20 Ways to Add Personality and Punch to Your Cooking!

Written by Joi Sigers

Let's get right to it!

1. Add Sour Cream to your mashed potatoes.

2. After icing your cinnamon rolls, dustrepparttar tops lightly with cinnamon.

3. Always use special napkins - use seasonally-appropriate patterns and colors. If your family has a favorite sports team, serve their colors onrepparttar 113104 days they're playing. If you are NASCAR fans, by all means, go with your driver's colors on race day!

4. Never underestimaterepparttar 113105 elegance of candles. They setrepparttar 113106 mood and add mood to your setting.

5. Use freshly-grated Parmesan and leaverepparttar 113107 cans onrepparttar 113108 shelves.

6. Serve only coffee that has been freshly-ground and freshly-brewed. Top this coffee off with a dollop of whipped topping, and if you're really feeling "high brow", fresh shavings from a block of chocolate.

7. Use REAL crumbled bacon on top of your salads and baked potatoes. Leaverepparttar 113109 plastic containers of wanna-be bacon bits onrepparttar 113110 shelves besiderepparttar 113111 Parmesan.

8. Speaking of salads, add crumbled feta cheese to your tossed salads. You'll never want salads without it again!

9. Never, ever, under any circumstances - make salsa without fresh cilantro. If your store is out, drive torepparttar 113112 next store. If, three stores later, you still haven't found any cilantro, skiprepparttar 113113 idea of salsa all together! Yes, it's that important.

10. Add zip to your loaf of French Bread. Spray, or brush,repparttar 113114 top ofrepparttar 113115 loaf with olive oil. Then sprinkle on dried red pepper flakes and dried onion flakes. Bake as usual.

11. Get a rounded ice-cream scoop of ice cream, roll in crushed nuts and serve on top of a plate that's been swirled with caramel or chocolate syrup. Then squeeze more overrepparttar 113116 top.

12. Dorepparttar 113117 same as above, but use coconut in place ofrepparttar 113118 crushed nuts. This time, placerepparttar 113119 balls of coconut-covered ice cream on top of slices of pound cake. Now, pour some pineapple bits, juice and all, on top ofrepparttar 113120 servings.

Helen's Homemade Fishcakes Recipe

Written by Helen Porter

Homemade Fishcakes - simple as simple gets. This makes 8 good sized fish cakes

Put 4 large baked potatos inrepparttar oven, gas mark 220. Rub sea salt intorepparttar 113103 skins and then turnrepparttar 113104 potatoes every 20 mins or so. They will take about 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Whenrepparttar 113105 potatos are nearly ready, get a baking tray and place foil down - leave enough so you can wraprepparttar 113106 fish up! Place 3 salmon fillets and 2 cod fillets ontorepparttar 113107 tray. Sqeeze a little lemon and drizzle a little white wine if you have any! Wraprepparttar 113108 fish up and cook for 12-15 minutes or untill cooked. Please low downrepparttar 113109 oven as opposed torepparttar 113110 top whererepparttar 113111 potatoes should be Once cooked takerepparttar 113112 potatoes and fish out. Leave both to cool. Flakerepparttar 113113 fish andrepparttar 113114 inside ofrepparttar 113115 potato into a bowl, add salt, pepper and a few knobs of butter. Lightly blendrepparttar 113116 mixture, but be carefully not to mash! Add about 2 handfuls of finely chopped spring onions and about 1 handfull of finely chopped parsley. Once allrepparttar 113117 mixture is together, put in a fridge and leave for a few hours untill chilled. Once chilled you can makerepparttar 113118 mixture into round patty shapes and again leave to chill for at least half an hour

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