Chicken and Bacon Ragu with Fennel and Ricotta Dumplings

I found this recipe on thekitchn.com and have changed a few small things which I believe add a greater depth of flavour. The ricotta dumplings I have left alone (apart from adding a touch of grated nutmeg) as the recipe is so fantastic, so ridiculously simple and quite fun too. I love to slow cook…

Pasta Jumble Bake

I came across this pasta at the weekend and bought it along with Sicilian and Kalamata olives, mozzarella, lots of large pomodoro tomatoes and basil with the intention of making a pasta bake. I’m always a bit dubious about pasta bakes as I don’t like overcooked pasta or too much sauce but this particular purchase…