Most closely associated with the Emilia-Romagna and Marche regions of Italy, tagliatelle is one of the many styles of pasta and resembles a length of ribbon in shape, being between 6.5 – 10mm (¼-¾ inch) […]

Tagliatelle alla bolognese

I’m the first to admit that traditional isn’t my forte and I’m something of a Magpie when it comes to cooking.  But it seems that everyone’s up in arms right now and after the furore […]

Cheesy American beef goulash

This is another of my family friendly staples that often gets knocked up on a Friday night when the kids are grumpy and the parents are tired and in need of something a little comforting! […]

Three ingredient chorizo pasta

Sometimes, simple really is best and this is one of those recipes I regularly knock up in 10 minutes. I’m not going to try and pitch it as haute cuisine or anything sophisticated but it’s […]

Orzo pasta

A form of short-crust pasta, orzo is the Italian word for barley (from the Latin hordeum) and is shaped like a large grain or rice or barley. As with any other pasta, it can be […]

Marinara sauce

Why bother to buy a jar of marinara sauce when it is so easy to make using basic ingredients you already have in the cupboard? And you can guarantee that you have the classic recipe […]

Balsamic chicken pasta

Balsamic vinegar gives this recipe that extra special something and there are some people who love it even without the chicken. This takes your tomato pasta to new levels of culinary deliciousness.   Ingredients 14 […]

Chicken and chorizo penne pasta

This is another of those recipes that was more about luck than judgement! We’d just returned from a short break away and arrived home, feeling a little sorry for ourselves, and wanted something easy but also […]

Garlic pasta with breadcrumbs

Google is a wondrous thing! I hate waste and had some bread that was on its last legs and some parsley that wasn’t going to see out the week. Having decided that parsley on toast wasn’t going […]

Spicy spaghetti pancetta

I’ve been looking to perfect a really quick and simple pasta dish that packs a punch. The wonders of being a working parent means that you’re always on the lookout for something that’s a little more […]

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