Creamy Cheats’ Bolognese

A good spag bol can turn a bloody awful day into a great one and trust me, I’m speaking from experience when I say that. To me, a bolognese is the ultimate comfort food and an incredibly versatile one at that. A good meat sauce can be enjoyed on it’s own, with spaghetti or layered…

Spicy Pesto Grilled Cheese

Anyone who has met me will know that cheese is my absolute favourite thing, I honestly can’t get enough of it. I know I’m not really alone with this obsession, which is why I’ve put together this delicious grilled cheese recipe. Gooey, stringy, cheese is the ultimate comfort food and it’s safe to say that…

Quick and Easy Meatballs

Who doesn’t love a good meatball? That juicy, meaty flavour that marries oh so well with a rich and fruity marinara sauce. Too often it’s seen as a kids dinner but there’s just something really special about spaghetti and meatballs that makes it totally irresistible at any age. Like many of my favourite Italian dishes,…

Puglian Inspired Broad Bean (Fava Bean) Puree

I first decided to give this recipe a try when I saw a group of old Italian mamas cooking it on TV. They were proper ‘old school’ home cooks and talked about the history of broad bean puree and why it was so important to them. It’s a traditional Puglian dish and has that real…

Creamy Asparagus and Bacon Risotto

So, this past week has been a bit rubbish, hasn’t it? With everything that’s going on my stress levels have been way higher than usual and when that happens, it’s time for something that’s really satisfying and delicious. One of my favourite dishes to cook when I need to de-stress is risotto. When you cook…

Pasta with Ham, Leeks & Cream

This decadent dish is one of my absolute favourite pasta recipes and one that has been with me for a very long time. This recipe is adapted from a Sunday meal that my lovely nan used to make for the Amato family all the time and it really is something special. I’ve never been one…

Super Simple Tomato Sauce for Pasta

I love, love, love tomato sauce and I don’t mean ketchup of course. I’m talking about that rich, tangy tomatoey goodness you splash all over your spaghetti. I mean, my mouth is watering just writing this because I love it THAT much. I do have a special slow cook recipe for ragu that I use…