Homemade Tomato Soup – quick and easy to make, even using good quality canned tomatoes. Makes an ideal, warm, comfort food lunch accompanied by a perfectly crispy and gooey grilled cheese sandwich. Don’t let anyone tell you that making homemade tomato soup is too much effort, it isn’t. The little bit of effort that is required pays off big in terms...

Souvlaki Roast Pork Loin with Lemon Oregano Tzatziki – a tender centre loin roast pork marinated in a delicious souvlaki flavour paste and served with refreshing lemon oregano tzatziki. A differently delicious idea for Sunday supper. This Souvlaki Roast Pork is my idea of a perfect Sunday dinner. Not only because it is so deliciously satisfying, but because...

Smoked Paprika Roasted Potatoes – you’ll want to serve these roast potatoes with everything from lamb to chicken souvlaki and more. Simple, flavourful and perfectly golden crispy. Delicious with your favourite tzatziki as a dip too. This recipe for Smoked Paprika Roasted Potatoes is just one more chapter in our family’s love affair with the beautiful,...

The Best Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – soft and chewy at the centre and crispy around the outer edges with a caramel like boost of flavour from using brown butter in the cookie dough. These Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are a good option if you have a little extra time to brown the butter and let it cool completely to use in the cookie dough preparation.  The...

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffins – the ultimate breakfast treat for lovers of the famous British treat, with chunks of Terry’s Chocolate Orange baked right inside. This Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffins recipe will come as a surprise to nobody who has been following this website for any length of time. My obsession with the flavour combination...

Amatriciana Pasta with Chicken (or Chicken Fettuccine with Blush Tomato Sauce) – a simple but delicious chicken and pasta dish that you can make any day of the week or even to serve at a dinner party. Before I get any Italians riled up out there I know full well that this is not an authentic Americana Pasta Sauce recipe, which can be actually much simpler....

Black Bean, Sausage & Duck Cassoulet – this simple, slow cooked French comfort food stew is one of the best cold weather meals there is; with a deeply flavoured rich broth and wholesome nutritious black beans too. This duck cassoulet recipe with sausage and black beans is an ultimate comfort food recipe for me. I first made it a couple of years ago as part...

Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef – a beautiful roast of beef seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, garlic and thyme butter which gets marinated overnight for maximum flavour! My idea for Worcestershire Roast Beef came from wanting to marinate a roast in Worcestershire sauce without the meat being overwhelmed by the flavour of the marinade. I love the flavour...

Chicken Lentil Soup – with carrots, celery & thyme. – A simple, easy to prepare but nutritious soup that’d perfect to make after a roast chicken or turkey dinner. This leftover chicken lentil soup covers a couple of necessities in and early January meal plan. First, if you’ve made homemade chicken or turkey stock and have leftover chicken...

Cheddar Ham Potato Cakes – a leftover recipe winner! Leftover baked ham and mashed potatoes with cheddar cheese that’s great for dinner or for brunch with fried eggs. We’ve routinely been making these Cheddar Ham Potato cakes for a while now, after a baked ham dinner. Since our recent Turkey Bacon Potato Cakes was such a success, I decided to share...