the-english-kitchen
Cinnamon Toast Cake

Cinnamon Toast Cake

  This is a cake recipe I have been eye-balling for quite some time now.  It closely resembles other cake recipes that I have seen, called Cinnamon Flop Cake, Amish Cinnamon Cake, etc.  I have tried a few of those and they didn\'t turn out...
recipes - 2019-02-23 16:08:39
Bacon & Cheese Panini

Bacon & Cheese Panini

 A friend of mine on Instagram posted a ham and cheese panini on her feed the other day and it looked amazingly delicious.  I thought it was bacon, but she said no, ham . . . it looked sooooooo good! I have been thinking about it ever since   ....
recipes - 2019-02-22 16:10:03
Beef Barbacoa Tacos with Sweet Pickled Onions

Beef Barbacoa Tacos with Sweet Pickled Onions

  I tried doing a pot roast in my Instant Pot/Electric Pressure Cooker at the weekend.  It was okay, but I had to cook it twice as long as the recipe suggested.  I think maybe it was because I used a rolled brisket.  Perhaps I will try it again...
recipes - 2019-02-21 16:09:09
Fish Fingers, Chips & Beans

Fish Fingers, Chips & Beans

 One thing that children really enjoy for their suppers here in the UK are Fish Fingers, Chips and Beans.  Its a simple meal and quick to throw together, making it a firm favourite with mums as well. I confess that from time to time, Todd and I...
recipes - 2019-02-20 16:09:17
Rhubarb, Vanilla & Cardamom Jam, Small Batch

Rhubarb, Vanilla & Cardamom Jam, Small Batch

  When I had a growing family, I made oodles and scads of jams, preserves, jellies and pickles every year.  I spent hours putting up fruit and veg from our garden for the winter and all of it got eaten. Now that there are only two of us, it just...
recipes - 2019-02-19 16:08:57
Beef Stew and Leftover Stew Pie for Two

Beef Stew and Leftover Stew Pie for Two

 Simple Simon met a Pie Man going to the fair, said Simple Simon to the Pie Man, let me taste your ware.  Said the Pie Man to Simple Simon, show me first your penny.  Said Simple Simon to the Pie Man, Indeed I have not any." Such a sad verse I...
recipes - 2019-02-18 16:06:59
Small Batch Maple & Oatmeal Muffins

Small Batch Maple & Oatmeal Muffins

 I quite like to enjoy a muffin in the mornings either for breakfast or mid morning with a hot drink. Muffins always seem to be an acceptable option to choose for a snack rather than having cake.  And a proper muffin really is nothing like a cake,...
recipes - 2019-02-16 16:08:25
Salmon Pot Pie

Salmon Pot Pie

 We eat a lot of fish and chicken in our home.  Mostly chicken, and then fish.  Sometimes it is fresh fish, but often I take advantage of good tinned fish, such as salmon or tuna. It is something I grew up with, so I quite like tinned fish....
recipes - 2019-02-15 16:06:18
Chocolate Box Brownies

Chocolate Box Brownies

 Happy Valentines Day.  I know that to many people it is just a huge money grab, and really, if you love someone you can celebrate that love for them any day of the year in large and small ways.  It is nice however, or at least I think it is  ....
recipes - 2019-02-14 16:07:45
Lancashire Hot Pot for Two

Lancashire Hot Pot for Two

 One of my favourite television shows, long before I even dreamt of moving over to the UK was a British soap opera called Coronation Street.  I started watching it when I was still at school and had no idea that I would one day be living in the...
recipes - 2019-02-13 16:08:35
Chicken & Orzo Soup

Chicken & Orzo Soup

 Still no working stove.  It turns out that the problem is not with the stove, but with the electrics in the house, so we are now waiting on the landlord to pull his finger out. He\'s usually pretty good so no worries.  In the meantime we have...
recipes - 2019-02-12 16:07:59
Turkey Mexi-Melts

Turkey Mexi-Melts

 Not having a hob/cooker to use for the last half week or so has certainly been a challenge for me.  I really hope that when the Engineer comes tomorrow, it is an easy fix!  We did purchase a portable hot plate, but with only two small burners...
recipes - 2019-02-11 16:07:59
A Valentines Picnic for Two

A Valentines Picnic for Two

 With Valentines Day coming up this week, and my stove being out of commission, I thought it would be fun to do something different and create a delicious picnic for my sweetie pie and I to share for the occasion.  Its really fun to do and really...
recipes - 2019-02-10 16:07:33
Vanilla, Cardamom & Lemon Pudding

Vanilla, Cardamom & Lemon Pudding

 I think Vanilla pudding has to be one of my favourites of the pudding flavours. Now when I am speaking here of pudding, I am talking about the North American kind of pudding, which is like a thick custard which is eaten cold, and comes in a...
recipes - 2019-02-09 16:07:40
How To Make a Better Sandwich

How To Make a Better Sandwich

 There is not a lot of cooking going on here at the moment with our cooker being out of service!  We have an engineer booked to come and have a look at it on Monday, and God willing, he will be able to fix it!  Fingers crossed! Cookers are big...
recipes - 2019-02-08 16:07:37
Grandmother's Buttermilk Cake

Grandmother's Buttermilk Cake

 Do you want the good news or the bad news first.  Okay, I\'ll give you the bad news.  My stove is broken. It\'s a combined gas electric and until I can afford to have it fixed, nothing is coming out of it.  The gas burners have an electric...
recipes - 2019-02-07 16:07:43
Pork Chops Baked with Sweet Potatoes

Pork Chops Baked with Sweet Potatoes

 We don\'t eat a lot of red meat in our house. We mostly eat chicken or fish, with an occasional piece of beef, lamb or pork.  I have thought about stopping eating meat altogether, but I do admit, I really enjoy the occasional steak or chop, and...
recipes - 2019-02-06 16:07:46
Cheese & Marmite Scones

Cheese & Marmite Scones

 Marmite  . . .  it is a love it or loathe it type of thing.  Todd enjoys it just spread on buttered bread.  Myself, I have never quite warmed up to the idea of simply spreading it on bread, although I do quite enjoy it cooked into things.  I...
recipes - 2019-02-05 16:07:28
Dietbon Review - Weight Loss Meal Plan

Dietbon Review - Weight Loss Meal Plan

 A few weeks prior to Christmas I was contacted by a Company called
recipes - 2019-02-04 16:07:48
Garlic Steak Bites & Potatoes

Garlic Steak Bites & Potatoes

 This recipe is one that I found and pinned from this site a long time ago.  I finally got around to making it for our Sunday dinner yesterday and it was every bit as delicious as it looked.  I never used to have time to cook a big meal on...
recipes - 2019-02-04 16:07:48
Double Lemon Drizzle Loaf

Double Lemon Drizzle Loaf

 I am a real lover of the flavour of lemon and this is the time of year we have them in abundance in our shops, being imported from Spain, which is a country that grows lots of lovely citrus fruits.  Oh I do so love to see them.  I like to keep...
recipes - 2019-02-03 16:06:41
Blueberry Cake For Two

Blueberry Cake For Two

 This is a cake that I made for us last week.  I am trying to job my memory as to where I got it from.  I am pretty sure it was Bunny\'s Oven. (which is an excellent food blog by to follow by the way and she\'s a really nice person!)  The...
recipes - 2019-02-02 16:06:57
Pepperpot Soup

Pepperpot Soup

 We have certainly had a cold week here in the UK.  Nothing like the Arctic Vortex which has been gripping the North American continent, but cold nonetheless.  Our homes here are not really equipped to deal with real cold, so when we get hit by...
recipes - 2019-02-01 16:07:23
Classic Grilled Cheese with Marinated Onions

Classic Grilled Cheese with Marinated Onions

  We don\'t always have days when we are wanting a big meal to eat for our suppers in this house.  I think as you get older, your appetites change and you don\'t eat quite so much as you did when you were younger.   I can remember back when...
recipes - 2019-01-31 16:05:56
Overnight Cinnamon Roll Oats

Overnight Cinnamon Roll Oats

 I have to admit that on weekdays I am pretty lazy when I get up in the morning. I don\'t really want to go to a lot of faffing about when it comes to having breakfast.  I\'m usually really really starving and more often than not will...
recipes - 2019-01-29 16:07:08
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