mini garlic & parmesan hasselback potatoes

If you love crispy, tasty potatoes (that aren’t fried), you’re in luck. You’ve got to try these – little roasted potatoes all prettied up and smothered in garlicky, cheesy heaven! 

Garlic & parmesan hasselback potatoes

When I lived in Greece (ha … you thought I’d stopped beginning posts with that phrase, didn’t you? Or rather, hoped … nope, sorry.) [Read more…]

Quick hoi sin chicken noodle wrap

Don’t be stuck over what to do with your leftover rotisserie chicken ever again! Stuff it in a wrap with rice noodles, some crunchy veggies, a bit of chili heat and some tasty hoi sin sauce!

Quick hoi sin chicken noodle wrap - never be stuck over how to use your leftover rotisserie chicken again!

I do love buying rotisserie chickens. You know, those ready-cooked chickens from the supermarket. They always seem to be much more fall-apart tasty than anything I can ever produce at home (although I must admit I haven’t given myself too much practice!). [Read more…]

Easy ricotta gnudi with roasted tomato sauce

Gnudi? What’s that (or those?) How do you even pronounce it? Don’t worry, all you need to know is that they’re a bit like gnocchi, they’re delicious and, big bonus, they’re super easy to make!

easy ricotta gnudi with roasted tomato sauce - a bit like gnocci, but much easier to make!

Warning: I might be about to be a bit childish. Oh, OK then, a lot childish. [Read more…]

Soft-centered triple chocolate muffins

Chocolate flavoured muffins with big chunks of milk & dark chocolate AND an oozy, gooey chocolate truffle centre. Yup, chocolate overload!

soft-centered triple chocolate muffins = chocolate overload!

Much to Mr. Scrummy’s annoyance, I’m posting yet another chocolate-y recipe today. Very chocolate-y, in fact. Oops. [Read more…]

One-pan spicy Thai peanut chicken

Satay lovers stop right here! I love chicken satay, or anything with peanut sauce, but it takes a while to thread the meat on the skewers, cook up the peanut sauce, marinate, etcetera etcetera. These chicken thighs in a spicy Thai-style peanut sauce are cooked in one baking dish … and you can prepare it and have it on the table in under an hour! 

One-pot spicy Thai peanut chicken

I often have a Saturday morning cooking show on in the background while I’m pottering around, and one regular little feature they do is have a celebrity face their ‘food heaven’ and ‘food hell’. [Read more…]

Sun-dried tomato, parmesan & rosemary palmiers

Do you bore yourself with your lack of ‘pre-dinner nibble’ imagination when you have guests over? I certainly do, so I thought I’d replace those dull dishes of crisps & nuts with something a bit more impressive … these easy puff pastry ‘palmiers’ stuffed with tasty sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan & fresh rosemary. Mmmm!

sundried tomato, parmesan & rosemary palmiers - perfect for pre-dinner nibblies!

One of the things I thought that the Australians were really good at when I lived there recently was chips ‘n’ dips and ‘nibbles’ before dinner.  [Read more…]

Caprese quesadillas with roasted vegetables

Do you ever have roasted veggies for dinner – onions, sweet potatoes, peppers & cherry tomatoes, let’s say – and end up with a few too many?  How about making some oozy, tasty quesadillas with the leftovers? Throw the veggies onto a tortilla with some mozzarella & loads of fresh basil, fold, crisp up in a pan and you’ve got a sweet, relatively healthy and delicious cheesy snack! 

Roasted vegetable ‘caprese’ quesadillas - a great way to use up roasted vegetable leftovers!

Jokes fly in our family about the fact that Mr. Scummy and I are always eating leftovers. I’m not sure whether this is an insult, a compliment, or somewhere in between, but it is true that we don’t like to waste any food! [Read more…]