Cooking your first Christmas Dinner: Prep is everything

With Christmas just around the corner now, more people are starting to panic about Christmas dinner; this is especially the case if you’re going to be making your first ever. The trick to making a delicious Christmas dinner that impresses all of your friends and family is organisation. You need to plan everything out perfectly. You have to be sure on your cooking and prep times, but also sure on the ingredients that you need, whilst you need to buy these in good time too. You should always have a helping hand whether that’s your husband, wife, sister or mother, and an extra pair of hands in the kitchen will go a very long way. If you take the time to do your research, prepare the meal in advance and...

Halloween treats for the whole family

With Halloween coming up, hosting a themed party for the children has never been easier. Hosting a Halloween party is a great way to celebrate this holiday tradition without going to all the houses on the street. With decorations sorted, you can move onto the catering options for a scary party, so here are a few of our favourites: Pumpkin dip- Buy a couple of small pumpkins, cut the top off and keep for a lid. Scrap the inside out, and simply fill with a tasty hummus dip, and surround with some carrot of bread sticks. Mummified sausages- Wrap some sausages in pastry to look like they have been wrapped like a mummy. Make sure you leave an area to cut out some eyes and a mouth. Bread stick fingers-...

Top 3 dessert options for a work event

Catering for a business event can be a big challenge for any caterer, that’s why making the desserts as simple and tasty as possible is so important. When it comes to desserts at a large corporate event, you want to be able to please any dietary requirements, make them as tasty as possible, and of course as easy to prepare and serve to the guests. We have outlined 3 main dessert options for your next catering event: Gluten and dairy free chocolate brownie- This is always a winner, for those with the dietary requirements and for those simply looking for a chocolate fix. They are easy to bake, store and serve, perfect! Small fruit salad- Small individual bowels with fruit salad and a drizzle of honey for those guests looking...

Cooking classes; A great learning experience

If you love experimenting with food and enjoy trying new flavours and dishes you may want to consider taking a cooking class. While a cooking class isn’t going to make you a chief overnight, it will simply help improve your cooking and widen your choice of home meal ideas considerably. There are many different cooking classes that you can take part in, including Asian, Italian, French, German, American, Indian and so much more. Learning cooking skills from other countries can provide a valuable learning experience for you, such as rolling spring rolls to making your own pasta or naan bread. If this sounds like something you would love to do, why not sign up to a cooking class in your local area and see if you enjoy it. Cooking classes...

Easy summer BBQ side dishes

With the weather improving across the UK, the smell of tasty BBQ’s is beginning to hit our noses. Whilst it can be easy to marinade and cook up the meat when it comes to making a good selection of side dishes to accompany it, things can seem a little tricky. If you not entering the next best chief competition, then the best thing to do with your side dishes is to keep them simple. The most popular being a mixed leaf salad with some added cherry tomatoes, cucumber and onion, then have a few salad dressings to choose from which guests can add on themselves later. To help guarantee your guests will be full and satisfied is by making a potato salad, simply boil up some potatoes, add your salad...

Top 3 Thai Breakfast Dishes

Thailand is a country that’s known for its unique culture but if you haven’t had the chance to visit this popular destination, don’t let it stop you from tasting some of these popular Thai breakfast dishes: Joke Head to your local Thai restaurant or create a breakfast dish called ‘Joke’. No, that is not a misprint; it is a delightful dish comprising of rice, porridge and pork. Khao Mun Khai If the joke is excessively stodgy for you, try Khao Mun Khai which is a basic chicken and rice dish that is sure to kick start your day. Kai Jee-o If you’re a little bit out the type of sorts and are searching for something more Western, order Kai Jee-o which is an omelette dish that packs plenty of flavour....

Easy desserts for valentine’s date

Where there is great love, there is always dessert. Love kindles the hearts but stimulates the taste buds. Your taste of desserts will help you in being the perfect date for this valentine. Your dessert must be delicious, romantic and of course, easy to make. You do not want to spend your whole special day in kitchen. Here are some of the desserts that are going to make your valentine’s date splendorous. When it comes to desserts, cake is the thing that deliciously comes in mind. The Truffle Box cake is one of the most romantic and easy dessert for valentine’s date. Your valentine loves surprises and the loving disguise of this cake in a truffle box is going to make your date the best thing that could have ever...