Category Archives: All Food

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Fish and macaroni bake

I bloody love macaroni cheese. When I was growing up, it was my most favourite dish. Beating gammon steak, chips, peas and pineapple (from the Little Chef) into second place. Even though my mother ALWAYS overcooked the pasta. Macaroni cheese reminds me of my childhood, which,

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Prawns in blankets

Pigs in blankets are one the top three things I love about Christmas.  My list goes as follows: Fairy-lights Pigs in blankets Guilt free eating and drinking. There are lots (and lots) of other things I love about the festive season (roasties, two-weeks off work, and  sprouts

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Bloody brilliant lasagne

Puttanesca used to be my signature dish. Salty, tangy and a luxurious blend of  tomatoes, garlic, anchovies, olives, and capers, ‘whore’s pasta’ was the dish I brought out to impress. That was until The Thirsty Manc told me that the best Puttanesca he’d ever had was made by nuns


Bacon, pea & basil macaroni

This Good Food recipe is described as the perfect summer dish. Lovely it may be, but it’s far more suited to this time of year in my opinion. Warm, creamy and filling we served with home-made bread rolls. Ingredients 3-4 rashers streaky bacon , chopped 1 leek,


Tagliatelle with chestnuts, sage and crispy parma ham

This one was a recommendation from my friend Barbara. A Waitrose recipe it claims to be ‘the culinary equivalent of a laze in front of the fire’. Now I’m not sure I’d go that far, but it was really tasty. And being easy to make certainly made this


Farfalle with peas, ham and cream

Sometimes (rather a lot actually) I just can’t be bothered cooking. On such occasions recipes like this are a real joy. Ingredients 200g farfalle or other short pasta 100g frozen petits pois 150ml double cream 150g diced ham 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan Preparation Cook the


Gnocchi, broccoli, blue cheese and ham hock bake

Having decided to give up booze for 30 days, I decided not to deprive myself of something tasty and indulgent on a Saturday night. This hit the spot nicely! Apparently this serves four, but it would be a pretty stingy portion without some garlic bread


Marmite pasta

A Nigella Lawson classic, this is a perfect, cheap, tasty mid-week supper. Only if you’re a lover of course! Ingredients 375g dried pasta 50g unsalted butter 1 tsp Marmite, to taste (I actually add about five time this!) Freshly grated parmesan Preparation Cook the spaghetti in