My First Pie

This takes us back to around the time of my birthday, which was already just over a month ago. I’ve had my share of Pukka Pies and I’ll occasionally try one when out for a pub meal. But with many cakes, a few casseroles and the odd shepherd’s pie already under my belt, I decided to have a go at a more traditional pie with a bit of pastry on top.

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Chocolate and Orange Pizza

This is a dessert I’d been sizing up for a few months. It was left on hold while the issue regarding my faulty oven was to be resolved. But, no sooner was it back in my kitchen that I was eagerly following the steps to this recipe, which came directly from The Halogen Oven Cook Book.

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Cooking with Lentils

My final meal to grace the halogen oven before it was returned for repair was a dish that involved a tin of bean-sized objects known as lentils.

I’m sure I’ve had pea and lentil soup before (and liked it) but I’m still unable to explain or understand what, exactly, lentils are or might be.

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Shepherd’s Pie At Night

It was Monday evening; a slow start to another all-too-familiar week. I needed something to pick myself up and I found that in the challenge of baking my first ever shepherd’s pie. Plus, I’d already bought the necessary ingredients a week earlier.

No potato.

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Cooking with Chicken

Having already made a few successful roast dinners (for one person) using a pack of plain chicken breasts, I decided, last week, to have a go at a couple of different chicken dishes.

There’s a distinctly Aisian theme to this and it started with these terriyaki-style meatballs.

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Friday Night Casserole

Staying with this food theme for another day; I pleasantly pleased with a casserole I concocted on Friday night.

Time to burn.

A week earlier, I’d bought some ingredients to prepare a couple of different dishes but, as it turned out, I didn’t have enough to complete either of them. So, this casserole came together using what I happened to have available.

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Two New Meals

Last week, I attempted two new meals, following a pair of recipes from Norma Miller’s Halogen Oven Cook Book – which is where the cookies I recently told you about also came from.

I am able to say that both meals were prepared to an edible state but I’m still left with several questions and a feeling of uncertainty, as I prepare to re-attempt at least one of them this week.

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