Courgette & Lemon Linguine

This recipe is from Jamie Oliver, he is my all time favourite chef and I have many of his cook books. I love how he creates amazing tasty dishes in literally minutes (although takes me much longer) I have made this a few times and used our own courgettes from our garden, it’s a lovely…

Hot Pot Chicken Bhuna and Easy Naan Bread

I make this dish regular, it really is delicious and easy. I would say it feeds four to five adults but you can freeze it for another day. I use a bread machine for naan bread as it makes life easier for me. Nowadays creating tasty dishes means using machines and cooking aids but this…

Grandma’s Lemon Meringue Pie

This is one of my family’s favourite desserts! I buy readymade pastry (pastry isn’t my forte). Ingredients  I pack of readymade shortcrust pastry Filling 2 lemons 9oz Caster Sugar  3oz Cornflour  3/4 pint of water 1oz butter 3 egg yolks  Meringue  4-5 Egg Whites 4oz Caster sugar  Cook blind your pastry in your flan dish for…

Baileys Cheesecake

My family loves this Cheesecake, it’s incredible. I really recommend trying this for sure!  Ingredients for a 9-inch cheesecake:  100g/3½oz unsalted butter  250g/8¾oz biscuits (crushed).  450g/1lb Cream cheese such as Philadelphia  1 slug of Baileys Irish cream ( I use 100ml )   100ml/3½oz icing sugar  200ml/10½oz double cream  60g/2oz chocolate (dairy or plain, as you…

Oreo no bake Cheesecakes

100g/3½oz unsalted butter  250g/8¾oz digestive biscuits (crushed). You can use Oreos for base if you prefer. 25 Oreo cookies, plus extra for garnish  450g cream cheese 1 1/2 cups icing sugar 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (optional) extra for decoration  Gently melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the crushed biscuits and mix until the…

Stuffed Jacket Potatoes

With Salmon and Hollandaise Sauce  I created this one night when I looked in my fridge and thought what can I cook for tea tonight! On this occasion I had some salmon, chives and a pack of hollandaise sauce in fridge and some potatoes that needed using up. So this is what I came up…

Our Little Fighter.

“When you are pregnant the most commonly asked question is “what would you like, a boy or a girl?” Most would reply “ I don’t mind as long as our baby is healthy “ Your child’s wellbeing is priceless and the most precious thing in the world”. I guess alarm bells should have started ringing during…

The case for Selfies

(By Margaret S. Morton) As a mother I am constantly behind the camera catching all the precious moments of my children’s lives.  There is nothing I won’t capture. The external backup drives have started to fill a drawer. And now with online backup like google photos I can keep them safe. I could probably write a…

Life Plans.

‘I always try to plan things out, but they never work out the way I expect.’ “Having six children was never on my to do list but life very rarely goes to plan“.  my six children Christmas 2018 My plan ~ have two children in my early 20’s, so, when I reached my mid forties I would have…

Embracing simplicity

You will get to know that the mantra of my life is “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live The life you’ve imagined.” ~Henry David Thoreau That is a small part of the quote and truly the part that I have embraced throughout most of my adult life. There is a second part…