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Cheryl Pasquier
Blogger at Madhouse Family Reviews
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Globecooking recipe : Pizza-style meatloaf (USA)
Classic American meatloaf topped with pizza sauce and parmesan (or mozzarella would be even better) is ideal for a quick and simple, family-friendly midweek meal. Serve with pasta, rice or mash and salad. Pizza-style meatloaf ingredients : drizzle of olive ...

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What's Cooking at The Madhouse? menu plan 28/4
We've only been back to school a week and there's already a bank holiday this week and next week - hopefully the weather will play along ! Several things got bumped off of last week's menu plan because Sophie was feeling poorly so I was cooking lots of plai...

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Globecooking reipe : Balmoral Chicken (Scotland)
On a recent #KitchenClearout, I dug deep into the freezer and came up with a pack of haggis and some sweet potato croquettes. OK, this could be interesting, trying to make a meal out of that ! After winning a big delivery of haggis, I have tried quite a few...

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Madhouse diaries : A trip to the zoo with the Madhouse grandparents
When the Madhouse grandparents and Auntie Em came over for the day on Sunday, we decided to make the most of the sunshine and the free weekend buses and head to the zoo in neighbouring Fort Mardyck. It's only a small zoo but what we love is that the animals...

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#KitchenClearout recipe : Smoked sausage couscous
This was a simple, family-friendly, one pot wonder that cleared out all the odds and ends from the fridge. It's certainly not authentically Tunisian or Moroccan but it got a thumbs-up from the family and makes a great midweek meal when you're in a rush. If ...

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It's getting hot in here ! Next Kitchen Trotter destination : Mexico
This month's Kitchen Trotter box (or rather last month's - it only arrived this week but they've got out of synch so this is the March box) has just arrived and it will be taking us to Mexico. I was moderately enthusiastic as most people already have a fair...

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Madhouse recipe : Peanut Butter Brownies
I'm not sure if these should be called brownies or blondies because they're lighter in colour than regular brownies, as they use a mixture of chocolate and peanut butter.  I used up the tin of African peanut butter that I used in a Cameroonian dish,  Chicke...

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Geocaching diaries : Hiding some urban caches in the town centre
As we'd had lots of adventures searching for geocaches during the Easter holidays, I decided that we'd finish off the week by hiding a few new ones. Lots of the caches in the town centre have been archived lately, so it's opened up some new places for us to...

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Madhouse recipe : Strawberry & Nutella tart
Three ingredients, fifteen minutes and zero effort for a totally delicious and deceptively impressive looking dessert - can't say fairer than that !  Strawberry & Nutella tart ingredients : a sheet of ready-made puff pastry Nutella strawberries Roll the puf...

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Book review : Orange Blossom Days - Patricia Scanlan
Set in the sun-bathed paradise that is Andalucia, Patricia Scanlan's Orange Blossom Days is the perfect summertime poolside read. It is a work of chicklit for the older generation - it could be called not-quite-geriat-chick lit maybe?! - featuring female ch...
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