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Spicy Tuna Pasta

This recipe came about as a result of having “nothing” in the fridge and kids coming for tea. A quick rummage in the store cupboard and the fridge came up with: a tin of tuna, a tin of tomatoes, pasta,

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Sausage Casserole

I found a version of this recipe in the new Mumsnet cookery book, it was called “Cowgirl Stew” but I’m calling mine Sausage Casserole. It is actually quite similar to a French Cassoulet but with some non French additions (like

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Vegetarian Moussaka

We are always being told that we eat too much meat and we should try to have a few vegetarian meals a week. A vegetable curry or pasta dish can fit the bill once a week, but they can leave

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Easy Chicken and Mushroom Pie

You can buy a Chicken and Mushroom Pie from the Supermarket and put it in the oven, but I guarantee it won’t taste as good as this! This is so easy to make (who makes their own puff pastry these

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Stuffed Marrow

  This recipe is a real blast from the past for me, I loved it as a child but you don’t really see it being made anymore. Here’s my recipe which the whole family love. Ingredients (serves 6)  Preheat oven

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Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon is a superb, rich dish, well suited to a Sunday lunch or dinner party. Ideally, you would make this the day before and allow the flavours to develop. Something wonderful happens to the beef when it is left

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Annabel Karmel’s Fish Pie

Fish pie is a favourite in my house and this is one of the best recipes I’ve found. Annabel Karmel produces food for a chain of nurseries in the UK and this is one of the kids’ favourites too! I

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Tortiglioni with Smoked Salmon and Broccoli

I love pasta and smoked salmon as a really “quick fix” meal when the kids have activities and we need to be in and out of the house quickly! Fresh pasta makes this dish very quick indeed. Ingredients (serves 5-6)

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Caroline’s Cottage Pie

I love Cottage Pie, it’s such a lovely comforting dish on a cold winter’s night. Plus this one uses half mince/half lentils and has lots of vegetables in it, so it is healthy too! My family love this and it

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One-Pot Lemon Chicken and Thyme Rice

This is my version of Fay Ripley’s recipe from the “Fay’s Family Food” book. I love all her recipes but for some reason this one came out a bit dry when I first tried it, maybe I didn’t use enough

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