What’s not to love about this chilli con carne, it tastes delicious, it’s cheap and simple to make, it’s one of your five-a-day, it freezes so you can make a big batch and save some for another day, and best of all it’s only 181 calories so I can have an ice cream for pudding without feeling guilty.
Happy New Year!!
It’s that time again to launch the #FoodYearLinkup for January.
Thank you to everyone who joined in last month, we had some great festive recipes linked up. You can find all of last month’s linkups here if you’d like to take a look (I recommend that you do, and make a note of your favourites for next Christmas).
It’s been a while since my first attempt at pancake art, my little Christmas reindeer, so I thought it was about time I had another go. Whilst a pancake that looks like something else is fun, what’s even more important is that it tastes good. So, I thought I’d share with you my simple recipe for perfect american pancakes (don’t worry if you’re not in an artistic mood, these taste just as good as simple round pancakes too).
I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas. I hope you all have a wonderful day and that Santa brings everything you wished for (and a little bit more!).
I love making special birthday cakes for my family and usually I’m quite mean and don’t let the boys help. However, there are occassions where their cake decorating skills take centre stage and one of those days is Daddy’s birthday.
In my house, an important part of getting into the Christmas spirit is watching Christmas films. To celebrate the start of the Christmas film season, traditionally the Friday before Christmas (it is a real thing, I haven’t just made it up – honest), I thought I’d share with you my recipe for festive spiced orange popcorn.
If you’re in charge of cooking Christmas dinner this year then, with a week to go, you’re probably thinking about all the ingredients you need for your perfect Christmas dinner. I’m sure that for most of you, this will include brussels sprouts – love them or hate them, Christmas dinner wouldn’t be the same without them.
In my opinion Christmas isn’t complete without mince pies and nothing beats a homemade mince pie – shop bought ones just aren’t the same.
I remember seeing an interview a while ago with Paul Hollywood who said that he preferred to make his mince pies in a muffin tin so that you could fit in plenty of filling…
When I was a child I loved the birthday cakes my mum made and decorated for me. At my parties I was always really proud to show off my birthday cake to my friends. In the weeks running up to my birthday I used to look through my mum’s cake decorating book and choose the cake I wanted (actually I always chose the fairy castle, but never got it).
Welcome to my 5th monthly update, all about what I’ve been up to on My Recipe Book in November. In this month’s report, I’ll be talking about improving my photography, finding new ways to monetise my blog and launching my first blogger linkup, as well as the usual income and visitor numbers and my plans for December. If you’re new to my website, or just these posts and want to know more about why I write them, then have a look at my very first report where you’ll find out more. Make sure you don’t miss next month’s update by signing up to my …