My Mother’s Pork and Beans

Only one word is needed for this recipe, and that is ‘Wow!’ This Saturday my mother’s cooking the dinner, for a chang, she’s cooking a recent addition to her repertoire, Pork and Beans. This one-pot recipe is actually based on one that she saw being made on an episode of Lorraine, or it might have been This…

My Mother’s Minestrone

A wonderful soup for lunch beside the fire. After so many baking recipes lately, which isn’t good for Slimming World, I’ve decided to focus on a more balanced selection of recipes, starting with this soup. If you were expecting this to be a true Minestrone recipe, I’m afraid it isn’t. It’s my mother’s version, which…

Sour Cream Madeira Cake

A wonderfully moist cake that is definitely going to stay in my baking repertoire for a long time. I know what you are thinking, Not another cake recipe Jack, I thought you were supposed to be on a diet? Well I am still on the diet,  but this was made for someone else, as all…

A Simple Carbonara with Mushrooms

A simple idea involving, gasp, a tub of good shop-brought carbonara sauce. Well, if Delia Smith says it’s okay, it’s okay. Now, let’s get to it, we all have a tub or two of ready made pasta sauce in our fridges, whether we like to admit it or not. Personally I like to have a…