Magnificent Mac ‘n’ Cheese

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Mac ‘n’ Cheese is a great blank canvas, hence why a Mac n Cheese bar is so popular at festivals and other pop up events these days. Master the basics, then you can start sprinkling on interesting toppings. The only advice I’d give is that ‘crunchy’ should probably be the focus. Dried onion crisps, crumbled slow grilled streaky bacon, or …

Versatile Tomato Sauce

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This sauce is so simple and versatile, yet extremely tasty. You can knock it up in 15 minutes and it’s fantastic with pasta for lunch, it’s great poured over a grilled chicken breast, or even blitz it and enjoy it as a soup! Method Put everything into a saucepan, season well and bring to the boil Simmer until reduced by …

Meatball Mania

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Best. Meatballs. Ever… Method First up get the onions sweating: Chop them up and put them in a large pan on a low heat. Put the lid on the pan and stir them every few minutes. We want them soft and sweet which will take about as long as it takes you to make the meatballs. For the meatballs put …

Lamb Pasticcio

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One from the Oxo book – this has evolved over the years. Great the next day too. Use dried basil and oregano and a little concentrated beef stock if, like my wonderful wife, you refuse to keep Oxo cubes in the house… Method Heat the oil in a large pan and slow fry the onion until clear Add the garlic …