Archive of ‘Family Recipes’ category

Easy Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

You *may* have noticed that the majority of my ‘family recipes’ are in fact for cake rather than proper meals. Just to clarify, we do not live on cake. I promise. But we do like it – a lot! I made this yummy carrot cake for a friend’s birthday and was rather proud of it. […] Read more…

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Lemon Bread (Panettone) and Butter Pudding

With one of my 2014 resolutions goals being to create less waste, I have been working towards using up everything in my fridge. On the whole, this has seen me spending most evenings eating, instead of consuming wine (another of my resolutions goals).  However, this less wasteful me has also discovered a delicious new recipe along […] Read more…

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The Infamous Banana Loaf Cake

As my apple cake went down a storm, I decided to try my hand at making another kind of fruit cake – banana loaf. I have discovered two perfect excuses for making this cake: to use up manky-looking bananas festering at the bottom of the fruit bowl; and to attempt at killing off poor, unsuspecting […] Read more…

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The Most Delicious Apple and Cinnamon Cake Ever!

A couple of weeks ago I made yet another internet food shopping ‘clanger’.  Last time it was jacket potatoes, this time it was 6 bags of juicy, braeburn apples adorning my kitchen work top.  What’s a girl to do with 36 apples?! I went about googling recipes and came across the easiest, most delicious apple cake recipe […] Read more…

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Slow cooked gammon in coca cola

Being a family of 5, it is often a struggle to find anything that we all enjoy eating, but gammon is one of them. The fact that this particular recipe also requires coca-cola, makes it a winner from the off! I obtained my slow cooker only a few months ago and so for Christmas, I […] Read more…

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Slow cooker heaven (courtesy of Littlewoods)

Many of my recent posts, tweets and facebook statuses have been fixated on one subject matter – my constant over-crammed schedule and lack of organisational skills.  Well folks, I hereby declare that I may just have found an answer to my problems (and perhaps yours too?)…..a slow cooker! I have been tempted to purchase a […] Read more…