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SPICED SQUASH PUMPKIN PIE WITH SALTED CARAMEL AND MAPLE PECANS

Ingredients: 250g cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes500g plain flour50g caster sugar1 egg yolkCold water 750g butternut squash (peeled, deseeded and cubed weight)1tbsp olive oil1tbsp maple syrup 140g caster sugar2tsp vanilla paste1/2 tsp salt1tsp ground cinnamon1tsp ground nutmeg2 eggs175ml … Continue reading

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BRUSSELS SPROUTS RISOTTO

If you bought just a few too many brussels sprouts over the festive season and have no idea what else to do with them other than boil them, then this is the perfect recipe. Its quick, really tasty and something unusual … Continue reading

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ROASTED SQUASH, GOATS CHEESE AND STREAKY BACON RISOTTO

Ingredients: Roasted squash: 1 large butternut squash1 large garlic clove (I used purple Germidour garlic from the Cadours areas of South-West France, which I bought from my local farmers market. Its a rich, sweet garlic so you only need a … Continue reading

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Beer-Battered Coconut Shrimp

Steamed or pan fried or scampi or any way you like it, there’s a lot of good ways to cook shrimp. But if you’re feeling more adventurous, shrimp dipped in a beer batter, rolled in coconut then fried, this is … Continue reading

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(Leftover) Turkey Tetrazzini

Another idea for leftover turkey. How about it? That is if you still have leftover turkey like I do. Actually, for my family, we purposely bought a bigger turkey this year just so we have leftover to use for soup, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Carbonara

Serves 4Print Ingredients 1 lb dry spaghetti 8-10 ounces of bacon or pancetta, cubed or cut into small strips 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil half of a small onion, chopped finely 3 large eggs 1 c grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more … Continue reading

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Kale & Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

I love that I have something really good in this recipe, besides the cheeses – Kale, that’s what I’m talking about. If you never had this super health food, try adding it in your pasta and just like me you … Continue reading

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Pasta Alla Puttanesca

Pasta Alla Puttanesca, wow, sounds like out of this world isn’t it? But don’t be fooled. It is nothing but a sumptuous pasta dish made with a mixture of olive oil, anchovies, tomatoes, garlic, capers and olives.  And my version … Continue reading

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To chop, to dice, to mince-prepping your ingredients

It dawned on me that it is very important to teach my readers a few basic ways to prepare ingredients for cooking. Most importantly, how to cut or slice them. I realized that if I want  to help someone who … Continue reading

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Pork Chop & Wild Rice Casserole

A one-dish meal that is perfect for supper. Very easy to make.Here you go:Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of pork chops.Brown both sides of pork chops in oil. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix Uncle Ben’s rice … Continue reading

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