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A Very GoggleBox Christmas With Grazia

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My Booze inspired Christmas recipes for the Parkers from Gogglebox. Tiny Trifles, Boozy Cranberry Sauce and Drunken Mules.  What more could you want at Christmas time?! See the recipes below […]

Caramel, Pear and Pecan Christmas Pies

Caramel Christmas pies

Caramel, Pear and Pecan Christmas Pies Festive Cheer is finally upon us and I’m in the mood for baking!! This recipe is especially for the Non Mince Pie lover or […]

Caramel, Pear and Pecan Christmas Pies

In this recipe, I will show you my alternative to the Mince Pie in 3 easy to follow steps.  The caramel melting middle is such a treat!

Pepperpot Beef Stew

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Pepperpot Beef Stew Perfect for a cosy night in without any fuss! My mum used to cook this for me all the time as it was one of my favourites. […]

The Kitchen Cabinet in Manchester

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The BBC Radio 4 Kitchen Cabinet Panel have been in Manchester this week In this weeks program Host Jay Rayner, Henrey Dimbleby, Tim Hayward, Peter Barham and myself chatted Black […]

Sausage and Bean Stew with Wilted Courgettes

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Sausage and Bean Stew with Wilted Courgettes This is the written recipe from my second websiode of Sophie Cooks.  Much to my delight, it has been extremely popular and lots […]

Roasted Butternut Squash and Endive with Parma Ham, Ricotta and Mint Salad

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Endive with Parma Ham, Ricotta and Mint Salad For those of you who have watched my little webisode on the video, I thought it might be […]

Sausage and Bean Stew with Wilted Cougettes

Here I will show you a very quick and healthy recipe that can be cooked using ingredients that most of you will have to hand.  It really is the best […]

Butternut Squash, Endive, Ricotta and Mint Salad

This is a salad that you can prepare in quick time and that will be the perfect companion to so may other dishes or simply served on its own for […]

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread Perfect Sunday baking! This is possibly the easier bread recipe you will ever make.  And the quickest and least likely to go wrong.  It’s the perfect recipe […]

Mussel and Tomato Baked Rissoto

Cook on a Shoestring

Mussel and Tomato Baked Risotto Mussels are one of the cheapest ingredients from the sea that you can get hold of. You get loads for your money and can do […]

Cook on a shoestring – Chicken, Orzo and Spring Onion Broth

Chicken, Orzo and Mint Broth

Chicken, Orzo and Spring Onion Broth Orzo, Giant cous Cous or Macaroni will work for this recipe, even barley or spelt if you have some in the cupboard.  Cook this […]

Great British Food – October

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My Life in Food This month, she’s found perfection in the pumpkin patch.

Great British Food – September

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My Life in Food This month, she prefers her damsons shaken, not stirred. To read the full article please click on the image.  

November Beets!

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Although the chilly winter months are upon us and we are dusting off our winter warmers, it doesn’t mean that our food has to become heavy and unhealthy. I personally […]

Sophie Works With Freedom Food, Compassionate Cook Competition

Sophie Works With Freedom Food, Compassionate Cook Competition. I am thrilled to be working with the RSPCA’s Freedom Food again.  I don’t know about you, but it means a huge […]