Romance Cooks

Cajun Sweetcorn & Bacon Potato Bake-Joanne Kenrick

Cajun Pot Bake -finish product

This is my adaptation of the classic potato bake I learned how to make from my Australian friends. Instead of sliced potatoes, I’ve diced and added in some extra yummies. I consider this the perfect comfort food for the winter; a slice of starchy, stodgy heaven and I serve it with grilled bangers (sausages) and winter veggies. I hope you enjoy…and don’t forget, you can always low cal/fat this recipe down with healthier substitutes if you wish.

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Cajun Sweetcorn & Bacon Potato Bake

Cajun Pot Bake -ingredients

Ingredients needed:

1/4 metric cup of plain/multi purpose flour

1 1/2 cup of sweetcorn (I use tinned but frozen& fresh works, too)

2 cups of grated cheese (I use white sharp cheddar)

1/4 cup of bacon bits (either pre-made grocery store bought or hand chopped cooked bacon)

3 1/2 lbs of potatoes, peeled, washed, and diced.

8 to 10 floz of cream

1 small onion finely chopped

cajun spices to taste – I use Slap Ya Mama, three tablespoons full.

Note: all ingredient portions will differ depending on your taste preferences and size of your dish. This is based off me using a deep 10 by 4 casserole dish.

Cajun Pot Bake -pre-baked


Pre-heat your oven to 375F

Add the potatoes, cajun spices, and flour into your casserole dish and rub the flour into the potatoes so they are all covered lightly.

Add sweetcorn and chopped onion. Mix well.

Pour the cream over the potatoes, for the correct amount, you should just see the cream if you tip the dish slightly.

Sprinkle the bacon bites over the top.

Then sprinkle the grated cheese to cover the full dish.

Cover and bake for 1hr or until potatoes are soft.

Uncover and return to the heat for 15mins to ‘brown’ the top.

Hot Winter Kiss


Hot winter kisses to warm broken hearts….

Sick of tending to everyone else’s needs around the holidays, divorced barmaid and granny Sandra ferries it from London to Belfast. All she wants for Christmas is some peace with a romance story in front of a roaring fire in a remote Irish castle. What she gets is a most unexpected Christmas present from her friends at Bell’s—A 1Night Stand with a young Irishman.

Can she hack it in the real world of romance, or are life’s complications and treacherous snowstorms best left to the pages of a book?

Newly widowed Ardan Draighean owns Ballygalley castle. Once run as a hotel with his late wife, the stone building now serves as a home for him and his son. After hearing about Madame Eve’s matchmaking skills, he contacts her in search of the perfect match. Although much older than him—by fifteen years—Sandra is his ideal woman. He be damned if he’ll let a good story get in the way of his happy ever after with her.

Hot winter kisses are all this couple needs to stay warm this Christmas, but will the heat stay long after the magical season of mistletoe has finished?

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