Smoked salmon pasta sauce

Smoked salmon pasta sauce

Every now and then I really NEED a good creamy pasta and this creamy smoked salmon pasta recipe hits all of the right spots. It’s decadent and is really simple to prepare. You can fancy this one up for guests very easily by putting a teaspoon of caviar or capers...
BLT pasta salad

BLT pasta salad

This is a great pasta salad to have at a braai and the combination of bacon, spinach or lettuce and the salad dressing are just amazing. I had it at a braai recently and it featured on everyones mmmmmm scale. It makes a lot and was enough for 12 people as a salad dish...
Calzone

Calzone

This is a real classic pizza dough recipe that you should print and keep somewhere for future use. It requires a bit of effort and patience but if you follow it exactly, your pizza and calzone will turn out perfectly every time. I have tried a number of recipes and...
Chicken broccoli bake

Chicken broccoli bake

This is a really great meal that is truly effortless. You can quite easily add all sorts of things to it like extra mushrooms or bacon pieces. It is serious comfort food and being a fan of broccoli, this one is a keeper for me. (serve 4 hungry people) What you need...
Mushroom and ricotta canneloni

Mushroom and ricotta canneloni

This was so tasty and really quite simple. Not having used canneloni shells before, it was a bit of an experiment that turned out really well. I just love Italian food, pasta dishes, vegetable dishes and one of my favorites is spaghetti meatballs, but this Canneloni...
Macaroni and cheese

Macaroni and cheese

Macaroni and cheese is a staple in my kitchen and this is a really fantastic recipe that can be made with or without the bacon. It is really easy to vary a macaroni and cheese recipe by adding you favorite tasty extras like bacon, Vienna’s or even left over chicken....
Three cheese bolognese pasta

Three cheese bolognese pasta

This is one of those amazing winter recipes that will have the whole family wiping the sides of the bowl. It’s rich, it’s cheesy and you just cannot go wrong with it. The hardest part is cooking the mince but if you have some of the bolognese sauce frozen...
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...
Penne arrabiata

Penne arrabiata

Arrabiata is very similar to a marinara sauce, the difference being that it has chili in it. I often add bacon to the arrabiata sauce which is my kind of pasta, so here is a very simple arrabiata sauce which you can make as hot as you like, or add some bacon, pancetta...
Creamy chicken alfredo

Creamy chicken alfredo

Chicken with a creamy alfredo sauce over pasta is seriously quick and delicious. Its and easy dish to change to your own tastes by adding sage, mushrooms or bacon, some left over gammon or even a little chili. (good for 4 servings) What you need 1 kg chicken breast or...