Easy Bacon Carbonara

My son cooks in school every Thursday. Generally I manage to hear about what he needs on a Wednesday evening. That means I need to have the ingredients to hand, which I normally don’t. So here’s an easy Bacon Carbonara.

Turkey Carbonara

But now we have all those Turkey leftovers from Christmas, and I was wondering if you could substitute the ham for the turkey in a Carbonara?

Red peppers stuffed with mozzarella & pesto

Red peppers are lovely . I actually grew some this year, but they didn’t get big enough to stuff. So here’s a great idea for red peppers.

Schwartz Recipe Inspirations

Schwartz’s new Recipe Inspirations Kit

So…. when Schwartz asked me to try out their new Recipe Inspirations Kit – I jumped at the chance. They sent me a few packs, and I got cooking.

Black kale with bacon, garlic + rosemary

Kale is a vegetable I only got introduced to after I started cooking fro the family. It’s a lovely fresh change to either spinach or something like cauliflower.

Pancake

Pumpkin pancakes

Still looking for something to do with all that left over pumpkin? Here’s a recipe you never thought you’d need (or do!). Try it out and give our kids pancakes they never thought they’d eat!

Fish pie with spinach recipe

We eat a lot of spinach in the family. We particularly like thefres smallleaf, and hardly ever cook it, but here’s a wonderful fish pie recipe that also allows us to eat our favourite vegetable, spinach!

Chocolate sponge cake recipe

Seeing as everyone like chocolate cake, here’s another recipe for one. It’s not the 5 minute cake you can do in the microwave, but it’s just as yummy!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Yet another way to use up that pumpkin you’ve left over from Halloween or Thanksgiving, or any of the other reasons you have surplus pumpkin in your house!

Root vegetable bobotie with spiced cabbage

Bobotie is a spiced dish from South Africa, originally using leftover meat. This one is a veggie version and uses up any odds and ends of root veg.

Sticky apple compote

Sticky apple compote –Compote (French for “mixture”) is a dessert originating from 17th century France made of whole or pieces of fruit in sugar syrup. Whole fruits are immersed in water and with sugar and spices added to the dish, over gentle heat. (Wikipaedia)

Parma Ham Honey Roasted Pumpkin Canapés

Sometimes you have to try something you wouldn’t normally have easily to hand at home , and go get the ingredients to make it. So here you go …try this delicate canapé of spiced roasted pumpkin wedges wrapped in Parma Ham.

Spicy Chicken Wings

Adults love them and for children, you could always do a few with regular chutney instead of chilli sauce, or honey too, so it’s not hot, but still delicious!!

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