17 January 2019 Lorraine 4Comment

I guess my family can only do so much roast veggies and salads. Today it’s a Spicy Chicken Pasta Recipe, my kids favourite comfort food. My older son is at college and when he comes home on weekends all he wants is this Chicken Pasta, you would swear it’s the only thing I could cook. This Spicy Chicken Pasta Recipe is so simple, you can have a meal on your table in less than 30 minutes. It’s comforting, spicy and oh so yummy! I love spicing up my chicken before I add them to pasta. It makes it all the…

9 November 2018 Lorraine

Do you ever wonder why buttermilk is used in baking? Well I certainly didn’t understand it much myself, all I knew was that when buttermilk was added to my cake batter I produced a perfectly moist cake. That’s all that matters right. But it’s always good to expand our knowledge in the kitchen and when your guests say “wow, that cake is amazing”. You can then go on to explain the science behind buttermilk…..haha, don’t think your guests will come back after that boring science lesson. On a serious note it’s always good to know why we use certain ingredients…

1 November 2018 Lorraine

Here are some handy tips to bake the perfect biscuits, from Good Housekeeping UK. I must admit I haven’t had too many biscuit disasters so I must be doing something right. One of the tips is to refrigerate your biscuit dough before cutting them into shapes and baking them, however I find cutting them into shapes before refrigerating works a charm for me, it’s much easier to handle the dough when it’s not too cold. Over the years I have also learned that my biscuits are cooked when I can smell them, this can prevent your cookies from being overcooked….