Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature. C. S. Lewis

The title of the post means that I finally found a job! After a year and 9 months of searching I am now working regular hours and loving it! As such I will be taking a 2 week break while my body and mind adjust to the new schedule. During that time I will be cooking and prepping new posts so I have a small stockpile of posts built up for times when I am working more overtime hours and less time to cook. I will be back to my regular 2 time a week posting on October 2nd. I love my blog, and sharing recipes with everyone and I promise you that I have some great recipes lined up to share when I get back. As always if you have a recipe you would like to see converted please send it to me and I will work it into the rotation. See you all soon!

Creamy Linguine with Bacon and Basil

IMG_0616I found this recipe on the BBC Good Food website. I loved it, it was so tasty. I cut down the pasta to make it the right size for 2 people but made the sauce as the recipe said and it was the perfect amount for the pasta I made. Here is the original recipe.

Ingredients

400g (I used 200g) linguine or spaghetti
90g pack prosciutto or bacon of your choice
1 tbsp olive oil
juice 1 lemon/ about 1 tbsp
2 egg yolks
3 tbsp crème fraîche
large handful basil leaves
large handful grated Parmesan, plus extra to serve, if you like(40 g)

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Grandmother’s Potato Salad

IMG_0475Several years ago I decided I wanted to make my own potato salad, and since I always loved my Grandmother’s Potato salad I decided to call her for her recipe. She just laughed when I asked for the recipe, she never had a recipe! She just tossed in what what looked good, but she did give the list of what almost always made it into the bowl. From that I have created this recipe.

Ingredients

5 small potatoes/590g potatoes

1/2 a medium onion/60g finely chopped onion

55g sweet pickles, (3 spears or 5 to 6 small gherkins) chopped small

55 g celery (1 to 2 spears, chopped small)

2 large hard boiled eggs chopped

1/2c/125 ml mayonnaise (I use the extra light version since I prefer the flavor)

1 tbsp mustard

1 tbsp pickle juice

a light dusting of cayenne pepper, paprika, and a small dash of salt and pepper.

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Taco and Fajita Seasoning

IMG_0530This is my favorite Taco and Fajita Seasoning, I never use the packaged stuff anymore! This is quick and easy to put together and stores just as easily as all the other spices.

Ingredients

1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp garlic powder

3/4 tsp red pepper flake

1 tsp oregano

2 tsp paprika

2 tsp cumin

2 tsp onion powder

dash of salt and pepper

Mix together and store in an air tight container, I use an old spice jar.

Spicy Boneless Chicken Wings

IMG_0474These are a favorite for my husband and I, they have a nice amount of spice and a wonderful flavor.

Ingredients

1 Kg/2lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts

Sauce

2c/680g Ketchup

1c/215g Brown Sugar ( if you want it really spicy use light brown sugar, if you want it milder then use dark brown sugar)

1/2c/148ml hot sauce ( I use Franks Red Hot Original, but I think any Cayenne based hot sauce would work)

1/3c/80ml Worcestershire Sauce

2 tsp chili powder (heaping)

2 tsp onion powder (heaping)

2tsp cayenne powder (heaping)

2 tsp paprika (heaping)

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