Creamy Linguine with Bacon and Basil

IMG_0616I found this recipe on the BBC Good Food website. I loved it, it was so tasty. I cut down the pasta to make it the right size for 2 people but made the sauce as the recipe said and it was the perfect amount for the pasta I made. Here is the original recipe.


400g (I used 200g) linguine or spaghetti
90g pack prosciutto or bacon of your choice
1 tbsp olive oil
juice 1 lemon/ about 1 tbsp
2 egg yolks
3 tbsp crème fraîche
large handful basil leaves
large handful grated Parmesan, plus extra to serve, if you like(40 g)

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Tuna Salad, Tuna Mayo

IMG_0588This is my favorite recipe for Tuna Salad, Tuna Mayo. It makes for a great quick and easy lunch.



2 cans( 278g/9.8oz) Tuna in water, drained

1/3c onion chopped fine

1/3c celery chopped fine

1/2 c/125ml Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

2 medium/ 50g Pickled Cucumbers


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Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

IMG_0560I made Macaroni and Cheese Casserole fairly often, always changing the cheese combination and spices till I made this combination. My husband took one bite, got up and handed me a pen and paper and asked me to write down the recipe. That from now on when he wants Mac and Cheese he wants this combination. This is a great make ahead Casserole, it refrigerates and freezes well with just a bit of time in the oven to warm through. The wonderful thing about Macaroni and Cheese is that you have any combination of cheese you like, the cheese I have listed is just a suggestion feel free to pick your own favorites.




1 small block (240g) Cheddar

1 small block (240g) Emmental

1 small block (240g) Gruyere

1 small bag(50g) grated Parmesan

1/2 a sleeve of Chili Crackers(or your favorite flavor)

2 ham steaks (or 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts)

1 small onion

2 tbsp butter

1 tbsp flour

2 chicken bullion cube

1 package (500g/1lb) macaroni noodles

2 tsp chili powder

black pepper

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Grandmother’s Potato Salad

IMG_0475Several years ago I decided I wanted to make my own potato salad, and since I always loved my Grandmother’s Potato salad I decided to call her for her recipe. She just laughed when I asked for the recipe, she never had a recipe! She just tossed in what what looked good, but she did give the list of what almost always made it into the bowl. From that I have created this recipe.


5 small potatoes/590g potatoes

1/2 a medium onion/60g finely chopped onion

55g sweet pickles, (3 spears or 5 to 6 small gherkins) chopped small

55 g celery (1 to 2 spears, chopped small)

2 large hard boiled eggs chopped

1/2c/125 ml mayonnaise (I use the extra light version since I prefer the flavor)

1 tbsp mustard

1 tbsp pickle juice

a light dusting of cayenne pepper, paprika, and a small dash of salt and pepper.

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IMG_0481I love Fajitas, they are a quick and fun meal that really satisfies.


2 bell peppers (I like to get different colors to add fun)

1 medium onion

500g/ 1lb steak strips (or chicken if you like)

Taco/Fajita Seasoning


Sour(ed) Cream

Shred(ed) Cheese (I like a sharp (old) cheddar)


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