Pie recipes – for Pi Day!

Pie recipes – tried and tested    CLICK HERE FOR PIE RECIPES Articles are added to JAQUO every day and many of those are recipes – because we love to eat. And we love to share our favourite recipes with you. There’s nothing like homemade food and that seems to apply particularly to pies. Twenty years ago,it was no longer fashionable to cook – we ate out or we zapped frozen meals in the microwave. Those...

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Quiche for Christmas

Quiche for Christmas What’s versatile enough, filling enough, and tasty enough to tide your family over ’til Christmas dinner? Why, quiche, of course. What’s perfect for a quick breakfast, a formal Christmas brunch, a simple lunch, or a light supper after a busy day? Once again, quiche comes to the rescue! With our simple quiche recipe you can bake it the day before and reheat to serve, or put the ingredients...

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Mohammed Ali’s favourite knockout pie

Mohammed Ali’s favourite knockout pie recipe This recipe was printed in the Toledo Blade newspaper in September 1979. The recipe was created by Lana Shabazz. Whether it helped him to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee is mere conjecture. At the time of publication of the recipe,Lana had been Ali’s dietician for fifteen years. In 1971, Mohammed Ali lost a fight to Joe Frazier. The story does that was because he had...

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Pecan pie recipe from 1964

Pecan pie recipe from the White House This recipe was published in the Free Lance Star newspaper in 1964. It was said to be the favourite of Lady Bird Johnson. The recipe was devised by their chef, Zephyr Wright, who had at that time been working for the Johnson family for over twenty years. It’s said to be incredibly rich so small portions are recommended. Therefore I’m rather surprised that it is served with whipped...

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Pie Crust Cookies

Pie Crust Cookies My mom should have awards for baking the most wonderful pies. Her crusts were always perfect. Light, flaky, and even the correct shape in the pie pan (a personal problem I have with pie crust making). Whenever she made the crusts, she would put the leftover scraps of dough in an extra tin, sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar, and bake them too. We loved them. The other day when I was once again trying to make a pie...

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Recipe: English treacle tart

English treacle tart recipe Oh, treacle tart!  Just find me an English person who wouldn’t enjoy a slice right now. In order to make this wonderful comfort food, you’re going to need real English Golden Syrup. If you can’t buy it locally –  and it’s in lots of American supermarkets now – it’s easily ordered online. You’ll love this scrumptious dessert and if you serve it to English...

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Not your mother’s 7-Up strawberry pie recipe

Not your mother’s 7-Up strawberry pie recipe He started this whole thing. He’d seen something somewhere (I think it was on a menu in a diner) for something called a 7-Up strawberry pie. He was intrigued. I was quite horrified. It sounded like the ultimate in junk food to me although I have to admit that just about anything with strawberries is pretty good. I looked up the recipe online (there are many) and as I’d...

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British custard tart recipe

British custard tart recipe In 2006, we watched a BBC series on television that was fascinating. A banquet had been planned to celebrate the eightieth birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The banquet, for three hundred people, was planned for June 16th. The theme of the banquet,naturally enough, was British foods. The television programme showed various well-known chefs as they competed to have their dishes chosen to be served at the...

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What’s Pie Without Cream Cheese?

What’s Pie Without Cream Cheese? If you are a fan of cream cheese as I am, chances are excellent that you will enjoy either of the two pies featured here. It just happens that these are two of my favorites. When we were growing up, our mom made strawberry pie for us every so often. Her homemade crusts were perfect, of course. A knack I have still not yet mastered. What I loved was the cream cheese layer. It tastes delicious with the...

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Mushroom Wellington recipe

Mushroom Wellington – elegant & easy recipe Mushroom Wellington is an easy-to-prepare, meat-free version of the famous Beef Wellington. If you’re expecting guests who don’t eat meat then this is a lovely alternative but best of all, it’s quick and easy to make. Here’s what you need I’m not giving exact quantities here because it depends how many people you’re feeding. It also depends on...

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