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Veggie Shepherd's Pie with Magic Mash

This week is National Vegetarian Week. Whilst their aim is to get you eating veggie for a whole…

Gin & Tonic Cupcakes

Well, it looks like summer is just starting to think about appearing and what great timing, for…

Shortbread with a Malty Millionaire option

Shortbread. So simple and yet so good. Only three ingredients can make you a wonderful, buttery…

Quick Easy After School Dinner

Well, what happened to the summer? I don’t mean the sunshine, we didn’t have a bad one by…

Friendly Pumpkin Cornbread

The clocks have gone back and the dark nights are here. Twinkly street lights and crunchy leaves…

Wintery Red Cabbage, Sausage and Apple Dunking Stew

One pot, a host of hearty ingredients and a touch of seasonal spice without being too early to…

Mulled Wine Chocolate Cake

I know some people get sick of the flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and orange zest at…

Superhero Muffins

I’ll be honest – giving you this recipe seems like a cop-out. As you can see from the lovely…

Aunty Viv’s New Mum Magic Fruit Cake

On our return home from hospital, my Mum stayed with us for a week and I have even more love and…

Easy Batch Bake Tray Cake

There’s clearly something about March. It’s the time when I feel the need to churn out huge…

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

This week is National Vegetarian Week (14-20 May) and with the sun finally trying to show its…

Father’s Day Beef Wellington

A quick web search for Father’s Day recipes brings up a barrage of meat and beer based recipes,…

Sort-of Moroccan Sort-of Leftovers Pie

When we planned that I would blog a freeze-ahead recipe to highlight the new Rangemaster freezer…

Slow Roast Curry Pork with Turmeric Roasties

It’s national Curry Week from 22-28th October and so it is that I bring you an entirely un-…

S’Mores (aka Chocolate & Marshmallow) Pie

This pie is a friend-making pie. It is ideal for the darkened setting of a bonfire night party…

Christmas Shortbread Sharing Tree

At Christmas you may have people popping round unannounced and needing sugary sustenance, you…

Healthy Eating

It's January and everyone is done with the excesses of Christmas. Happily, there seem to have…