Bruschetta Chicken With Zucchini Pasta

Here’s an interesting twist to the classic spaghetti with tomato and basil sauce:  Bruschetta chicken with Zucchini Pasta from ‘Comfy Cuisine’. The traditional spaghetti is replaced with fine ribbons of zucchini lightly coated with a balsamic vinaigrette, topped with seasoned […]

Chocolate, Fruit And Pecan Pavlova Recipe

Chocolate, check! Pecans, check! Meringue, check!  This has just got to be a winning combination from Holly at ‘Recipes from a Normal Mum’ – a Chocolate, Fruit and Nut Pavlova. I’m not going to think about the calories, but instead […]

Make Your Own Lemon Thyme Herbal Disinfecting Spray

Since having kids, I have started to become more and more concerned about all the chemicals we happily and ignorantly use in our homes and around our families and pets to keep our homes clean and smelling nice… I have […]

Greek Salad (But Not As You Know It…)

Greek Salad – one of our absolute favourites.  I can’t think of any other dish which reminds me more of long hot summers… ‘Food-O-Mania’ have an interesting version for you to try including refreshing kiwi and a couple of surprise […]

Caramel and Chocolate Gooey Bars

If you are looking for a quick and easy sugar hit – look no further than these delicious and oh-so sticky ‘Caramel and Chocolate Gooey Bars’ from ‘Averie Cooks’.  The name (and photo!) says it all… I have already featured […]

How To Bake Bread In A Crock Pot

I did not know you could bake bread in a Crock Pot (slow cooker) and it would have never occurred to me to try… Thanks to ‘Mom’s With Crock Pots’ I think I might have to now though! Apparently you […]

How To Make Mead (Delicious Honey wine)

Home brewing and wine making are two things I have a lot of experience of; there have been many successes and lots of disasters. Of everything I have ever tried to make, mead has been by far the biggest success… There are […]

25 Additional Uses For Olive Oil

What did we used to cook with before olive oil become so popular? It seems that olive oil is used in almost all savoury dishes these days. It is so healthy and versatile, but I don’t ever remember seeing olive […]

How To Make Your Own Sourdough Starter

If you like sourdough bread, or you have always wanted to have a go at baking some, this tutorial from ‘Nourished Kitchen’ is just for you. Sure, you can buy established sourdough starters, but where is the fun in that? I […]

Awesome Coffee Break Muffins (Dorie Greenspan Recipe)

This recipe is taken from the amazing  looking cookbook: Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. However, I stumbled across the recipe on a blog called ‘Some Needful Things’. These muffins sound perfect for mid-morning coffee, they actually have a […]

Authentic Mexican Shredded Pork Tacos Recipe

I love tacos and this is an AWESOME recipe with an excellent,  fully photographed, easy to follow, tutorial from ‘David’s Free Recipes’. This is an authentic Mexican recipe with slow-cooked shredded pork with chili, onion, cumin, garlic and pepper. Once […]

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs Recipe

What a great idea, chicken parmesan meatballs! (Thanks ‘Cents Less Deals’ for the awesome recipe). These meatballs are made with ground chicken, breadcrumbs, onion, parsley and obviously parmesan cheese, but they also have a lovely gooey mozzarella surprise in the centre… Pretty […]

How To Make EASY & Delicious Homemade Pesto!

There are probably 100s of different pesto recipes, every Italian cook seems to have their own secret pesto recipe. The one thing all pesto recipes have in common is that they are all really easy to make… In fact homemade […]

How To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home With Peppermint Oil

I am terrified of spiders, I hate them… I think it’s their unpredictable behaviour, the way they scurry around and often make straight for you (it’s like they know you don’t like them!). What bothers me most though – is when you […]