Banana, Prune & Walnut Bread

I adore banana bread, not just because is its really easy to make, uses up old bananas and is a very forgiving recipe but because it tastes delicious. Elsewhere on the blog I have a no added sugar recipe which I’ve been making for years but I was doing my usual root through my larder…

Orange bundt cake

Its that time of year again when we join in with the worlds biggest coffee morning at work in aid of MacMillan. I always try and do something different (last year was Hungarian cherry cake) Ive joined a community on Facebook (The Cook’s Cook Community Forum) which is an amazing group of people from all…

Spaghetti Bolognese

Todays recipe is a retro classic reminiscent of my childhood in the 70s. My mum had a love of all things Italian and was using garlic and olive oil long before it was trendy. Ill admit it I used to cheat and use pasta sauce in a jar to speed things up, That is until…

Apples and Pears Crumble

Today has been all about comfort food. I had some pears and apples that weren’t going to get eaten so thought it was about time I made my apples and pears crumble Its a traditional crumble, so named not just because its made with apples and pears but also because one hefty portion, served with…

Rice Pudding in a Pressureking Pro

The Dazzler requested a Pressure King Pro for his birthday as he likes stews and loves the idea of cooking them quickly. The Power of TV Informercials in the middle of the night obviously works!! When reading through the recipe book I was presently surprised (but not a little bit sceptical) that you could make…

Green Veg Noodles for one in minutes

Ever got home from work and couldnt be bothered to cook? Does Hungryhouse mention you in its tweets? Does Alexa recognise your JustEat orders before you even ask? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then I may just have a recipe that will save you at least a tenner!!! I got…

Raspberry & chocolate brioche pudding

I saw this recipe on come dine with me and just had to try it (well the Dazzler just kept staring at me until I tried to make it). I had no idea where to get the recipe as it was an old episode so last night I raided google and my larder and made…

Black and Blue Berry Jam

Full disclosure…. Its been a long time since my last post – in fact I haven’t actually posted anything at all this year so please forgive me for my lack of presence. There are lots of reasons for my absence. Lots has been happening. My day job has been manic, we’ve got a new car,…

Lentilicious soup

This recipe was inspired by a trip to my local Coop At this time of year I am desperate to eat wholesome filling food , whilst  also trying to avoid buying lunch at work.  I reckoned soup was they way to go and, believe it or not, I wanted something vegetarian. Now before you all…

Peanut M&M Flapjacks

One of my Hubby’s favourite treats are flapjacks and if I’m being honest I’ve never been totally happy with the way mine turned out.  Don’t get me wrong, he loves them, but I always feel that mine are a little dry and crumbly despite adding lots of fruit to the mix and making sure they…

Lemon Bars

Its Bake off season and we are following along at work with our own version!  For week one we have decided to make tray bakes and as we work for a company that specialises in international markets I thought Id try something different – and after googling and pinteresting I came up with the idea of…

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

I saw the recipe that inspired this whilst I was doing my daily trawl of Pinterest! I could literally spend hours looking through recipes and have amassed somewhat of a collection- so much so that it’s become something of a recipe book for me!! The original recipe caught my eye because it combines chicken, lemons…