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    Chicken Pie with Potato and Celeriac Topping

    This is an adaptation to my Chicken Pot Pie recipe. It tasted so good, I thought I would share it with you.   Parboil potatoes – 3 or 4 middle-sized ones will do – and boil them in salted water for about 10 mins. Let them cool while you prepare the chicken as in recipe above. Thinly slice potatoes and large celeriac, then layer them on top of chicken.     Cover with fresh thyme and grated cheese then bake in oven as normal for about 40 mins.      

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    Easy One-Pot Chicken and Ham Pie

    This is my standard meal when we have visitors, One-Pot Chicken and Ham Pie. It looks impressive but is actually very easy. 15 mins prep, which you can do in the afternoon. When your visitors arrive, put the pastry on top and pop it into the oven. Do remember though that if you prepare earlier that you will not be able to reheat leftovers (if you ever have leftovers, we rarely even a teaspoonful left for the dog). Serve with roast or boiled potatoes, and veg. Sometimes I put peas or mushrooms into the pie too. If you have a pot that you can use on the stove then put…

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    Lazy Sunday Afternoon Cookies and Easy Chicken & Ham Pie

    It has rained today. Warm rain, it has to be said, so still preferable to Scottish rain, but rain all the same. Our dog sniffs at the door, toddles along the side of the house, does what she has to do and hurries back inside. It is that kind of rain, persistent, heavy, drenching, driech. It is a day for cookies, I decided. If it were colder, we could put the fire on, drink hot chocolate and toast marshmallows. Despite the rain, it is still almost 20°C, so we shall keep that plan for a proper autumn day. My cookies are baked, soft squigy chocolate chip using this recipe. I cannot buy…