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Fay Ripley’s Saucy Sicilian Meatballs

  As Fay Ripley says in her book “Fay’s Family Food”-  ”For some reason, in this country, we have lost the ability to eat together. We all shout “There’s no time!”, but it’s a flawed argument. We have to eat,

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Spaghetti alla carbonara

Spaghetti alla carbonara or Pasta with Eggs, Pancetta and Parmesan is a recipe taken from Gino D’Acampo’s book – The I Diet (The Italian Diet). What a character he is, and never more so than when he is extolling the

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Salmon, Prawn and Dill Lasagne

Another hit from my Annabel Karmel book- 100 family meals. All 3 kids polished it off so I am very happy! A great recipe that contains loads of healthy stuff (like oily fish and vegetables) but tastes divine. Don’t be

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Butternut Squash Risotto

 Whenever I ask my (very picky) middle child what she would like for tea, she ALWAYS says Butternut Squash Risotto. This recipe was one I first cooked while doing a detox (super healthy) but it has been doctored slightly since

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Fusilli with Salmon and Spring Vegetables

  Ok, so I’m wandering around Asda thinking “what can we have for tea tonight?”, the usual dilemma! Rather than just picking up a few bits and hoping for inspiration at home I headed for the recipe book aisle and

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Pork Stroganoff with Three Mustards

Time after time when I want a recipe I reach for Delia Smith’s books. I have quite a few, but my favourite is my bible: Delia Smith’s Complete Cookery Course. It is now rather battered but still does the job

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Best Ever Turkey Recipe

Over the years (20+) of hosting Christmas dinner for a small army, I have refined my recipe and believe that this really is the Best Ever Turkey Recipe! To start, I buy my turkey from my local butcher (this needs

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Easy Christmas Day Planner

Having a Christmas Day Planner is a great way to take the stress out of what should be a special day but which so often ends up as a chaotic race to get Christmas dinner on the table! Start now

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Scouse

  Living near Liverpool, I have often eaten Scouse, a delicious lamb dish served with pickled red cabbage, so here is a recipe taken from Scouser.com plus a bit of background on its origins. HISTORY Scouse was brought to Liverpool

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Easy Fish Curry

A quick post for an easy fish curry that you can have on the table in 15 mins!  I have pinched this recipe from a good friend who invited us to dinner then cooked this in front of us, I

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