Feature Selection

April 1, 2012

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Spicy Chicken Wraps & Creamy Chocolate Cake

Sometimes life calls for something a little sweet and a little spicy. This Spicy Chicken Wrap recipe is just what you need to call it a day. The whole family can enjoy the meal with or without the spiciness. All you need to do is leave out the sauce and just add the chicken to the wrap. In your busy … Read the rest

March 25, 2012

Mummy Kitchen: Fruit and Veggie Surprise

If you are busy mom that needs a quick snack for your kids, then make sure you check out this Fruit and Veggie Surprise. Life is too busy to not eat healthy and this recipe is just right for your family. There are plenty of fruits and veggies in it with a touch of chocolate. Your kids will be thrilled … Read the rest

March 1, 2012

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Barbequed Chicken Sandwiches & Strawberry Shortcake

Cooking dinner and a nice dessert is no easy process. When you decide what you want to cook for dinner it needs to be inexpensive and really yummy. Yummy foods come in all shapes and sizes but this pair of foodies will really have you jumping for joy. The Barbeque Chicken is so easy to make because all you are … Read the rest

February 1, 2012

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Cooked Vegetables and Cottage Pie

For my February $7 meals I am going for a vegetable selection and a Cottage Pie. I have chosen the vegetable selection because even though the recipe says you have to boil the potatoes now you can use another way of preparing them.

We have just bought a Philips Air fryer where you can have any food you like but … Read the rest

January 29, 2012

Ramsay’s Best Menus

Gordon Ramsay’s last TV series, The F Word, culminated in a competition to find the nation’s favourite local restaurant. His new series, Ramsay’s Best Restaurants, continues this theme, focusing on the country’s favourite international cuisines: Italian, French, Spanish, Mediterranean, British, Chinese, Thai, SE Asian, Indian, Moroccan, Mexican and Middle Eastern. To complement the series Gordon has here selected not just … Read the rest

January 25, 2012

Mummy Kitchen: Saying Hello To My AirFryer

A few weeks ago my husband and I purchased a Philips Airfryer in our bid to reduce the amount of naughty calories that we have in our diet. I had read up on it several times and thought it would be really good – I am not one to go out and spend 200 € on some new kitchen gadget … Read the rest

January 14, 2012

Sell By Dates, What do You Think?

Different people have different views when it comes the sell by dates that you see on food labels. I know that if something is even one day out of date my mum will throw it away without giving it a second thought where as I know other people who don’t even look at the sell by date, if it doesn’t … Read the rest

December 8, 2011

A Review Of The Philips Air Fryer

The Philips air fryer is a new and ingenious way of frying the food you love but using only a tiny amount of air and oil. We have just bought one and can not believe how good this is and how nice the food tastes.

We read all the reviews on the internet and decided to buy one. You could … Read the rest

December 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Potato Gratin And A Chocolate Cheese Cake

For my December Recipes for $7 I have chosen Potato Gratin and a Chocolate Cheese cake. Potatoes are inexpensive around the world so you should not have any problems getting a cheap bag of those.

With the cheese cake you might already be able to source some ingredients from your cupboard already if you are a keen cook and like … Read the rest

November 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Prawn Cocktail and Tuna Pasta Bake

For my November recipes I have gone with a fishy theme. You can’t beat a good old fashioned Prawn cocktail. A few prawns with abit of Mary rose Sauce over the top and some brown bread toasted on the side, heaven.

For the main course I have gone for a simple Tuna Pasta bake. I have being making these for … Read the rest

October 10, 2011

Cake Decorating Genius Review

I have always fancied myself as being able to make a nice cake and I am quite capable of baking a cake and then icing it if need be, but I have always been left in complete amazement when I see a well decorated cake at a wedding or a party.

You would just have to say that a decorated … Read the rest

October 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Bangers and Mash and Gingerbread

For my October recipes I have chosen Bangers and mash and Gingerbread. I find both are cheap and very easy to prepare. They are ideal for a small family or large family. My sausages always have to be the thick ones.

I am sorry but there just is no comparison. Pork or beef sausages are fine; if you buy them … Read the rest

September 30, 2011

Gordon Ramsay’s Playing With Fire

The bestselling follow-up to Humble Pie, now in paperback. When he was struggling to get his first restaurant in the black, Gordon Ramsay never imagined he’d be famous for a TV show about how to run profitable eateries, or that he’d be head of a business empire.

But he is and he did. Here’s how. “In the beginning there was … Read the rest

September 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Autumn Soup and Chicken Curry

For my September recipes I have chosen a rustic starter. A lovely autumn soup, it is very filling and full of vegetables and abit of meat. I like to use chicken instead of Turkey because I can utilise the rest of the chicken in the main course.

For my main course I am going for a basic chicken curry because … Read the rest

August 12, 2011

Pasta Sauces (Master Chefs)

This volume is part of a series which brings together 24 chefs and cookery writers to present ten of their favourite recipes. As a whole, the series forms a cookery library ranging from soups to salads, lunches to suppers, risotto to roasts, and cakes to cookies.… Read the rest

August 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Prawn Recipes and An Easy Chicken Salad

For my August recipes I have gone for a very summery double. My prawn recipes are a fantastic mix of prawns and spices. You can cook on a stove or out on the BBQ. I prefer the BBQ at this time of year.

My Easy chicken salad is a fantastic recipe for those of us that like to take it … Read the rest

July 19, 2011

Cooking for Friends

“As a chef, I work at a thousand miles an hour, but when I’m at home, I want to slow down.”

way from the high-octane energy of the professional kitchen, Gordon Ramsay makes meals at home that are more re-laxed, where cooking is fun and everyone gets involved in preparing food for family and friends. The way Gordon cooks here … Read the rest

July 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Grilled Fish Recipe and Lemon Shortbread

So for the start of summer I have gone for a nice light main course which won’t take too long to cook in the heat. It gets very hot here in Portugal from July onwards even with air conditioning.

So with the heat in mind my recipes can be cooked out side on a BBQ, the main course anyway. For … Read the rest

June 25, 2011

Mummy Kitchen: My First Steamer

Last month I bought my very first steamer after years of threatening to do so and I am in love with it. I have always thought of steaming as a great way to combine cooking your meat, potato and vegetables all at once without the usual hassles that go with it.

For starters the cleaning that you have to do … Read the rest

June 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Healthy Vegetables and Chinese Chicken wings

For this months recipes I have gone for something a bit different from your conventional starter and main course. The healthy veg is a great light starter and a bit different, but that doesn’t take away from the taste of these veg.

With the main course this month I have gone for Chinese chicken wings, the recipe is quite small … Read the rest