An incredibly easy way to round off a dinner party - but only if they aren't driving! I like to serve two small scoops in tiny dishes with shortbread, biscotti or amaretti. You can vary this any way you like - try Cointreau or Drambuie (my favourite), or add a few drops of real vanilla extract or some of the vanilla seeds.
Apple purée gives this sauce a rich thick texture that coats meat well. It has a sweet spicy flavour, excellent on chicken or pork. It may also be stored in sterile glass jars.
This is a Japanese recipe for an all-round dipping sauce. This is one serving - make as much as you need.
My family loves to use raspberries or blackberries in this recipe. We love this vinegar on fresh, green salads - it makes a perfect vinaigrette. Prepare close to the time of use.
Ten cloves of garlic lightly browned in olive oil and tossed with parsley, dried crushed chillies, penne pasta and freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese. My brothers named this Death By Garlic.
This is a tangy mustard vinaigrette that's easy to make.
This quick and easy chilli recipe is a great midweek solution for supper! You can even use it to top jacket potatoes.
Love ginger? Keep this ginger paste in the fridge to use in all of your favourite recipes. If topped off with vinegar, it will keep for 1 year in fridge in a covered jar.
I use this delicious marinade for beef kebabs before barbecuing or grilling them.
This easy marinade uses store-cupboard ingredients and tastes delicious on pork chops and chicken.
Polenta should be served straight from the pot or chilled and then pan fried. Wild mushrooms, cheese, fresh herbs and olives are good additions to this delicious comfort food. Quinoa adds a nice nutty flavour to this vegetarian dish.
A refreshing summer drink on a hot day! When raspberries are in season, juice a punnet of raspberries and discard the pulp and seeds.
Just what it says on the box: spaghetti tossed with garlic and olive oil. I like to give this simple dish a kick by adding dried chillies. Serve with grated Parmesan.
Serve this sweet and sour sauce with egg rolls, wontons or over stir-fried chicken and veg.
This glaze is delicious to baste chicken, steaks and fish. You could also use it as a dipping sauce.
Chicken is marinated in olive oil, vermouth and fresh tarragon before grilling, pan frying or barbecuing.
My mum, Faye Grant, has been making this apple cake for her Seders for years. It's the best apple cake recipe you'll ever taste!!
Day old soda bread farls are ideal for frying. These taste great with a slice of grilled bacon, fried cherry tomatoes and a poached egg on top. These are also an essential ingredients in an Ulster fry!
Salad dressing is easy to make and cheaper than bought dressing.
A traditional pudding from West Sussex. Add sultanas or raisins to the filling to make Kentish Puddle Pudding. Warning: don't eat this if you're on a diet!