My first ever Quiche

I’ve never made a quiche before. I’m not sure why. Growing up My mum made amazing quiches, often with whatever leftovers she had to hand and these were always delicious. We also both love quiche, and buy these regularly and always enjoy them but I’ve never got round to making my own. One of the…

Smokey Sausage and Bean Casserole

So this is an old favourite but came about as I had lots of leftovers to use up and with the way the world is at the moment we cant afford any waste. Basically this is a one pot (and a pan) wonder and is perfect served with a loaf of fresh baked crusty bread….

Slow cooker beef curry

My hubby loves old school beef curry. In fact if we ever opt for Chinese he always, infuriatingly to me, orders the curry off the menu. His mum used to make him something similar in a slow cooker so I thought I’d try and recreate this (minus the sultanas she added) I make this first…

Maple Mustard Glazed Gammon

I’m actually writing this maple mustard glazed gammon recipe on Christmas Eve as I realised I hadn’t got it detailed anywhere and with my memory going the way it is I thought it best to get this somewhere safe before I forget how!! I love gammon almost better than turkey on the big day and…

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…

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…

Chicken and Chorizo Cassolé

I call this recipe Cassolé as a play on words as this is neither truly a casserole nor a cassoulet but is a happy accident combining the best bits of both.  A cassoulet is all about sausage and beans, whereas a casserole is usually about slow cooked meat and vegetables but thankfully this dish ticks…

Lemony Salmon rice

Its January and, as is the same every year, money is tight. I know we only got paid a week early but somehow I still have 3 weeks till payday and have to really think about how to make everything last till the end of the month. Which is why on Friday when someone at…

Flabulous Chicken and Mushroom Pie

Its cold and rainy outside and I don’t really want to have to go out to the shops and get something in for Sunday lunch.  After a root through the freezer I found chicken breasts and have some mushrooms in the fridge so thought, rather than do a traditional roast, I would try my hand…

Mid-week Mini Roast

OK its Monday – I was too knackered to cook a roast dinner yesterday but had shopped for all the bits so needed to use everything up.  Obviously I dont have time for a full on roast today so I popped the beef into the freezer and took out some chicken breasts this morning I…