Vegetable pasta

This is a colorful vegetable stir fry that is really fantastic with tagliatelle or spaghetti. What you need 1 carrot thinly sliced 4 or 5 baby marrows ½ punnet of mushrooms 2 seeded and sliced tomatoes broccoli 1 onion chopped 400g tagliatelle 3 tablespoons olive oil...

Vegetable lasagne

Healthy, steamy home made comfort food is what this is all about. Serve with crisp garlic bread and try, if you can to leave some for a late night snack. What you need 500ml marinara sauce 500g cottage cheese 1/2 cup grated parmesan handful of ripped fresh basil...
Marinara pasta sauce

Marinara pasta sauce

Marinara pasta sauce is the basis of Italian tomato recipes and is so vesatile it is worth perfecting for your own tastes and using for a quick delicious meal. Marinara sauce freezes very well so make a whole lot and just defrost as much sauce as you need. I usually...
Spicy sausage meat pasta

Spicy sausage meat pasta

Any Italian friend you have will want to book a ticket home to see his gandma after having had a platefull of this delicious italian dish. This recipe is really fantastic and like most pasta recipes is very uncomplicated to make. What you need 2 punnets cherry...

Macaroni cheese

Macaroni cheese never fails to remind me of my childhood and my kids simply love it. On a cold weekend I often double this recipe and leave it in the fridge for anytime snacks.  Its so simple and just takes 10 minutes. What you need 250g macaroni or any shell type...

Favorite Mafia pasta sauce

This is another old pasta recipe that was reputedly one of the mafia bosses favorite dishes and you will see why when you taste it. It has more ingredients than most of our pasta dishes but well worth it. What you need 1 medium onion finely chopped 1 small eggplant...
Spaghetti meatballs

Spaghetti meatballs

Last night I thought we would revisit an old favorite and classic Italian recipe that I had not made for a longtime, and it was so worth it and truely delicious. (Enough for 4 people) What you need 500g lean mince Italian fresh herb mix (Basil, parsley, origanum) 1/2...

Rich bacon and mushroom sauce

This is a classic sauce for those who love bacon, it’s rich, creamy and the smells coming out of the kitchen are sure to make any not so hungry kids, starving. The smell of frying bacon just seems to have that effect! It is best served with penne, which holds...

Beef stroganoff

Beef stroganoff takes just 10 to 15 minutes to prepare and in a little over half an hour you can can present a truely delicious meal to meal to your family that any restaurant would be proud to serve. This is for 2 large servings which could feed 2 adults and 2 small...
Classic Italian sauce

Classic Italian sauce

This really is a fantastic pasta sauce that takes just minutes tp prepare and can be added to any pasta you have in your cupboard. It’s a really good pasta sauce to make and freeze in portions for when you just have time for a quick meal.  (4 portions) You Need...