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Karen Burns-Booth is creative freelance food writer & blogger. Her love of seasonal food & recipes stems from her childhood observing her grandmother and mother’s cookery skills. A regular contributor in Country Kitchen magazine, she currently writes for numerous other publications, food, travel and tourism websites and has several recipes in print in compilation cookbooks. She is currently working on a Historical British Cookbook.

Latest Blog Posts

Gluten-free Tropical Christmas Cake
Gluten-free Tropical Christmas Cake
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Karen shares her modern twist on the classic Christmas Cake. A beautiful tropical fruit and nut topping takes the place of the usual icing and marzipan — and it's gluten-free too!

Singapore Chicken Satay
Singapore Chicken Satay
By Karen Burns-Booth •

These delicious satay chicken skewers are a wonderful way to recreate a Singapore classic at home. Easy to make, they are great to serve as finger food at a dinner or cocktail party. 

Chilli Cheese Hot Dog Casserole
Chilli Cheese Hot Dog Casserole
By Karen Burns-Booth •

A simple and delicious recipe, that's a real crowd pleaser. Perfect for Bonfire night parties, this autumnal warmer is a great treat for kids too.

Bandaged Mummy Sausage Rolls
Bandaged Mummy Sausage Rolls
By Karen Burns-Booth •

Halloween is on the horizon and it’s a time to have a bit of fun in the kitchen, especially with the kids. Why not try these spooky Mummy sausage rolls.

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
By Karen Burns-Booth •

Karen Burns-Booth's recipe for White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake is an easy bake using Belgian white chocolate.  It's certain to impress everyone at the table.

Mexican Chocolate Mousse
Mexican Chocolate Mousse
By Karen Burns-Booth •

This cold weather version for Mexican Chocolate Mousse has a very cheeky ingredient added, some chilli powder, to perk up everyone’s taste buds!

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