A classic, comforting pud. Using ready made frozen pastry makes this a cinch.
Very easy, elegant and light soup. Ideal as a starter, or for lunch. Most ingredients you will already have, ready in 15 minutes. Very easily doubled or halved.
A softly baked custard turned out into a pool of caramel.
My friend Kathy gave me this recipe, and it's great. So filling, easy to make and great in a thermos for lunch or school during the winter months. Use a small soup pasta for best results.
Makes a tasty sauce that's great over spaghetti or linguine. Be sure to have crusty bread on hand to soak up every last drop!
Roasted peppers and balsamic vinegar make a wonderful balance of flavours and provide a dramatic visual contrast to coloured pasta.
For a speedy, sweet treat to end a meal, serve bananas in a sticky and nutty sauce, with ice cream. It's a fun, retro dessert given a modern zesty twist with orange, which balances the richness perfectly. Delicious!
A deliciously rich and comforting macaroni cheese.
This can be served as a bake or, leaving the topping off, as an ordinary chilli. You can add more peppers, decrease the amount of beans and make it spicier to taste. The base can be frozen for up to 1 month.
Bananas are simmered in brown sugar, butter and Irish whisky for a delicious warm treat to serve with vanilla ice cream.
This is a popular Scottish dessert and there are many variations and names such as Cream Crowdie. Oats are toasted, then folded into lightly sweetened whipped cream and topped off with berries and a splash of whisky. Finish your Burns supper with this delicious tradition.
This is a very flavourful Indian-style rice pudding. It's the best rice pudding I've ever had, and very easy to make!
Make the most of home-grown tomatoes when they're plump, juicy and plentiful, and bursting with flavour.
With its vibrant taste and colour, this healthy soup offers a refreshing light winter lunch or supper.
Cauliflower makes the most divinely creamy, mild, sweet-tasting soup and looks particularly pretty sprinkled with fragrant, dark green chives.
Made with fresh, raw salad vegetables and thickened with bread, this tangy soup is inspired by the Spanish classic, Gazpacho.
Perfect for vegetarians, but great for meat-eaters too, this hearty rice dish made with starchy short-grain rice is wonderfully rich and satisfying.
Save money by making this simple, versatile egg pasta. You won't want to return to the packaged brands after tasting your own homemade version!
There are few dishes as classic and easy as spaghetti with tomato sauce. Try this lovely version with a little added green from parsley and peppers in the summer when fresh tomatoes are at their peak.
This savoury version of the classic French batter pudding is made with frozen vegetables, which are ideal when you are in a hurry.