CARROT, WALNUT AND PINEAPPLE MUFFINS

Not sure these are muffins you’d make for the kid’s lunch boxes, but they’d be a stunner for visitors to have with coffee.

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TOMATO TASTIES

I think filled tomatoes have gone completely out of fashion, but this recipe caught my eye as the filling of rice, bacon and cheese sounds good.  Just not sure when I’d serve them though, maybe as an accompaniment to bbq steak or chops…..

CHEESY VEGETABLE PIE

Seems like when Mum tore this out of the Woman’s Day she missed the last few lines so has handwritten them on the bottom.  Her instructions read “other half 27cm” and “over with pastry.  200o C, 400oF – 40 mins”.  I’ll add my comments  – that this could be a hearty pie for vegetarians by simply substituting the bacon for extra vegetables.

CHICKEN BAKED with a Swiss cheese and almond coating

I’ve filled chicken breasts with ham and Swiss cheese and baked them, but I’ve never coated them in almonds and Swiss cheese.  Now I’ve found this recipe I’m going to give it a try. I think I’ll line the tray with baking paper though to stop them sticking.

WARM BERRY PIE

This is one of those pies where you combine all the ingredients, pour them into a pie dish and hey presto when you take it out of the oven the coconut, sugar & flour have risen to the surface to make a crust.  The strawberry and blueberry filling is a little unusual though and the almonds on top add a lovely crunch.