Nina’s Fish Pie

From The Gamble: “Smells good,” he murmured when his head came up. “Fish pie.” “Mm.” God, he could “mm” great in that gravelly way of his. Okay, hang on a second, I have to think of Max murmuring “Mm…” Right, I’m back. And now I get to think about fish pie. Normally, the words “fish pie” would not make me excited. I can’t say I’m a fish type o’ gal. If I can order a steak or a burger at some joint, no way am I getting the sea bass. Unless it’s lobster. Watch out if there’s...

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Steph’s Chicken

From Bounty: “Steph’s chicken.” “Who’s Steph?” “Some unknown, faceless but undeniably brilliant woman who came up with a killer Crock-Pot recipe for chicken.”   Like Jussy, I actually don’t know who Steph is either. Steph is a friend of my sister Erika’s. I’ve never met her. I don’t know if she made this up or found it somewhere. I don’t care. I just love the fact she exists just so I can eat this.   Ingredients 1 Regular Package of Chicken (4 breasts) 2 (or 3, I...

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Taco Extravaganza

From Sebring: “He knew it in that instant because he also knew in that instant he’d do anything, absolutely anything, beg, borrow, steal, kill, crawl, lie, cheat, die, eat taco extravaganza… All just for her smile.” Yep, this is the recipe for Livvie’s Taco Extravaganza, the first meal she made Nick in Sebring. Actually, it’s a recipe my Auntie Bec found waaaaaaay back in the day that she made just for her and me. We were both on a diet and she said we’d have a “free...

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Toad in the Hole

The British have a way with putting meat and bread together and they have a long, glorious history of this. Have you ever heard of the Earl of Sandwich? I rest my case. If you ever come to the British Isles and go out to eat, do not eat pizza or hamburgers. You will be disappointed. You will go home and tell your friends and family that British food sucks. And you will be wrong. Order a steak and ale pie (meat, bread (or, more accurately, puff pastry which is even better)...

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Kit’s Fried Chicken

Ingredients Marinade: Buttermilk Salt Tabasco Chicken Coating: Flour Baking Soda (or, for the Brits, Bicarb) Salt Pepper Seasoning (your choice: Italian Seasoning and/or Garlic Salt OR Cayenne Pepper OR Chilli Powder or be creative) Fry in: Crisco or, in the UK, Trex (apparently, for true Southern fried chicken, you’re supposed to use Lard but Lard freaks me out so I don’t use it and Crisco or Trex are loads better, in my opinion, lighter fried chicken (if there is such a...

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Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Many Americans will say that stuff is “The best in the world…” or, at least, many Americans I know (read: my Mother used to say that a lot, as in “Indiana strawberries are the best in the world!” and “Indiana corn is the best in the world!” – but then, Mom was the Queen of the Grand Statement, a trait she shared generously with me). As Mom didn’t travel the globe, these declarations were rubbish. Though loyal. The latter...

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Cat’s Mexican Chicken Bake

Ang’s Mexican Chicken Casserole fromPlay It Safe) Right. I don’t think my friend Cat made this up but I don’t care. What I do know is, she made it for me. And as far as I’m concerned, if someone makes something for me, they own it. And now you can own this and give it to all your friends. Like many of the recipes on this site, you will eat it and think you’d just created a dish o’ pure pleasure. Then you’ll give it to friends and family and they will declare you a Culinary...

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