Stress-free Spanish chicken with chorizo

Nothing could be easier than this simple but delicious way to tray-bake a meal for a family or for guests. Once you’ve prepared the ingredients just put them in the roasting trays and apart from […]

Crushed garlic potatoes

These are an incredible taste hit with a wonderfully moreish, soft texture.  I often make these as a side to a main meal, but they’re great if you’re having nibbles with some friends and work […]

Easy chicken and asparagus stir-fry

This is probably my favourite stir-fry and looks as good as it tastes.  It’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t like their Asian cuisine spicy and is also a great way to get the kids to […]

Beef and pepper stir-fry

I jump at the chance to use any recipe that involves getting the wok out. Simple, basic ingredients, take on a whole new flavour of their own when stir-fried, but there is a definite art […]

Boozy pulled chicken

I love my slow cooker and there’s something deeply satisfying about being able to throw everything in while I’m getting ready in the morning; and with little effort there’s a delicious meal waiting for me […]

Ultimate arrabiata

I’ll probably be hunted down by any Italian cook who values tradition, but this pasta sauce  is one of the recipes that I’ve tinkered with over the years and is the one that serves me best.  […]

Cheat’s macaroni cheese

My daughter’s favourite meal is mac and cheese and there’s been an occasion when she’s put in a request and I just haven’t had time to knock one together.  Fortunately, my mother came round and […]

Sunday roast one-pan chicken

This is often my preferred alternative to a Sunday roast which is just as simple to prepare and only needs the addition of some greens to beef up the portions.  If, like me, you have […]

Cold butternut squash, ham, and cheese

Inspiration for this recipe comes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Three Good Things.  For anyone liking a meaty salad, this is great immediately after assembly or lasts well for a few days kept in an airtight container.  […]

Sticky Ginger Chicken

This is a good, simple oriental dish which is full of flavour but sufficiently unthreatening that all the family enjoy it.  I have a long list of attempted but failed Chinese recipes that just don’t […]

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