Oven Baked Tacos

This is the best way we have found to prepare tacos without them falling to bits and crumbling all over the place when you try to eat them.  Served straight out of the baking dish, they also stay hot for ages.  I was pressed for time so just used a boxed Taco Kit which had…

Creamy Garlic & Chilli Prawns with Pasta

Who doesn’t love creamy garlic prawns?  Who doesn’t love pasta?  Well here’s the best of both worlds.  This delicious pasta sauce takes only minutes to make and looks wonderful.  The pasta I used this time was a mixture of linguine and curly fettuccine – a lovely combination of textures… We always have a big bag…

Easy Beef Stroganoff

We used to love Beef Stroganoff.  This dish was considered the epitome of elegance to serve at a dinner party in the 70’s and 80’s and sadly has fallen out of favour in recent years. Eager to experience that delicious taste again, I hunted down my old Woman’s Weekly recipe which never fails and made it the other…

Simon’s Famous Potato Casserole

This potato casserole is wonderful. Simon has basically tweaked a scalloped potato recipe over the years and has settled on the recipe below.  It is rich and creamy and meltingly delicious.  The quantities I have stated are for a really big casserole dish and can be easily modified if a smaller amount is required. He uses…

Delicious Pierogi

Pierogi are a filled dumpling usually found in Poland or Russia and can now be readily brought frozen from any very good deli.  The brand I buy is called Pelmeni and they are filled with spinach and ricotta cheese.  They also come filled with beef or chicken which we are also eager to try. The…

Lizzie’s Tuna Nachos

This isn’t strictly a recipe – more of an assembly of delicious ingredients that can be quickly thrown together when you are starved and need something hot and spicy RIGHT NOW! Nachos are a wonderful dish.  They can be complicated and include refried beans and chili con carne or simple like the recipe below.  I…

Zucchini, Pea and Haloumi Fritters

These wonderful fritters are so easy to make and they taste divine. Just try stopping at one! You can be fairly casual about the quantities here and can change the herbs to suit what you have. I have also used dill instead of mint. These are delicious served with Smoked Salmon and sour cream and lemon wedges….