One of the things at the top of many of our wishlists is to have more time… more time to spend with family and friends, more time to cook or travel, and more time to just sit on the couch for more than a minute!
I am definitely one of those people who would love tot squeeze a few extra hours into the day if I could. Between packing lunchboxes, the school run, heading to work and rushing to meetings all day – the time just seems to disappear before my eyes and dinner can sometimes become an after-thought. Thankfully, this year’s gorgeous Fast Issue is here to help! We’ve packed it with our easiest recipes and kitchen cheats, including a few of my own little secrets (like my new favourite way to make instantly seasoned meatballs – just remove the cases from sausages or chorizo and roll the meat into balls!).
Our top 40 fast recipes (from page 69) are truly brilliant – we’ve updated quick classics with fresh flflavours to show how easy it is to cook new and exciting recipes from scratch with fewer ingredients. From tray bakes to no-fuss pastas, these recipes are your guide to start experimenting.
When it comes to sweet treats, we’re also speeding things up with our amazing skillet desserts (page 138). These clever pies, cakes and tarts are all made in just one pan which means they can go straight from oven to table and are perfect to share. You have to try the salted peanut butter and choc-chip cookies that grace our cover – they’re just too good!
This issue really proves that cooking doesn’t have to be stressful. With a few store-bought ingredients and clever ideas up your sleeve, you can have a tasty dish
ready in minutes, giving you a little more of that oh-so-precious time. And who doesn’t love ththat?!