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Starters & Picky Bits
All Dressed Hummus

 Tomato and Onion Salad 
Carrot and Fennel Slaw
Not your Mama's Potato Salad 
French Bean and Chorizo Salad
 Little Gems with Blue Cheese Dressing
 Moroccan Carrot Salad with Green Olives
Incredibly Tasty Pasta Salad 
Little Gems with Creamy Basil Dressing
A Salad of Cherry Tomatoes and Olives
Fried Potato Salad
Broccoli Pasta Salad 
Dilled Cucumber Spears

Salad Dressings
Blue Cheese
A Basic French Vinaigrette

Sauces and Preserves
Spicy Plum Chutney  
Classic Steak au Poivre Sauce 
Fresh Fruit Compote 
Rhubarb, Vanilla & Cardamom Jam

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Eggy Bread with Crispy Pancetta
Hearty Hotcakes with Bananas
Blueberry and Granola Buttermilk Pancakes 
Apple Pancake
Date and Pistachio Hotcakes
Coddled Eggs with Toasty Cheese and Onion Fingers
Perfect Porridge 
Baked Denver Omelette 
Crispy Tortilla Eggs 
Strawberry, Cream Cheese & Almond Danish 



Grilled Steak Thai Salad
How to Cook Steak Perfectly 
Meatballs and Gravy
Perfectly Cooked Roast Beef
Garlic Steak Bites & Potatoes

Pork Cutlet, with Broad Beans, Wild Mushrooms and Sage
Apricot Glazed Gammon
Roast Pork with Crispy Cracklin 
Slow Roasted Pork Belly 
Perfect Pork Chops with Apples, Sage and Stilton
Sweet and Sour Meatballs 
Spicy Rice 
Pork Chops Baked with Sweet Potatoes 
Skillet Sausage Peas & Rice
Stuffed Brined Pork Chops 

 Spiced Lamb Chops with Roasted Roots
Shepherd's Pie 
Small Batch Irish Stew

Baked Haddock with a Walnut Salsa Verde
Lemon Roasted Cod with Edamame Mash
Beer Battered Fish
Salmon Cobbler 
Salmon Pot Pie 
Fish Fingers, Chips & Beans

Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese
Broccoli Pasta Salad
Hawaiian Pizza Pasta
 Summer Vegetable Lasagne with Blue Cheese and Pinenuts
Tomato Lasagne
Not Your Mama's Spag Bol 
Bow Tie Pasta With Sprouts & Bacon

Turkey & Broccoli Casserole

 Tomato, Pesto Tartlettes
Baked Potatoes with Broad Beans and Rocket
Cauliflower Rarebits
Summer Vegetable Lasagne with Blue Cheese and Pinenuts
Cheese Stuffed Courgettes
Pan roasted Eggs and Tomatoes
Country Tomato Pie
Beans on Toast
Perfect Egg and Chips
Cheesy Mushroom Omelettes
Crispy Tortilla Eggs
Broccoli & Cheese Pie
Scrambled Huevos Rancheros Bowls

Pizzas, Sandwiches, etc.
Herb and Tomato Stromboli 
Perfect Pizza
World's Best Bacon Buttie
Spicy Chicken Filet Sandwich
Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders
Bacon and Cheese Toasties
Ball Park Pizza (for two)
Celery and Cheese Whirls
World's Best Bacon Sarnie
Classic Grilled Cheese with Marinated Onions 
How to make a Better Sandwich
Turkey Mexi-Melts 
Beef Barbacoa Tacos with Sweet Pickled Onions
Bacon & Cheese Croissant Panini
Tuna Salad Wrap 
Crispy Tortilla Eggs
BBQ Chicken Tostadas  
Reuben Foldovers
Smoky Turkey Burgers  
Hot Italian Focaccia Melts

Lemony Chicken & Rice

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Miscellaneous Veg -
Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter
 Carrot Casserole
Brown Sugar and Butter Glazed Parsnips 
Cauliflower Cheese

Classic Roast Potatoes 

Ginger Spiced Coconut Rice

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Mom's Quick and Easy Cinnamon Rolls
Small Batch Irish Soda Bread 
Refrigerator Bran Muffins
Orange & Almond Muffins 

Cinnamon Doughnut Puffs
Ploughman's Muffins 
Lemon Yogurt Muffins
Magnificent Ginger Muffins 
Small Batch Maple and Oat Muffins 

Lemon & Sugar Scones
Blueberry Scones 
Three Ingredient Cheese Scones
Sultana Scones
Olive Oil Focaccia 
Celery and Cheese Whirls 
Cheese & Marmite Scones 
Easy Deep Dish Pizza Dough


Mom's Hot Milk Cake
Mom's Applesauce Cake
Alice's Plain Cake 
 Sour Milk Chocolate Cake
Speedy Berry Cake
Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Icing
Strawberry Jam Traybake
Raspberry Bakewell Cake
Lemon Friands
Chocolate Lamington Cake
Applesauce Spice Cake
Coconut Slices
Lemon Drizzle Cake 
Blueberry and Apricot Crumble Traybake 
Upside Down Apricot and Pistachio Cake
Date Slice 
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Lemon Icing
Blueberry Cake for Two 
Double Lemon Drizzle Loaf
Grandmother's Buttermilk Cake 
Cinnamon Toast Cake
Blueberry Coffee Cake 
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Vanilla & Cardamom Cake 

Blueberry Almond and Lemon Cake 

Cookies, Traybakes and Squares
Washboard Cookies
Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies
Oatmeal Cookies
Bakewell Slices 
Millionaires Shortbread 
Butterscotch Blondies
Plain Flapjacks 
Chocolate Box Brownies 
Perfect Blondies 

Apple Tart
Rustic Plum Tart
Crunchy Blueberry Tart
Gooseberry Crumble 
Apple and Blackberry Cheese Torte 
Spiced Apple Puffs 
Portugese Custard Tarts

Cherry Clafoutis
Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar
 Lemon Mousse
Rhubarb Bread and Butter Pudding
Gooseberry Gingernut Fool 
Fresh Plum Crumble 
Melting Middle Fondant Cakes
Bramley Berry Slump
Plum Bread and Butter Pudding
Caramelized Pears with Mascarpone Cream 
Mincemeat Jalousie 
Orchard Fruit Crumble 
Vanilla, Cardamom & Lemon Pudding

Miscellaneous Desserts
Big and Fluffy Almond Meringues 
Lemon Posset
Spiced Fruit Salad
Bananas and Custard
Stuffed Baked Apples 
Mont Blanc 
Vanilla Risotto 

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Soups and Salads

Main Courses
 Rabbit Pie
Toad in the Hole
Lancashire Hot Pot
Welsh Rarebit 
Shepherd's Pie
Beer Battered Fish 
Fish Fingers, Chips & Beans 
Small Batch Irish Stew

Traditional Sides
Tatties and Neeps
Cauliflower Cheese

Summer Pudding 
 Sticky Toffee Pudding
Treacle Syrup Sponge
Spotted Dick
Bakewell Tarts
Eves Pudding

Traditional Plain Scones 
Sultana Scones
Small Batch Irish Soda Bread 


A Simple Simnel Cake 

Cookies and Bakes
Eccles Cakes
 Jam Oysters

Bakewell Slices

Pies and Tarts 

Cooking For Two



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Dexter! With 9 years of recipes, pretty much 365 a year its a lot of recipes, but all are sound and tasty. It is a great work to get them all indexed but it is my goal eventually to have them all done! xo

  2. I love your blog. I make your blueberry cookies often, they've become quite a favorite as have so many of your other recipes. Thank you so much! Much love and good eating ~ I do hope you're fairing well with the virus and staying clear from it's path.

    1. Thank you so much Harley! We are well. We have been self isolating for 4 weeks now. Thankfully we have a nice garden we can sit out in that is very solitary. xoxo

  3. Miss your recipes & upbeat comments

    1. Still here every day. I also write a

      I stopped posting on my facebook page because it was taking lots of my time and everything new I posted got marked as spam. With no explanation. I asked for reviews, but none were every done or sorted. I simply gave up because it was like knocking my head against a wall. xoxo

  4. Did you also paint beautiful illustrations Marie?

    1. Thanks Jean, I do paint, but these are waterlogue. I love the way they turned out. xoxo

  5. Hi Marie,
    I have followed you for years and used so many of your receipes - thank you for all the wonderful ideas and details. One thing that I remember you doing was a big list of different regional sausages along with the ingredients to make them. I thought I saved the link but just can't find it :(
    PLEASE help out an English Gal and show me how to locate that on your site. I finally got a mincer and want to give some a try!

    1. Hello and Happy New Year! I believe this is the page you are looking for:

  6. Thank you, I love your Recipes 🤗

    1. Thank you, you are welcome. I am adding to this all the time! xo

  7. Looking for Shortcrust Pastry recipe Please.

    1. Here you go:

      *Short Crust Pastry*
      Makes 1/4 pound

      This is a good basic pastry that is great in all kinds of savoury pies and tarts.

      4 ounces plain flour (1 1/4 cup)
      pinch of salt
      1 ounce of butter (scant 2 TBS)
      1 ounce of vegetable shortening (Scant 2 TBS)
      2 TBS cold water

      Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub together the butter and vegetable shortening and then add to the flour mixture. Rub this into the flour with the tips of your fingers, lifting it as you go to aerate the flour somewhat. Rub in lightly until the mixture looks crumbly. Don't over mix. Add the cold water all at once, and stir in with a fork. Blend quickly until the mixture clings together in a ball, leaving the sides of the bowl clean. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead a couple times, lightly, to make a smooth fairly stiff dough. Let rest for 10 minutes before using.


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