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Chili con Carni

  Simple recipe that you can easily adapt to your own liking. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil 1 medium onion chopped 1 lb. ground beef 1 can tomato paste 1 can tomato soup 2 cans small red kidney beans, drained 2 tablespoons chilli powder (or to taste) Directions: In a...

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No Fail Banana Bread

  Like the name implies.... this recipe has never failed me! Adding about a 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts is a nice addition too! Ingredients: 3 ripe Bananas 1 teaspoon soda ¼ cup margarine or butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cups ½ flour pinch of salt...

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Garlic Cheese Biscuits

  I've tried just about every cheese biscuit recipe ever written, and always thought they were just OK. These use yoghurt to make them incomparably moist and soft, and the spices give them a bit of kick and just enough "je ne sais quoi" to be worth making again....

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Lancashire Hotpot

   Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 8 loin chops or shoulder chops 1 large onion, sliced 2 small carrots, sliced (did not use it tonight – forgot to add this) 300ml chicken stock (used 1½ chicken cubes mixed with ± 300ml boiling water) 2 heaped spoons of flour Fresh Basil Dried...

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Cherry strudel

   Ingredients: 8-10 sheets filo pastry (I used 10) Olive oil (enough to paint the sheets one by one) 2 cups pitted cherries (I used frozen cherries) 1 cup cranberries (I used frozen cranberries) 1 cup sugar 4 tbsp. water (or, if you use a jar of pitted cherries, use...

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Tomato Chili Chutney

   Ingredients 500 g mini tomatoes 2-3 cloves of garlic – peeled 5-10 ml chili flakes 100 ml white vinegar 250-300 ml caster sugar 2,5 ml salt Method Place all the ingredients in a pot and slowly bring to the boil so that the sugar has time to melt. Once the chutney...

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Chicken and spinach casserole

   Ingredients 1 red pepper, chopped 1 bunch of spring onions, chopped ± 250g mushrooms, chopped 600g cubed cooked chicken 1½- 2 cups shredded cheese 2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted 3 eggs 300 – 350g frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 2...

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Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers

  I tried a new burger tonight - SO good! Ingredients: ½ cup dry quinoa water 1 tsp olive oil ½ red onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ tsp Kosher salt, divided 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed 2 Tbsp tomato paste (combo of ketchup & BBQ would...

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Stuffed Rouladen

Ingredients 500g bag frozen spinach 8 medium potatoes 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese ¾ cup crumbled bacon pieces 12 slices inside round for rouladen ½-1 cup barbecue sauce 1 tbsp dried onion flakes salt pepper Preparation Drain the spinach well and season with salt and...

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Amarula chocolate mousse for all to enjoy INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoons gelatin 2 tablespoons cold water ¼ cup boiling water ½ cup sugar ¼ cup cocoa powder 1½ cup cream ½ cup Amarula, very cold 1 teaspoon vanilla INSTRUCTIONS Sprinkle gelatin over cold water, stir and let...

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Red Velvet Cake Pops

   1½ cups all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon cocoa ¼ cup butter, softened ¾ cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon red food coloring ¼ cup buttermilk ½ teaspoon vinegar ½ teaspoon baking soda Glaze or coating of choice 1. Combine flour, salt and...

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   Crust: I used a bought graham cracker crust, as I did not have the time to do this from scratch. I painted the bought crust with some beaten egg white and baked it for 5 minutes and let it cool down completely. Filling: Beat together till smooth: 1 tub of...

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