cheese and onion puffs

Cheese and Onion Puffs

As part of the kitchen diner renovation, we had to move the big chest freezer I have into the old small kitchen, which is now to be used as a utility room. This meant eating a lot of the pre-prepared meals I have done over the last few months to try and empty the freezer….

bacon tomato and basil quiche

Bacon Tomato and Basil Quiche

Most of my favourite dishes could be possibly be described as comforting or stodgy, definitely more autumn winter fayre than spring or summer. However, when the weather warms up, I do find myself craving lighter foods. This week has been one of those rare spring weeks where the temperature has been pushing past 25°C, so I…

Marinara Sauce

I truly believe that marinara sauce is one of those things you should always have in the house. It is so versatile. You can use it straight up with some wholemeal pasta, throw a few meatballs or prawns in it, or fry up some minced beef and it makes a good bolognaise or lasagne sauce….

Halloween Pumpkin Cushion Cover

My sister, like me, believes that Halloween is not a holiday, it’s a lifestyle. Her birthday is in early May, so along with the birthday cake I made her, I decided to make her a Halloween Pumpkin Cushion Cover in a homemade folk art style. As unseasonal as you may think it is, I knew…

Fantasy Drip Cake

There is a craze of everything ‘fantasy’ or ‘unicorn’ at the moment; milkshakes, cupcakes, frappes etc. More often than not, the item does not include anything actually unicorn related, but has more of a pastel fantasy colour scheme. This is where I was going with this cake. It’s my sister’s birthday and I like to…

cheesy bacon and egg cups

Cheesy Bacon and Egg Cups

Sunday breakfast is a leisurely thing. Weekdays often involve grabbing something to eat at work, and Saturday is the day we usually get an early start on chores, so Sunday is the day we like to slow things down a bit – have a lie in, put on some coffee, and take a moment to…