Category: Cheats & Tricks

See all our Cheats & Tricks recipes we have collected together. If there is a recipe you want us to add then tweet us @WhatDadCooked.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Picnic Chocolate Fondue

This idea has had two picnic outings this summer, both were huge successes.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Salt + Sweet + Sour + Hot

Thinking about food through these four prisms of taste can open up new possibilities for seasoning and adding flavour to our food.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Homemade Chicken Soup in 5 Minutes

It’s lunch. I fancied some soup. I opened the fridge and took stock. Leftover bits of chicken and some rice. Chicken soup sounds good. Lunch is over in 10 minutes – and the soup was great.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cheat in 30 Minutes

Here’s a cheat I’ve been doing for years. It takes 10 minutes to prepare and about 20 minutes in the oven.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Quick Microwave Quesadillas

Quesadillas are a popular Mexican snack. They are best made on a hot griddle pan, but we have always made them in the microwave, rather like nachos. Here is a method I have developed which makes perfect quesadillas – straight from the microwave.

Monday, December 7, 2015

How To Make Cheap Grilled Artichokes

Through a process of trial and error – motivated as much by curiosity as thrift – I have finally devised a method to elevate the status of these bland buds to that of a proper chargrilled artichoke.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

The WDC Raclette Egg Toast

Part of Dad’s series ‘Quick cook breakfasts’. The WDC Raclette Egg Toast requires just an egg, some bread and cheese… simplest of breakfasts in 5 minutes.

Monday, September 7, 2015

How To Make the Perfect Blueberry Smoothie

There is more to the art of a smoothie-making than meets the eye…

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Best Way To Store Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs are great – but why is it so difficult to keep them fresh…

Sunday, August 30, 2015

How To Make A Roast Dinner Last All Week

Here is a real-life example of how to use a Sunday roast dinner leftovers through the week…

Monday, August 3, 2015

Cherry Parfait

This is a store-cupboard cheat – the kind one is sometimes forced to make when…

Sunday, June 21, 2015

A Summer Barbecue

Barbecues are great fun – here’ a few tips about how to plan a stress free and fun barbecue…

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Instant Gazpacho

Here’s a way to enjoy a really authentic ice-cold gazpacho – and it only takes a few minutes to prepare…

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Quick & Easy Nachos

This is one of the quickest snacks it’s possible to make…

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

10 Minute Paella Recipe

This is where WDC cooking comes into its own – and it was created in all of 10 minutes…

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