Spring Pea Puree

Spring Pea Puree

Last week, I posted a recipe for Bratwurst Bangers with Onion Gravy (Bangers & Mash) and with it, I served this Spring Pea Puree. The puree was so delish, that I thought they would make a wonderful side for a number of things, and they’d be a fabulous side for a Spring or Easter dinner.

Bratwurst Bangers with Onion Gravy

Bratwurst Bangers with Onion Gravy & Spring Pea Puree

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Bratwurst Bangers with Onion Gravy

Bratwurst Bangers with Onion Gravy

Try as I might I just couldn’t seem to get this recipe for Bratwurst Bangers with Onion Gravy out before St. Paddy’s day, although this was our early “celebration” dinner. Well, maybe you’re celebrating over the weekend or maybe you just want this comfort food any time of the year! I vote for any time for this easy pub-style meal!

Bratwurst Bangers with Onion Gravy

Bratwurst Bangers wih Onion Gravy

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Old English Potted Cheese

Old English Potted Cheese

I have good news today. See, some of you know I’ve been having some trouble with my joints; typing, while still slow and has to be done just a little at a time is easier and I’m trying to use the voice options on my computer. And cooking has been challenging, but I’m really trying to focus on fun & easy (and lightweight) food. And the best news? I made Old English Potted Cheese and it’s a super easy cheese spread and just to die for.

Old English Potted Cheese

Old English Potted Cheese

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Custard Sauce - Creme Anglaise

Custard Sauce – Creme Anglaise

I just absolutely love Custard Sauce – Creme Anglaise. I don’t see it a lot these days, but you probably know it. It’s the luscious vanilla dessert sauce that tastes like the best premium ice-cream you can imagine and it’s also the base sauce for Floating Islands and a thinner version is used sometimes for our classic Egg Nog. Really, it’s just a thinner, saucy homemade pudding. Yum!

Custard Sauce - Creme Anglaise

Custard Sauce – Creme Anglaise

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Aunt Ginny’s English Toffee

Classic English Toffee - add almonds if you'd like. Leave off the chocolate if you want it plain. But why? :)

My Aunt Ginny was famous for her Toffee, a Christmas treat, and I remember “helping” her make it when she visited. Even as a kid I was always hanging out in the kitchen. And when it was something curious like the alchemy involved in candy making, it was magic for me. It still is. 🙂

Aunt Ginny's English Toffee

Aunt Ginny’s English Toffee

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