School Dinners Cornflake Tart – remember?
May06

School Dinners Cornflake Tart – remember?

The real, actual, proper, straight-from-the-school-cooks-mouth recipe for 1970’s School Dinners Cornflake Tart. For some strange reason I have had a longing to make this for ages. On chatting to various friends-of-a-certain-age about school dinners, one dish was universally clamoured after, no matter where we went to school. The School Dinners Cornflake Tart. You remember it? Thin Pastry base, layer of jam, then crunchy golden...

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Easy Pavlova Recipe – simple, delicious and NEVER fails
Apr28

Easy Pavlova Recipe – simple, delicious and NEVER fails

This Easy Pavlova Recipe, it really is the most amazing thing. It’s funny, I didn’t make pavlova for years – purely because I thought it was really hard and complicated. Meringue is tricky, right?Not so! It’s dead easy. And universally popular – everyone always comes back for seconds, there really won’t be any leftovers. easy Pavlova By Elena Zajchikova | Shutterstock This Easy Pavlova Recipe Serves...

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School Dinners Fudge Tart Recipe
Feb06

School Dinners Fudge Tart Recipe

Here we have it, by popular request, the next in the School Dinners Puddings recipe collection. D’you know, I didn’t actually remember this one. Not at all. Thick Fudge Tart? No clue. But then, I obtained the recipe (stolen from the back of an envelope which ‘fell’ out of MIL’s recipe book when she wasn’t looking) for School Dinners Fudge Tart, brought it home and gave it a go. And as I was standing...

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Better-Than-Butterkist Crunchy Butterscotch Popcorn Recipe
Nov06

Better-Than-Butterkist Crunchy Butterscotch Popcorn Recipe

While we were photographing for our ‘Ingredients for a Family Movie Night’ post, I happened to post on my Instagram Stories that I was making Crunchy Butterscotch Popcorn. I immediately and repeatedly got asked for the recipe – so here it is. We happen to have our own home-grown popcorn expert. Years ago, a very young Boy was fascinated by microwave popcorn – it was a rare treat, but watching it expand and pop...

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Takeaway to Fakeaway – Healthy Chicken Chow Mein recipe
Aug28

Takeaway to Fakeaway – Healthy Chicken Chow Mein recipe

Whilst we all love a treat once in a while, takeaways are too easy, and in pre-diabetes days we indulged in them way too often. Not good for our bank balance, and certainly not good for our waistline. Now I make a conscious effort to restrict them to one a month, and make sure I have simple meals available for when the takeaway-mood comes a-calling. A healthy Chicken Chow Mein recipe fakeaway is usually tastier, more...

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Best Pancake Recipe Round Up – inc. a fab Gluten Free Pancake Recipe!
Feb21

Best Pancake Recipe Round Up – inc. a fab Gluten Free Pancake Recipe!

I don’t know about you but regardless of the fact that I have a fantastic partner in crime that I celebrated Valentines Day with… February 14th this year meant that Pancake Day was just around the corner and it’s really crêped up on me! As we tucked into our Waitrose Dinner for Two meal deal, (Which was delicious by the way and only £20 for a starter, main, side, desert and drink or chocolates?!) I was already planning my...

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