Simple Stromboli in 30 Minutes

Simple Stromboli. This version uses ready made dough and contents from the fridge for an easy dinner that is cooked in 30 minutes

Simple Stromboli. Ever since Claire from Sumo Chef wrote a guest post for me with her Veggie Cheese Stromboli I’ve been obsessed! I had never even heard of one before and I tried out her recipe as I had some vegetarians for dinner. It was absolutely delicious! Then I started to think. What if you don’t have time to […]

Veggie Cheese Stromboli

Veggie Cheese Stromboli. Simple but delicious dish of pizza dough spread with olives, tomatoes and cheese then rolled up and baked.

Veggie Cheese Stromboli. #Guest Post# If there’s one thing I love, it would have to be a stromboli! You’ll be surprised that there is so much to know about the stromboli; it isn’t just an Italian wrap. But cutting to the chase, it’s a favorite dish I love to do, especially for potlucks and family […]

Duck Terrine with Asparagus

Duck Terrine with Asparagus. Layers of pork mince,liver, duck fillets and asparagus are all wrapped up in streaky bacon for a delicious starter.

Duck Terrine with Asparagus. Have you ever been wanted to make a terrine but thought it looked too difficult?  I’ve never been keen on really complicated dishes but many years ago I realised that a  terrine is really just a question of assembly, putting in the oven, cooling and slicing. I usually make a game […]

Gammon with Bourbon Ginger Glaze

Gammon with Bourbon Ginger Glaze. Unsmoked gammon is first simmered then roasted with a sticky glaze of crushed pineapple, Bourbon and ginger marmalade.

Gammon with Bourbon Ginger Glaze. What is better than  a piece of gammon at an Easter or  Christmas get together? Do you remember those tins of ham in the 70’s that were the centrepiece of the family buffets?  My dad, the cook, always referred to it a ‘plastic ham’ and avoided it like the plague. He […]

Mozzarella Sausage Rolls or Mooing Pigs

Mozzarella Sausage Rolls. Known here as Mooing Pigs, these naughty morsels are stuffed with mozzarella and when you cut them the mozzarella oozes out.

Mooing Pigs or Mozzarella Sausage Rolls. No I haven’t gone mad. Every year at Christmas I make sausage rolls as my boys love them. They also love mozzarella so I had a dirty little thought. What if I could get mozzarella in the sausage rolls? Wouldn’t it all ooze out? Luckily my little experiment was a […]

Chicken and Bacon Ring

Chicken and Bacon Ring. An easy and versatile dish of chicken, bacon, cheese, onions and peppers baked in a tarragon mayonnaise.

This Chicken and Bacon Ring is really easy to make ahead and is delicious served hot or cold. It is a great way to use up some roast chicken and makes a filling family meal that is impressive enough for entertaining. And the best thing? It uses ready made croissant dough that keeps for ages in the […]

Caprese Tart

Make this simple Caprese tart in 30 minutes with tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil and shop bought puff pastry for a delicious vegetarian dish.

This  Caprese Tart is one of my favourite creations this year as it always goes down well. In Summer our guest season is in full swing so it’s great to have an easy vegetarian dish that also doubles as a side dish. Serve this Caprese Tart warm with salads like Coleslaw for lunch or cold for a […]

Pork and Peanut Moneybags

Pork mince, flavoured with Thai red curry paste, garlic, coriander and peanut butter and baked in filo moneybags tied with chives.

These pork and peanut moneybags are another product of leftovers! Rummaging around in the chest freezer, (it was cool,) I found some pork mince and in the fridge I had some leftover filo pastry. We normally have some sort of Asian dish on Saturday, but as new guests normally arrive on Saturday, it has been moved […]

Sticky Chicken Wings

Sticky chicken wings with a barbecue flavoured glaze of ketchup, honey, soy and balsamic vinegar. Easy to do in the oven or on the barbecue.

Chicken Wings…who can resist? These Sticky Chicken Wings are perfect for summer eating. They are great served hot and in the unlikely event of having any leftover, they are great cold for a picnic. They can be cooked on the barbecue or in the oven with the sticky barbecue glaze and they are really easy […]

Rocket and Walnut Pesto Pasta

Easy to make basil and walnut pesto stirred into pasta and combined with rocket, Parmesan and chopped walnuts for a delicious hot or cold dish.

My walnut pesto pasta is really easy to make and can be used in any pasta dish. Slip in a few rocket leaves and some  walnuts and you have the perfect pasta salad for barbecues, a quick vegetarian supper or a tasty  topping for tomatoes. This is one of my family’s favourite dishes and they […]