Category Archives: leftovers


Quick meal: Fluffy omelette and beans

This meal is no looker, but egg and beans are a great combo, especially when you’re in a rush to get some kind of nutritious meal on the table. For us it’s Thursday nights when we’ve got back from football … Continue reading

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Lunch fix: Puff pasties

Saturday lunchtimes are a frenzied affair. Sam has swimming and we usually all go for a dip while he has his lesson. So when we get back we’re normally starving hungry and just empty the contents of the fridge onto … Continue reading

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Getting the most out of leftovers

Some people are quite squeamish about leftovers. They either chuck them out, or leave them festering in the fridge and then chuck them out! My approach is to portion them off and either freeze for another day, or send them … Continue reading

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Simple supper: Cheese, leek and bacon pasta

I don’t know about you but I’ve been chilly this week, it’s like summer has been and gone. The rain has lashed down and I’ve found myself reaching for the blankets and a warming mug of hot chocolate. So in … Continue reading

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Spiced banana and coconut loafcake

It’s been a week of friends doing me a huge amount of favours with the firefighter being away all week with work.┬áThe best way I know to thank people for their kindness is, of course, to bake something lush! Baking … Continue reading

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Christmas Cranberry scoffins with cream cheese frosting

I had some cranberries left over from my chutney making sesh, so I decided to make some festive and fruity cupcakes. Their texture is kind of a hybrid between muffins and scones – and after Matthew took them into the … Continue reading

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Banana cupcakes with honey and cinnamon frosting

I often have leftover bananas at the end of the week, and normally turn them into a comforting loaf cake. However this week there was a coffee morning at Sam’s school to bake for, so I decided to broaden my … Continue reading

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Creamy roast chicken pie

We’re on even more of a budget than usual this month so I’m trying to be thrifty and make our supermarket shop last as long as possible. This isn’t always easy with a house full of huge appetites, but I … Continue reading

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