Quick Chicken And Sweetcorn Risotto

Quick mid-week risotto

Cooking a proper risotto takes time, care and only a few ingredients. This is not one of those proper risottos as it is done from start to finish rather quickly and is loaded with dairy products and other needless ingredients; it tastes delicious and is delightful to make all the same. This is a recipe […]

Vegetable Packed Mac N Cheese

Side view of mac n cheese

Mac n cheese is a real comfort meal in the Cooking Up A Treat household but for something so comforting it actually involves more effort than the traditional thoughts of ‘comfort food’. It is the food of exhaustion but of wanting to reward and nourish, I suppose, and that makes those extra few moments of […]

Pork And Mushroom Pie From Leftovers

Pork and mushroom pie, broccoli and mash

Generally roasting a bit of meat is the east bit of cooking for me. You just need to make sure the oven is at the right temperature and any herbs, spices, liquids or fillings have been added added to the meat before cooking it and allowing it to rest for a while before serving. Finding […]

Orange And Tomato Chicken With Sesame Chips

Boxes of chicken legs and thighs are such a great thing to pick up and have in the freezer as back up. They tend to be so versatile in how they can be cooked, what sauce can go with them and  what you put with them and they are generally on the cheap side for […]

Cooking Gammon

I think I might have this thing for cooking gammon joints and then presenting them in a bowl. Going through my camera roll it turns out the only food I feel is worthy of being presented in a bowl is gammon and I have absolutely no idea why because dinner in a bowl is so […]

Bacon Hash With Baked Egg

This is one of those recipes that came about through a mixture of my laziness to go to the shop to purchase more food until a delivery came and also my love of simple comforting food. Corned beef works perfectly okay with potatoes and all the fabulous ingredients that go into it so why would […]

Whitstone’s Fish And Chip Shop, Frome

I was seriously struggling on the day that we visited Whitstone’s in Frome. My mind was all over the place and my back was in absolute agony. We were pretty much out of money and just wanted something filling, warm and comforting but cheap.  Where my partner and I were staying at this point was […]

Mac n Cheese

Sometimes all you want is comfort food. Or maybe that is just something I crave from time to time. But this weekend just gone that is all I wanted and it was really inspiring me to cook. Then I watched Josie’s vlog and it included her mac n cheese recipe (which do not just trust […]

A Sunday Roast

A few weeks ago I decided it was time to be brave and get back in the kitchen properly. Whilst I have large amounts of time on my hands, I lack the patience and calm required for cooking a several part meal. With the weather clearly turning towards autumn it also gave me a chance […]

Date night: Paella

Last week my boyfriend promised to cook me a really nice meal. I was really excited and was interested in what he would come up with. After nearly a whole week of promising, when the day came he still hadn’t even thought about what to cook me. To say I was disappointed is probably an […]