Feed Your Family The Cookbook
00Lemon Cheesecake-no bakeA yummy combination of ginger biscuits and lemon flavours make this a creamy no bake dessert that is so easy to do. Your only problem will be leaving it to set in the fridge without delving into it. Shop bought cheesecake is lovely but can it be bland. With this you can make it for your tastes, so as I love lemon, I added extra because, well...it's for me! I also used the lighter mascarpone to see what difference it made to the recipe and apart from a softer set there was no difference in taste.As mentioned this is a softer whipped cheesecake but that's part of its charm I think, as is the rough edges which you can smooth over if you wish.. I did all of this by hand-no processor or mixer as I wanted to see how truly easy it was. If you have a mixer etc that's fine but I realise not everyone does. My cake tin was being used elsewhere so I had to improvise with another and use some baking paper to enable it come out easily-hence the rough edges. You can use this recipe and the step by step instructions as a guide and tailor it to suit you and your families tastes. Why not give it a try and let us know how you get on.
00Slow Cooked New PotatoesNew Potatoes are quintessentially the flavour of spring and summer. Whether your favourite is a Jersey Royal or an Ayrshire tattie their earthy nutty flavoured is fantastic in salads or as a side dish to your roast dinner.This gentle cooking method also allows the full flavour of the potatoes to come through. Yes, you could boil them for 20mns on the hob or in the microwave (but I don't have one) but on hot summer days that's not ideal -who wants a hot, steamy kitchen.? so this was the better option imo. This means I can do lots at the one time and use some for dinner and some for potato salad during the week. It also means it can free up space on the hob if your cooking other dishes. Try out this method for yourself and let us know what you think
00Cod Tikka Masala CurryFish isn't the natural choice when you think of a curry but as I love a curry and sometimes I dont want any meat then fish is a good alternative. This is packed full of goodness from the fish to the veg,has a little spice and some zesty lemon flavours so it's a great treat for the tastebuds. Its a family friendly recipe that you can tailor for your children's likes as well as the adults. Its also quick to cook which is always a bonus. Dont be put off by the spices- I've added my favourite blend but you can just use a tikka paste and skip step 1.Why not give this a try and let us know how you find it.
00Halogen baked Rhubarb & Apple CrumbleRhubarb(maincrop) is really only available in the shops for about 3 months of the year so take advantage of it and make this family friendly recipe. There's so many flavours sensations going on when you taste this as the fruit is sweet yet tart and the crumble is chewy yet crumbly. Its reminiscent of summer days and can be served topped with ice cream,custard,fresh cream or yoghurt. Why not make your own and let us know how it differs to shop bought which I find can be bland and overly sweet.My memories of rhubarb is dipping it in a bowl of sugar whilst sitting on the stairs with my best friend when I was a child.
00Slow Cooked Moroccan Lamb ShanksThis slow cooker Moroccan lamb shank is amazingly easy to cook and full of flavour. This makes this recipe a great alternative to a Sunday Roast. The visual step by step instructions will help you to create an amazing dish in record time that not only tastes fabulous but looks restaurant quality as well! You will be able to wow your family and friends with your cooking skills when you serve this up to them! Let us know once you've had a go at making it in the comments!
00Quick and easy salt and chilli prawn with spaghetti recipeDelicious, flavourful and tasty as well as quick and easy! What else could you want from a lunch or dinner option. This salt and chilli prawn dish is a perfect choice when you are short of time. The visual step by step instructions will help you to create an amazing dish in record time that not only tastes fabulous but looks restaurant quality as well! You will be able to wow your family and friends with your cooking skills when you serve this up to them! Let us know once you've had a go at making it in the comments!
00Ribeye SteakSpeedy, full of flavour and buttery deliciousness this is a real treat
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