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In the Kitchen

Finger lickin' spicy barbecue chicken | The World of Suzy Homemaker @SuzyHomemakerUK

It's July and the sun is shining. That can mean only one thing...

It's Barbecue season! Whoop! Yay for al fresco dining!! (Even though Beloved hates it.)

If you're planning a barbie this weekend, I have the perfect recipe for you. More aptly named "Nicki's Kickin' Chicken" (try saying THAT after a few margaritas!), I shamelessly stole this dish from my friend Nicola who served it during a girlie get-together for the final of Ultimate Big Brother #UBB.

Don't judge me.

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  • Nikki
    Nikki says #
    It was a great night
  • Mrs Erley
    Mrs Erley says #
    Having been there for that girlie Big Brother night I can definitely recommend this recipe....yum
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    'Twas a great night UBBER!! ;-)
  • KariAnne
    KariAnne says #
    Love the chicken recipe! And it looks so easy, too! Happy day friend! karianne
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    SO easy and yet SO tasty, KariAnne! Yum.
  • Nikki
    Nikki says #
    For a bit of extra spice, you can also add Shwartz Spicy Season All xx
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Thanks Nick and thanks for sharing your scrummy recipe with me. I'll have to try that addition!

How to cook perfect, gorgeously fluffy boiled rice… EVERY TIME! by The World of Suzy Homemaker

When you boil rice, does it stick to the saucepan, or worse - turn out looking disturbingly like a bucket of stodgy wallpaper paste?

If so, you've come to the right blog post!

For years, I relied on packet rice, because I just couldn't trust myself to cook the loose stuff properly. Yep, I'm not too proud to admit that I've ruined many a good saucepan in my quest for the fluffy grain. Then along came Bev, who taught me this awesome and totally fail-safe method for cooking perfect boiled rice… 

EVERY time!

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  • John Moss
    John Moss says #
    Thanks for the post. Sounds a great way to cook rice, must give it a try.
  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    Please do, John - I haven't looked back! Do pop over and let me know how it goes :-)

Cinnamon Swirls - the easy way | The World of Suzy Homemaker

I'm not what you might call a talented pastry chef. In fact, you could say I'm pretty pants! I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but every attempt I've ever had at making pastry has ended up in the bin.

Resigned to the knowledge I shall never become the next Lorraine Pascale, I've long concluded that readymade pastry from the chiller cabinet is a perfectly acceptable alternative. From shortcrust to puff, all the hard work's done for you.

I was decidedly clap-happy to discover Jus-Rol's 'Bake-it-Fresh' range. From Apple Danish to Croissants, all you have to do is shape it and bake it.

Bloody marvellous!

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    They were really nice. To make them, you cut them into 6. I think next time, I might cut them into 4 and make bigger ones! :-)
  • Harriet
    Harriet says #
    Mmmm...they look scrummy. Cinnamon swirl pastries take me back to childhood holidays in Greece! Will have to keep an eye out for

Weight Watchers friendly Chilli con Carne | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

When Number One was little, I used ready-made sauces for all my pasta and rice dishes. Like many working Mums, time was tight and I wanted something quick and easy. Now, I make my sauces from scratch and I can attest... they are HANDS DOWN better than stuff from a jar!

Even with shop-bought sauce, making Chilli con Carne took me around 40 minutes. This one takes 50... including the prep. So not only is it tastier than ready-made, it's still on the table within an hour.

It's also cheaper than shop-bought and better still, I know exactly what goes into it so I can regulate the calories AND the heat!

At first glance, it may seem like a lot of ingredients and yes, it does involve a little more work than cracking open a jar but trust me... once you make your own chilli from scratch, you'll never go back.

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Super simple and simply heavenly Broccoli and Stilton Soup | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

It may be the beginning of March, but even the advent of spring can't loosen winter's frosty grip on our extremities. Brrrr! So while it continues to be brass monkeys outside, how about a little something satisfying to warm the cockles?

Down boys.

I'm talking about my super simple, utterly delicious and freezer-friendly Broccoli and Stilton soup. Oh yum! Even if you don't like Stilton, you will love this. Quite simply, this thick and creamy, hearty snack is ditch-the-diet comfort food at its very best. It also happens to be one of Beloved's favourite weekend treats.

Enjoy!

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