Pumpkin & Bacon Pasta

Forgive me, its been a little while since I’ve managed to get a post up – but never fear, I *have* still been creating yummy dishes to share with you all.  A change of jobs has kept me crazy busy.  But this pasta was so quick, simple and YUM I couldn’t wait to share it.

Prep time – 5 mins, cook time – 20 minutes, serves 4.

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Ginger Earthquake Cookies

What better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than whipping up a batch of these yummy, gingery, creative looking cookies.  The “earthquake” look comes from rolling the balls of chilled dough in icing sugar before baking them.  The crucial part comes with making sure that dough is super cold before you roll the cookies, or you end up with ginger earthquake pancakes!

These cookies are so more-ish, you better make sure you bake a few, once your friends catch on to these, they’ll be begging for more!

Prep Time ~ 2 hours (including chilling time) Cooking time ~ 15 mins a tray
Makes approx 100 cookies (you can very easily halve this recipe if you dont want as many!)

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Thai Red Curry Pork

I’m a sucker for a good red curry – my absolute favourite would have to be a red curry duck, but this red curry pork comes a very close second, loaded with red curry and creamy coconut milk, a nice crunch of fresh vegetables and sprinkle of chopped peanuts and chilli to top it off, and if you want to add a few more healthy bits, there’s even a scoop of nutty brown rice hiding under the gorgeous spicy coconut broth.  Incredibly simple, quick and easy, its certainly one to keep the hungry crowds from rioting for a few hours at least!  This recipe is structured to be a bulk cook, but by all means, scale it back by half if you only have a small crowd.

Prep time 15 mins, Cook time 10 mins, Serves 8

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Golden Syrup Dumplings

When I think of Golden Syrup Dumplings, I think old school classic favourite, skip the healthy and go for downright yum.  Naughty and nice, that sweetness from the brown sugar, cut through by the slightly bitter golden syrup flavour.  Topped with a dash of cream and a scoop of vanilla icecream turns this into a perfect dessert, but one that you definately need to leave plenty of room for! Can anyone say sugar coma?

Prep Time 25 mins, Cook Time 20 minutes – Serves 6

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Pizza Scrolls

Who doesnt love pizza? What better way to enjoy an easy pizza snack than as a scroll!  Super simple dough base that you can top with whatever takes your fancy at the time, fantastic for lunch box snacks or just to have when the hunger bugs are biting.  Let us know what your favourite toppings are for making these, we like the classic Hawaiian, jalapenos supreme or my personal favourite, tandoori chicken with crumbled feta!

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