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What is a Skillet Pan and How Do You Use It?

What is a Skillet Pan and How Do You Use It?

When you are in the UK, translating recipes from the US is something you get used to.  A cup for me was something you put coffee in until I found out it was a proper measurement – now I have a little set of measures that have cups on them!  The same could be said of...

How to Choose the Best Spiralizer for Zoodles and More

How to Choose the Best Spiralizer for Zoodles and More

Spiralizer vegetable noodles are huge at the moment and are a great way to eat more veg. But how do you find the best spiralizer or zoodle maker to create the right noodles? Here’s a look at the different types including handheld zucchini noodle maker models through to electric spiralizers. Includes butternut squash noodles recipe

Top 10 Essential Kitchen Gadgets to Buy

Top 10 Essential Kitchen Gadgets to Buy

Some might argue that the term ‘essential kitchen gadgets’ is a misleading one – okay, you can manage in life without an Instant Pot by having four or five other gadgets.  And you can use a kettle to make coffee rather than a coffee machine.  But if you are a gadget...

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon is a way to make a French easy beef bourguignon recipe in the Instant Pot or as a slow cooker recipe. This dish is ideal comfort food, rich and tasty but also easy to make and makes use of the speed of the instant pot – click for the recipe

Instant Pot Lentil & Bacon Soup

Instant Pot Lentil & Bacon Soup

Mum’s been making this soup as long as I can remember.  Back when I was a kid, it would be made in the pressure cooker.  Then we got a big stockpot pan that would sit bubbling away on the cooker for hours.  Now we have a lovely new gadget called the Instant Pot and...