On the menu – roast squash and pepper soup & PB&J overnight oats

Friday Thanks to the recommendation of Carina from Carina’s Craft Blog, I checked out the new TV series Dirty Vegan (you can find it on iPlayer) and liked it so much I downloaded the Kindle version of the accompanying cookbook (also called Dirty Vegan). There are lots of dishes that I want to try but…

On the menu – Christmas food

Sunday On the Sunday before Christmas I made lebkuchen from a recipe from Great British Bake Off’s Christmas book. I had remembered making lebkuchen last Christmas and absolutely loving them and I thought that I’d used this recipe, I only checked afterwards (🤦‍♀️) but the recipe I used last year was from a Lorraine Pascale…

On the menu – squash, potato and chilli cakes

Tuesday I know that it’s a bit difficult to see what’s going on in that photo but those are squash, potato and chilli cakes from The Savvy Cook and they were really nice, vegan too, which is worth a mention as a lot of fritter type recipes use eggs (says the person who then put…

On the menu – 3 ingredient Mac & Cheese

Monday This was made with my daughter S, it’s a good student-y recipe, and although I’m pretty confident that she can cook, I’m starting to bear in mind good recipes to show her for when she probably goes off to university in a bit over 3 years time. The recipe is from Tasty and is…

On the menu – Champ

Wednesday This is Champ from the Carbs book, basically milky, creamy, buttery mashed potato with chives and spring onion and it was very nice.

On the menu – loaded potatoes, butternut squash steaks and chicken orzo

Friday I made Loaded Baked Potatoes from the Waitrose site and they were nice. Tuesday The Butternut Squash Steaks were from a recipe on Eatwell 101, they were nice, definitely not a way I’d considered cooking butternut before and I’ll definitely add it to my repertoire. The Chicken Stock Orzo was from Ed Smith’s On…

On the menu – Autumn Carbs

Friday I’m really struggling to find time to cook at the moment, so a cookbook I bought a week or two ago has been torturing me, Carbs by Laura Goodman, the whole book just makes you hungry, it’s got a whole section just on chips *swoons*. Anyway, I’d been planning on making the Pizza Hut…

On the menu – ice cream cake

Friday No photo for this one, I was too concerned about it melting. I made Copy Cat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake for S’s birthday. I didn’t include the frosting because she’s not keen on frosting, I just sprinkled some hundreds and thousands directly on top instead. Anyway, it was nice, the fudge sauce in…

On the menu – Cheesy Ham & Leek Pie

Friday This, Cheesy Leek & Ham Pie from Miguel Barclay’s Super Easy One Pound Meals was absolutely lovely. I swapped the ham for pancetta, as that’s what I had, frying it first with the leek. Not wanting to waste the rest of the puff pastry sheet, I quadrupled the recipe, planning on freezing the rest…