Shrove Tuesday – LETS MAKE PANCAKES !!!

Its Pancake day today! and although all the traditions of the actual meaning have gone out of the window in the Happy House (we have them more than once a year!) we still have to have them on Shrove Tuesday! …and guess who’s best at making them! Yep you’ve got it! It’s me! English Pancakes are very different from American pancakes…as you can see from the picture below, ours are…

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Ricotta Cheesecake with Apple Topper – Diabetic Stylie

Light ricotta cheese and reduced-fat cream cheese help make this creamy delight a smart dessert for a diabetes meal plan MAKES: 12 servings SERVING SIZE: 1 slice CARB GRAMS PER SERVING: 26 Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 15 ounce carton light or part-skim ricotta cheese 1 1/2 8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel) 1/3 cup sugar or sugar substitute blend* equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 egg yolks 4 egg…

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Yesterday I cooked Pork to Perfection

Yesterday I cooked Pork! and I finally ‘cracked it’ pardon the pun! Yes it was the best pork I have ever cooked! I am very good with roast dinners but sometimes the meat is a bit chewy…well very chewy actually! So on Saturday, when I was in Asda…I was looking at the Pork shoulder joints, thinking! Come on gal – surely you can ‘crack’ this tough meat thingy! So I…

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Cottage Garden Harvest ….

The challenge was on! Max and I was going to look around the garden in search for the fruits of our labour!…Yes you have guessed it! the constant prunning and feeding of our beautiful shrubs and trees in the garden…had finally paid off! Max was ready and standing to attention! ahhh Bless him! a little more ‘cropped’ than his previous ‘debut’ SEE HERE  – Fred decided to give him a…

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Move over Nigella Lawson…I don’t think soooo!

…Don’t ask me why oh why I have chosen this image…it really doesn’t have anything to do with what I have just got up to! but I liked it! LOL! I just had to sit down and tell you about my little escapade I have just gotten into! My oh My what a plonker I am!…You see I have been feeling a little on the ‘ick side this week! just…

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Cheap as Chips….

We have just had lunch….a packet each of the cheapest noodles you can find in your supermarket…costing between 9p and 20p….dressed with a small spash of chilli sauce! how bad is that!  I always buy these noodles to add in soups and caseroles….but when you have no bread in the house, these are perfect for a lunchtime snack! What did you have for lunch today?

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Guy Fawkes Night Supper….Yum!

Tagliatelli spaghetti (1 fresh 250g packet serves 4) 1 leek chopped,Bacon lardons (as many as you like, I use 2 £1.00 packets from tesco’s) 1-2 large tablespoons horseradish (depending on how hot you like it) 3/4 pint of milk knob of butter (or dollop! LOL) 1.  Bring to the boil a pan of water and add the tagliatelle. 2. chop and wash the leeks and add into a frypan or…

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QVC !…Na Not Me!

OMG…Its been one of those kinda days…! I decided to have a rest today, because yesterday I did rather overdo it on my poorly battered and bruised legs….please do remember that I am looking kinda like a reject from a St Trinians movie LOL! but NOT in the sexy black stockined look that those naughty school girls were famous for….but in this years pasty white look! (SsSSsHhhhhh! My lovely medical…

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