Daddy’s Sausage RaguWe created this dish after arriving in Rome at the start of our family Italian adventure in 2016. We were all tired after a very early flight out of Ireland and we were hungry.
A quick visit to the nearest local shop where we purchased some incredible Italian sausages, local tomatoes and red wine and Daddy's Homemade Sausage Ragu was born. We all loved it so much, it's became a staple dish that we've cooked in every country we've visited since that trip, varying the ingredients to what we could find locally.Creamy Macaroni Cheese with Dubliner Cheese – adRich, savoury and sweet Dubliner Vintage cheese is the star of this ever-popular family comfort food. The mascarpone give a creaminess but it’s the Dubliner that gives this easy to prepare dish a wonderful deep, rich flavour.
Out take on this classic adds layers of flavour with tomatoes, garlic and balsamic vinegar, along with a wonderful crispy top that will have the kids and adults alike fighting for second portions.Spanish-Style Tortilla with Dubliner Cheese – adThis Spanish-Style Tortilla is a hearty winter warming dish perfect for a family supper. If you're lucky enough to have leftovers, it tastes even better cold the next day in a packed lunch for school.
Remember to get the kids to help you make this. Young kids can whisk the eggs and mix in the cheese, spring onion and seasoning and wash the potatoes while older ones can carefully grate the cheese and maybe even help stirring with your guidance.Coronation Chicken Sandwich FillingWe regularly roast a chicken and use the leftover meat for this tasty sandwich filling. It's one of the kids' favourites.Toad in the holeThis toad in the hole recipe is an easy midweek family meal that will make everyone happyMaking Healthy Homemade HummusHomemade hummus is so easy to make and tastes much better than shop bought hummus, and it's cheaper too. Rocket and Crayfish in Marie Rose Sauce Sandwich FillingKeeping the kids school lunches interesting is a challenge that lots of us face. Try this throwback to the 80s - Marie Rose sauce.Càlia e Simenza – Chickpea & Pumpkin Seed SnackWe found this Italian snack whilst reading Andrea Camilleri's detective novels about detective Montalbano. Bellissimo!Tangy Tomato Pasta SauceThis quick and easy tangy tomato pasta sauce is a twist on a family favourite and needs very few ingredients.