There are many kinds of BBQ found across the American South, and Carolina BBQ is unique and different from them all. Some love their BBQ to be extra saucy, some crave it deep and smoky, and others want it cooked ‘low and slow’ for days at a time, but Eastern North Carolina BBQ is all about vinegar and cayenne.
With so much talk about food waste is in the media, one simple way to help prevent this in your home is to get better at freezing food and planning meals better. Here are some Freezer Hacks – Tips and Ideas to help you.
I don’t know about you but my freezer is always full to the brim. Although it is not a very big freezer, it does have 3 drawers which enables me to freeze a fair amount of items really, and yet I am always struggling to close them!
This delicious Slow Cooker Mars Bar and Banana Cake is made in a slow cooker / crock pot and makes a perfect pudding served with ice cream or custard, or eaten alongside a cuppa.
Until recently, I had never made a cake in my slow cooker before. My first attempt was a Slow Cooker Chocolate Orange Cake which turned out so well, that I thought I would have another attempt. Therefore, I used up some ripe bananas and created a Slow Cooker Mars Bar and Banana Cake one Sunday afternoon.
This Slow Cooker Chocolate Orange Cake is very easy to make and your slow cooker/crock pot does all the hard work for you, therefore, giving you time to get on with other important non-cake stuff!
In all the years that I have owned and been using slow cooker, I have never made a sweet recipe with it. This seems hard to believe, however, it is true! I guess being a baker, I am happy to make my cakes in an oven, and have not felt the need to cook them slowly. Therefore, I have only cooked savoury dishes in my slow cooker. Until now!
Wet and windy days like today are perfect for getting your slow cooker out, or putting a stew in a casserole dish and into your oven, to cook slowly and produce a tasty home cooked meal. A meal that not only warms you up, but fills you up too. This Slow Cooker Beef in Ale Stew is very easy to make. Slow cooking the beef makes it tender. It also makes for a very tasty meal, due to the flavoursome gravy it cooks in.