With October now in full swing, it is so difficult not to give in to some “pumpkin love” lol. If you are a foodie who loves cooking and baking you will most certainly eat or make a dish containing this gorgeous veg. It’s simply unavoidable! My little guide to Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree should get you on your way to fabulous autumnal bakes.
I’m absolutely in love with everything pumpkin at the moment. Love using it in both sweet and savoury dishes and am always on the lookout for new inspiration for warming pumpkin dishes.
This Spiced Pumpkin Soup is one of the dishes I have been making for years. It is a perfect autumn/winter warmer, that will definitely warm your cockles on a cold day! Add big hunk of fresh, buttered bread (or some crunchy croutons) and it doesn’t get any better or yummier than this! 🙂
There is not much to say about my second Great British Bake Off inspired creation as it pretty much speaks for itself. Millionaire’s Shortbread is pretty much a classic and as much as I love it I decided to tinker with it a tiny bit. Tablespoon of peanut butter here and there, sprinkling of some salted peanuts, et voilà, Salted Peanuts & Peanut Butter Millionaire’s Shortbread!
Do you know that feeling right before your weekly shop is due when you’ve pretty much run out of most things? You also realise you won’t be able to go shopping until tomorrow (oops) but family needs feeding! What do you make? Well it is One Pot Smoked Sausage Jambalaya in my house! It is a perfect family dinner where you can use whatever veg and meat/seafood you’ve got lurking in your fridge. You could really call it “Fridge Clear-out Jambalaya” instead! 🙂
Would you believe that we are half way into September? As far as I’m concerned Autumn has properly settled in already. It’s all comfort cooking and baking from now on. 🙂 Oh how I love this turn of the seasons. All the wonderful glut of fruit and veg available and then there are APPLES! Gorgeous apples which are a bit overlooked as technically available all year round but they never taste as good at any other time. Now is their proper time to shine!
You know by now that we are all pork fiends in my house. 🙂 From sausages, beautiful roasted joints to chops we have it at least once a week. This tasty little recipe I have for you today is loved by all and makes for ideal family fare. Even though my Braised Pork Chops with Leeks & Carrots take some time to cook, the actual “hands on” time is not long at all so you can get on with other things (as long as you check on your chops from time to time). 🙂
September is upon us, kids are about to return to school and nursery (last year before school starts, sniff, sniff) and I hate to say it but it is time to say goodbye to Summer! It’s been a good one and a busy one too. Trying to juggle major decorating project, keeping kids happy and occupied but also trying to breathe, relax and of course don’t forget blogging and other work engagements. It’s been fun, tough at times and also emotional but we saw it till the end and now WELCOME SEPTEMBER!
Do you like aubergine (eggplant)? I do, and like it a lot! Unfortunately for me my kids and especially the husband don’t. In hubbie’s case it has got something to do with “horrific” moussaka he was fed at school as a kid. Bless him. 😉 The thing is , he will now not have it in any shape or form. Kids are not too keen either. Oh well.
From time to time I manage to sneak this gorgeous veg into stews or rich tomato based sauces but what I really want is to eat it in its full glory, knowing that I’m in fact, eating said aubergine. That’s how my super simple and utterly delicious Aubergine, Tomato & Mozzarella Bake was born. It became my lunch or occasional lone dinner favourite (together with mushrooms on toast) – another veggie hubby won’t touch with a bargepole (man’s got issues) 😉