Category Archives: Party food

Make ahead dessert: berry fool teacups

Make-ahead desserts are a must in my book – you really don’t want to be fannying around in the kitchen when everyone else is in the middle of eating their main course – you might miss some gossip! Frankly, if … Continue reading

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Sweet potato and spinach lasagne

Lasagne is such a family favourite, that when our family became part-vegetarian the search was on for the ultimate non-meat recipe. After much trial and error I found a fabulous version in Lucy’s Food – one of my favourite cookbooks … Continue reading

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Sticky marmalade glazed ham

Sponsored post I love serving up a stickily glazed ham over Christmas, it just feels so festive and is such an easy meal. You can eat it hot with roasties or mash, or cold with a selection of salads or … Continue reading

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Lunch fix: Puff pasties

Saturday lunchtimes are a frenzied affair. Sam has swimming and we usually all go for a dip while he has his lesson. So when we get back we’re normally starving hungry and just empty the contents of the fridge onto … Continue reading

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Creamy minted pea dip

Making your own dips might seem like a waste of time when you can buy them in the shops, but honestly this little fella takes about 5 minutes of your time. And for that little investment you’ll be richly rewarded … Continue reading

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Super swift dessert: Lemon curd syllabub

I’ve been cooking some of the recipes from the¬†Tesco Real Food Family Cook Off, currently showing on Channel Five which sees home cooks battle it out to make the most mouth watering meals. Having been delighted with the inspirational roasted … Continue reading

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Fiendish Halloween ideas

I was sent a bright orange shoebox full of veg by the quirky folks at Innocent and set a challenge… to build a fearsome monster. Introducing Auberfiend…¬† Not sure what he says about the state of mind of the Bryson … Continue reading

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