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Spinach and Corn cheese muffins recipe

This recipe is an adaptation from the recipe for Cheese muffins with ham and corn in the book Angela Day Favourites. I made a few changes including changing the flour used. You can play plenty with the recipe, add ham, bacon, chillis, mushrooms or whatever you think will work. INGREDIENTS 250 ml (1 Cup) Cake flour 250 ml (1 Cup) ... Read More »

Make your own egg replacer powder

For years I bought Orgran No Egg, egg replacer but with shipping delays associated with lockdowns I could not find it for months. We looked up a few recipes to make some and drawing from these I made up my own recipe. The biggest problem with the ones which I found was that they made enormous amounts. I prefer to ... Read More »

Slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken recipe

Pulled chicken rolls or wraps make a great Friday night supper When I got my slow cooker I discovered an awesome page Just Slow Cooker recipes, with really good recipes, I think I’ve already made about half of the recipes on her site. The children had friends over for National sleepover day on 9 May and I knew that the ... Read More »

Bread maker Pineapple and Lime jam

Pineapple and Lime Bread machine jam I have used a bread machine (well I’m on my 3rd) for 10 years and for some reason although I have known that they can be used to make jam I just never gave that option much thought. I have never made jam, I think that not having pectin may have been a factor, ... Read More »

Bread maker Rye Bread recipe

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sula (@sulaskimmingstones) I have made the same Russell Hobbs rye bread recipe a few times but it always collapsed and failed.  I tweaked it a few times and at last have success.   Previously the dough was a little too wet, I slightly decreased the volume of water and added a little ... Read More »


Cliff has decided that he likes plain and simple granola and I have been struggling to find the perfect one.  I decided to make my own and after looking at a few recipes, I made up this one which has basic ingredients.  You can add whatever else you like, dried fruit, nuts or seeds in what ever quantities you like.  ... Read More »

Mandarin Orange Cheesecake

Some recipes on here come from friends.  Like Dorene’s amazing custard slices or Erika’s butter cookies.  Some are recipes which I have tweaked and made my own.  This one I made up entirely and, if I say so myself it’s pretty darn awesome.  You can make the ginger biscuits for the base from first principles or you can buy a ... Read More »

Salsa for Nachos (or anything else)

I spent a whole lot of time looking for a recipe for cooked salsa but apart from finding very few, in the end I decided that a fresh one would be nice (and it was).  In the past when we’ve had Nachos I’ve bought ready made salsa, this one is nicer, makes about 500ml (way more than the bought bottle), ... Read More »

Tomato sauce for pizza topping

There’s nothing like home made pizza.  I make the dough in my bread machine and we make our own tomato topping.  This is my husband’s recipe. You can either use it as is or give it a whizz with a blender. TOMATO PIZZA TOPPING INGREDIENTS about half a medium or smallish onion 1 tin chopped peeled tomatoes 15 ml tomato ... Read More »

Banting and Gluten Free Lemon Meringue

This week I had a visit from a very special friend from Durban.  She is banting and loves lemon meringue.  I have never tried banting baking before but after some searching chose a recipe on The Banting Chef.  My first attempt was not a success, the recipe didn’t say what size pie dish to use and my tin turned out ... Read More »