“Macaroni Cheese” from “A Taste of Home”

Tom: This is great! I’m having seconds. This is the best macaroni cheese recipe so far. Yum!

Miles: It’s delicious!

Kirstin: Should I make it again, Miles?

Miles: Um, no thanks.

Tom: Why not, Miles? Do you just like other things?

Miles: When I tasted it with loads of sauce on it, then I didn’t like it. I wanted to taste the sauce. With a little bit, then I liked it. With a lot, then I didn’t like it. May I please be excused?

Kirstin: It was very easy to cook.

Miles: And very delicious!

Ella (eating it from the pan): I like the crunchy bits. They are all chewy!

Tom: Leave some for me!

Ella: Uh-uh. These are the only bits I will eat.

Kirstin: I will keep cooking macaroni cheese recipes until these two decide that they like it.

Ella: You will be cooking for hundreds of years. And into the afterlife.

Kirstin: Well, there’s a challenge! And I really struggle to make macaroni cheese look good in a picture, I so do. I feel another challenge coming on….

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“Macaroni Cheese” from “A Taste of Home”

“Salmon and sprouting broccoli salad” from a Taste of Home

Tom: Well this is, as our friend Judy would say, a great combination. The radish is really crunchy and sharp. The broccoli is not quite so crunchy and sharp. And the salmon is not at all crunchy and sharp. Yum.

Kirstin: I loved the colours in this one. I had to cook the fish for longer than she said. But she is forgiven for that wonderful collision of yummy flavours.

Tom: Can we have this one again?

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“Salmon and sprouting broccoli salad” from a Taste of Home

“Rigatoni with fennel and sausage” from “A Taste of Home”

Tom: I thought this was very nice. A bit lighter than our usual Friday night sausage sauce. Was that because there was no red wine in it?

Kirstin: Possibly. I cooked the sausages for more time than she said so they became a little browned. And I liked the addition of a small amount of flat leaf parsley to add to the green. That and the fennel were two interesting additions!

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“Rigatoni with fennel and sausage” from “A Taste of Home”

“Chicken with Garlic and Herb Butter” from “A Taste of Home”

Tom: I expected not to like this. I was worried that pouring all that butter on at the end would ruin all the crispy skin that I like so much.

Kirstin: Because it’s all about the crispy skin for Tom and roast chickens.

Tom: But it didn’t muck it up and it was really yum. And better still, there was also crispy onion which I love even more than crispy chicken.

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“Chicken with Garlic and Herb Butter” from “A Taste of Home”