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Chicken pie in a pot

We have all had them before from our local pub, these wonderful little chicken pot pies can be made as 1 large pie or in individual little pots or bowls. What you need 1 cup potato cubed small 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup celery, diced 1 cup chopped carrot 75ml melted...

Chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup is so synonymous with winter and generally leaves us all feeling better. If you have a friend feeling sick, chicken soup will sort them out. What you need 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup sliced celery 1 cup sliced carrots 1 medium onion finely chopped 1...

Pecan coffee cake

Its almost the weekend and you are gongto need a cake to make Dad, so give this one a go. Its really easy and tastes fantastic. What you need 250g butter at room temperature 2 cups castor sugar 2 eggs 300g cake flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 ml salt 1 cup sour...

Yorkshire pudding

Yorkshire pudding is really great with a beef roast but for some reason they can be really difficult to make, so we turned to trusty Delia Smith and Jamie Oliver for a fool proof method. The secret is in heating the oil first, so for Yorkshire pudding made right every...

Neck of lamb stew

Neck of lamb is very tasty and combined with barley makes a hearty winter meal. What you need 500g lamb neck 1 large carrot sliced thick 2 sticks celery chopped 1 leek thinly sliced 1 teaspoon crushed garlic 1 cup barley 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary 1/2 teaspoon dried...

Honey roasted pork riblets

These are perfect little weekend morsels and while the braai's are packed away will serve as a fitting substitute. What you need 2kg pork riblets(racks cut into individual pieces) 80ml honey 4 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon crushed garlic pinch of salt pinch of...

Kung Pao chicken

A hot and spicy Chinese classic that you will not be able to keep your chopsticks out of. What you need 500 skinless chicken breasts cubed 1 tablespoon maizena 2 spring onions chopped 2 Tablespoons chili-garlic paste 4 dry red chilies halved 1 teaspoon finely grated...

Creamy green peppercorn sauce

If you are a meat eater you have probably had a creamy green peppercorn sauce at a restaurant at some stage and this is my take on it. Its decadent and delicious. What you need 2 tablespoons cognac 1.2 cup of white wine 200ml cream 1 tablespoon bottled green...

Sweet and sour chicken

I'm a big fan of Chinese food and nothing says Chinese more than sweet and sour. This is a take on sweet and sour which includes apricot jam and is just delicious. What you need 500g skinned and deboned chicken 4 tablespoons apricot jam 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon...

Apricot glazed chicken drumsticks

For a sweet and sticky snack that makes a nice change try these, they are a bit like sweet and sour, just a whole lot simpler. Weekend sticky snacks at their best I tell you. You can also serve these with egg fried rice as a meal for 4, they are simply delicious. What...