Author: Faye Steele

Pignoletto – An Alternative To Prosecco?

Now, I am a self proclaimed Prosecco drinker or, if the purse allows, a Champagne quaffer. On a recent shopping trip as I browsed the wine aisle I came across a bottle of Sainsburys Pignoletto nestled within the Prosecco. I had never heard of it, so, with interest piqued, I picked up a bottle and added it to my basket. Later that weekend I produced the Pignoletto out of the fridge and announced to my husband we would be trying it. As he had also never heard of it, I had a little look into the background of Pignoletto....

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Hearty Beef Casserole

Perfect for cold Winter days, this beef casserole is very tasty, warming and nicely packed with vegetables too. I like to put it all together just before heading out for a brisk walk. It is lovely to return to and sit down together for a family dinner. I like to serve it warm with buttered crusty bread to mop the gravy up with, but it goes as well with leafy green veg and creamy mashed potatoes. You will need: 400g diced beef 1 x tin chopped tomatoes 1 x chopped onion 1 x clove of garlic, chopped 3 x...

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Chunky Chocolate Flapjack Recipe

A firm favourite treat for my son, Chocolate Flapjack is so easy to make. It’s one of those recipes that you probably have all the ingredients for in your store cupboard already. It makes a nice accompaniment with an afternoon cuppa  or to finish off your lunch with. If the basic recipe is a little too plain for you, spice it up a little by adding a teaspoon of cinnamon or by throwing a handful of chopped mixed nuts, fruit, or chocolate drops into the oat mixture. To make the Chocolate Flapjack You will need: 220g porridge oats 140g...

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Darn Good Roast Chicken & Herby Roast Potatoes

In all the years I have been attempting to ‘perfect’ the roast chicken I have tried several methods. This recipe below is easy, not time consuming, creates the moistest, most tender chicken meat and a fab, crisp and tasty skin. What goes better with chicken than roast potatoes? Again, I have been toying with different recipes over time and I have finally found one that works for me and my family absolutely love them. This is a great recipe for two staples of every Sunday Dinner or indeed family get together. I even use this for Christmas dinner. You...

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A Simple and Delicious Quiche Recipe

This quick and simple recipe for quiche is very tasty and versatile. Instead of buying one in for your next party why not try making one instead? The fillings can be varied and you can also add herbs of your choice to lift the flavour. Ingredients: For the pastry: 200g plain flour pinch of salt and pepper pinch of mixed herbs 100g butter, chilled 2 – 3 tbsp cold water For the filling: 250ml milk 2 eggs 100g cheese Optional fillings; 100g bacon, 100g ham, chopped and fried onions, 1 small onion, salmon & broccoli (par cook the broccoli...

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How To Create Your Own Home Made Pizza

Making your own tasty pizza dough is easier than you think. You can add your own flavours and toppings making each person’s pizza bespoke to their tastes. You can get the children involved too, to help inspirit them with a bit of cooking. The recipe combines flavour into the pizza dough but it is up to you if you want to add your own herbs or you can of course also have it plain. Both work equally as well. You can also roll the dough as flat as you like or leave it with a bit of volume if...

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