Chocolate fudge

I hadn’t realized that fudge was such an important subject until I posted my simple fudge recipe. Although one of my most popular recipes, some traditional fudge enthusiasts were quick to point out that by using […]

Beef rendang

I had the pleasure of watching a talented chef friend cook this (and subsequently ran off with his recipe!) and he described a good beef rendang as a bit like a good risotto. I didn’t quite […]

Cheesy garlic bread

Garlic bread is always great on its own or served as an accompaniment to a main course, especially as part of an Italian meal. This recipe for cheesy garlic bread gives it a definite edge […]

Peanut butter and jelly NaughtyStack

Following the roaring success of the S’Mores NaughtyStack, when my wedding anniversary arrived, I knew exactly what I was going to give to my wife as a treat.  PB & jelly sandwiches are one of […]

Good granola

I’d quite happily eat granola any time of the day (indeed, I’ve been known to enjoy a bowl of Frosties or Shreddies as dessert!) That said, some of the shop bought varieties are so sugar-laden […]

Smoky baked cod

This is another of those incredibly simple dishes that I knock together when I want something comforting after a hard day’s work. It goes great with some salad potatoes and greens or equally as well […]

S’Mores NaughtyStack

S’Mores NaughtyStack The current food fads seem to be for things that only an Olympic athlete or Arnie could polish off and the S’mores NaughtyStack is right up there with the best of them . The very idea […]

Chocolate orange éclairs

The French word éclair means “flash of lightning” and these ever popular pastries consisting of cream-felled choux pastry with a rich topping were so called because they disappeared down people’s throats as quick as lightning […]

Spicy satay noodles

My favourite Asian dish is satay chicken by a country mile but sometimes if I’m in a hurry, I want the flavour without the effort. This is an incredibly simple noodle dish that achieves just that!  […]

Birthday cupcakes

My daughter decided this year that she wanted a birthday cake that her friends could decorate. Considering that I’d been up until 5am completing the decoration for the previous year’s cake the thought of her friends […]

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