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Christmas is Here (Just About)!

Christmas is Here (Just About)!

It’s that time of year again. Shopping trolleys are piled high, cupboards and fridges are bulging. A lot of people will be cooking more complicated dishes or for more people than they have before. My Christmas Category is full of great recipes and ideas for lots of Christmas main-stays, from meats and accompaniments to desserts. […]

What to Cook for Christmas: Accompaniments

What to Cook for Christmas: Accompaniments

Christmas really isn’t complete without the sides, they really do make the meal. Yorkshire Puddings: I love Yorkshire puddings. I may even be addicted to them. My recipe is easy to follow and foolproof. Pigs in Blankets: Meat wrapped in more meat, to me this is the spirit of Christmas. Italian Stuffing: This family recipe […]

Braised Pork

Braised Pork

Ok, so my promise to blog more regularly hasn’t really been fulfilled over the past few weeks. Partly life has gotten in the way, and partly because of an unreliable internet connection. Anyway I hope this recipe will make up for it. This recipe was cooked in a conventional oven, but could be easily adapted […]

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Yes, it’s another slow cooker recipe! What can I say, I’m a girl obsessed with her slow cooker. But it is a great gadget: Energy efficient – they use a tiny fraction your oven or hob would. Time efficient – after the initial prep (a lot of which you could do the night before) you […]

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast

Another thrifty slow cooker marvel. This one pot wonder is cheap and hearty. It’s a great dish to leave on low while you’re at work and then come home to a delicious wholesome meal at night. Even the toughest cut of meat ends up wonderfully tender when cooked this way. There’s enough to feed a […]

Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie

Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie

After making the Slow Cooker Roasted Shoulder of Lamb I had a decent amount of meat leftover so I decided to make a shepherd’s pie. I hate the thought of food going to waste and I always use up leftovers the next day. Benefits of Using Up Leftovers: IT SAVES YOU MONEY! You basically get (at least) […]

Slow Cooker Roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Garlic & Rosemary and Lamb Gravy

Slow Cooker Roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Garlic & Rosemary and Lamb Gravy

This is another tasty recipe using a cheaper cut of meat. I really like lamb, but it can be quite expensive. The shoulder, however, is very reasonably priced and tasty. I really like slow cooked meat, it’s always wonderfully tender. Using a slow cooker is a really energy efficient way of slow cooking meat, and […]