Pulled Pork

It’s been the first full day back at work after the Christmas holidays. An early start and a late finish for me means we always need something quick and easy for dinner. This is when my slow cooker comes in useful. I knew that getting used to being back at work after 2 weeks off…

Soda Bread

I’m not experienced at making bread and would love to learn more. Recently I’ve come to realise that if I eat bread bought from the supermarket I feel bloated. I’m not gluten free but I feel as if there’s a lot of unnecessary additives in bread. I just wish I could bake my own all…

Sausage and Bean Casserole

I lovemaking sausage casseroles in winter, especially as you can put everything into the slow cooker and forget about it for the rest of the day. This morning I’d gone out shopping but wanted to get on with a few jobs when I got home. I wouldn’t be without my slow cooker. I thought something…

Oat Cookies

Here I am only four days into the New Year and I’m baking cookies. Somehow, these little moreish beauties found themselves being put in the oven. How did that happen? I’m cooking recipes from the three Eat Well For Less books this month as a basis for my blog. This recipe from the first Eat…

Chilli Beef Pasta Bake.

Every time I make a pasta bake for dinner, it always goes down well. This one has been no exception. From the second Eat Well For Less book, this is a perfect family meal which everyone will love. We had some minced beef lurking in the freezer from before Christmas and some penne. I always…

Spicy Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup.

I love soup but I’m always disappointed when I make it myself. It never tastes as good as shop bought soups or ones I have in restaurants. I can never get the soup to look as smooth as professional chefs make it and my own soup tastes horrible. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong….

Leftover Mince Pie Ice-cream.

First of all, I’d love to say a massive Happy New Year to all of you. I hope that you had a great Christmas. I know that some of us have a rough ride over Christmas and New Year, not to mention through the winter months but I hope that my little blog helps to…

Suet-Free Mincemeat- How To Be A Domestic Goddess.

Until about five years ago I could never be bothered to make my own mincemeat. Why go to all that trouble when you can buy it readymade in jars? It was when my late mother in law told me that making your own mincemeat was so easy, that I thought I might as well give…

Butterscotch, Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Bars

When over in Canada staying with my brother and his family earlier on this year I noticed that there were these peanut butter and marshmallow bars for sale in a few of the coffee shops we visited. I must admit they were very large bars and looked double the size of a similar traybake type…

Lemon Baby Bundts.

It’s been an absolute age since I’ve last blogged.  The intention has been there! In fact there are eight posts in draft form but I’ve decided to sideline them for now and do them later when I have more time.  I realised it was six months since my last post! SIX MONTHS? How did that…