Category Archives: What’s for Dinner Mom?

Poached Eggs & Home Fries

How do you like your eggs?

So for Easter I would hope of course that you will indulge in a chocolate Easter egg but other than that how do you like to eat yours?  Aren’t they just the greatest food to have on standby, I mean who

Poached Eggs & Home Fries

How do you like your eggs?

So for Easter I would hope of course that you will indulge in a chocolate Easter egg but other than that how do you like to eat yours?  Aren’t they just the greatest food to have on standby, I mean who

Pork & Patatas Bravas Close-Up

Pork & Patatas Bravas – A Quick & Easy Supper

Pork & Patatas Bravas A quick and easy supper. That’s what we’re after most days of the week and something tasty too and perhaps a little bit different from what we normally serve.  If you have children they may or

Pork & Patatas Bravas Close-Up

Pork & Patatas Bravas – A Quick & Easy Supper

Pork & Patatas Bravas A quick and easy supper. That’s what we’re after most days of the week and something tasty too and perhaps a little bit different from what we normally serve.  If you have children they may or

Irish Food - Toasted Sandwich

Irish Food for St Patrick’s Day

In Ireland we are spoiled with the quality of our ingredients and we are lucky enough to have some excellent Quality Assurance schemes in place that can trace for us the origin of the food we eat.  When we purchase

Irish Food - Toasted Sandwich

Irish Food for St Patrick’s Day

In Ireland we are spoiled with the quality of our ingredients and we are lucky enough to have some excellent Quality Assurance schemes in place that can trace for us the origin of the food we eat.  When we purchase

Slow Cooker Chicken Plated

Slow Cooker Chicken 1

So what’s a slow-cooker then? :  It’s a counter-top stand-alone cooking pot with its own power supply that you plug in, pop ingredients into and leave to work for several hours with the minimal amount of input or effort from

Slow Cooker Chicken Plated

Slow Cooker Chicken 1

So what’s a slow-cooker then? :  It’s a counter-top stand-alone cooking pot with its own power supply that you plug in, pop ingredients into and leave to work for several hours with the minimal amount of input or effort from

Carrot and fennel soup close-up

Carrot & Fennel Soup

Treacy’s Bar in Ballincollig does a great soup and half-sandwich lunchtime offering and believe me both are huge and will amply sate even large appetites.  It was there that I tasted Carrot & Fennel soup last week and just had

Carrot and fennel soup close-up

Carrot & Fennel Soup

Treacy’s Bar in Ballincollig does a great soup and half-sandwich lunchtime offering and believe me both are huge and will amply sate even large appetites.  It was there that I tasted Carrot & Fennel soup last week and just had

Indian Feast of Insanely Good Bombay Curry Sauce with Turmeric Rice & Toasted Almonds served with naan bread

Insanely Good Sauces – Bombay Curry Sauce

As I’ve been very busy with ‘real’ work lately in our food safety business developing a new website and running the office I’ve been reaching quite gladly for various Insanely Good sauces on the days that I am strapped for

Indian Feast of Insanely Good Bombay Curry Sauce with Turmeric Rice & Toasted Almonds served with naan bread

Insanely Good Sauces – Bombay Curry Sauce

As I’ve been very busy with ‘real’ work lately in our food safety business developing a new website and running the office I’ve been reaching quite gladly for various Insanely Good sauces on the days that I am strapped for

Lemon Pepper

Lemon Pepper Roast Chicken

I have a spice rack/shelf that sits conveniently over my cooker so whatever I’m making for dinner is usually subject to a lash of whatever comes to hand.  Recently Goodall’s of Ireland sent me a selection of their new range

Lemon Pepper

Lemon Pepper Roast Chicken

I have a spice rack/shelf that sits conveniently over my cooker so whatever I’m making for dinner is usually subject to a lash of whatever comes to hand.  Recently Goodall’s of Ireland sent me a selection of their new range

Sweet Potato and Carrot Mash_opt

Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrot Mash

Sweet potato and carrot work really well together and I often mash them simply with some coriander and butter.  Here I have concocted a sweet and spicy chilli based mixture to mash them with and it’s lovely. I pureed mine

Sweet Potato and Carrot Mash_opt

Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrot Mash

Sweet potato and carrot work really well together and I often mash them simply with some coriander and butter.  Here I have concocted a sweet and spicy chilli based mixture to mash them with and it’s lovely. I pureed mine

blackened chicken_opt

Blackened Chicken

Here’s a gem of a recipe. Since acquiring Jamie Oliver’s 15 minute meals cookbook I’ve been bashing chicken breasts goodo in my kitchen.  I love that this makes them quicker to cook and in turn renders them moister.  Spicing the

blackened chicken_opt

Blackened Chicken

Here’s a gem of a recipe. Since acquiring Jamie Oliver’s 15 minute meals cookbook I’ve been bashing chicken breasts goodo in my kitchen.  I love that this makes them quicker to cook and in turn renders them moister.  Spicing the

Apron Strings Cookbook by Nessa Robins

Chorizo, bean and pasta soup – from Apron Strings

Nessa Robins, a fellow Irish food blogger, has just launched her cookery book ‘Apron Strings’ with the byline of ‘Recipes from a family kitchen.’  Here is very honest writing and robust home-cooking.  With a cover that is inviting you into

Apron Strings Cookbook by Nessa Robins

Chorizo, bean and pasta soup – from Apron Strings

Nessa Robins, a fellow Irish food blogger, has just launched her cookery book ‘Apron Strings’ with the byline of ‘Recipes from a family kitchen.’  Here is very honest writing and robust home-cooking.  With a cover that is inviting you into

Moroccan Beef Stew in bowls

Moroccan Beef or Lamb with Couscous & Broccoli

Even in summer we can enjoy our stews using cheaper cuts of beef or lamb to render very tasty dishes that are economical and lightened with an accompaniment of couscous. If you bring everything to the table in large bowls

Moroccan Beef Stew in bowls

Moroccan Beef or Lamb with Couscous & Broccoli

Even in summer we can enjoy our stews using cheaper cuts of beef or lamb to render very tasty dishes that are economical and lightened with an accompaniment of couscous. If you bring everything to the table in large bowls

Jamie Greek Salad in Dunnes Platter

Jamie Oliver’s Modern Greek Salad

I love having little ‘aha’ moments and I had one of those while making this salad.  Jamie said to ‘Scratch a fork down the length of the cucumber all the way round……’ before slicing and lo and behold this produces

Jamie Greek Salad in Dunnes Platter

Jamie Oliver’s Modern Greek Salad

I love having little ‘aha’ moments and I had one of those while making this salad.  Jamie said to ‘Scratch a fork down the length of the cucumber all the way round……’ before slicing and lo and behold this produces