Oven-Baked Chicken Drumsticks With Leftover Buttermilk

Baked Buttermilk Drumstick

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I’ve always had issues trying to use up leftover buttermilk. This time round, there was quite a lot of leftovers buttermilk after my attempt at baking cornmeal bread, so I had to search around for recipes to use it up again.

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Chocolate Tart In A Secret Garden (I)

Chocolate Tart

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It is the time of the year again to celebrate that very day two years ago when I had the greatest pain of my life. When the little bundle of joy entered my life.

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Simple Cornmeal Bread For Breakfast

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Cornmeal Bread

I’ve always wondered how a cake or bread would taste like when it’s baked with grind cornmeal, it being a flour-like grain that’s made from dried maize. Well, curiosity got the better of me and I finally decided to buy a packet of cornmeal from the supermarket to try out a cornmeal bread recipe. The result? The cornmeal bread tasted so fragrant and sweet, not unlike the texture of a cake but with a slightly denser and chewier texture, not to mention the light corn flavour that helps to lift the bread from its heaviness.

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Amazingly Quick & Tasty Tri-Colour Pasta Salad

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Pasta Salad

I have a secret list of comfort food that I turn to whenever I am on a low. Noodles and pasta – basically the high carb food – are in this sinful list. Every time I indulge in it, I’ll feel an immediate sugar-high rush to my brain which instructs me to switch off and go to sleep. Time to catch some monsters in my dreams, says I to myself after a satisfying meal of pasta or noodles each time.

Which is why I rarely touch these carbs when I am working in the day time. Oh no, not when I have to write serious emails and do serious reports.

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Anne Frank Haus: Ein Museum Mit Einer Geschichte

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Source: http://www.annefrank.org/de/Shop/Libri/Anne-Frank-Haus—Ein-Museum-mit-einer-Geschichte1/

I started reading this book very coincidentally. The boy was playing at the settee where the books at home are shelved and I was seated right where the books are. Looking after him could be a prolonged chore, so I decided to reach out for a book – this book – and started to read it. I could not bring myself to stop and thence finished reading it quite quickly.

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