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Pasta with Scallops and Chorizo

  A super simple supper dish which came about by chance (seeing a pack of ready to use scallops and chorizo in Tesco!). A stunning combination of sweet scallops and spicy chorizo. Ingredients (serves 4): 1 onion, finely chopped 1

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One Pot Creamy Mushroom Pasta

I saw this on Pinterest and thought “what a fantastic idea”! I’m always on the lookout for shortcuts in the kitchen and this saves on both time and washing up! The original recipe is from Foodie Place, but I’ve adapted

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Pasta and Meatballs

This is one of my “go to” recipes when I’m short on time. It’s really quick and easy and can be made with store cupboard/freezer ingredients. Plus my whole family love it, a great result all round! I got the

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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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Annabel’s Bolognese

I cook Spaghetti Bolognese quite a lot as it is a family favourite. It was a long standing joke in my family that my mum’s Bolognese sauce was never the same twice, it varied week by week! I’m a little

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Caroline’s Tomato Sauce

This is a great store cupboard standby to have up your sleeve when you need something quick and easy to cook. It works really well on its own with pasta, but you can also use it as a base for

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Tuna Pasta Bake

Tuna Pasta Bake Tuna Pasta Bake is the sort of recipe you can whip up in 30 minutes out of store cupboard ingredients. Fast, tasty and very easy to make! All my kids love this so I can heartily recommend

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Meatballs with Tagine Sauce

Another great recipe from Annabel Karmel’s book: 100 Family Meals. This intrigued me as it was a different take on pasta and meatballs which is a favourite meal in our house. I have to say the result was a resounding

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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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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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