Chicken macaroni casserole

I’m always on the hunt for easy meals that will make good leftovers. Casseroles definitely fit the bill. I realized I hadn’t really ever made a casserole, so I thought it high time to try my hand at it.

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Cranberry custard pie

Thanksgiving is always a great opportunity to try out new recipes, and this year was no exception. I like the seeming simplicity of this recipe (relatively few ingredients and minimal prep work), plus a cranberry pie is certainly not commonplace, so it gets points for originality.

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Pan seared tuna with a citrus vinaigrette

It has been a distressingly long time since we’ve really sat down and made ourselves a good honest meal. Work and other commitments are always getting in the way these days. David recently spotted some frozen ahi tuna at our local Trader Joe’s, so we thought it would be nice opportunity to try something new….

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Mac & Cheese

Anyone who knows me will tell you that mac & cheese holds a special place in my heart. I have been known to eat mac & cheese for more than one meal in the same day. It is without a doubt one of my favourite dishes. So when a friend kindly gave me a cookbook all…

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Iced sugar cookies

I’m actually not a huge fan of sugar cookies, but when I ran across these Elizabeth Bennet/Mr. Darcy cookie cutters, I just couldn’t resist. I first made this recipe at Christmas for our holiday party, and they seemed to be a big hit (for those who enjoy iced sugar cookies), so I figured I’d give…

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Cream scones

So I turned 30 last week and, to celebrate, we threw a Pride and Prejudice-themed party, with tiny sandwiches, cakes and, of course, scones. Most of the scones I’ve made previously have had cheese or blueberries or something thrown into the mix, but I planned to serve these British-style with jam and clotted cream, so…

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Lemon icebox pie

A friend’s 30th birthday called for a special birthday pie, and I was told he loved lemon, berries and nuts. This icebox pie seemed just the ticket, not only because it involves lemon but crucially because I could make it in advance the previous night (I satisfied the love for berries and nuts by making the blueberry…

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Tiramisu eggnog trifle

A belated post on the dessert from our British holiday party. I’ve had my eye on this recipe since I got this recipe book but haven’t had an opportunity to make it. Our British holiday party provided the perfect opportunity to give it a try, since trifles are quintessentially British (though admittedly this trifle did…

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