Category Archives: Recipes

My Big Brother’s Gnocchi

My big brother Matthew loves to cook gnocchi not only because it is delicious, but he can buy a prepared packet cheaply and it only takes 3 minutes to cook! Since Matt introduced us to gnocchi I found out you … Continue reading

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Brioche Sandwich Making

This week I had to make a lot of sandwiches for a funeral; sadly my husband’s Granny passed away. I was pleased to be given this job and got up at 6am on the day to make sure everything was … Continue reading

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Peperonata

I’ve mentioned before that for Christmas my husband bought me a great new cook book called ‘Forgotten Skills of Cooking’ by Darina Allen of the internationally acclaimed Irish cookery school Ballymaloe. Reading the book last weekend found a fantastic, simple … Continue reading

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Breakfast Rolls

My husband loves to have toast for breakfast at the weekends, but I’m not a fan of mass produced bread. There has been a lot of bad press lately about supermarket bread and if you are interested I’ve found a … Continue reading

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Lemon & Five Spice Chicken

This week I cooked my Lemon & Five Spice Chicken. It is such a tasty recipe and a fantastic way to get kids to eat a lot of vegetables in one sitting. I’m publishing this recipe again as I have … Continue reading

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Birthday Cakes

I’m so enjoying decorating cakes now I’ve learnt to use a piping bag. Until last year I’d never used a piping bag and this year I’ve pulled together all my reading and can now make cakes look pretty. This cakes … Continue reading

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Quick Creamy Pasta

Thanks to Sainsbury’s for showing me this basic, easy carbonara sauce that I’ve been able to use time and again with a variety of different added ingredients. I tried out the Sainsbury’s feed your family for £50 campaign a few … Continue reading

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A Precious Pie

This is Jamie Oliver’s Baked Chocolate Tart, taken from his very first book. When I first cooked this I was told it was essential for me to make this regularly by my university friends. However, it has been a very … Continue reading

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Homemade Ice Cream

It is so hot here at the moment that it is definitely ice cream weather. I never thought homemade ice cream would be worth the effort, but I found out I was wrong. I use a recipe which allows me … Continue reading

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90th Birthday Cake

My Gramps is 90 this month and we had a party for him last weekend. I was tasked with making the cake and after several conversations with the man himself I found out what he really wanted was a Victoria … Continue reading

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