Sausage & Bacon Stew

This seems to have become my go-to ‘cooking for friends’ dinner! I love the fact that it feeds many, I can knock it up in about 15 minutes in the morning, then pop it in the oven an hour before I need it.

Chicken & Tarragon Pie

I have three (opened) pots of dried Tarragon in my spice cupboard. Not very savvy shopping, I agree. I obviously panic bought it at some stage, only to leave it mouldering at the back of the cupboard.

Pork Ragu

If you only ever cook one recipe of mine, make it this one. I am almost certain that I’ve said this before, but I promise you, this is something you’re going to want to try!

Roast Pork Chops & Veg with Creamy Mustard Dressing

After Christmas, I didn’t think I would ever want to cook or eat another roast again. January started off so well……No alcohol, healthy eating, lots of excersise……3 weeks in (nearly, that’s what I’m rounding it up to!) and all I want are comforting carbs and a glass (or two) of wine. So that’s what I’m…

Clementine Cheesecake

I’m not usually one for lengthy recipes, but if you can’t get a little bit fancy at Christmas, when can you?

3 Simple Christmas Party Bakes

My list of jobs to do between now and Christmas is only getting longer. I’ve got presents still to buy, food to prep (and buy), Christmas concerts to go to, house to spruce……having said this, I am still desperate to fit in

Irish Cream Chocolate Pots

Ballycastle Irish Cream is the Aldi version of Baileys. It looks and tastes exactly like Baileys, with one crucial difference. It’s only £3.75 a bottle rather than £11 a bottle! (this was the cheapest Baileys I could find )

Creamy Tuna Pasta Grill

Ok, so first of all I need to apologise (again) for my lack of blogging. You would be forgiven for thinking that I had disappeared for good! I do have a good excuse this time….I’ve  been caught up in the marathon that is moving house!

Mixed Bean Chilli

Chilli Con Carne is one of my favourite dinners. It’s one of the first meals I ever learnt to cook. Aldi have just expanded their range of tinned beans, so I wanted to use them in a new recipe. I really wasn’t sure about substituting the beef for beans. We don’t eat much red meat,…

Marmalade Tea Loaf

As you know, I am a bit of a reluctant baker, I’ve always preferred the eating to the actual process of making it. However, this tea loaf is a gem of a bake. Simple, satisfying (to eat and prepare!) and very quick hands on time.