A Collection of Recipes, Old and New

Month March 2014

Red Wine Lamb Shanks

These Red Wine Lamb Shanks are a popular recipe, I got this one from a newspaper lift out about 3 years ago. I have to give credit to Donna Hay for this one, and it is stunning. Just prepare two… Continue Reading →

Whole Egg Mayonnaise

I got this whole egg mayonnaise recipe off a website before Christmas because I wanted a real mayo to add to the Cocktail Sauce that I was making. I didn’t think that the condensed milk mayonnaise would go as well… Continue Reading →

Irma’s Square Sponge Cake Recipe

In another post, I shared Irma’s Round Sponge Cake Recipe, so here we have it… The square version, please note that the ingredients are slightly different and that’s why I had to share two posts instead of one. I hope… Continue Reading →

Vegetable Soup

This vegetable soup recipe was given to me a couple of years ago by Nikki. I already have my tried and trusted chicken and vegetable soup recipe which I have made for years, however I thought that I would give… Continue Reading →

Homemade Irish Cream

No! It’s not a cake recipe, I know. This is a handy recipe to have all the same though, you can mix up a batch in 10 minutes and store it in the refrigerator ready for entertaining, after dinner drinks… Continue Reading →

Irma’s Sponge Cake Recipe

This recipe was supplied by none other than Irma, I have had it for a few years and thought I had better share this with you. There are two versions, this recipe is the round version, the other recipe is… Continue Reading →

Honey Joys

I wish I could say these were named after me, but no they were not, it’s just a coincidence.  Anyway this recipe is years old and has been a favorite of small children everywhere. They often appear at markets and… Continue Reading →

Sponge Kisses

This is a stunning recipe, you will adore these kisses, they may take some practice to perfect but they are well worth it. I look forward to making these again soon and will post the photo when I do. Meanwhile… Continue Reading →

Carmels’ Pavlova

This dessert recipe is an old favorite, over 50 years old to be exact. The great thing is that it can be made the day before and also you can use a variety of toppings. I am sure that you… Continue Reading →


I have been making this recipe for over 40 years and it is still the family favorite. I must admit that I do change things around slightly, introducing different ingredients every now and then. This is one of those recipes… Continue Reading →

Drop Scones

This recipe would have to be over 70 years old, passed down from my mother and made for me as a child by her. That’s quite a few years ago, I can tell you.  Every now and then I see… Continue Reading →

Dark Chocolate Mousse

A friend gave me this Dark Chocolate Mousse recipe over 20 years ago and it is still my, “go to” recipe for Chocolate Mousse. I love the texture of this mousse and the flavor, which has just the right amount… Continue Reading →

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