May 27, 2017

Spicy Pork Samosas with Shirachia

Posted on March 13, 2017 by in baked goods, snacks

Spicy Pork Samosas

Make these Spicy Pork Samosas on the days that you need that fierce kick in the mouth. They will get your endorphins going again. My Spicy Pork Samosas are NOT for the faint-hearted. They are VERY spicy.  Then just when you survive the heat from the filling, try dipping it in the Shirachia. The Shirachia […]

Baked Brie with pesto and roasted tomatoes

Posted on December 15, 2016 by in cheese

Baked Brie

Baked Brie is from the gods. Seriously, I don’t do it often, because I have no control. Baked Brie is brie on steroids, it takes this already delicious cheese to another level. It is definitely a showstopper too. Whether you make individually  wrapped cheeses or one big round, your guests will love it. It is […]

Pork Rillettes Paté – pork you CAN trust and enjoy!

Posted on November 16, 2016 by in pork

pork rillettes paté

Pork Rillettes is all the goodness of pork in spreadable form. The fattiness, the robust pork flavor and the shredded texture. Pork Rillettes paté is almost the same as rillettes, I just took it a little further in the processor to give a smoother end result….. a little more lady-like. I am a a sucker […]

Mini Croque Monsieur – You may take two!

Posted on November 1, 2016 by in cheese

mini croque monsieur

Mini Croque Monsieur is the baby of the most delicious breakfast you will ever have, the big daddy Croque Monsieur. I saw this Mini Croque Monsieur on Pinterest. I thought it was such a clever idea for a filling exam snack. Yes, I have two teens writing now. I also had a little more than […]

Smokey Cheese Straws made with only 3 ingredients

Posted on September 29, 2016 by in baked goods

smokey cheese straws

Smokey Cheese Straws are the perfect little bite with drinks or when the children come home from school and in need of a snack. Dip a few of these smokey cheese straws in a cup of soup and you have a delicious meal. It is also the ideal way to use up leftover pieces of […]

Lemon Meringue Squares – only 5 ingredients, I kid you not!

Posted on September 8, 2016 by in baked goods

Lemon Meringue Squares

Lemon Meringue Squares have to be on your baking list for today, this weekend and forever. They ares just so darn delicious and quick to make. These Lemon Meringue Squares take a few minutes to make, 10 minutes to bake and it has all the goodness of a proper Lemon Meringue Pie. Lemon Meringue Pie […]

Arancini with Maize and Biltong – great South African snack!

Posted on August 24, 2016 by in beef, snacks

Maize Arancini

Maize Arancini is different to the traditional rice balls which is stuffed and coated with bread crumbs,then deep fried. Maize Arancini is not made with left-over risotto. It is made with maize. Arancini dates back to the 10th century in Sicily. During the feast of Santa Lucia on 13 December when bread and pasta were […]

Sausage Pies – so good you can never stop at only one!

Posted on July 6, 2016 by in baked goods, beef

Sausage Pies

Sausage pies are my antidote to teenagers who are always hungry. Sausage Pies – one in each hand is considered a balanced diet. When they grab more than two, it goes on a side plate with lots of tomato sauce. The batter or dough part of this sausage pies is as old as the mountains […]

Potato Pancakes with Cream Cheese and Smoked Trout

Posted on June 13, 2016 by in baked goods, vegetables

Potato pancakes

Potato Pancakes are very close to a potato rosti, in fact the taste is so similar that for the non-foodie, it will be exactly the same. Potato Pancakes are perfect for a quick supper or a scrumptious breakfast and can literally be served with everything, from smoked ham, a soft poached egg and hollandaise, fish […]

Leftover Potato Croquettes – who ever has leftover mashed potatoes?

Posted on June 6, 2016 by in baked goods, vegetarian

Leftover Potato Croquettes

Leftover Potato Croquettes – who ever has leftover mashed potatoes? Readers of this blog will know, I love potatoes in any form, shape or size, so leftover mashed potato is a rare find. Leftover Potato Croquettes are just so damn delicious. They are crunchy, creamy and in the center, a heart of cheese. I am […]