American Goulash – Just Like the Non-Hungarian Lunch Lady Used to Make

One of my all-time favorite comfort food meals growing up was the beef goulash served in my school cafeteria, which came with a slice of buttered white bread, and an ice-cold carton of milk. Little did I know that it wasn’t really goulash, but an Americanized version, invented, I’m guessing, […]

Chicken Noodle Salad – Making Friends with Cold Spaghetti

The great American philosopher, Homer Simpson, once said, “You don’t make friends with salad.” This cold, spicy, and addictively delicious chicken noodle salad might be the exception. You bring a big bowl of this to the next big cookout, and you’re going to make all sorts of friends. The only […]

Spaghetti with Mussels, Tomato Sauce & Pesto

Spaghetti with Mussels, Tomato Sauce & Pesto This pasta dish is absolutely delicious, the mussels, tomato sauce and pesto compliment this dish perfectly. Serves 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients For the pesto 60g fresh basil leaves 50g pine nuts, toasted 50g parmesan, grated 1 clove of garlic, […]

Penne with Prawns, Chorizo & Rocket

Penne with Prawns, Chorizo & Rocket A wonderfully delicious pasta dish full of flavour & freshness – one of my husband’s favourites! Serves 2 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients 250g penne 1tbsp olive oil 150g chorizo, chopped into bite sized pieces 2 garlic cloves, peeled & finely chopped […]

“Instant” Mac and Cheese – Thinking Outside the Box

I’ve wanted to do another “one-pan” pasta video, where we cook everything right in the sauce, like we did in our famous Orecchiette with Sausage and Arugula recipe, but then I happened to see someone eating mac and cheese on TV, and those plans changed. I decided to adapt the […]

Garlic Noodles – Roasted Garlic Crab Sold Separately

These deceptively simple, yet devastatingly delicious garlic noodles were invented in San Francisco, at a restaurant called, Thanh Long, back in the 70’s. Usually served with roasted Dungeness crab, the actual recipe is a very closely guarded family secret, but after lots of investigation, and even more experimentation, I think […]

The Ultimate Lasagne with Extra Mature Cheddar Sauce

The Ultimate Lasagne with Extra Mature Cheddar Sauce Delicious – what more can I say! Serves 6 Prep time: 45 minutes Cooking time:  50-60 minutes Ingredients For the tomato sauce 2 tbsp olive oil 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 garlic clove, peeled & crushed Pinch of caster sugar 1 […]

Sausage & Mustard Pasta

Sausage & Mustard Pasta A tasty and very easy dish to make!  Sausage & Mustard, a perfect combination… Serves 4 Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10-30 minutes Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, peeled, sliced 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 200g pasta (use your favourite) 6 good quality sausages 1 […]

Quick & Easy Crab Pasta

Quick & Easy Crab Pasta A taste of the sea, this pasta dish is so quick and easy to make but very delicious.  Serves 4 Prep time:  5-10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients 500g of your favourite spaghetti or linguine, cooked as per packet instructions 3 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic […]

Fresh Spinach Pasta – Easy to Do, Occasionally

It’s very easy, and inexpensive to buy pasta at the store, which is why people do it so often, maybe too often, but every once in a while, when you want something specific, making a batch of your own can be fun, and rewarding. Besides, it’s kind of nice to […]

Creamy Ricotta Pasta Sauce – Now 100% Cream-Free!

I enjoy the taste and texture of a classic cream sauce, but what I don’t enjoy is that they tend to be very rich, and filling. I mean, come on, I’m trying to save room for the tiramisu.  However, by using ricotta cheese, and egg, and some boiling pasta water, […]

Sweet Potato Pan-Dumplings with Bacon Butter – Good Save

What started out as a tragic, waterlogged disaster of a sweet potato dumpling attempt, turned into a triumph we’re calling  “pan-dumplings.” As usual, I did little to no research, so someone may have already invented pan-dumplings, but until I hear from you, I’ll be taking the credit. I really liked […]