Tag: Cuisine of a kind

Cinnamon sugar scones


Who can forget the joy of discovering cinnamon toast as a kid? The enchanted combination of butter, sugar, and cinnamon seemed to pop up all the time: on Sunday mornings, it was the pleasure of a lazy breakfast with family; after school it seemed to cure scraped knees and later heartbreak; and when we first left home, it was the snack of choice at 2 a.m.

Now that we’re all grown up, that same comfort and pleasure has grown up with us in the form of warm, freshly baked scones studded with lots of little crumbles of cinnamon sugar and Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter. Finally, they get brushed with buttery cinnamon sugar and drizzled with cinnamon sugar glaze.More here ...

Slow cooker eggnog latte

This has been playing on your mind, clearly, but here’s the good oil:

For this recipe, just go with store-bought eggnog. Since you’ll be adding coffee to these lattes, just get something inexpensive at the store. Save your homemade, aged, tasty eggnog for sipping straight-up. Also, the eggs in store-bought eggnog are already heat pasteurized, so they won’t scramble or curdle while heating in the slow cooker.

We’ve added cinnamon sticks, vanilla, and freshly grated nutmeg to the lattes because they make the whole house (and drink) smell amazing, but here’s the key: Add half of the nutmeg in the beginning, then add the rest of it with the vanilla just before serving. This two-step process ensures that there’s nutmeg simmering in the drink, but the addition at the end means the nutmeg stays vibrant and really sings as you sip it.

These lattes are tasty straight from the slow cooker, but feel free to garnish with whipped cream, more nutmeg, cinnamon, or a shot of your favorite alcohol if you want to make it extra special.More here ...

Hob’s Pie

The quiche remained to finish and I wanted some veg with it, not much. There was some left over in the bowl, so what to do with it?  Also, there was this mince I’d cooked up to keep it longer [no fridge]:

Answer was Cottage Pie of course or rather, my version – Hob’s Pie:

Add mashed tatties:


Have a good lunch. Anything special at your end?… More here ...

“Not with a bang but a Wimpy”

As Chuckles is wont to say.

The year was 1980, the place I think was Dover [one of those], the last ditch meal before the bus took us to Paris was at Wimpy’s.

It might be wronging Wimpy but I was sure it was there.  However, you might point out that Wimpy never sold shredded beef burgers as well as patties – this meal though was definitely shredded beef.

Either way, I was laid up in my hotel room in Paris with severe stomach cramps, whilst everyone went out exploring.  I missed Paris entirely that time.

I have never forgiven Wimpy.

The Sun makes out that Wimpy is ‘making a comeback’ but it seems it’s already here … or rather it never went away.  When I went exploring just now, it kept coming up with the Za designation.  That always seemed like Zambia to me but is South Africa.  How you can get Za out of South Africa I don’t know but there it is.… More here ...