Best on the Web – Yummy Cookies

Cookies – there are days, when you can think of absolutely nothing nicer than a tank sized cup of coffee and a cookie the size of a dinner plate to go with it (yep those are dark and bad days!) – however cookies (and not biscuits – there is a definite difference here and I am going down the cookie route today that is not to say that I don’t appreciate a jolly good biscuit, because I most definitely do – for example the digestive biscuit will hold up to the rigours of even the most foolhardy  dunker and eater).

Cookies are extremely easy to make, and you can achieve that scrummy squidgyness that packet cookies lack very easily.



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The Sunday Roast is Back!

Summer has officially gone, its done and dusted and autumn is well and truly here, that means Sundays lunchtimes are again all about the roast dinner! And whilst of course I adore any roasted joint of meat, the humble roast chicken is a often more cost effective and just as scrummy alternative, but just throwing a oven ready bird into the oven and hoping for the best really doesn't cut it, everyone has their own methods and recipes for achieving the best results for a succulent tasty roast chicken, but for the last few weeks I have been on a mission scouring the web for recipes which are easy to follow and will give you and your family that perfect Sunday Roast!

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Best Pasta Salads

Summer is finally here (work with me on this, I know its patchy to say the least), and that means for many of us the compulsory family BBQs and parties, which brings along with it the obligation to turn up with a dish of something hopefully home-made and delicious to share.

My standard offering is a pasta salad, they are generally universally liked, easy to make and filling.

Here I share some of the best on the web I have found and a couple of my own variations…



Marks and Spencer


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Souper Duper Soup on the Web

Tomato Soup

Tomato SoupCookbooks are fabulous, they make our kitchens and shelves look pretty, sitting there piled up taking up space, but with the internet comes an almost inexhaustible supply of recipes, from some of the best and most well known chefs in the world, along with a plethora of sites where amateur cooks swap and post their recipes.


My own collection of cookbooks have been long relegated to doing nothing more than looking good. Whenever I want  a new recipe, am looking for a new spin on a old favourite or hoping for some culinary inspiration I just employ the power of Google and my laptop becomes the cookbook propped up on my kitchen table.


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