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00Dump Bag / Slow Cooker Beef RaguThis is the best way I have found to make beef ragu in the slow cooker. I don't like to use mince in the slow cooker if I can't brown it first which kinda defeats the purpose of using the slow cooker in my eyes! So by using a chunk of beef and then shredding it once cooked we eliminate that issue
00Slow Cooker French Onion SoupThere are few things more comforting than a real French onion soup - slowly cooked, caramelised onions that turn mellow and sweet in a broth laced with white wine and Cognac. The whole thing is finished off with crunchy baked croutons of crusty bread topped with melted, toasted cheese.....but this is FYF French Onion Soup so no brandy and no wine. Instead, we have beefy bovril cubes and a combination of Worcestershire and Soy sauce to make it as rich in flavour as any that you will get in a restaurant but at a fraction of the cost. I used a mixture of onions-some common or garden ones plus some shallots that I had left from another dish. I also used garlic butter on the bread before toasting the mixture of white and red mature cheddar cheese, adding another depth of flavour to this yummy soup. This is a great recipe that uses minimum ingredients but packs lots of taste and is very filling. It's easy to adapt it to suit you and your families tastes so why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00Slow Cooked Cashew ChickenAnother Fakeaway meal thats delicious and I'm sure your family will ask for it time and again. Cashew chicken is a Chinese-American dish that combines chicken, with cashews and either a light brown garlic sauce or a thick sauce made from chicken stock, soy sauce and oyster sauce. As this is FYF I have adapted it slightly to our ethos of using what we have available in the cupboards.There's very little prep and the bonus is, by throwing it in the slow cooker, it leaves you to get on with your day. I used White wine vinegar instead of Rice wine vinegar and chicken breasts instead of thighs. You can adapt it to suit you and your families tastes and budget also by adding peppers or other vegetables that you prefer. The choice is yours. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00Slow Cooker Chocolate Mars Bar cakeA bit of nostalgia with this recipe, as my Mum used to make this for us kids way back when we were just a little younger. Its so easy and yet so yummy and I'm sure this will soon become a family favourite for you and your children too, as it is in our house. There's chocolate, mallow,caramel and then a little more chocolate, so a little goes a long way. This would be a good recipe for the children to help with as it's a no bake- they would just have to be careful with the hot SC. Its great for lunch boxes,picnics or on its own with a cuppa, and even makes a great gift for Christmas. The white chocolate piping is totally optional - my piping bag burst so it went a bit awry but I styled it out and said it was to make it rustic looking lol -think I got away with that as it adds to the charm of being homemade. You can totally swap the branded ingredients for supermarket own brands and slash the costs.The step by step picture guide let's you follow the recipe easily and allows you to tailor it to suit you and your families tastes. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your thoughts x
00Slow Cooker Pineapple Upside down PuddingSlow cooker steamed pudding is such an easy recipe to do and more or less takes care of itself. This classic Pineapple upside down pudding doesn't disappoint.The honey and Greek yoghurt compliment each other really well and cut down on some of the sweetness from the Pineapple. This will soon become a family favourite I'm sure. The step by step picture guide let's you follow the recipe easily and you can tailor it to suit you and your families tastes. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your thoughts.
00Slow Cooker Choc Chip CookieSlow Cookers are not just for soups or stews! Everyone loves Choc Chip Cookies - they're my daughter's favourite and this super easy recipe will soon become your favourite too. Using store cupboard ingredients this recipe can be whipped up in no time,popped in the slow cooker and forgotten about till they're ready to serve. They can be customised for your own families likes and dislikes swapping the milk chocolate for plain or white or all 3 if that's what you like.. This is an easy recipe to do so is great for the kids to be involved in. The step by step picture instructions means its easy to follow so why not give it a try and let us know what you thought in the comments below. We love to hear how you get on with our recipes.
00Slow Cooked Steak PieA staple dinner that can be made in so many ways. You can do a large pie or individual small pies. It can be a great way to use leftovers or you can do it using all fresh ingredients. You can cook it on the stove,in the oven or in the slow cooker then assemble it and finish off in the oven as this recipe suggests but its totally upto you. Its also a very economical dish as you can use a cheaper cut of beef and bulk it out with veg,lentils etc.This step by step guide will help you make this at home for the family. Why not give this a try and let us know how you get on with this recipe as we love to hear your thoughts.
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