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In A Hurry? Try This Three Ingredient Pasta Dish!


How many ingredients do you actually need to make a lovely pasta dish? If you’re thinking of four or five then think again! This simple recipe from Delish uses just spaghetti, a lemon and parmesan cheese. As in many restricted ingredient recipes, the seasoning doesn’t count. I really like this pasta dish because it’s quick and easy to make. If you’re […]

How To Make Your Own Pasta Shapes At Home!


Have you tried to make pasta before? How did you get on?  This weekend, it’s time to dig out that old pasta making machine that’s been hiding away for years. I’ve found some great videos that should inspire you to have a go at making your own fresh spaghetti, fusilli and tagliatelle. However, before we […]

Pea and Ham Orzo, Like Risotto Only Better!


There’s nothing better than fresh peas, frozen or straight from your garden. The question is, what are you going to do with them? The standard answer is, pea and ham soup. However, with some imagination you can do a lot more. How about a risotto that’s not really a risotto? Especially when it takes half […]

Gennaro Contaldo’s Fabulous Ricotta Ravioli


I remember having ravioli as a kid, it came in a tin and was ‘meat’ flavoured. To be honest, the filling could of been anything as they all tasted the same. Weather it was the tomato sauce it came in or the filling had lost it flavour, they were all rather bland. Thankfully we are all […]

How To Make Great Tasting Pasta Sauce With A Box Grater


How long does it take you to make a tomato sauce for spaghetti? Perhaps ten or twenty minutes? Maybe less? What if I said 5 minutes and no cooking was involved? In the video, Justin Chapple from Food & Wine reveals how you can make a pasta sauce using fresh tomatoes and a box grater. Yep, […]

Butternut Macaroni Cheese


Draw the curtains, put the heating on and get yourself in the kitchen to make this comforting butternut macaroni cheese. I love macaroni cheese (possibly because cheese is a key ingredient)  and my Granny used to make a delicious version. The strength of cheese is key I think as who wants a wishy-washy macaroni cheese?! […]

Mary Berry’s Pasta Primavera


Next week sees the return of Mary Berry to our screens with her new series ‘Mary Berry Cooks’. A little synopsis on her new series… Now, as Bake Off graduates to BBC1, she is presenting her own BBC2 series, Mary Berry Cooks, a gastronomic journey through the best of our home-grown fare, which will take […]