A Nick?  Yes!  A Nick-My-Daddy-Cooks-Coffer that’s where my delicious recipe is from.  He’s a friend of mine actually!

This conversation has happened on more than one occassion since I received the new My Daddy Cooks book.  The fact this book exists is testimony to Nicks talent and social media, I was very chuffed for Nick that he has now been published, so deservedly and to receive a signed copy well I blushed.  The blushing is my own fault as I’d explicitly requested kisses on my copy!

As “back in the days” as it sounds I remember when Nick first arrived on Twitter @MyDaddyCooks we chatted, his video blog http://www.mydaddycooks.com/ remains a regular haunt for me for inspiration for our family meals.  Nick’s ham, cheese and spinach

pancakes are a Lil H favourite both as an activity and a meal and Nick was my baby led weaning mentor with Baby G – a decision I stand by as being my best parenting decision so far.

Welsh-RarebitSo now he has a book and I’ve been cooking from it, let me tell you my favourites so far – our first recipe was one of the lighter bites section with Welsh Rarebit for a weekend brunch.  Deliciously nostalgic.  On the table start to finish in 25 minutes and since been requested and eaten for lunch too.


The Throw It All In (literally) is my kind of section.  Here I found possibly my favourite recipe of all time, ever, really, EVER!  Since making Oven-baked risotto it has been pretty much a weekly feature at Villa Lancaster ever since, so quick and easy to make, loaded with vegetable goodness, everybody eats it, yummy, warming comfortable food.  Love it!

Over-baked-risottoI didn’t know there was an alternative to standing stirring til your hand nearly drops off so I my risotto eating days have deminished to eating out opportunities – Nick, page 110 has shown me the light!


The Creamy pork stroganoff has been another tried and repeated recipe, also consumed by even Lil H aka. Mr Picky of Picky-town in Picky-shire!  And on the wish list is the Muddy Flourless Chocolate Cake and the No-bake Chocolate Tiffin Cakes.  I love my My Daddy Cooks cook book – get your signed copy from Nick here, if you’ve already got it – which My Daddy Cooks recipes are your favourites?