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Ham & Cheese Potato Cakes

My mum used make the most amazing potato cakes for tea whenever she had some potatoes left over. We all loved them. She used to make them into triangles and pan fry them in butter. I used eat them with nothing but a bit of ketchup and I loved every bite. She inspired me to […]

Chicken and Mushroom Pie

Chicken & Mushroom Pie

If you asked me to choose my favourite dish my response would be, Pie any pie. This comes from my mum who used to make the most amazing mince tart, which was my all time favourite. I’ve always made fantastic shortcrust pastry, a skill I learnt from my mum. To me, no other shortcrust pastry […]


Braised Steak in Mushroom Sauce

Comfort food at it’s best. Braised steak is amazing when cooked properly. The meat melts in your mouth and is full of flavour from the mushroom sauce it is braised in. You can make this in your slow cooker or the oven. I made it in the oven but only because I moved and don’t […]

Pot Roast

Pot Roast

A pot roast is one of those things many have heard of but never tried. It is such a shame that it isn’t more popular as it really is amazing and a great way to cook roast cuts that wouldn’t be as tender as the more expensive cuts like Rib or Sirloin. Round roast is […]


Beef Curry Puff Pastry Slice

This is such a simple curry to make. I used curry powder to make it even easier on you to make at home. There is noting wrong with using a curry powder, some are great. I used Aldi’s medium curry powder to make this and was delighted with it. If you don’t want to make […]


Smoked Coley, Spring Onion and Potato Pie

Smoked Coley is lovely, it has loads of flavour and is dead cheap. In this recipe I make 250g go a long way as I’m broke this week. I would prefer to double the amount of fish that I used. One of the fantastic things about smoked fish like Coley or Haddock is that they […]


Minced Beef and Onion Pie, Cashel Blue Infused Pastry

The Cashel Blue Cheese pastry in this pie takes it to a whole new level, it is hard to roll without it breaking but it is forgiving and can easily be patched together if needed. Everyone loves a nice pie, esp me as it brings back some great memories of when I was a kid […]

Cottage Pie Recipe

Cottage Pie

Cottage pie is a great dish as it can be made up to 1 day in advance then heated when needed. It can also be frozen for up to 3 weeks. It is a sure fired family favourite, freezes well and is the perfect comfort food. You can free it in one go or as […]

Savoury Mince Stew

Savoury Mince Stew

Savoury Mince Stew has always been my favourite dinner of all time, esp on a cold day though I would even eat it on the hottest day. My mum made it better than I ever could, she was an amazing cook. I introduced it onto a bar menu in Hong Kong a few years back […]

Braising Steak Slow Cooker Recipe

Braised Steak (slow cooker)

I love this dish, to me it is the ultimate comfort food. It’s dead simple to make, simply add all the ingredients to your slow cooker or casserole dish then cook for 4-8 hours depending on what way you choose to cook it. Change the steak to stewing beef and leave the wine out to […]
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