Dorie Greenspan Spaghetti and Meatballs in a blue dish

Cook the Book Fridays: Meatballs and Spaghetti from Everyday Dorie

This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie and was the perfect comfort food this week. Meatballs and Spaghetti sounds like a simple dish but slow cooked, the meatballs take on a lot of flavour. In fact, my version of the dish was even simpler as I … Read more

Bacon lettuce and arugula pasta with Hidden Valley ranch dressing and ricotta with panko breadcrumbs on eatlivetravelwrite.com

BLT pasta

When I was invited a while back to participate in the Hidden Valley Ranchify Recipe Challenge – which involved “ranchifying a recipe” using  Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, I knew exactly the combination of ingredients I wanted to use: Bacon, lettuce and tomatoes. But not in a sandwich. Whilst I love the idea of BLT sandwiches … Read more

They’re back! Les Petits Chefs do pasta, two ways

I can’t believe that we’re back in the kitchen science lab again for another round of Les Petits Chefs, my after-school cooking club for 9-11 year old boys.  I’m hosting two sessions of 6-8 weeks each this term between now and December so expect lots of great and kid-friendly (but not dumbed down) recipes! This … Read more

Jamie Oliver Spaghetti and meatballs post picture

Les Petits Chefs Food Revolution Week 4

This was a special request from Henry and Charles this week: Spaghetti and Meatballs! Check out the wonderful technique in the middle row – that’s Liam working out how to divide the meat into four equal parts!  As you can see from the bottom row, some of the meatballs were larger than others and they … Read more