Black Eye Meatballs with loaded Spaghetti

Black Eye Bean Meatballs & Loaded Spaghetti We’ve gotten over  the holidays but still have a bit to go to see the other side of Winter which is hard.  Unless of course you live in Australia or other sunny climes.  Comfort food is a natural requirement in the cold but when you’ve had wall to…

White Christmas Biscuit Cake- Recipe 12 of 12 from Enjoy!

White Christmas Biscuit Cake Ta Dah! Recipe 12 of 12.  So I set myself the task of sharing 12 recipes from ‘Enjoy!’ over 12 weeks until Christmas and here we are!!!! It really does just sneak up in the end.  I love it.  I love the lights.  I love the buzz.  I love the frenzy…

A Christmas Collection

A Christmas Collection is a gathering of some of my favourite celebration food from the blog…. a. Melon & Mint      b. Pear & Black Pudding..   c.Vol Au Vent    d. Pate & e.Roulade      f. Galia & Parma     g.Canapes  h.Golden Granola Centre : Florentines  I hope you like this selection, you can also search…

Golden Granola – Recipe 11 of 12 from Enjoy!

Golden Granola Treat yourself over Christmas to a delicious crunchy start to your day with this scrumptious golden baked granola.  Thankfully most of my kids don’t eat it & I’ll have a jar of it to sprinkle over yoghurt etc. during the holidays.  Makes for a beautiful gift if you get hold of a nice…

Red Onion Relish – Recipe 10 of 12 from Enjoy!

Simple to make.  Just add time!  As below in the picture you can see how a dollop of red onion relish can lift a simple crostini.  Great in any sandwich or even as a pizza topping and perfect on a cheese board, a jar of this would make a very welcome gift for the foodie…

Cranberry Croque Monsieur – Recipe 9 of 12 from Enjoy!

Cranberry Croque Monsieur Look at this for a beautiful image, I can’t believe that it was photographed in my home.  It really shows how something very simple can be spectacular.  There is a misconception that because I am a food blogger with 2 published recipe books that the food in my house is always amazing….

Sea Bass Parcels – Recipe 8 of 12 from Enjoy!

Sea Bass Parcels We’re getting there!  Week by week inching closer to the revelry and indeed you may be contemplating some in-house entertainment in advance of the festivities yourself. In need of a no hassle but grown-up dinner party recipe?  This is it.  No-one wants to be entertained by a flappy flustered chef who is…

Vegetarian Lasagne – Recipe 7 of 12 from Enjoy!

Melt in the mouth.  That’s the description my daughter Éimear gave as she tucked in heartily to a mammoth portion of this vegetarian lasagne yesterday.  When I cook I often ask myself what can I do to make something  easier and for this recipe it was the white sauce.  For a classic white sauce there…

Eight Ways with Baked Potatoes – Recipe 6 of 12 from Enjoy!

The humble spud.  A divine medium to be elevated, cajoled, flourished, transformed in whatever direction you chose.  Mash, Champ, Deep-fry, Roast, Gratin, Dauphinoise, Hasselback, Gnocchi, Rosti, Hash, Boxty or as is here kept simple and straightforward baked in its skin until a crispy edible shell beholds a smooth creamy innard that deserves to be adorned….

Cheat’s Wellington with Jameson Jus – Recipe 5 of 12 from Enjoy!

Cheat’s Wellington with Jameson Jus. Want something really impressive that doesn’t require a whole lot of skill and even less time?  This is it!  I have seen Beef Wellington made numerous times but I have never made it.  I’m not willing to risk cooking a large fillet of beef to serve to a number of…

Red Massaman Chicken – Recipe 4 of 12 from Enjoy!

Red Massaman Chicken I made this for dinner the other night and it went down a bomb. Now you might think that something going ‘down a bomb’ was a bad thing but no, here in Ireland it’s the opposite. There are so many expressions that we use that, to be properly understood, require an insight…

Spiced Chicken Burger – Recipe 3 of 12 from Enjoy!

A week ago today as evening time approached and an away rugby match was scheduled I pondered food.  Friday is when I usually eat leftovers out of the fridge or have pizza or takeaway and collapse in a heap on the couch for the evening.  If I do cook on a Friday it’s usually something…