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Dinner doesn’t come much easier or tastier. This is a regular in my home as it is really quick and easy to do plus I usually have all the ingredients already. I advise getting all the ingredients ready and have them to hand before you start cooking. Use a tin of regular chopped tomatoes if […]
Most of us know traditional lasagna made with minced beef or a vegetarian version. Chicken lasagna is a new one to me as I am sure it is to many of you. I had to cook for a friend who doesn’t eat red meat so I got creative and came up with this new recipe. […]
A student of mine made this in a cookery lesson recently. It is a difficult thing to get just right but with my recipe, a little patience and some good ingredients you will end up with a restaurant quality risotto in minutes and for only a few euro. Feel free to change it by adding […]
Desserts don’t come much easier than this, you will throw it together in a few minutes then unfortunately have to let it set for a wee bit before you can get stuck in. I searched high and low for the lady’s fingers (Savoiardi) and finally found them when I wasn’t looking, in Lidl of all places. […]
I never was a fan of meatballs, I found them to be mostly bland and dry when I tried them. I spent a lot of my earlier career working in Italian restaurants and found they were the same even then. So I came up with this recipe while working as head chef in a little restaurant […]
A good, homemade lasagne is such a warm, hearty dinner. Egg lasagne sheets are a little bit more expensive but taste better and I think they’re worth it. This dish is brilliant for freezing, so you could also double the portions and freeze some for another day.
CARBONARA is easily the most popular pasta dish in the world. I have seen it served from Ireland, to Germany, Australia and even in Hong Kong. Unfortunately most restaurants and chefs haven’t got a clue how to make a proper one. Being a big bacon and cheese lover I really love a good carbonara when made […]
THIS is a pretty simple dish to make and one I am sure you and your family will love. You can finely chop a carrot or two and hide them in the meat sauce or do as I did and use a pepper. The tubes are pretty easy to fill if you allow the meat sauce […]
Panna Cotta is a very simple Italian dessert. If you can make a cup of tea then you can easily make these. You need something with them as they are a bit plain on their own hence the sauce. You can also change the frozen berries for fresh raspberries or passion fruit.
Always a family favourite this is far nicer than anything from a jar, it is also way cheaper and far better for you and your family. Remove or add veg to suit your tastes, I used carrots, peppers and mushrooms. Smoked rashers are great in it as well. I choose to make handmade pasta for […]