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Halloween Treats

I had no intention of doing much if anything for Halloween today, I have a to-do list as long as my arm and I’m feeling a little overwhelmed.  The problem with my kitchen is that it calls and snares me.  Oh well, the children are happy. First we made Some Jack o’ Lantern cupcakes.  Vanilla cupcakes coloured with a bit ... Read More »

Dora’s Romany Creams

Way back in the 80’s, I met Dora.  We have drifted apart since then but many happy memories remain.  Dominique, Dora and I had lots of fun together, most memorably while the Blarney Brothers were performing at The Barn, at the Athlone Hotel.  Well, usually a few neon letters were on the blink so we partied at the ‘lone ote’, ... Read More »

Peanut Butter Cookies (with choc chips)

The first recipe book which I owned was given to me as a child, I think it was called Learn to Cook and would have been printed in the 60’s or 70’s.  The book has long since moved on to the happy kitchen in the sky.  The one recipe which endured from that book was for Peanut Butter Cookies and ... Read More »

Toasted Tuna Mayonnaise with bells on

This is one of those ‘recipes’ which I do so often that I forget to put it up here.  I don’t really like ordinary Toast with Tuna fish and Mayonnaise, I find it a bit heavy and boring.  My Mum always did hers like this and I love it.  This makes a very healthy lunch.  You can also use plain ... Read More »

Stork custard cookies

Last night there were no treats in the house, today that had to be remedied.  I saved some Stork recipes on Pinterest and decided to try a new recipe.  The Custard Cookies taste lovely, and the bit of extra work decorating them was worth it, they look so pretty.  The recipe has no eggs which is ideal for Fjord who ... Read More »

Yummy, quick and easy Tuna Curry

I am not a fancy cook, I like meals which are quick, easy and taste good.  This Tuna Curry can be ready in 20 mins and tastes delicious.  Mum often made it when I was a teen, at that stage I did not like curry but I loved her tuna curry.  The ingredients are very flexible, only the tuna, mushrooms, ... Read More »

Baked Fig and chocolate marbled cheesecake

Acacia’s 4th birthday party is next Saturday.  I need to be vaguely organised and have discovered that baked cheesecakes freeze very well.  Just as well I decided to make it a week early.  Arrggghhh I made a mistake, my first cheesecake cracked, I searched for reasons on this page which has a selection of tips to prevent cracking and realised ... Read More »

Custard Slices with Cream Crackers

I’m typing my recipe on here because recently I lost it for a few months (all my recipes are on index cards and I have been known to mislay them).  This recipe was given to me by a work colleague Dorene about 10 years ago and it is a big hit in my home.  They are easy to make and ... Read More »

Crispy Fried Potatoes

Crispy Fried Potatoes are one of my favourite side dishes, far nicer than chips in my opinion.  This is how I make mine : Ingredients (to serve 4 generously) 5 potatoes peeled and cubed 30 ml flour seasoning (I use PnP potato seasoning) herbs such as origanum or rosemary optional Roughly 60 ml cooking oil, must be enough that the ... Read More »

Eggless Cinnamon cake or cupcakes

3-year-old Acacia can have very specific ideas about what she wants, it’s not often that I manage to pull off what she has in mind.  Yesterday she nagged and nagged to make a cake but the list of requirements needed some thought.  She did not want cup cakes, it had to be 1 round cake, it had to have cinnamon, ... Read More »