Mary Berry’s Double Chocolate Cookies

This recipe is from Mary Berry’s Baking Bible, and quite frankly the book is my Bible. It’s great for new bakers as well as experienced ones. And as it’s Mary you know the recipes will be goooood. These will be soft when they first come out of the oven but will harden up, so don’t…

Bruschetta

Bruschetta, to me is perfect dinner party food. You make them into small canapés, or a starter, or part of a tapas style menu. They are so versatile, you could put practically anything as the topping. As long as you choose good quality bread and olive oil you can’t really go wrong. Below is the…

Cheesy Leeks and Mushrooms

This is my fave alternative to cauliflower cheese. It’s perfect with a roast dinner and is really easy to make, plus is bloody delicious. If anyone is bored with the usual accompaniments then this is a must to make. Serves: 6 Prep: 10 minutes Cooking time 50-60 minutes Ingredients 1 onion (red or white) finely…

Banoffee Pie

So I have a confession to make, this is really a cheat’s version, no effort is involved in making this… whatsoever. It just so happens this my Father-in-Law’s favourite, so I make it quite regularly. Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15seconds to melt butter Serves: 10 Ingredients 75g Digestive Biscuits, crushed 25g melted butter…

Where To Book Cheap Hotel Rooms

So, your going away for a night, or a weekend, or a 2 week holiday to somewhere you have never been before, you have no idea where to start, it can be very easy to look on one website find a price and book it. Now that method is great if you have deep pockets…

Classic Mojito’s

One of my favourite alcoholic drinks… a classic mojito. I don’t think this post needs much of an intro.. Serves: 1 Ingredients 50ml good quality rum (Havanna Especial is a good one to try) 5-8 mint leaves 10ml sugar syrup Juice of half a lim Soda water Ice Method Put the mint leaves and sugar…

Turkey Burgers

Turkey burgers are a great alternative to a beef burger, they are much lower in fat and if cooked right can be so juicy and delicious. You can still add the same toppings as you would with a usual burger, such as cheese, or bacon or bbq. I like mine with some sliced avocado on…

Stuffing Balls

Who doesn’t love a classic Sunday roast dinner. I defy you to find anyone who doesn’t love on a Sunday afternoon the smell of a roast in the oven. Juicy meat, crispy potatoes, lashings of gravy and the best accompaniment to me is a stuffing ball. I am slightly obsessed, I could eat these all…

Homemade Peppercorn Sauce

Does anyone else just feel like this year is going so quick… I mean how is it the middle of May already! I had such big plans for getting so much done to our house this year. Nearly 6 months in and I’ve done sweet FA! We had someone come out to quote getting our…

Updated Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings

My original post you can find here, but this is my updated version, and frankly they taste even better. The sauce stays the same, but the spice rub will blow…your…mind. Ok, that’s a bit of an exaggeration but you get the idea, it’s friggin epic!!!! Tip: For an extra kick prepare the wings the night…

Spicy Pork and Rice

Happy Sunday everyone, I’ve had such a busy few weeks, with holidays, weddings, filming and trying new recipes, that I haven’t had much chance to concentrate on this blog. So, I’ll try and post some new recipes over the next few days. This recipe, I found in a Hairy Bikers book. It’s pretty simple, and…

My Weekly Shop – 17th April 2017

Guess who’s back… back again… Hey everyone, So, I’ve just got back from a last minute holiday. We went to Portugal for a week, and stayed in a lovely hotel in Portimao in the Algarve region. The weather was gorgeous, it was about 25 degrees most days, so we topped up our tans by the…