CHICKEN WITH ONIONS

This is a nice simple chicken dish.  Chicken breasts, lemon juice, grain mustard, garlic, onions – what’s not to like in that combination.

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LEMON MERINGUE RICE PIE

I would never have imagined that you could use rice cakes to make the base of a lemon meringue pie, but this recipe from Sunrice Australia published in the Women’s Weekly does just that.  In the picture the base looks quite good, it does have some crushed biscuits in there as well as coconut, so I guess it works and the filling has rice in it as well.   It’s certainly a different lemon meringue pie!!

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HOT RHUBARB BUTTERNUT PIE

This recipe comes out of a Woman’s Weekly  pullout called Pies without Pastry.  When I first saw the title I thought the filling was rhubarb and butternut pumpkin which sounded very strange.  On reading the recipe I was relieved to discover the butternut was actually butternut biscuits crushed to make the base.  When you top that with the filling of rhubarb and apples and the crust of coconut and brown sugar you end up with a great tasting pie.

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FRIED RICE

When I was growing up the best part of the Sun newspaper was the Corinella children’s page.  Each week the paper would publish jokes, drawings and recipes sent in by children and they would be awarded certificates of merit.  This Fried Rice recipe earned it’s sender a Blue Certificate.  It’s not the way I make Fried Rice, it has a much higher egg to rice ratio than my version, but it looks good and certainly worthy of a Blue Certificate.

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MOCHA MOUSSE SLICE

After watching Mum entertain family and friends for years and years I guess I’ve picked up a lot of her habits.  One of the things she always like to do was to have everything prepared before people arrived and I’ve followed in her footsteps particularly with desserts. That’s one of the reasons that this recipe appeals to me.  It can be made the day before and then just taken out of the fridge when you need it – marvellous.

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