COOKING made Easy

Month: February 2017

3 in 1 Pancakes

3 in 1 Pancakes

It’s pancake day.. and funnily enough National Scouse Day too. Living in Liverpool, Scouse is a big thing here…. But today we are just doing all things pancake…. Three ways in fact: Sweet Pancakes, Spinach pancakes and Pancakes you can toss. I only ever used […]

Caramel sauce

This caramel sauce is so easy to make and it will last for an age in the fridge. It’s the perfect staple for pulling out to pour over pancakes, waffles, ice-cream or porridge. You can use it to make a toffee apple crumble (see separate […]

Toffee apple crumble

We don’t usually eat pudding during the week, we just have yoghurt and/or fruit.  So at the weekend I really look forward to making a nice pudding to enjoy after the Sunday dinner. My absolute favourite pudding is an apple crumble. Toffee apple crumble to […]

Beef Rendang

I had some friends coming round for a catch up – dinner at the weekend and as I hadn’t seen them for a while I wanted to do something special but had no time to prepare. I knew we were going to be out all […]

Steak bearnaise and chilli cheesy fries

If you are looking a quick and easy recipe for a special celebration with ultimate wow factor, steak bearnaise is the one you need. Steak frites is a classic French bistro dish. Serve it with a delicious buttery tarragon-flavoured bearnaise sauce and some pan fried […]

French toast with rhubarb and blood orange compote

French toast with rhubarb and blood orange compote

Beautiful pink forced rhubarb in February is such a welcome sight after the stark winter months. It serves as a reminder that despite the cold weather and dark days… good things are on the way. I love the story of how forced rhubarb is grown […]

Huevos Rancheros

I love to mark the weekend with a special breakfast and this Mexican recipe is one of my favourites. It’s just eggs poached in a tasty tomato sauce loaded up with onion, garlic, herbs and chillies. But when you serve it delicious toppings: grated cheese, […]

Cookie Dough

Cookie Dough

When it comes to sweet treats I’m firmly in the Roald Dahl and Mary Poppins camp: treats are essential to life (Roald Dahl) and A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down (Mary Poppins). Everything in moderation of course but life wouldn’t be worth […]

Egg Fried Rice

This is ¬†a staple dish in our house. I just love rice. If I had to choose between pasta, potatoes and rice…. rice it would be. ¬†Although this recipe is for egg fried rice, you would use the same recipe to make ordinary rice, just […]


This has to be one of my all time favourite dinners. It’s easy to make, it tastes good, it’s very comforting and it can be used for both everyday and entertaining. I often rely on this dish when I’ve got a crowd coming for a […]