Chocolate Nut Porridge

Another winning breakfast idea from Eat Well For Less which I can definitely recommend. I’ve never thought to have chocolate flavour porridge before, even though I remember seeing it in the shops. But my mouth was watering at the thought of chocolate last Saturday morning as I contemplated a warming and soothing bowl of comfort…

Berry Crumble Bars

As I type I’m struggling to think of what to write tonight. I’ve only been at work for the afternoon but I didn’t get home until 7.30pm. The traffic was absolutely awful. Now I’m sat on the sofa, with a cup of tea and my iPad balanced on my lap. I don’t think it’ll be…

Maraschino Cherry And Cream Cheese Brownies.

I was planning on baking some muffins at the weekend but got on Twitter and saw that last week’s theme for #TwitterBakealong was to bake some brownies with fruit in. #TwitterBakealong is great fun. You bake something connected with that week’s theme then upload a photo to Twitter along with the hashtag. The photo has…

Slow Cooked Ginger Glazed Gammon.

First of all I’d like to apologise for the dreadful photography in this post. I’ve not had time to take any photos today. I’ve had a busy day catching up on jobs and also it has been the only day where I could spend it with my children. My son wasn’t working and it is…

Pea and Mint Soup.

I’ve had a lovely relaxing day at home catching up. In fact this whole weekend has been like that. Every now and again you need weekends like that where you can recharge your batteries and be prepared to face the next week ahead. I thought I’d try and get ahead and sort out some lunch…

Minced Beef Filo Pie

I’ve really enjoyed today. Even though it has been cold, windy and wet up here in Yorkshire, I have managed to get a few jobs done as well as sitting down by the roaring fire watching TV. Tonight’s dinner called for comfort food. It’s also my daughter’s last weekend before she goes back to uni….

Raspberry and Almond Porridge

I’m hopeless at getting up when it’s still dark. These winter mornings just make me want to curl up and hibernate. I’m definitely a Spring and Summer person. This morning I set my alarm for 6.00am but I finally crawled out of bed at 6.30. It was pitch black outside and I just wanted to…

Salmon, Pea and Broccoli Frittata

It’s been one of those days where everyone was working late. Usually the first person home gets the dinner started. Tonight that didn’t happen. I finished work at 6.00pm and had a 40 minute drive home round the heavily congested York ring road. I phoned my husband as I left work to find he was…

Puff Pastry Pesto Pizza Slices

Tonight’s offering chez SmartCookieSam was meant to be a filo pastry topped chicken pie. Only the chicken I’d got out of the freezer was still frozen solid in the middle. That’s tomorrow night sorted, then. I had to think of something else instead. It had to be a quick trip down to the local petrol…