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Fruitcake recipe

Ingredients 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 4 large eggs 2 cups dried fruit 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup brown sugar Lemon juice Nuts 1 gallon whiskey Sample the whiskey to check for quality. Take a large bowl. Check the whiskey again to be sure it is of the highest quality. [...]

Pasta and broccoli

Ingredients 1 cup macaroni or other pasta 400 gms of chopped broccoli 500 gms cottage cheese 50 gms shredded mozarella cheese 1 420 gms can tomato pasta sauce Method Cook 1 cup macaroni or other pasta. Drain and set aside. Cook chopped broccoli until tender. Drain and set aside. Combine cooked pasta and cottage cheese [...]

Stuffed tomatoes

Best made with fresh and firm tomatoes from the garden, the following ecipe is sure to please folks who love something different. Tomatoes always add colour to a meal and this dish can be served with just about anything… beef, pork, fowl or fish. Ingredients: 4 firm tomatoes* 1 1/2 tsp. onion, minced 2-3 fresh [...]

Peanut butter muffins

Ingredients 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 1/2 tsps baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup milk 2/3 cup peanut butter 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 1 large egg 1/4 cup vegetable oil Method Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease your muffin pan. In a large [...]

A lesson in anger

There was a little boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, to hammer a nail in the back fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Then it gradually dwindled down. He discovered it [...]


Ingredients 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter – melted Pinch of salt 1 tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. white wine vinegar 1 tsp. cocoa powder 1 tsp. ground espresso 1/2 cup Marsala (or white wine) Butter for greasing 1 large egg white – lightly beaten Olive oil for frying 1 1/2 cup [...]

Aloha chicken

Ingredients: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 Tbsp. flour 1 Tbsp. oil 16 oz. can of pineapple chunks 1 tsp. cornflour 1 Tbsp. honey 1 Tbsp. teriyaki sauce or soy sauce 1/8 tsp. pepper Hot cooked rice Directions: Flatten the chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thickness. Place the flour in a large resealable plastic bag. [...]

Brussells and swedes

Ingredients 1/4 cup water 2 cups halved Brussels sprouts (200g) 1 1/2 cups sliced swede (100g) 1/4 tsp Chinese five spice 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg 1 tsp sugar 1 tbsp cornflour 1/4 cup water Method Saute the sprouts and swede in the first measure of water for 6-8 minutes or until the sprouts are [...]

Grilled green beans

Ingredients 500 gms green beans, trimmed 2 medium tomatoes, cored and chopped 1 small onion, peeled and chopped 1/4 cup butter 1 tbsp dry mustard 1 tblp firmly packed brown sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground black pepper Directions Blanch green beans until tender-crisp; do not cut. Spray a large piece of heavy aluminum [...]

Tomatoes with tuna

Ingredients 1.1/2 cups penne pasta 6-8 tomatoes, halved 165g can tuna, drained 2 red or yellow capsicums, roasted 1/4 cup herb vinaigrette – OR (if you’re making your own: 2 Tbsp oil 2 Tbsp white vinegar 3 Tbsp finely chopped fresh herbs, e. g. Italian parsley or chives 1 tsp sugar Freshly ground black pepper [...]