Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: March 2010

Pineapple upside-down cake

This pineapple upside down cake has an unusual texture that makes it somehow very luxurious. The recipe isn’t exactly easy but it isn’t exactly hard either. If I hadn’t eaten one of the pineapple halves, there would have been the perfect amount in one tin. So one tin is fine as long as you don’t help yourself to a quick pineapple snack before you start. You could use pears, plums and even apples if you don’t want to use pineapple – but who doesn’t love pineapple?

pineapple cake

Pineapple Upside-down Cake Recipe

For the base/top of the cake
Tin of pineapple …


I always thought that making light, moist meatballs was out of my scope, but when I discovered the secret to success, thanks to my mother’s hard work and persistence, meatballs became part of our regular repertoire. You can really flavour them however you like, but I found that this combination of condiments and spices makes the perfectly seasoned, tasty meatball that would do well even without the sauce. I’ve also discovered that oven-baking meatballs is the only way to cook them. It’s quicker, uses no extra oil, and is a much simpler method for busy home cooks.

Serve these up …

Beef ragu

To be precise, this meal, in today’s terms would be called ribbed penne with a beef ragu. But my mum never called it that, she called it macaroni and it was a regular on the menu in our house. It is a simple dish, something mum no doubt learnt from a Croatian woman somewhere, for mum wasn’t Croatian and because she married one, there had to be some kind of European representation on the dinner front. Let me reiterate, this dish is not fancy, in fact it is dead easy, and can be applied to many kinds of meats and …