Chicken, Chroizo & Bacon Pasta bake with Cherry Tomato Sauce

Saute a diced red onion, with some crushed garlic and sliced mushrooms in a splash of olive oil. Add finely sliced chorizo and diced chicken. Fry until golden. Add halved fresh or tinned  cherry tomatoes, some tomato paste and white wine. Simmer until the sauce thickens. Add cooked pasta and pop into a baking dish and top with cheese. Bake on 180 until the cheese is golden.

LJChicken, Chroizo & Bacon Pasta bake with Cherry Tomato Sauce

Surf N Turf with Chilli Garlic Prawns

A delicious Saturday lunch…. just what the Dr ordered! Add some spice to your prawns by adding some chilli sauce… YUM!

LJSurf N Turf with Chilli Garlic Prawns

Hi everyone! I’ve been very slack keeping this blog going! Hard enough sometimes just keeping up with Facebook… I’ll try a little harder to keep updating!


Scott’s 40th!!!

An amazing weekend celebrating my friend Scott’s 40th Birthday. Great food, friends and family! Scott is a drummer and loves all things music. He has a little collection of minature electric guitars so his partner Renee (one of my closest and best friends) decided a guitar cake would be in order… so I made an electric guitar cake from one of his models. Decided on Mud Cake which turned out to be a real crowd pleaser! Happy 40th Scotty and … Read More

LJScott’s 40th!!!

I decided to have a go at modifying the basic ice cream  recipe to make is kinder on the hips and  it turned out lovely! 3 egg yolks 1⁄2 cup castor sugar 200ml Extra light cream 350ml Skim milk pinch salt 100g chocolate bits Green food colouring Peppermint essence to taste ( I used about 2 small capfuls) Beat the egg yolk and sugar together until fluffy. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour into the freezer canister and allow to … Read More


Roast Veges…. MMMM

Fancy up your roast veges tonight and really lightly coat them in some extra virgin olive oil, handful of brown sugar and some dried herbs ♥ I’m serving this with some marinated chicken lovely legs mmmm… smells delicious and we are all getting hungry with the smells coming from the kitchen..  

LJRoast Veges…. MMMM

Chicken & Bacon Loaf

After cutting my finger last night on my new ceramic knife I decided to put something quick and easy together for dinner and made this Chicken & Bacon Meatloaf. The bacon flavours the chicken beautifully so there is no need for a lot of ingredients! Inredients: 500 grams of Chicken Mince 4 finely chopped Spring Onions 1 Free Range egg 6 rashers of Bacon Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt What to do: Preheat the oven to 180c. Line a greased loaf … Read More

LJChicken & Bacon Loaf

Homemade Choc Chip Icecream… Yum!

Delicious and creamy home made ice-cream ♥ Chocolate chip ice-cream… 3 egg yolks1⁄2 cup castor sugar200ml cream350ml milkpinch salt100g chocolate bits (I used Mini Specked Easter Eggs) Beat the egg yolk and sugar together until fluffy. Stirin the remaining ingredients. Pour into the freezer canister and allow to churn and freeze. Note: Any variation of chocolate bar finelychopped can be used i.e. Cherry Ripe, MarsBar, Violet Crumble or Peppermint Crisp. If you don’t have an icecream maker…. Take your ice … Read More

LJHomemade Choc Chip Icecream… Yum!

Chloe’s Baked Eggs with Bacon, Mushrooms and Tuscan Red Onion

Chloe made me the most delicious Easter Sunday Breakfast this morning!! Yummy!! Grease an oven proof dish with some cooking spray. Add some cooked diced bacon, mushrooms and sliced onions. Sprinkle with some grated cheese and then crack 2 eggs over the top. Top with some more grated cheese and pop into a preheated 180 degree oven until the eggs are set. Season with sea salt and pepper and serve with toast…. DIG IN! This was just delicious!

LJChloe’s Baked Eggs with Bacon, Mushrooms and Tuscan Red Onion

Easter Cupcake Classes

My daughter has been helping me with cake decorating for years, this week she went to her very first Cake Decorating Class and these are the cupcakes she decorated!

LJEaster Cupcake Classes