After the success of my slow cooker chocolate fudge recipe, I thought I would mix it up a bit and try a different variation. This white chocolate and cherry version is just as simple, and just as delicious. It is also a great gift idea for someone special!
This time of year pumpkins are in abundance! As soon as Halloween is over, they are practically giving them away (some shops actually are!), but pumpkins can be used for so much more than just carving a Jack-o-lantern. Here are a few ideas of what you can do with a pumpkin for low cost yumminess!
Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge
I’ve been meaning to try cooking fudge in the slow cooker for ages, and only just got round to it. It’s really easy and the results are yummy! I’m planning on experimenting with different flavours, but to start with I thought i’d stick to a basic chocolate fudge recipe.
I will often buy a whole chicken to cook as it is often more cost effective and I can get two or three meals out of it for the whole family. Cooking the chicken in the slow cooker takes away all the hassle of roasting it, it’s quick to put on in the morning, and ready by tea time.
This is an old favourite recipe of mine, and I often use it as a starter when we have people round for dinner. Soup as a starter is easy as can be prepared in advance and just warmed through as guests arrive. This recipe is low in fat and it can also be frozen too. Its a bit of a faff skinning the peppers, but well worth it.
I love making soup in the slow cooker. This is one of my family favourites, and I often make it on a Sunday. I start first thing on a Sunday morning (the oven is generally on cooking breakfast!), and get the soup going whilst we take the kids out for the morning. Nothing beats going out to the park or for a walk on a mild winter’s or autumnal day and returning home to a warm soup for lunch.