Friday, 30 November 2012

The 30th November Edition of The Gallery of Favorites

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Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop; The Gallery of Favorites, a place to share your favorite posts from your own blog. 

Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. This week we are featuring three delicious pumpkin recipes. 

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Thursday, 29 November 2012

An Easy Christmas Cake


This is THE cake for people who don’t like fruitcake. It’s got all the Christmassy flavours we crave without the heaviness of a typical dark fruitcake. 

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Sunday, 25 November 2012

A Victorian Family Recipe for Christmas Pudding


Today is Stir Up Sunday - the last Sunday of the Christian Church year, leading to the first Sunday in Advent next week. The ‘stir up’ refers to the Collect for today which begins “Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people”. Today is also traditionally the day for making Christmas puddings (stir up referring in this to the pudding batter) so that they have time to mellow and age before Christmas. A pudding could be made any time in the next week and still have time to age properly.  

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Friday, 23 November 2012

The 23rd November Edition of The Gallery of Favorites

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Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop; The Gallery of Favorites, a place to share your favorite posts from your own blog. 

Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. This week we are featuring three delicious pumpkin recipes. 

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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Comforting Beef in Red Wine


Beef in Red Wine is one of my go to comfort food dinners, but it’s also special enough for entertaining. While it involves a bit of work at the beginning and the end, the long slow cooking means that it’s pretty hands off for a good portion of the prep time. If you prefer you can even make this stew the day before, cool it quickly and refrigerate if for a day or so.

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Monday, 19 November 2012

Cinnamon and Apple Yogurt Cake

Photos Alex Harris
Yogurt gives cakes a lovely texture and moistness as well as a tiny bit of tang that really enhances their flavour. Quick and easy to throw together, this is the perfect autumn cake for absolutely any time of day...

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Friday, 16 November 2012

Welcome to the 16th November Edition of The Gallery of Favorites

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Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop; The Gallery of Favorites, a place to share your favorite posts from your own blog. 

Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. This week we are featuring a heartwarming post from Aunt B. 

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Vintage Coffeecake


This is a recipe adapted from my Mom’s Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook (circa 1957). While I never learned why the recipe was called Cowboy Coffeecake, it remains to this day one of my favourite breakfast treats.

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Monday, 12 November 2012

Vegetable Pasta Risotto

Photo Alex Harris
Risotto is classic comfort food but it can take a while to prepare, something that is less than desirable when you are actually in need of comfort food. While mindless repetitive stirring can be comforting in its own way, there is something to be said for comfort food fast.  

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Friday, 9 November 2012

Share Your Favorite Posts at The Gallery of Favorites

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Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop; The Gallery of Favorites, a place to share your favorite posts from your own blog. 

Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. This week we featuring two delicious traditional Custard Pies.

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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Chicken with Apricot and Almonds

Photos Alex Harris
I love finding new ways to prepare chicken, so when I saw a recipe for Almond Chicken with Apricot Sauce in my Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes book I was keen to try it. 

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Hearth and Soul Hop 6 November

Hearth & Soul Hop

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop, the blog hop for food from the hearth to feed your soul. Today I'm featuring posts from Passionate Perseverance, Louanne's Kitchen and Baker Becky.

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Friday, 2 November 2012

Share Your Favorite Posts from Your Own Blog at The Gallery of Favorites

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Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop; The Gallery of Favorites, a place to share your favorite posts from your own blog. 

Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. This week we featuring Rosemary Corn Muffins from akawest.

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Delicious Sweet Potato Quick Bread


Recently I accumulated a surfeit of sweet potatoes. I have a regular organic vegetable and fruit delivery and it seems sweet potatoes are very much in season. My favourite way to serve them is to roast the sweet potatoes along with ordinary potatoes and other vegetables, but as much as my family enjoy roast vegetables, I could see that there was some boredom setting in. Even I was getting a bit fed up. So when I came across a recipe for Cranberry Sweet Potato Bread in my Betty Crocker cookbook, I was intrigued. 

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