sirloin Roast of Beef + Video

Don’t be scared of the bigger cuts of meat at your grocer…go grab yourself a Top Sirloin Roast of Beef, to start with! Grocery shopping can be a daunting task for a newbie in the kitchen. So many choices, lots of unlearned skills, and scary ingredients. Large cuts of meat are something I see so many people bypass at the store simply because they wouldn’t have a clue what to do with it. Plus, these cuts are expensive,...

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