Chicken and sweet peppers stir fry

Chicken and sweet peppers stir fry

This is a really tasty and very quick chicken dinner that is perfect for busy people. Use a mixture of your favorite peppers, green, red and yellow peppers. If you place the peppers under the grill first to blacken the skins, it allows you to peel off the outer skin...
Hearty beef casserole

Hearty beef casserole

The nights are definately getting a little colder now and there is nothing quite like a hearty beef stew on a cold winters night to warm you up. This is a classic that I have added fresh herbs to. Winter presents some fantastic comfort food opportunities so keep a...
Jam cookies

Jam cookies

These were really simple to make, took about 1/2 an hour from start to finish and are just so much better than store bought cookies. People will ask you , “did you really make these?”. Even though they keep well in an airtight container, you will not have...
Perfect scones

Perfect scones

The secret to great scones is in the handling of the dough, be gentle with it and you will have a perfect batch of light, high scones. They really are simple to make and there is little better than scones straight from the oven, heaped with jam. What you need 2 ½ cups...
Chocolate pecan cookies

Chocolate pecan cookies

These are just awesome and the best part is that they take 30 minutes from start to eating. 20 minutes or so to prepare the dough and 10 minutes in the oven. They smell fantastic as while they are baking and you will need to summon every bit of willpower you have to...
Creamy chicken liver pasta

Creamy chicken liver pasta

Chicken livers and cream make this a really rich pasta sauce that is famous in a Sydney restaurant called Pulcinella. It is really simple to make and very tasty. Don’t even attempt this if you are dieting but if you love a nice rich creamy pasta sauce and have a...
Chicken and tomato casserole

Chicken and tomato casserole

This is one of those great recipes that has only a few ingredients and is a winner every time. It has a very distict tomato flavor and goes really well with boiled baby potatoes. (for 4 to 5 people) What you need 8 skinless chicken thighs 1 tin chopped peeled tomatoes...
Pork stroganoff casserole

Pork stroganoff casserole

This was a real experiment that turned out to be incredibly good and it is really simple. Stroganoff is usually a beef dish but I have been eating a fair amount of pork lately. (for 4 hungry people) What you need 500g lean pork cut into large bite size pieces 1 onion...
Shrimp chowder

Shrimp chowder

Chowders are rich hearty soups made with seafood like clams, lobster or in this case tinned shrimps. You can also use frozen prawns. It is a fantastic starter or a complete meal served with a salad. (serves 4) What you need 2 onions finely chopped 2 cloves garlic...
Ribollita

Ribollita

This is a traditional Italian soup that uses bread to bulk it up and is really thick, hearty and wholesome. Don’t experiment too much with this one, it’s really good as it is. It’s not what you would expect so if you are planning to have it as a starter,...