Quick chili spaghetti

Quick chili spaghetti

I used to make this when I had very little time and felt I just needed to get something into my body but have come to really love it. It’s fresh and depending on how you feel you can use any heat chili’s. What you need ½ packet (250g) dry spaghetti cooked 3 large red...
Green pepper antipasto

Green pepper antipasto

This is the third in the antipasto series which gives you all you need for a really fantastic summer meal. They are really easy to make and always at the ready for guests while on holiday. What you need 3 large green peppers 3 medium onions finely sliced 2 large ripe...
Bacon and pea pasta

Bacon and pea pasta

The best part about Italian cooking is that it is quick and very easy. This is a fresh yet tasty pasta dish which takes just a few minutes to prepare. Bacon and peas go together so beautifully that you just have to try this easy recipe. (good for 6 people) What you...
Spaghetti Siciliana

Spaghetti Siciliana

This is another old pasta recipe that was reputedly one of the mafia bosses favorite dishes( no really) and you will see why when you taste it. It has more ingredients than most of our pasta dishes but well worth it. Every man has at some stage been a fan of Mafia...
Gnocchi with bolognese sauce

Gnocchi with bolognese sauce

I love gnocchi and set about making my own over the weekend for some of the bolognese sauce I had left over and I was really surprised at how easy it was. It takes about an hour from start to finish and is important to use floury potatoes. I only cooked half of the...
Spaghetti Sicily

Spaghetti Sicily

This is the perfect fresh and quick summer pasta dish. It will take you 10 minutes from start to finish and is really authentic Italian cooking. It’s so fresh and light you will need a whole packet of spaghetti for 4 people. What you need 500g Cherry tomatoes halved...
Pumpkin and spinach penne

Pumpkin and spinach penne

here is a really nice light and healthy pasta dish as another attempt at cooking for the summer slim down. Roast pumpkin has so much natural fresh flavor that you will probably not need to season so taste before you do. What you need 500g pumpkin cubed 1 cooked packet...
spaghetti with marinara shrimp sauce

spaghetti with marinara shrimp sauce

Here is another really exciting dish that can be made with the traditional marinara sauce. You can really go to town here with the flavors. Add more herbs, a little chili or other types of fish or shellfish to make a real seafood treat. For 4 people you need 300g...
Baked Spaghetti with chicken and mushrooms

Baked Spaghetti with chicken and mushrooms

This is one of those dishes that may not look elegant enough to serve to guests but believe me it will have them talking about it for months afterwards. It’s very rich and creamy but is worth every mouthful. If you have kids that are picky eaters, try this one,...
Creamy baked chicken pasta

Creamy baked chicken pasta

This is such a great winter dish which you will keep as a quick hearty dinner recipe for any day. Use left over chicken and remember when you make the Alfredo sauce to keep enough aside for this dish.(4 people) What you need 1 1/2 cups cooked pasta (spirals or penne)...