Recipes by Di Swann
What better to go with your coffee on a cold winter day than a delicious muffin with whole chunks of mouth-watering peaches?
This butterflied turkey takes half the cooking time of a whole turkey, and the glaze combined with cooking on the barbecue results in a wonderful flavour. Try this great apricot stuffing, and if you can’t get fresh apricots use dried apricots or peaches.
Need a snack? Here’s two great recipes using everyday ingredients, and while the kids are eating the spaghetti faces the adults can enjoy the baked bean savouries.
People will think you’ve been in the kitchen for hours – the only problem is that they’ll probably want the recipe, then they’ll discover how easy it is.
A new approach to an old favourite that’s well worth trying. No-one will spot it has mayonnaise in it − just remember, it has been tested with this mayonnaise and can't be guaranteed with any other brand.
Turkey isn't just for special occasions, fresh turkey breast – 99% fat free – is perfect for a low fat roast within the hour!
The traditional Christmas turkey takes flight to the Orient and comes back an altogether different bird. This clever creation blends orange juice, fresh plums and Wattie’s Bit on the Side Oriental Plum Sauce to produce a fresh take on a much-loved festive classic.
Apricots, nuts, lemons and herbs – a stuffing like this could become a Christmas tradition.
The classic Sunday dinner loved by pork purists almost everywhere will never go out of fashion. This version is about as authentic as it gets, with fresh seasonings and plenty of must-have sage and apple sauce. A great treat for any big family gathering − with the only question being who gets the crackling!
Arrange the occasion and make your guests feel even more special with this show-stopping pork dish as the centrepiece.
An irresistible, chilled out summer dessert full of sweet fruit flavours and smooth, creamy textures. An elegant finish to a fun summer lunch.
A simple risotto with lemon, fresh herbs and tuna. Prego!
Individual baked rice custards with raspberry jam and meringue topping – if the Queen came for dinner, would the kids leave any for her?
If you love citrus notes in Middle Eastern cooking, try these preserved lemons.
Roast pork − a family favourite − with plum and pistachio. Yummy! If you can't get a boneless roast, ask a friendly butcher to do it for you.
Give a farmhouse favourite a Kiwi twist with the sweet taste of orange kumara.
Trim and tender pork always gains its fair share of praise, and this zesty dish is no exception. Sure to be a favourite with kids and adults alike.
Pork and apple have long been known as a perfect match, and this recipe is no exception. Accompanied with a simple garlic mash, you can’t beat this home-cooked meal.
Every once in a while a great cake comes along that has the ability to make you famous among your friends and family. This is such a cake.
A cheesecake is such a treat and, with its chocolate biscuit base and delicious tangy plum filling, this one won't disappoint. If you haven't made a cheesecake before you might be surprised how easy it is, especially with a food processor.