Finger-Lickin’ BBQ Ribs

Sam went a little ribs crazy in Tesco the other day. I love ribs even though they can rarely have much meat in them. But the small amount of meat that is on them are so succulent and delicious, it really needs to be celebrated in every bite. Bank holiday Monday was spoke to be…

Kicky Chicken

Chicken is delicious you can do so much and whip up something so flavoursome with so many different ingredients. I had some chicken breasts I needed to use and the regional plan was to make a few chicken breasts, have one myself with some fries and salad and that would be it. Sam could have…

Creamy Cider Chicken

Mum has been cooking this for as long as I can remember. It’s one of those dishes that proves to be a hit and always surprises people when you say when the secret key ingredient is and it’s not the Cider or the cream – it’s a tin of Campbells Cream of Celery Soup and…

Roasted Italian Potatoes

Super quick and easy to make, these can be your showpiece side dish with very little effort. Most of your ingredients will be in your cupboard, and a perfect side to any midweek meal. Preparation: 15 minutes Cooking: 30 minutes Ingredients:  1.5KG white potatoes, peeled and chopped Salt and pepper 3 tbsp Italian seasoning Olive…

Greek Meze

I love doing dinner parties but haven’t done them in such a long time and it’s great to be doing something I love so much. We’re all quite a social bunch but a social bunch regularly meeting is usually difficult to come by. Our friends Maz and Steve, both have busy working lives, one a…

Summer Chicken Thighs in a Spinach & White Wine Sauce

I love leeks. They give the most deliciously creamy flavour and are just stunning with chicken dishes. Including this one that I had planned as a different recipe that developed into this one. I added wine, courgettes, onions, mushrooms and threw in some spinach and the end result was a very happy Sam doing an…

Chicken and A Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Slow cooking might not be a bad idea some days when I’m extremely busy and whatnot but also quick and easy is needed too. I made this dish because one again I was a little bored, had a mixture of ingredients in my fridge and experimented a little. You all seemed to like the Creamy…

Fish pie

My mum used to play a pretty good trick on me when I was a kid with fish pie, which i use still to this day in my very own version – a mix of breaded and white fish. I never liked fish beyond fish fingers, so getting me to eat something fishy was a…

Meal Planning in 2019

Sam already has nicknamed me “Dannii the list,” for my annoying lists that I insist on writing up, then ticking off tasks as I go along. I love my lists because they are so useful, not just in my personal life but in my professional work life too. These lists also fall under the meal…

A Chinese & Thai Foodie Fakeaway Eve with Friends

Who doesn’t like a takeaway? Chinese, Thai, Indian, curry, fish & chips, cheeky Nando’s, pizza, burgers, kebab – the options are endless. Us brits love them. You only have to sit and watch tv and notice the endless stream of adverts that can confirm this – JustEat, Deliveroo, Dominos. It’s easier to eat in, than…

Add meaning to your menu 

Since the beginning of the year I’ve been writing a side blog to this which you may have noticed pop up on the Facebook page and on my twitter feed. I’ve been writing a food blog, sharing with my followers and friends my love and passion for cooking. I have a mix of amazing recipes…

Muscle Food Review

If you buy the groceries in your house, you’ll know that buying any type of meat is normally quite expensive. It doesn’t matter where you shop, if you have a growing family, buying weekly shopping is expensive. I buy the food in this house and cook too. As you can tell from this blog I’m…

I love my veg box from Nethergong Nurseries

Thanks to a recommendation from Clare and not being overly impressed with the vegetable produce from the supermarket of late, I decided to sign up as a new customer to Nethergong Nurseries, a company in Canterbury that lets their customers access the freshest vegetables, all grown within 10 miles of their nursery. They deliver every…

Review: Sunday Lunch at The Wheatsheaf, St. Lawrence, Ramsgates

It’s that time of year, when a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food is hearty, rich and comforting. And when it comes to Sunday lunch, us Brit’s don’t like to muck around. If it’s Sunday lunch, there really is little excuse on a Sunday for anything else but a Sunday Roast. We…

Meal ideas: Apple & Pork casserole 

Whilst trying desperately to defrost the freezer before going on another Tesco grocery app shop (it’s addictive don’t ya know), I thought last week, I’ll try my hardest to use up what we have before going a little wild, as Sam likes to say “Dannii do we really need this much food for the week?”…