Chicken & Root Vegetable Casserole

I’m being good about #monthlyveg this month and making sure I cook with rutabagas right from the start. This is my 2nd dinner with it so far and I have quite a few recipes lined up and ready to try in the next 2 weeks. The majority of dishes I’m finding are very hearty, wintery, […]

Mini Cottage Pies

I haven’t forgotten that, in last year’s Oscars post, I promised you my recipe for mini cottage pies so, only a year later, here it is! I first encountered mini cottage pies at a friend’s wedding and they were the most amazing bitesize food I’d ever tasted. I knew the Oscar’s party was the perfect […]

Pancakes & Pancake Cakes (Part 1 – Chicken, Spinach & Parmesan Crepes)

In case you missed it, Tuesday was Shrove Tuesday which, in my world, means pancakes! I touched on the history behind the British celebration of Shrove Tuesday last year, so I’ll skip straight to the pancakes this year! Although I really loved the Pancetta & Mushroom Pancake Gratin I cooked for dinner last year, I wanted to […]

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli is definitely on my list of comfort foods and I love how versatile it is – you can serve it with rice, in burritos or tacos, on baked potatoes or, my extra-delicious option, with nachos! It also freezes wonderfully so it’s really easy to make a huge batch all at once and keep the […]

Butternut Squash, Leek & Bacon Tart

Pretty much anything with pastry is delicious but this is something else! The other day, a friend of mine had a few people round for drinks and munchies so I wanted to make something to take. The idea of this tart had been floating around in my head for a while so I decided this […]

Thanksgiving and Dessert

For those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope it was wonderful. Although it’s not a tradition I grew up with, it’s one I’ve eagerly embraced since moving to America. What’s not to love about a 4 day weekend in which you eat lots of food and spend time with those nearest and dearest to […]