Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Shells

Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Shells

Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Shells – a delicious and warming baked pasta dish. When entertaining, my preference is for food which is simple to prepare but also has lots of flavour. A very important part of successful entertaining is a relaxed host. The key to being a relaxed host is simple food which can largely be prepared in advance. (Who wants … Read More

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake -a delicious and simple cake that will become a household favourite!   This cake ticks all the boxes: It’s quick and easy   Well, it’s cake   Wait – did I mention it’s chocolate cake 🙂   And, gluten free – but everyone will love it   The most of important of all – it tastes fantastic I’m … Read More

Gluten Free Olive and Rosemary Focaccia

Gluten Free Foccacia

Gluten Free Olive and Rosemary Focaccia – a delicious Italian classic! To label this focaccia as “fantastic” is quite a statement, but I assure you, in no way is it exaggerated. Those of you who have had to eliminate gluten from your diet will be well aware that bread which is gluten free frequently doesn’t satisfy as it did in … Read More

Toffee Crisps

Toffee crisps

  Toffee Crisps are a delicious sweet treat that is easy to make, and great to have on hand! I have adapted this lovely recipe from the Australian Women’s Weekly “Cooking Class Cookbook”. It’s difficult to categorise the Toffee Crisps; they fit somewhere between a biscuit and confectionery. But one thing is certain; you will find the crisps absolutely delicious … Read More

Thai Style Chicken and Noodle Meatballs

Thai Noodle Chicken Balls

Thai Style Chicken and Noodle Meatballs are a delicious canape! Try these at your next dinner party or drinks catch up – they’re sure to be popular with your family and friends! I believe in the importance of a good appetiser, and these meatballs are my go-to recipe for many occasions. One of my favourite things about this dish is … Read More

Spiced Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup

Spiced Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup

Spiced Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup – a golden bowl of goodness that is sure to delight! Baby, it’s cold outside. Winter in Australia has well and truly arrived. Warm up with a bowl of my comforting Spiced Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup! This soup truly is delicious and nutritious. It is one of the first recipes I ever learnt to … Read More

Roasted Capsicum Pesto

Roasted Capsicum Pesto

Inspired from a trip to Spain, this Roasted Capsicum Pesto is delicious and simple to make! This red capsicum pesto was inspired by a visit to Spain last year. Since then, I have been craving the flavours of Spain. Spanish food is colourful, vibrant and full of flavour. Dishes vary across the different regions but the use of olive oil … Read More

The Best Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate muffins on a plate

The Best Chocolate Muffin Recipe is here… It’s Sunday morning and that means freshly baked muffins. The muffins I’ve baked today are the American-style, made from a batter which is leavened with a raising agent. The American style muffin differs from the English which is basically a flattish roll, leavened with yeast. These are split and toasted, buttered and often served with … Read More

Potato Salad with Peas and Mint

Potato Salad with Peas and Mint

Potato Salad with Peas and Mint – a zesty and refreshing spin on a classic salad. To me, potatoes are a store cupboard essential; they are the most versatile of vegetables. If you have potatoes in the house, you have the beginning of numerous dishes. I use them to make gnocchi, bake them, roast them, use in soup, make chips or … Read More

Easy Almond Cake

Almond cake on a plate

Easy Almond Cake – this is a dessert which is sure to impress! This cake completely destroys the notion that a packet cake mix is the fastest and easiest way to go. This is one of the easiest cake recipes ever and it produces amazing results. I love a recipe that’s easy to prepare, tastes good and can be used … Read More