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Im 30 yrs old very happy married to a wonderful man (Nathan) i have a 7yr old son (Lochlan) and one on the way! We live in a town called Davistown. Im an aussie that use to live in the states! But have recently returned back to Australia! And im VERY passionate about cooking and my family!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

~Creamy Pesto Pork Steaks~

OH dont you just love my new camera! Look at those steaks *drool*

~*What you need*~




heavy whipping cream

salt and pepper

chicken stock

ground fennel

olive oil


grated parmesan cheese

~What to do~

In your skillet/pan add a tablespoon of butter and a drizzle of olive oil, then add your garlic and onions let them saute for a few mins, add a little salt and pepper stir then add your pesto if it starts sticking to the pan add some stock and let it sit and simmer for a few mins you want the pesto to cook a lil. Now take your steaks and place them in the pan ontop of the pesto sauce in the pan, press down a lil on each steak to make sure the steak gets a coating of the onions, garlic and pesto, now turn them over after a few mins and do the same thing to the other side, while thats sauteeing preheat your oven to about 365'F. Now take your steaks and place them in a cassarole dish, once steaks have been moved to dish add heavy whipping cream to the skillet and turn up and make a nice thick sauce. Pour this creamy sauce over your steaks and place in the preheated oven! Cook your steaks for about 45mins B4 removing for plating pull the dish out and sprinkle the steaks with your parmesan cheese and put back in the oven for a few mins! Remove and plate or put the dish on the table for everyone to see these beauties!


~Cheese and Apple Fritters~

This new years eve we had a party with close friends and family! One of the things i served was my very tasty "Cheese and Apple Fritters" these were first made fall 2008 after an apple festival when i had ALOT of apples and needed to find uses for them b4 they went bad! I searched high and low for recipes that were not your usual cup of tea :) and i came across a fritter recipe that suggested adding grated sharp cheddar cheese and that was it i was all excited! What else would pear up nicely with a freshly picked crisp apple??? SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE! I made up a batch for a special treat for the gang (Joe and Angie) And i would have to say my biggest fan for these treats is Angie's husband! He LOVES these things :) Anyway i do not have any photos of these fritters i forgot to take some but they look similar to my Jemput Jemput - Jimput Jimput only dusted with powdered sugar! Here is my recipe! Enjoy!

4 firm apples (skin on and sliced into smallish pieces)
1/2 cup to 1 cup of grated sharp cheddar cheese
1-1/4cup of sifted flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 eggs beaten
2/3 cup of milk
1 tablespoon of oil
Sift together in a large mixing bowl your flour, sugar, baking powder and salt set aside while in a different bowl mix your eggs, milk and oil and cheese. Add your dry ingedients to the wet all at once, mixing until just moistened. Once you have sliced up your apples stir them into your batter.
Using a tablespoon drop the batter into a deep pan filled with enough oil to fry your fritters in! Your oil should be hot enough that once your batter hits the oil its bubbles a little and doesnt sit in the oil soaking up the grease (yuck) Fry your batter 3-4mins or until the batter is nice a puffy and golden brown! Drain the fritters then dust with powdered sugar!