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Jalapeño Poppers from the Air Fryer Are Faster and Lighter

Jalapeño Poppers from the Air Fryer Are Faster and Lighter

Jalapeño poppers are one of my favourite game day snacks.  They strike that perfect balance between rich, creamy cheese, bacon and spice!  When you make them in the air fryer, they cook in just 7 minutes and come out lots lighter than the oven baked […]

North African Grilled Lamb Chops with Tahini Sauce

North African Grilled Lamb Chops with Tahini Sauce

These warmly spiced North African grilled lamb chops are sure to become a family favourite.  The exotic spices complement the richness of the meat.  Finish the plate with a simple green salad and a drizzle of unctuous tahini sauce for an easy meal that’s guaranteed […]

Succulent Chutney-Glazed Air Fryer Wings

Succulent Chutney-Glazed Air Fryer Wings

These succulent chutney-glazed air fryer wings will quickly become your go-to dish for casual entertaining.  They take less than 30 minutes to make and are a crowd pleaser that will leave friends and family begging for more. Wings have always been one of my family’s […]

Easy Instant Pot™ Shiitake Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Easy Instant Pot™ Shiitake Mushroom Rice Pilaf

This fragrant shiitake mushroom rice pilaf is redolent with exotic Eastern spices.  Its full-bodied flavour makes it an elegant accompaniment to roast or grilled meats.  However, thanks to the robust flavour and nutrition of the mushrooms, it is an equally appropriate centrepiece for a rich, […]

Spiced Bacon and Cheese Burgers from South African Grill Master, Jan Braai’s, Shisanyama

Spiced Bacon and Cheese Burgers from South African Grill Master, Jan Braai’s, Shisanyama

Nothing perks up a simple burger like a few spices, along with a hit of bacon and feta cheese.  When South African grilling phenomenon Jan Braai tells you this is among the best bacon and cheese burgers he’s ever eaten, you can take it to […]

Easy, Homemade, Air Fryer Masala Nuts

Easy, Homemade, Air Fryer Masala Nuts

These air fryer masala nuts, are the easiest and most delicious happy hour accompaniment I can think of.  They’re totally addictive.  Best of all, you can use the same technique to make an infinite variety of flavours! As I’ve said before, I love gadgets.  However, […]

Peppadew® Cheese, a Fresh Twist on a Southern Classic

Peppadew® Cheese, a Fresh Twist on a Southern Classic

Peppadew® cheese is my version of a classic spread I grew up with.  It’s perfect for stuffing celery sticks, spreading on crackers, or making the most decadent grilled cheese or quesadilla you’ll ever eat.  Best of all, it’s the easiest appetiser you’ll ever make! Warning:  Peppadew® […]

Easy Instant Pot™ Mexican Hot Chocolate Candied Nuts

Easy Instant Pot™ Mexican Hot Chocolate Candied Nuts

These easy candied nuts made in the Instant Pot™ contain all the delicious flavours of Mexican hot chocolate.  However, they’re guaranteed not to heat the kitchen or the cook! Having grown up in the Northern Hemisphere, where Christmas is in winter, the holiday gets me […]

5 Spectacular South African Instant Pot™ Recipes for an Easy Holiday

5 Spectacular South African Instant Pot™ Recipes for an Easy Holiday

This stunning Christmas pudding is but one of many South African holiday recipes you can easily make in the Instant Pot™ this holiday season!  Enjoy time with friends and family and wow them with great food, without spending all of your time slaving over a […]

Apple and Aubergine Tarte Tatin, A Recipe from Lampedusa Pie

Apple and Aubergine Tarte Tatin, A Recipe from Lampedusa Pie

Aubergine and apple may sound like an unusual combination.  However, they make exquisitely delicious bedfellows in this aubergine and apple tarte tatin.  This gorgeous tarte is but one of many treasures in Andrea Burgener’s superb book, Lampedusa Pie. As awareness increases of the critical role […]