the-english-kitchen
Another Pot Roast

Another Pot Roast

 We were supposed to have some people over for a late lunch early supper the other day and I had bought a couple of small briskets to make for us all to enjoy.  Alas the weather interfered with our plans and so I froze one of the briskets for...
recipes - 2017-12-11 16:07:08
Cinnamon Spice Applesauce Bread

Cinnamon Spice Applesauce Bread

  I had some applesauce that needed using up yesterday and so I baked us a spiced applesauce loaf.  I adore loaves like this.  They smell heavenly when they are baking, making the whole house smell gorgeously welcoming, and they are moist and...
recipes - 2017-12-10 16:06:53
Crumble Topped Mince Pies

Crumble Topped Mince Pies

 We love mince pies in this house!  Every year I like to make my traditional ones and I am always keen to try a new version!   This version is one I found on the Waitrose recipe page.  I miss shopping at Waitrose . . .  I shopped there all the...
recipes - 2017-12-09 16:06:52


Cheese & Garlic Scrolls

Cheese & Garlic Scrolls

 I never had a cinnamon roll made with yeast dough the whole time I was growing up.  My mother always made them with biscuit/scone dough and we loved them. They were a real treat.  I did the same thing for my children, and I am happy to say that...
recipes - 2017-12-08 16:05:41
Burger Rarebits

Burger Rarebits

 Things have gotten really busy around here.  With medical appointments, visits, and social obligations mixed in with the usual December going\'s-on life has become jam-packed!  I am not complaining, mind you.  I would rather be busy than...
recipes - 2017-12-07 16:06:10
Spicy Sausage, Peppers & Rice

Spicy Sausage, Peppers & Rice

 I had an incredibly busy day today, filled with wrapping packages and addressing cards, etc.  I knew that when it came time to making us some supper, it would have to be something quick and easy! Quick and easy doesn\'t mean you have to...
recipes - 2017-12-06 16:07:49
Stone Soup

Stone Soup

 Raising five children on a soldier\'s pay was never easy, especially as I was a stay at home mum and so we only had the one income coming in.  I never wanted my children to always know where their mum was.  It was a choice that my ex...
recipes - 2017-12-05 16:06:51
Stuffed Meatloaf

Stuffed Meatloaf

 My husband doesn\'t quite understand our North American obsession with meatloaf.  Its not something he grew up with.  On the other hand for meatloaf is somewhat of an institution and what I would call comfort food at its best!  Its not...
recipes - 2017-12-04 16:07:26


Foolproof Chocolate Fudge

Foolproof Chocolate Fudge

 I am not sure where the tradition of making fudge at Christmas began, but I know that we always had a pan of fudge in our home for the Christmas holidays, the whole time I was growing up.  Normally it would be my mother\'s peanut butter...
recipes - 2017-12-03 16:07:10
Gingerbread Biscotti

Gingerbread Biscotti

 I am here today with a delicious cookie that will be a fabulous addition to your Christmas baking list.  These Gingerbread Biscotti  would not only be great on your cookie trays, but perfect for cookie exchanges,  or as a wonderful gift in a...
recipes - 2017-12-02 16:07:59
Frosty Cottage Pie

Frosty Cottage Pie

  With really careful planning you can get a lot of milage out of a simple beef roast.  For instance the brisket that I cooked the other day as a pot roast, has also yielded us two more meals.  One in the shape of  a delicious hash  the...
recipes - 2017-12-01 16:09:13
Lemon & Cardamom Drizzle Loaf

Lemon & Cardamom Drizzle Loaf

 This is another on of Elizabeth\'s recipes.  My ex MIL was such a wonderful cook.  Basic, but a really good cook, with sound and reliable recipes. I have been baking this lovely loaf of hers for nigh onto 41 years now! The only thing...
recipes - 2017-11-30 16:07:26
Spaghetti Francisco

Spaghetti Francisco

  You are going to just love this recipe I am showing you today! No doubt this is a recipe which has been served again and again to countless people through the years at covered dish suppers, potlucks, church socials and the like! The original...
recipes - 2017-11-29 16:06:51


Sweet Mustard Chicken

Sweet Mustard Chicken

 I picked up a couple of corn fed free range chicken breasts the other day for a quick supper and wanted to do something a bit out of the ordinary and a little bit special with them.  The thing I love about chicken breasts is that they are almost...
recipes - 2017-11-28 16:10:05
Easy Oven Mac & Cheese

Easy Oven Mac & Cheese

 I had some guests for a meal one day last week and I wanted to make them something a tiny bit different than what I usually make and I also wanted to use up some bits and pieces.  My old friend Leona used to make the loveliest mac and cheese and...
recipes - 2017-11-27 16:07:08
Chocolate Gingers

Chocolate Gingers

 Chocolate and ginger have a wonderful affinity for each other.  The flavours go together just like peas and carrots!  There are some lovely hard ginger biscuits you can buy in the shops over here that are dipped in dark or milk chocolate and...
recipes - 2017-11-26 16:05:47
Nifty Kitchen

Nifty Kitchen

I was recently sent some really nice products from the people at Nifty Kitchen to try out.  Tasty spice All Purpose Seasonings . . . mixes/rubs that are wonderful for using in a variety of ways.  You can add them to dishes to add a bit of zip or...
recipes - 2017-11-25 16:05:59
Elizabeth's Pumpkin Bread

Elizabeth's Pumpkin Bread

 One of the nicest gifts I ever was given for Christmas was a small notebook filled with my MIL\'s favourite recipes, her tried and trues and family favourites. Written by hand it represented a real labour of love to me, and it is something which...
recipes - 2017-11-25 16:05:59
Cheesy Cornbread Turkey Pot Pie

Cheesy Cornbread Turkey Pot Pie

 You are going to love this delicious version of a Turkey Pot that I am sharing with you today.  For my American readers it will be a unique and delicious way of using up some of their Thanksgiving turkey leftovers, and for my British readers it...
recipes - 2017-11-24 16:07:28
The Cheese Tray - Tutorial

The Cheese Tray - Tutorial

 One thing that I learned a lot about, and got a lot of practice doing, when I worked at the manor, was putting together a Cheese Tray for dinner parties or other celebratory occasions.  I can now put together a really attractive one with...
recipes - 2017-11-23 16:08:22
Sage & Onion Stuffing

Sage & Onion Stuffing

 I think one of my favourite things about any holiday meal has to be the stuffing, or dressing as it is sometimes also called!  The two terms seem to be used interchangeably, although arguably stuffing would denote something which has been stuffed...
recipes - 2017-11-22 16:07:45
Root Vegetable Tian

Root Vegetable Tian

 One thing I love most about this time of year and the holidays is the abundance of root vegetables, which are at their freshest and finest.  Potatoes, sweet potatoes, celeriac, parsnips, rutabaga, etc. I am a root vegetable lover.  This simple...
recipes - 2017-11-21 16:05:40
Scalloped Macaroni

Scalloped Macaroni

  Today I tortured my pasta hating husband with some comfort food from my childhood, which rang all my bells, but left him feeling rather off key! haha He says he hates pasta, but he always eats it when I make it. I think it\'s because he...
recipes - 2017-11-20 16:06:25
Cranberry, Pecan & White Chocolate Flapjacks

Cranberry, Pecan & White Chocolate Flapjacks

 Sorry for the background in these photos today.  I was fighting with waning light.  We have had one of those days.  We set off for the grocery shop fairly early, only to discover that there were roadworks on one of the major roundabouts to get...
recipes - 2017-11-19 16:06:27
Breakfast Stollen Slice

Breakfast Stollen Slice

 One of the things I really enjoy during the holiday season is Stollen.  I adore marzipan and dried fruits, and a bread which combines the two of them is somewhat of a delight, that is more often than not done really badly.  More\'s the...
recipes - 2017-11-18 16:09:03
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