On the menu – Red Pepper & Tomato Risotto and Pizza Boats

Monday This is from the James Wong 10-a-day book, it’s an ‘interesting’ way to cook risotto. It’s basically everything bunged together, with the liquid being milk and cooked for a long time. The milk bit was interesting, it made the risotto sort of like a savoury rice pudding but the whole bung everything in and…

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 – 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 – recipes from Tasty, Gino’s Pasta and Twitter

Friday I really wanted to make chocolate chip muffins, using the sort of recipe where you just stick everything in a bowl, stir it with a wooden spoon, stick it in the oven and hey presto. Could I find such a recipe in my massive bookshelf full of cookery books, my rather extensive Kindle and…

On the menu – Ranch stuff and Quesadillas

Monday Ranch dressing isn’t a particularly big thing in the UK, we do have it but we don’t have anything like the dried powder packet mixes that I’ve seen in some US recipes, such as this calzone recipe (scroll down for the chicken bacon ranch recipe). So, as I wanted to make the recipe, I had…

On the menu – garlic, parmesan, parsley, pizza dough

Saturday I made the mini (not that mini really) calzones from the Tasty app, doing the Hawaiian version. The recipe called for ready made pizza dough but I made my own using this recipe which makes for a very voluminous dough. These were nice, although as I’d been craving a tomato-ey calzone (a bit like…