Category: Recipes

  • English Pancake Recipe

    English Pancake Recipe

    Pancake day was last week and you could say that I’ve timed this wrong. However I don’t feel that Pancakes should be limited to one day a year. In fact our kids have been asking for them for over a month now. Usually we cook the Ultimate American Pancakes, but this time around we chose […]

  • Easy Chocolate Souffle Recipe

    Easy Chocolate Souffle Recipe

    With Valentines Day not too far away, here is an easy Chocolate Souffle recipe that will definitely win some brownie points. I have made this recipe about 6 times now. To prove how easy it was I got Abigail our 5 year old to help cook it / mix it. This recipe will make 4 […]

  • Hawaiian Skewers

    Hawaiian Pork Skewers with A Sag Aloo side

    After doing the weekly shop, I spotted a bargain in a Pork Fillet. It is a great piece of meat to start with and I’m often surprised at it’s price. I wanted to do something different with it. I spotted an idea for a barbecue item, but in the middle of January we grilled it […]

  • Chicken and Bacon Pasta

    Chicken and Bacon Tagliatelle Recipe

    After all the in depth cooking of Christmas, here is a Quick and Easy Recipe with ingredients you may already have in stock. Bacon and Chicken is a great combination as the two meats flavour combine really well. Also Chicken and Bacon are relatively cheap to purchase. I believe that I cooked this meal with around […]

  • Crab Rangoon Recipe

    Crab Rangoon Recipe

    We recently invited Samantha and Steve Rickleton and Chloe and Simon McGuirk over for cocktails and nibbles. The idea was to have a few themed cocktails and ideally some connected nibbles. My theme was Disney, but mainly the Disney World resort Hotels official cocktails and food. Then a Crab Rangoon recipe caught my eye. Just […]

  • Fruity Christmas Cake

    A very Fruity Christmas Cake – Part 1

    For the past 6 years I’ve been baking our own Christmas cakes. I chose a random recipe and it was so fruity I felt it was miles better than any shop bought effort. With the amount of fruit in it it isn’t cheap, but then again, Christmas isn’t cheap! Ingredients 1.5kg of mixed fruit (sultanas, […]

  • Duck with Redcurrant and wine Sauce

    Duck Leg and Red Currant and Wine Sauce

    After a disastrous trip to the meat shop, I was forced to drag myself to Tesco. We really fancied Duck with come form of sauce and it was my challenge for the Saturday night. We weren’t falling for the trip our kids pulled last time either. “I don’t want any I don’t like it” followed […]

  • Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

    Chicken Tikka Masala

    Chicken Tikka Masala is one of our favourite meals. It is amazing how many different varieties of the same dish there are. When we’ve ordered Chicken Tikka Masala from the takeaway, it can come come spicy, sweet or a little bland. So we’ve hunted out this recipe of the dish to become our favourite version. Bizarrely […]

  • Rice Crispy Squares

    Rice Crispy Squares

    Catherine said you can’t blog that recipe, it too simple. Yet that is the very reason I NEED to blog it. My mother used to make these for me as a child. At first I was… Hmm these are strange, but then I couldn’t stop chomping on them. Then Kellogg’s decided to produce them and […]

  • Paella Recipe

    Saturday Night in the Hooper house always usually sometimes means I cook a “different dish”. My interpretation of different is either a Disney inspired recipe or a long winded approach to a meal that can be done a lot quicker with a different recipe. Paella it is! We’re booked to go to Majorca this summer and Spanish […]

  • Katie Coyote’s Grilled Chicken Pasta

    This recipe is from the Whispering Canyon Cafe at the Wilderness Lodge, in Walt Disney World. One of the underlying obsessions you’ll find out about me is Disney. There is something special about the atmosphere in the family friendly resorts. Bizarrely this recipe reminds me of the meals that we’ve had there. Even though we’ve […]

  • Ultimate American Pancakes

    Ultimate American Pancakes

    Ok I agree, I’ve left it a little late to share my recipe for the Ultimate American Pancakes. The other thing I’m not going to hide from is that I’ve copped out and went ultra lazy tonight on Shrove Tuesday. Oh yes The Hoopers are having shake and bake pancakes (just add water). Usually I […]