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Sticky Orange Chicken Drumsticks

ByJay WadamsNov 27, 20234 min read
Gloriously golden and smothered in a tangy and spicy marmalade sauce, my Sticky Orange Chicken Drumsticks are seriously finger-lickin’ good! Serve with fluffy rice and green beans for a tasty and satisfying meal for the whole family.
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Turkey Stroganoff

ByJay WadamsNov 26, 20234 min read
Turkey Stroganoff is a wonderfully quick and easy dinner and always a crowd-pleaser. With a delicious creamy mushroom sauce and plenty of pasta and green beans, this lighter take on stroganoff can be made with fresh or leftover turkey.
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Baked Teriyaki Glazed Salmon

ByJay WadamsNov 25, 20235 min read
With juicy, tender salmon fillets smothered in an utterly irresistible homemade teriyaki sauce, my easy Teriyaki Salmon recipe is a weeknight wonder. Packed with flavour and goodness, this is a meal the whole family will enjoy.
Classic German Cheesecake käsekuchen with fresh fruit

Käsekuchen – German Cheesecake

ByJay WadamsNov 24, 20236 min read
Perfectly tangy, light and fluffy, a traditional German cheesecake or ‘Käsekuchen’ is a true baker’s delight. My tried and tested recipe works every time and is ideal for serving with coffee or as a dessert.
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Lemon Ricotta Cake

ByJay WadamsNov 18, 20233 min read
Light and airy, my Italian-inspired Lemon Ricotta Cake makes a lovely, simple treat after a meal. With a delicate, creamy, fluffy texture and a fresh, lemony kick, it’s hard to stop and just one slice! (And let’s face it, one piece is never enough!)
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Nussecken (German Nut Corners)

ByJay WadamsNov 18, 20234 min read
Nussecken or Nut Corners are a famous German Christmas time treat made from a buttery shortbread base, topped with apricot jam and a layer of caramelized hazelnut. After baking, they are sliced into triangles, and the corners are dipped in delicious dark chocolate. Let me tell you, they are completely irresistible!
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Hi! I’m Jay

Jay Wadams cook and photographer.

Welcome to Days of Jay!

I’m a cookbook author and food photographer, and Days of Jay is my website where I share easy, delicious recipes that you can cook at home.

My recipes are packed with loads of photos and useful tips and tricks to help you as you cook. These recipes are all inspired by healthy, seasonal ingredients and my travels across the globe, especially in Germany, Italy, Cyprus and Australasia.

I am so excited to have you here, so let’s dive in and get cooking!


Main Event
Sweet Things
cocktail hour
Chocolate Hazelnut Babka
Cashew Chicken
Easy Homemade Marzipan
German Dominosteine Chocolates
Soft Honey Vanilla Caramels

Cosy Comfort Food

The days are getting shorter, and the nights darker and colder which means it’s time for some serious comfort food!

Nothing beats a night in with a rich and delicious stew or casserole. Check out some of my most popular winter warmer recipes below.
Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Cool and grey in Munich today, ideal for a big bowl of bright, velvety and delicious Greek Lemon Chicken Soup, or Avgolemono. This traditional recipe is so warm and comforting, with plenty of tender poached chicken and a zesty lift of fresh lemon juice. Table…

Chicken and Noodle Soup

Chicken and Noodle Soup

Is there anything more comforting when you are feeling under the weather than a big bowl of Chicken and Noodle Soup? Even the aroma of chicken soup cooking in the kitchen is enough to lift the mood. Even though it is made from the simplest…

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Creamy Chicken Pie

One of the best things about the weather getting colder is all the delicious comfort food we get to eat! When I’m craving some serious soul food I always bust out the pie dish and bake my famous Creamy Chicken Pie. It is completely irresistible!…


Below are some of my most popular dinner recipes. Quick and easy with simple ingredients and big flavours.
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Restaurant Style Dragon Chicken
Spicy, fragrant and bursting with flavour, Asian inspired Pork Meatball Soup with noodles will chase away the winter blues. Ready in under 30 minutes, it is ideal for a weeknight dinner.
Mussel au gratin or as the Italians call them Cozze al Forno are a fantastic starter or light meal for two. So quick and easy to prepare they are packed with Mediterranean flavour.

My FAvourite German Cake REcipes

While people often associate Germany with pretzels and beer, it’s really all about coffee and cake!

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Easy German Cake Recipes