Turkish Lamb Stew or Pea Meal as it’s called in our family

Quite frankly, if you’re going to make stew, you might as well make loads of it! This is a recipe passed onto me from my mother and is a variation of the recipe passed on from her mother, and we love it. This recipe feeds a family of five twice over – we usually serve… Continue reading Turkish Lamb Stew or Pea Meal as it’s called in our family

Old-fashioned Toad-in-the-Hole

Hands-up, I have to admit, my husband made this, and it’s a great meal to have on a cold evening, and let’s face it, there are many of those living in the UK! Really simple to do, and fills up those hungry tummies!  This recipe comes from the book: Grandma’s Best Recipes on Page 86,… Continue reading Old-fashioned Toad-in-the-Hole

KÖFTE or Meatballs to my friends

This goes brilliantly with rice or as we call it in our house ‘worm rice’ – more about that in a different recipe, and a mixed salad – if you’re really hungry, add a side of chips! Ingredients – for a family of five, scale down for smaller portions: 3 large packets of mince meat… Continue reading KÖFTE or Meatballs to my friends

Chocolate Malteser Biscuit Fridge Cake

And then they were gone!  Literally, these will go in a flash, so make sure you grab yourself a slice before you let the kids or anyone else get at it! The recipe came from a book which I bought down the market for about 50p so an absolute bargain!  It’s called ‘Simply Cadbury’s Chocolate’… Continue reading Chocolate Malteser Biscuit Fridge Cake

Blueberry Teddy Bear Cake & Muffins

So, this is my youngest son’s favourite, and to be honest one of the easier bakes to do.  He likes to cut a limb off at a time and eat it, go figure.  When my daughter’s boyfriend comes around, there’s usually a scrabble for who can get to it first.  I’ve made blueberry muffins for… Continue reading Blueberry Teddy Bear Cake & Muffins

Ham & Pineapple Pizza with a Margherita base & Pizza with Sausages & Bacon

So, not the prettiest looking pizza I’ll grant you – but it tasted lovely.  How do you get your dough to come out in a nice circle – answers on a post-card please! This pizza has been bastardised from three different places, here we go: For the dough – I went to Jamie Oliver’s on-line recipe… Continue reading Ham & Pineapple Pizza with a Margherita base & Pizza with Sausages & Bacon