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Cheesy Stuffed Garlic Mushrooms
Dinners

Cheesy Stuffed Garlic Mushrooms

I can’t remember the first time I tasted Garlic Mushrooms nor can I remember exactly how old I was, all I know is that I was very young and for most of my life these […]

My Top 9 Tips To Making Restaurant Quality Pizzas.
Miscellaneous

My Top 9 Tips To Making Restaurant Quality Pizzas.

Nothing beats a good pizza and here are my TOP FIVE tips for turning your great Homemade Pizza into an awesome Restaurant quality pizza! 1) Caputo Flour is the No1 secret ingredient to getting restaurant […]

Gnocchi with Chicken & Spinach in a Blue Cheese Sauce
Dinners

Gnocchi with Chicken & Spinach in a Blue Cheese Sauce

Sometimes life catches up on you and you really feel like you don’t want to cook. Even the hardened cook like me has days like this. This is where I find Gnocchi fab! I love […]

Weekend Burgers
Dinners, Miscellaneous

Weekend Burgers

What better way to kick off the weekend than these wickedly tasty Burgers? Friday night is our kick back and relax night where we open a bottle of something nice and chill out after the […]

Baked Gnocchi with Chicken, Aubergine and Mozarella
Dinners

Baked Gnocchi with Chicken, Aubergine and Mozarella

  We are huge fans of gnocchi in this house. It’s a super alternative to pasta, it cooks in jig time and I love the texture. What makes it even more appealing is that it’s […]

Sweet Soy Glazed Chicken Drumsticks
Dinners

Sweet Soy Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

O This is a recipe I have since my oldest son who is now 23 was a baby. My mother gave it to me way back then when I was trying to stand on my […]

A photo shoot when they were featured in Easy Food Magazine.
Miscellaneous

Top 9 Tips For Raising Happy Eaters.

So this is the blog post I’ve been meaning to write for years the one that’s going to answer all of your questions and the most common question I get asked “how DO you get […]

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble
Miscellaneous

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble

Rhubarb is in season now and rhubarb crumble has to be the ultimate comfort food. It reminds me of my childhood as my dad always had rhubarb growing in our garden along with his spuds […]

Pork Sausage Rolls with Apple, Sage and Dijon Mustard
Kids Lunches Boxes

Pork Sausage Rolls with Apple, Sage and Dijon Mustard

  Sausage rolls are one of those funny little things that seem to unite people, young and old. Whenever I post a photo of them on social media I get inundated with requests for the […]

Prawns with Red Chilli, Pernod and Fennel
Dinners

Prawns with Red Chilli, Pernod and Fennel

This is a wonderful little dish that comes together in no time at all. It’s a handy one to have for those evenings when you are caught for time and inspiration! Prawns and aniseed go […]

Baked Chicken Caprese with a Pesto Cream Sauce
Dinners

Baked Chicken Caprese with a Pesto Cream Sauce

This is one of ‘those’ dinners, one of the easiest and most delicious things you will ever make. It’s something I just flung in the oven one day and ended up being a spectacular dish […]

Hazelnut and Coolea Cheese Basil Pesto
Miscellaneous

Hazelnut and Coolea Cheese Basil Pesto

There are a trillion recipes out there for Pesto. Many of the them have varying ingredients and use things such as Rocket or Kale for their Pesto. For me I like my Pesto to be […]

Spaghetti with Tomato, Basil and Parmesan Meatballs
Dinners

Spaghetti with Tomato, Basil and Parmesan Meatballs

This is one of our favourite family dinners and I think it’s safe to say a firm favourite the world over. What child (or grown up) doesn’t love Spaghetti and Meatballs? This recipe is so […]

Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup
Soups

Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup

Mushroom soup brings back so many childhood memories. From early years sitting at family weddings and devouring it, loving every mouthful of the warm creamy texture and earthy salty flavour to it featuring on the […]

Cauliflower, Almond & Lemon Za’atar Soup with Rose Harissa
Soups

Cauliflower, Almond & Lemon Za’atar Soup with Rose Harissa

Cauliflower has to be one of my absolute favourite vegetables, not only for its delicate flavour and wonderful texture but also for its sheer versatility. This soup has a wonderful smooth creamy texture and the cauliflower […]

Lemongrass and Chilli Beef Stirfry
Dinners

Lemongrass and Chilli Beef Stirfry

  This ‘Lemongrass and Chilli Beef Stirfry’ is one of my favourite ‘go to’ recipes as it is a wonderfully easy and quick dinner to cook. It is packed full of fresh Lemongrass flavour with […]

Spanish Chicken
Dinners

Spanish Chicken

For years this has been one of my families best loved recipes and the one recipe I come back to time and time again. It is comforting yet light, it is deep and strong combining […]

Butterbean Mash with Lemon, Parmesan and Rosemary.
Dinners, Miscellaneous

Butterbean Mash with Lemon, Parmesan and Rosemary.

This recipe for Butterbean Mash with Lemon, Rosemary and Parmesan is a wonderful little recipe I came up with recently. Butterbeans are highly nutritious and have a wonderful silky creaminess when they are pureed. The […]

Linguine with Spicy N’duja, Tomatoes, Fennel and Yellow Courgette.
Dinners, Meat

Linguine with Spicy N’duja, Tomatoes, Fennel and Yellow Courgette.

I first encountered Spicy N’duja at our local Wednesday Market here in Kenmare a few weeks ago. I was totally intrigued by it’s shape but also by the warning that came with it from the […]

Lemon and Za’atar Roast Chicken
Meat

Lemon and Za’atar Roast Chicken

This morning the rain turned to snow in Kerry and took us all by surprise in mid April. Just when it seemed that summer was within a hairs breath it vanished and disappeared.   As […]

Hot Chocolate for my boys!
Desserts

Hot Chocolate just for two!

All of my boys from the largest down to the littlest have adored Hot Chocolate but I think it was with son no.2 that I perfected the art of Homemade Hot Chocolate quiet simply because […]

Crepes!
Desserts

Crepes!

Ok all this pancake stuff has got us in a tizz again. It’s the day when everywhere you turn you will see a pancake shoved into your face especially on Facebook and Twitter….this is something that […]

Steak and Kidney Pie with Black Garlic and Thyme
Dinners, Meat

Steak and Kidney Pie with Black Garlic and Thyme

I am a lover of classics recipes and comfort food. I love my health kick as much as the next person but I am a sucker for blow outs and good old fashioned comfort foods […]

Prawn and Fennel Soup
Soups

Prawn and Fennel Soup

  The summer holidays are drawing to a close and the coolness of Autumn is drifting on the air. The tastes, smells and sounds of summer will soon be a thing of the past and […]