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This was a recipe I tagged in a game that I am involved in on Recipezaar, I shall place a link below. The original recipe did call for chicken breasts with skin on and bone in, as I can not get those here I made with spatchcocks (baby chickens). I used 2 tablespoons of butter and 4 cloves of garlic for 2 chickens. It was way piggy, but when it came time to cut into the birds they just oozed garlic butter which was awesome. The chicken was beautifully moist and tender and the garlic flavour was gorgeous with every bite. This is such a super simple easy recipe to make and it tastes fabulous. To read more reviews of this recipe or to view more photos please click here.

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Ingredients

4 Chicken breast halves (with skin on)
4 Teaspoons butter
2 Garlic cloves (crushed, in garlic press or minced)
Paprika

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius.

2. Mix butter and garlic together.

3. Gently pull skin back on the chicken breast but do not remove. Spread 1/4 of butter/garlic mixture over meat.

4. Pull skin back over, sprinkle paprika on the top of the skin, then place breasts on a baking tray lined with baking paper (don’t need baking paper if using breasts on the bone).

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with other 3 breasts.

6. Put in the oven and bake for 30 minutes (35 to 40 if on the bone).

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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I chose this recipe as a second one to make for one of my team mates in our monthly recipes swaps. This is a super easy dip to make and it has a wonderful end result. I made this on the weekend for a BBQ were I was having 30 people over. It got rave reviews and lots of requests for the recipe. I made it the night before to allow all the flavours to come through and served it with bread, chips and lots of veggies to dip in it. I am the first one to review this and the only change I made was not to add water chestnuts as I did not have any and am not a big fan. To view the original recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

10 Ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 1/2 Cups sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 7/8 Ounces Knorr vegetable soup mix
Water chestnut, canned, drained and chopped
3 Green onions, chopped
1 Loaf bread, round

Method

1. Squeeze spinach until dry.

2. In medium bowl stir in spinach, sour cream, mayo, soup mix, chestnuts and onion.

3. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

4. Hollow out bread and put dip in center.

Serve with bread, chips and veggies to dip.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This mousse is so very rich and so very good. I tagged this one to make about a week ago and just got round to it on the weekend to take to a family BBQ. It is a truly sinful dessert and totally indulgent, but worth every bite. My whole family thought it was very yummy although all said it is not something you could eat to much of as it is very rich. I am the first person to make and review this recipe but did not change a thing. I have never made mousse before so followed the instructions to the tee which were very easy to follow in fact the whole recipe was easy peasy to make. To view the original recipe please click here. Tisme the chef of this one has some great recipes ans I have tried several, so I would definitely check out more of hers, if you go look at this one.

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Ingredients

125g Cream cheese, softened
1/2 Cup caster sugar
1 Cup cream
2 Eggs, separated
1 Teaspoon gelatine dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water
200g Dark chocolate, melted
100g Toblerone chocolate, chopped finely
1/2 Tablespoon brandy
Chocolate, and cream for decoration

Method

1. Beat cream cheese, sugar and cream until smooth.

2. Add egg yolks, gelatine mixture and melted chocolate, mix until all ingredients are well combined.

3. Beat egg whites to soft peaks and gently fold into chocolate mixture with Toblerone, add brandy.

4. Pour into small dishes and chill for 4 hours.

Decorate with extra chocolate and cream if desired.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a great way to turn ordinary ground beef into a gourmet meal, the sauce is delicious and would also go really well with a steak, but if your on a budget and watching the pennies you can’t beat this one. This was the second recipe I made for Sharon123 who is is my group for the recipe swap this month and I am so glad I chose this one. I did a mix of beef broth and brandy in the sauce and I also doubled it, I also had some mushrooms to use up so I added them as well. If you would like to read more reviews on this and view more photos please click here.

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Ingredients

Meat Mixture

1 1/4 lbs Ground beef round
1/2 Teaspoon salt
3 Garlic cloves, crushed
3/4 Cup finely chopped parsley
2 Teaspoons very coarsely cracked black peppercorns
1/4 Teaspoon salt, preferably coarse

Cream Sauce

I doubled the sauce
1/3 Cup beef broth or brandy (I did a mix of both)
1/4 Cup heavy cream
1/2 Tablespoon butter
1 1/2 Tablespoons chopped parsley

Method

1. Mix meat mixture ingredients until well blended.

2. Shape into four 1 1/4-inch thick patties, press pepper into flat sides and let stand 15 minutes.

3. Lightly sprinkle salt over bottom of a large nonstick skillet, place over medium high heat until hot.

4. Add patties and cook until well browned on both sides and no longer pink in centers, about 15 minutes.

If not making the sauce, sprinkle with the parsley and serve.

1. If serving with sauce, remove patties to warm plates.

2. Remove any excess fat in skillet, leaving brown (not burned;) bits.

3. Add brandy or broth and cook and stir until reduced to about 2 Tbls.

4. Add cream and butter, stir over high heat until reduced to 3 Tbls.

To Serve: Spoon sauce over meat and sprinkle with remaining parsley.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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I have been cooking up a storm this weekend as I have started a new recipe swap again this month so I have been making lots of yummy recipes from my team mates. I still have quite a few more of my own recipes to post that I made over the Easter holidays and I will be posting the rest soon. I thought for now I would share some of these other recipes with you as they really good. This first one is so easy to make, as you can just throw it all together and then just leave it to cook. My hubby is the chili lover in our family so whenever I try a new recipe I always rate according to what he says. He loved this one and I found it very good it had just the right amount of heat and was totally delicious. I am the first to rate this one and made as is including adding the jalapeno pepper and I loved the addition of the hot sausage. I served ours topped with sour cream and cheese and it was yummo. To view the original recipe by the chef click here.

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Ingredients

8 Ounces bulk hot sausage (I use Jimmy Dean)
24 Ounces ground chuck (or ground round may be used)
1 (28 ounce) Can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (15 ounce) Can tomato sauce
1/2 Cup chopped onion
1 Jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced (optional)
1 Teaspoons sugar
1 Tablespoons chili powder (can use less)
1 1/2 Teaspoons cumin
1 Teaspoons oregano
1 (30 ounce) Can hot chili beans, undrained (can use mild)
Corn chips (optional)
Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

Method

1. In large skillet, brown meat. Drain.

2. In slow cooker, combine browned meat and remaining ingredients EXCEPT beans. Stir well.

3. Cook on high setting for 1 hour. Reduce to low and cook 3 hours to allow flavors to blend. You can also let mixture cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.

4. Add chili beans. Cook on low setting for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

I served ours topped with cheese and sour cream, MMmmm delicious!!!

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This is one of the easiest and best tasting stews I have made in ages, a true winner in my books. We all loved the flavour of this stew and the meat came out superbly tender as it should. I followed the recipe as listed below except for subbing sweet potato instead of regular and I could not get any turnips. If you would like to read more reviews on this one or view more photos please click here.

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1/2 lbs Beef, stewing
10 Ounces mushroom soup, can
7 Ounces tomato sauce
2 Onions, medium, coarsely chopped
10 Ounces water
1 Cup celery, coarsely chopped
1/2 Cup turnip, coarsely chopped
1 Cup carrot, coarsely chopped
1/2 Cup parsnip, coarsely chopped
1/4 Cup mushroom, wild, halved
1/2 Cup potato, coarsley chopped
1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
1 Teaspoon pepper, black, fresh ground
1 Teaspoon salt
1/8 Teaspoon thyme
1/8 Cup parsley, chopped (garnish)

Method

1. Combine the uncooked meat, soups, water and tomato sauce in pot.

2. Place pot in oven, uncovered and cook for 2 hours, at 325 degrees .

3. Now add all your vegetables and seasonings, cover pot and cook for an additional hour or until the vegetables are tender.

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This is a very easy curry recipe to put together and it tastes and smells wonderful.. I used a red curry paste for the curry and I also added vegetables to ours to make it a complete meal, as we are eating lower carb at the moment and I was not serving this with rice. I used chicken breasts which I partially cooked in a fry pan and then sliced thickly and added them to the curry to finish cooking. I think chicken thighs would also be great in this or even a whole chook cut up. If you would like to read more reviews on this recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

1 1/2kg Chicken pieces
4 Teaspoons oil
2 Medium onions, quartered
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 Small red chile, finely chopped
4 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
4 Teaspoons chopped fresh lemongrass
2 Tablespoons mild curry paste
2 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 (400 ml) Can coconut cream
1/2 Cup chicken stock

Method

1. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion for about 5 minutes or until soft.

2. Add garlic, chilli, ginger lemongrass and curry paste.

3. Add chicken and braise on all sides, coating well with curry paste.

4. Cover and cook for 15 minutes over a low heat.

5. Remove lid, add sugar and stir well.

6. Pour in coconut cream and stock and bring to the boil.

7. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for another 30 minutes.

Serve over rice.

I like to add zucchini, green beans, and red and green capsicum in the last 15 minutes of cooking if I don’t feel like making a separate vegetable dish.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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