Category: Impress “foodie” friends

Chocolate Rum Balls or Ginger Brandy Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

I had a friend, who made rum balls every Christmas. Sadly, her candle burned out much too soon. So dear friends, share the love while you can. We are all on our way to dust and light. 10 ounces bittersweet…

A Lightened Up English Christmas Steamed Pudding

Making A Christmas Pudding

I’ve lightened up the traditional steamed English pudding with freshly grated carrot and apple. Instead of grated suet, as my Mum made it, I use butter. I don’t make the pudding months in advance as was the custom and feed…

Nod Noggin’ Egg Nog A Creamy Egg-less Nog

Birds Custard Powder

I’ve dubbed my Christmas concoction nod noggin’ because your Noggin’ (your head) will surely nod after drinkin’ my wicked blend. No worries over egg safety, it’s made with Bird’s Eye Custard Powder instead of the traditional way with a dozen…

Provencal Pork Apple and Herb Stuffing

Apples

I’ve stuffed a lot of birds, this stuffing is by far one of my best yet. It’s moist, herby, and sweet. The sausage adds a pleasant savory note. Using whole wheat bread crumbs made from fresh bread adds a rustic…

Appetizer Curry Dipping Sauce

Crudités

This extraordinarily easy dip is one of my absolute-go-to sauces. It takes only moments to whisk up and it drives everyone wild! It’s excellent with fresh veggies, chicken strips, French fries, deep-fried shrimp, as a sandwich spread, and even as…

Grilled Chinese Five Spice Marinated Chicken

Chinatown Signs

I adore this cheeky little Asian dish whose unique flavors come from my custom Chinese Five Spice blend of Anise, Cloves, Cinnamon, Fennel Seed, and Black Pepper. If you don’t wish to battle the crowds and traffic to find an…

Simply Posh Salmon Bisque

Vintage Salmon Label

This soup drives my man wild and when I say wild. I mean he moans like a bear in a honey pot. He hugs the bowl like a babe at the breast. You catch the drift. On the sticky scale,…

Citrus Shrimp Ceviche Salad with Avocado and Cucumber

Shrimp Boats

Super healthy and delish! Get your skinny on with this one. It’s fabo for a girlfriend’s luncheon or for appetizers. Fresh off-the-boat shrimp is best but if you haven’t got it, precooked frozen takes less prep and marination. 16-20 Raw…