Winter Vegetable Soup

A new month and it’s a new set of books to cook and bake from. This time I’m using my much loved Hairy Bikers and Hairy Dieters books to help us with my meal planning and baking throughout February. It will be a bit difficult towards the end of the month as I am going…

Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie has always been a favourite in our house. I can’t resist a plate of piping hot cottage pie complete with crispy bits around the edge of the dish where the potato sticks to it. Sometimes it has grated cheese on it but my cottage pies always have a dash of Worcester Sauce and…

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…

Pulled Pork

It’s been the first full day back at work after the Christmas holidays. An early start and a late finish for me means we always need something quick and easy for dinner. This is when my slow cooker comes in useful. I knew that getting used to being back at work after 2 weeks off…

Spicy Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup.

I love soup but I’m always disappointed when I make it myself. It never tastes as good as shop bought soups or ones I have in restaurants. I can never get the soup to look as smooth as professional chefs make it and my own soup tastes horrible. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong….

The Great British Bake Off Christmas- Luxury Fish Pie.

– SundayDecember10th2017. I was never really keen on fish until I met my husband. As a child I had several experiences with badly cooked fish. This was mainly from my Nana Margaret, my Dad’s mum who was a hopeless cook. I remember the time I threw up when we were on holiday in Scarborough as…