Pieday Friday – Spicy nacho cheese sauce

One of my favourite foodie treat is nachos. I think it’s the ‘sharing’ nature of nachos that pleases me so much when I see it on a menu. It means that the plate will be massive and I’ll get to enjoy an extra cheesey nacho treat alongside my own meal. Found on many pub menus these […]

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Pack a picnic + my ‘cheese crunch’ sandwich recipe

It must be the slighter sunnier weather, or perhaps the impending Easter holidays, that has got me thinking about days out, picnics and flasks full of tea. In fact, I went on my first picnic of the year yesterday lunchtime and, after all these dark winter months of eating lunch indoors, it was so lovely […]

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Early Pieday Friday – Baked chocolate cheesecake for Easter

It’s the 1st of March and I’m ready for Easter. Bring it on. There’s none of that lets-wait-until-April business this year. Easter falls on the last weekend of the month (I should know, my bestie is getting married that weekend!) so as soon as Valentine’s Day passed I was already preparing for the next big holiday. And […]

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Healthy pastry-free quiche recipe

Today’s Pieday Friday recipe is so simple that I can’t believe I’ve not baked it before. Considering that quiche is one of my most-loved dishes of all time, I am astounded that I’ve never tried to create a healthy alternative. When I’m being especially ‘good’ with my food choices, I tend to just eliminate quiche […]

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Cheesy Christmas stars & party snacks hacks

I’ve got a big Christmas party taking place at the weekend and my sisters and I have taken over the food preparation for our annual family gathering. As much as I love sausage rolls and frozen party snacks, I wanted to create something a little bit special this year so this week I tested out […]

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Thrifty Recipe – Cheese & broccoli pasta tortilla

Now that Summer is here and the days are warm, sometimes you just don’t really fancy eating hot meals. I’ve certainly been eating a lot more salads over the past month and our meals are getting lighter as the summer progresses. One delicious dinner that we’ve already cooked up a handful of times this summer is the pasta […]

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Pieday Friday ~ Cheese & ham pastry rolls

Does anyone else feel like there’s a celebration on the horizon? Perhaps it’s the school holidays or the long Easter weekend, or maybe it’s hubby’s birthday, my impending 1000th blog post or the May bank holiday? Whatever it is, it’s making me want to invite the family over and bake party food! I’ve just got that […]

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Pieday Friday ~ Chilli cheese pancakes

Wow it’s Shrove Tuesday next week – how did we get this far into the year already?? I love pancakes and can’t get enough of them, whether it’s Pancake Day or not! So today I thought I’d share one of the ways that I like to use pancakes in a main meal – as a […]

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Pieday Friday ~ Bake a cheese loaf for the weekend

One of my favourite treats is cheese bread. I’m not someone who gets particularly excited about sweet things (except for this red velvet cake, yum!) but I can’t resist something cheesy. If it’s melted cheese, even better! I still have a lot of cheese left over after Christmas – why do we all buy those cheese-board […]

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Pieday Friday ~ Cheeky chocolate cheesecake

Now that the sun has finally come out, it’s time to do away with hot puddings and start making yummy chilled desserts instead, so this week I have made a tasty chocolate cheesecake that I think you’ll adore. It’s great to be able to make this cheesecake ahead of time and keep it chilled – […]

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Pieday Friday Recipe – Butternut Squash & Stilton Soup

After my trip to the Maple Farm produce shop last weekend saw me bringing home a locally-grown butternut squash, I decided that the best way for me to cook the squash was to roast it and turn it into a tasty smooth soup. So I followed the farmer’s instructions to scrub the skin of the butternut […]

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Afternoon tea recipe – Easy cheesy scones

Last week me & mum were on our way home from a day out and she mentioned that she quite fancied having afternoon tea but was too tired to go anywhere else to get food, so we headed home and I went straight to the kitchen. Within less than 20 minutes I’d rustled up these […]

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I made this all by myself – Lasagne for the family

Last friday my family gathered for one of our famous friday night dinners – so I made my favourite dish of all-time: lasagne. But with half of the family eating meat and the other half preferring a veggie option, I made two lasagnes, one with meat and one with Quorn, to satisfy all – and we even had […]

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