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A trip to York to meet a Masterchef finalist and eat yummy pasta

By far my favourite contestant on last year’s Masterchef was Sara┬áDanesin Medio – the likeable intensive care nurse with a huge passion for Italian cooking. So when I got an invite to travel up to York to her home to … Continue reading

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Rapid roasted vegetable pasta sauce

I’ve been asked to try out some of the recipes in 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. I opted for … Continue reading

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Quick weeknight supper: Smoked salmon, pea and pepper spaghetti

Mmmm lashings of spaghetti bustling with healthy veg, nuggets of smoked salmon in a creamy coating. It’s one of those meals that’s quite likely to please everyone – grown-ups and littlies alike. I was giving the recipe a roadtest from … Continue reading

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Green mac and cheese from Innocent’s book Hungry

Macaroni cheese is such a classic family meal, the only trouble with it is it’s a bit lacking in the veg department. So I was eager to try out a version I spotted in Innocent’s new cookbook Hungry? I shall … Continue reading

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Quick dinner idea: Creamy pasta with peas and fresh mint

Comforting yet light and summery, this is a classic family fave in our house and oh-so-simple to cook when you have 10 minutes to make dinner. It’s one of those recipes where you’ve probably got most of the ingredients in … Continue reading

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Simple supper: Cheese, leek and bacon pasta

I don’t know about you but I’ve been chilly this week, it’s like summer has been and gone. The rain has lashed down and I’ve found myself reaching for the blankets and a warming mug of hot chocolate. So in … Continue reading

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Creamy bacon and sweetcorn tagliatelle

We all need a tasty meal up our sleeves that can be rustled up rapido to satisfy the stampede of hungry troops at the end of a busy day. Pasta and bacon were my starting blocks for this meal, and … Continue reading

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Meatballs with tasty tomato, thyme and bean sauce

I’ve not done a sensible supermarket shop for a few weeks, so this meal was born out of a rummage in the freezer and storecupboard. I love making tomato sauces, but trying to get the balance of flavours right can … Continue reading

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Probably one of the tastiest macaroni cheese recipes EVER!

Macaroni cheese is one of the best forms of comfort food invented. It was the absolute favourite thing my mum cooked for us as kids – especially when she topped it with bacon! I found a fab little version of … Continue reading

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Grilled pepper and sausage pasta

I’m writing this entry through the fog of extreme fatigue. The boys wouldn’t go to bed last night and then Arlo screamed non-stop from about 4.30am – delightful. I feel rough as a badger’s behind. Anyway, enough of my whinging. … Continue reading

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