Quick and Easy Dinner: Pasta All’ Amatriciana 

Everyone needs a quick, storecupboard dinner in their repertoire and this one came to us recently via a recipe printed on the side of a packet of pasta. I varied it slightly, and of course, if you have fresh chilis etc you could use them. This has now replaced our beloved carbonara on our dinner rota, … Continue reading Quick and Easy Dinner: Pasta All’ Amatriciana 

Quick and Easy Dinner: Pasta All' Amatriciana 

Everyone needs a quick, storecupboard dinner in their repertoire and this one came to us recently via a recipe printed on the side of a packet of pasta. I varied it slightly, and of course, if you have fresh chilis etc you could use them. This has now replaced our beloved carbonara on our dinner rota, … Continue reading Quick and Easy Dinner: Pasta All' Amatriciana 

Easy Pizza Pasta Bake Recipe

This is called Pizza Pasta Bake because it's a pasta bake that smells and tastes like pizza, or so the kids tell me. That's probably because the fillings we use happen to be the kids' favourite pizza toppings, but once a dish is named in our house there's no changing it. You can use your … Continue reading Easy Pizza Pasta Bake Recipe

Cathal’s Creamy Tomato and Chorizo Pasta Bake

When someone else offers to cook dinner I always accept, so when my five-and-a-half year old asked if he could I thought it would be giving a bad example not to let him. Together we chose a recipe that (a) he would eat and (b) he would be able to cook without too much intervention, … Continue reading Cathal’s Creamy Tomato and Chorizo Pasta Bake

Cathal's Creamy Tomato and Chorizo Pasta Bake

When someone else offers to cook dinner I always accept, so when my five-and-a-half year old asked if he could I thought it would be giving a bad example not to let him. Together we chose a recipe that (a) he would eat and (b) he would be able to cook without too much intervention, … Continue reading Cathal's Creamy Tomato and Chorizo Pasta Bake

Creamy Pesto Pasta with Pancetta  

If you check out the recipes here on Bumbles of Rice you may notice that there are a few themes. One major thing about food in this house, is that as a rule, it's quick. Hopefully tasty too, but quick wins here. The second key characteristic of a Bumbles of Rice winner dinner is that … Continue reading Creamy Pesto Pasta with Pancetta  

Quick and Tasty: Courgette Carbonara

This is a very regular feature on our dinner landscape, it's tasty, it's eaten by the whole family (including babygirl now too) and it's on the table in under 15 minutes. If the kids are hovering I employ them in grating the courgette and mixing the parmesan and egg together. You might read the recipe … Continue reading Quick and Tasty: Courgette Carbonara

Review: Cookbook of the Week #2: Jamie Oliver “Return of the Naked Chef”

"This book's all about home cooking. It's nothing to do with restaurant food. Loads of quick tips and accessible ingredients; maximum flavour and minimum effort." (Foreword) This week's cookbook of the week is Jamie Oliver "Return of the Naked Chef". (it was a long week, and I'm regretting the name of this series already, it … Continue reading Review: Cookbook of the Week #2: Jamie Oliver “Return of the Naked Chef”