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Chunky Tomato Sauce

A lovely rich red, homemade chunky tomato sauce that is the perfect partner for sausages, pies and more. Naturally sweet with only a small amount of added sugar, you can ditch the store bought sauces for good.

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Basic Bread Machine Recipe & Tips for Success

A simple, basic bread machine recipe for new or seasoned bread machine owners.  Discover tips for success so you can enjoy your own ‘daily bread’. This is a basic recipe that I have been using for years, and now it’s yours too.  Every week I make 2... read more

How To Freeze Fruit…The Right Way

Do you really know how to freeze fruit?  There is a good chance you could be doing it all wrong.  Watch below to discover the right way to freeze fruit. When To Freeze Fruit Now that you know how to freeze fruit the right way, here is when you should be doing it.... read more

Simple Strawberry Vanilla Jam

The Simplest Jam EVER!  One pan, 4 ingredients and 30 minutes is all you need to bottle up the taste and aroma of fresh strawberries.  Lucky this Strawberry Vanilla Jam is so easy to make because it won’t last long. For several months every year, we have a... read more

An Easy Way To Peel Tomatoes

No Boiling Water Required!  Watch below for an easy way to peel tomatoes – you’ll never do it any other way again. Roasting tomatoes as shown in the video has two great benefits. Firstly, the flavour of the tomatoes is greatly intensified.  This is a... read more

Homemade Apricot Bites

Super Snack!  Homemade Apricot Bites are a sweet little something for lunchboxes and snack time with no added sugar. As a kid, I LOVED those little apricot bites – super sweet, ‘dusted’ in sugar and ‘healthy’, because they had apricots in... read more

Beetroot and Carrot Salad

Fast and Fresh!  This super quick salad or side dish can be on the table in under 5 minutes.  If you’ve never tried fresh beetroot before, this is the perfect introduction.  Try it, you’ll LOVE it   Sadly, I was rather late in life to the  joys of fresh... read more

Hi, I’m Sam…The Klutzy Cook

I believe cooking from scratch can be easy.

You just need to know the basics, be smart in the kitchen, have the right recipes and you are good to go.

I call it old fashioned cooking with modern convenience. Thanks for dropping by. xx

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