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Notsoskinny’s favourite baked cheesecake with fruit topping

I can hardly believe that the holidays have come and gone already and that the rat race have started again for most of us.  It feels like the few weeks of just having to do sheer nothing, sleeping late and spending time with family and friends have sped by way too fast.  Luckily the memories… Continue reading Notsoskinny’s favourite baked cheesecake with fruit topping

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Hummingbird Cake with Goat’s and Cream Cheese Frosting

I have been drooling over photos of Hummingbird Cakes, in recipe books and Pinterest for quite some time now.  The thought of some of my favourite foods (pineapple, banana, pecan nuts, cinnamon and cream cheese frosting) all being combined into one beautiful cake has left me fantasizing about it at two in the morning. I… Continue reading Hummingbird Cake with Goat’s and Cream Cheese Frosting

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Fritata for a lazy summer brunch….

I have recently discovered that Fritata is a great way to use up all that left overs that tend to sit in your refrigerator.  I had my in-laws over for dinner a few nights ago and made some pork fillet for them.  Although everyone enjoyed it thoroughly some of it ended up in the fridge.  So yesterday morning… Continue reading Fritata for a lazy summer brunch….

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Orange Cake For A Dreary Winter’s Day

The weather has been horrifically cold this weekend and I find myself longing for summer days with hot weather and a long glass of icy orange juice beside our pool.  Don't get  me wrong, winter certainly has it's perks as well, as I am writing this I am sitting in front of the fireplace with… Continue reading Orange Cake For A Dreary Winter’s Day

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Mexican Chili with Tomato Salsa

I have been getting that feeling for a while now.... it is time to still my need for chili and Mexican food.   Fresh Mexican food, not just tacos that come in a shop-bought-kit with  spices and one or another suspicious sauce... but  homemade with lots of zesty limes,  sweet tomatoes, freshly roasted spices, golden cheddar cheese and of… Continue reading Mexican Chili with Tomato Salsa

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Sirloin with onion-pomegranate-and-berry sauce, served with orange sweet potato wedges.

If you are like me really having to watch what you eat to not permanently expand horizontally then this is for you!   Yes, I am not called the not so skinny cook for no reason. ... Unfortunately I have to fight the battle of the bulge regularly.  I have to admit that I really… Continue reading Sirloin with onion-pomegranate-and-berry sauce, served with orange sweet potato wedges.

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Chocolate and Marshmallow Camp Bananas over the coals

This is one of those recipes that I am not even sure can be called a recipe.  I am not sure where or when I first saw or ate this but it has been part of our barbecue (braai in  my home language, Afrikaans)-repertoire for a very long time now.  I thought that most South-Africans were relatively… Continue reading Chocolate and Marshmallow Camp Bananas over the coals