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Archive for January 2013

Leftover Cheese and Vegetable Pasties Recipe

This recipe uses up leftover cauliflower cheese or broccoli cheese / cheesy veg bake to make gorgeous cheesy pasties. When I was little I remember loving cheese and vegetable pasties from Coopland’s and these just remind of them! Simply save a few spoonfuls when you have made cauliflower cheese, chill in the fridge and then Read the full article…

Making Pasties with Leftovers

Making pasties is one of my favourite easy ways to use up leftovers. I always have a few rolls of puff pastry in the freezer ready for if I have leftovers from any of the weeks meals. It is as simple as leaving your leftovers to chill in the fridge, then spooning into some ready made pastry. Read the full article…

Store Cupboard Cheesy Tuna Pasta Bake Recipe

This is my nan’s recipe, she always makes it for family get togethers and it is always the first thing to be gobbled up. I love this as its a great store cupboard tea, I always have the ingredients in so tend to knock this up when I’m all out of fresh ingredients. I’m not Read the full article…

Toad in the Hole Recipe

I love toad in the hole but was beginning to give up on it after a few failed attempts. I tried this recipe though and it came out perfectly so it must be fool proof! It was so yummy that hubby was raving about it. I tend to chop the sausages up into little chunks Read the full article…

Easy Banana Muffins Recipe

Banana Muffins Recipe

This recipe only takes about 5 or 10 minutes to throw together and only uses one bowl! These are quite mild – not too banana-ey and strong tasting and really lovely and soft. The milk seems to make them more like a banana fairy cake than a muffin, so they are great for kids. I Read the full article…

Roasted Tomato and Pepper Pasta Recipe

This is a great recipe for getting hidden vegetables into fussy kids! There are loads of variations on this recipe and you can add pretty much any veggies you like with your tomatoes, I usually add 1 small or half a large courgette too but didn’t have any in today. You don’t have to, but Read the full article…

Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Me and Lissy are full of cold today and feeling pretty rubbish after a bad nights sleep. So to cheer us up I decided to make some super easy rice krispie buns. These are great for making with kids as nothing gets too hot. I make mine in the microwave and they are great as Read the full article…

Really Easy Slow Cooker Leek and Potato Soup Recipe

My absolute favourite homemade soup is Jamie Oliver’s leek and potato soup from his Ministry of Food book. This is my version of potato and leek soup, using the slow cooker as I find it saves time and doesn’t leave me with a huge soup pan with onions stuck to the bottom to wash up Read the full article…

Leftover Risotto Arancini Recipe (Fried Risotto Balls)

We had some leftover risotto from the recipe I posted here so instead of just heating it up the next day we decided to make arancini. I have had arancini a few times before at restaurants like Carluccio’s and as a mix of crunchy fried breadcrumbs and gooey risotto what is not to love! The ingredients below Read the full article…

Super Easy Vegetable Risotto Recipe

I love risotto but don’t make it very often as DH isn’t so keen. It is a bit of a pain to stir it constantly for 18-20 mins or so, but its such an easy one pot dish otherwise it is really worth it. Its a great way to get veggies into our toddler as Read the full article…