Super easy Tuna Pasta Bake

Super easy Tuna Pasta Bake

Super easy Tuna Pasta Bake

No recipe for this one!

I mixed together half wholemeal pasta and half white pasta and cooked them together until ‘al dente’

Whilst that was boiling I melted half a pack of Philadelphia cream cheese and some grated Cheddar cheese with a drained tin of tuna in brine; adding in some seasoning.

After draining the pasta I mixed the sauce with the pasta, adding some more grated cheese on the top and baking in the Aga for 25 minutes at the top of the top oven.

Yummy, comfort food!  Super speedy, too! Enjoy!

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No-bake Rice Krispie Cakes with Popcorn, Nutella and Peanut butter!

Making popcorn

Making popcorn

I wanted to make a variation of Rice Krispie cakes and couldn’t find the perfect recipe!

So I took

3 cups of freshly made popcorn

3 cups of puffed rice

3 cups of Rice Krispies

In a pan I melted together a 7oz jar of Marshmallow Fluff, 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter, 1/2 cup Nutella and 1/4 cup unsalted butter.

All the ingredients

All the ingredients

I mixed the melted ingredients in with the dry ingredients, so they were all combined.  I firmly pressed the mixture into a rectangular baking tin lined with greaseproof paper and then chilled it in the fridge for 30 mins.

Popcorn, Rice Peanut butter Bars

Popcorn, Rice Peanut butter Bars

Delicious!

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Super-easy Fish Pie

Super-easy fish pie

Super-easy fish pie

I used a recipe from BBC Good Food which can be found here http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2303636/family-meals-easy-fish-pie

I omitted the petit pois and sweetcorn and used spinach instead

Cooking the ingredients

Cooking the ingredients

It was great, very easy, tasty and nutritious – 5 stars!

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Look what we had for Christmas!

I’m so excited!  I know that with an Aga I should be baking amazing bread, but somehow all my efforts have been less than successful!

So  – ta dah!

Breadmaker

Breadmaker

And this is our first loaf!  Lovingly created and nurtured into existence!!

Our first loaf!

Our first loaf!

It was SO yummy!  The crust was beautiful and it had a great texture!  Very pleased!  Now to experiment!  Watch this space………!

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Lorraine Pascale’s White Chocolate and Ginger Mousse

White Chocolate & Ginger Mousse

White Chocolate & Ginger Mousse

This recipe is from the book ‘Home Cooking Made Easy’  The recipe says it makes 4 large glasses but next time I’m more likely to serve it as 8 small glasses, as it was very rich and the servings were too big!

Ingredients

150g Creme fraiche

300 ml double cream

400g white chocolate (melted in the bottom of the Aga)

finely chopped stem ginger

Method

I whipped the double cream until thick and then whipped in the creme fraiche gently.

Next I added a spoonful of the cream/creme fraiche mixture to the melted chocolate and stirred it in.  I gradually added all the cream mixture to the chocolate in this way.  Finally I stirred in some chopped ginger.

I divided the mixture between 4 glasses and put it in the fridge for an hour.

Et voila!

 

 

 

 

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Jamie Oliver’s Potato Boulangere

Boulangere potatoes are sliced very thinly (I used the food processor) and cooked in the oven in stock, so they are very healthy!

You can find the recipe here http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/boulang-re-potatoes

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I didn’t have any sage, so I left it out!

Finished potatoes

Finished potatoes

 

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Waitrose Hearty Beef and Beetroot Stew

Waitrose Hearty Beef & Beetroot Stew

Waitrose Hearty Beef & Beetroot Stew

You can find the recipe here http://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/recipes/recipe_directory/h/hearty-beef-and-beetrootstew.A4.html

I used normal beetroot (not the chilli one mentioned in the recipe) anf I served it with Boulangere potatoes (recipe in another post!)

It was DELICIOUS!

 

 

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