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Chicken & Bacon in a Rich Cherry Tomato Sauce

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 […]

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Chicken, Smoked Bacon & Mushroom Lasagna

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. […]

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Wild Mushroom Risotto

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 […]

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Simple and Quick Tiramisu

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. […]

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Beef & Ricotta Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

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 […]

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Beef Lasagna

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.

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Tagliatelle Carbonara

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 […]

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Beef Cannelloni

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 […]

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Vanilla Panna Cotta

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.

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Pasta Bolognese

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 […]

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