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5 Yummy Dessert Recipes I am Dying to Try (When I Have A Kitchen)

While I don’t have a kitchen (for hopefully the short term), I have been missing being able to cook properly and bake and learn how to make all kinds of different things.  So I have been spending a lot of time on Pinterest and around the web looking at (and pinning) lots of recipes that I want to try one day.  Here’s a short list of a few that I really want to try one day – when I can.  But you can try them now!

1. Strawberries N Cream Pudding Cookies from lil’luna

2. Cookie Dough Fudge from here

3. Cake Batter Truffles (no bake) from The Novice Chef

4. Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake from here

5. Marshmallow Black-Bottom Pie from here


If you try them, let me know how they turn out?

Thanks for visiting!!

Nat xx

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“Super” Fried Rice

Tonight I made yet another attempt at cooking fried rice.  I have tried it many a time before, and failed.  Usually it turns out sticky and risotto-y.  But not tonight.  I tried a different technique from usual, one that I should have tried before I think – cooking the rice in advance and chilling it. 

This fried rice has a difference, it had to be bulky enough to serve as a “proper” meal, so I included a bunch more ingredients than are on most lists, but it came out great.  I think the key was boiling the rice til it was just short of properly cooked, then draining it, rinsing with boiling water and putting it in the fridge for a few hours.

The cast of ingredients:

  • 3 eggs, whisked with a dash of milk
  • cabanossi
  • bacon
  • mushrooms
  • prawns
  • 1 onion
  • a splash of soy sauce
  • rice

I don’t have quantities because I kind of just chopped up and threw in what looked like the right amount.  We also have a bunch of left overs, which is always great.

fried rice ingredients

The method:

  • Fry the bacon and prawns together with a couple of teaspoons of vegetable oil until almost cooked.  
  • Add eggs and keep moving around until firm (like well done scrambled eggs)
  • Throw in mushrooms, onion, cabanossi and any other ingredients you feel like and stir fry until the onion is soft and the colour has changed.
  • Add the rice and soy sauce and continue to fry, stirring, until the rice begins to brown.  Take off heat and serve.

Voila!  Super simple, quick and bulky-enough-to-eat-as-a-meal fried rice!

fried rice

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Mug Brownie – Made in the Microwave!

The weather is starting to cook down here and after dinner tonight I was craving chocolate something chronic. Alas, no chocolate was to be found, and we live a good half hour’s drive from the closest shop (plus the local shops all close by 9pm).

Pinterest to the rescue! I remembered that months ago I pinned this recipe, which is just perfect for someone like me who doesn’t really have a kitchen. It’s super easy and tasty enough to fill that late night chocolate craving!


My mug brownie. It isn’t pretty but it is tasty!

My brownie didn’t come out winning any beauty contests but it sure tastes nice.  And it’s super fast to make!  All done within five minutes.

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