Homemade Pastry Recipes

In a previous article, you learned how to make all the different kinds of pastry. Here are some homemade pastry recipes to put your skills to good use. Making pastry is pretty straightforward, once you get the hang of it. Practice makes perfect as they say! Yes, you can buy very good ready-made pastry in … Read more

How to Make Homemade Pastry

Although you can buy very good ready-made pastry, it’s worth knowing how to make your own. Here’s how to make homemade pastry the easy way. At its most basic, pastry is a combination of flour, fat and water. These simple ingredients come together to form a soft, pliable dough that can be used in many … Read more

Best Recipes Using Ground Beef

Ground beef, or mince as we call it here in the UK, is a very versatile ingredient. Here are some of the best recipes using ground beef. Although this page is titled ‘ground beef recipes’ there are many different kinds of mince available now. Lamb, venison, chicken, turkey, pork, and even minced white fish. So … Read more

Easy Homemade Soup Recipes

Soup is eaten all over the world – and we love it. It’s filling, nutritious and tasty. Try these easy homemade soup recipes for yourself. Soup is not a recent invention; Studies have shown that it first originated over 25,000 years ago. Neanderthal man used a pot over an open fire to boil up bones … Read more

Easy Unique Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. But what can you eat instead of toast or cereal? Try these easy, unique breakfast ideas and kick-start your day. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been told that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day.’ My mum wouldn’t … Read more

Fast Easy Meals

Take advantage of the range of ready-prepared foods that are available today. The quality and convenience mean you can put together fast, easy meals in less time than it takes to order a takeaway. There is nothing wrong with taking shortcuts in the kitchen, even though you might have promised yourself that you will cook … Read more

What to Make With Potatoes

The humble potato doesn’t look very exciting. And what can you make with potatoes? Here are some of the most popular potato dishes for you to try. The History of Potatoes Potatoes were first discovered when the Spanish invaded Peru, in 1536. They had been cultivated by the Inca Indians, natives of Peru, from 8,000 – 5,000 … Read more