Monthly Archives: October 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Cream Frosting

What a lovely sweet mess you can create with this frosting!  We entertained eight young ladies and a birthday girl recently with a cupcake party – a wonderful occasion to pull out all the silver and do it up just right.  The party pictures … Continue reading

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Black Bean and Mango Salad

This is a very addictive combination.  So easy to make and have on hand – Bright, refreshing and savory all at once.  This is a cilantro lovers salad. 1 15.5 ounce can of Black beans, rinsed 1 mango, peeled and … Continue reading

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Chicken Paprika with Peas

This is a great weeknight dinner – home at 6:30, dinner at 7:15 in front of the fire.  The quality of the paprika is key here, I use Penzeys which can be found at http://www.penzeys.com.  I added the peas to make … Continue reading

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Crock Pot Lentils and Ham Hocks

Ham hocks are a natural with any bean or lentil.  I purchase them in packs of six, so I always have a few in the freezer.  The lentils keep their shape even with four hours in the cock pot – yet the … Continue reading

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Corn Flour Sponge Cake with Lemon Glaze

This is a light gluten-free cake – the quality of the eggs are key here, and worth a trip to your local farmers market.  Corn Flour is finer than corn meal and I use Bob’s Red Mill brand.  As with … Continue reading

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