Thank you to everyone who joined in with #CookOnceEatTwice in December, especially as December is such a busy month. I know I have been able to spend much less time on blogging so I really appreciate all the entries. There were some lovely seasonal recipes and great ideas for the slow cooker too!
The first entry was this delicious brown sugared pear and ginger preserve from The Gluten Free Alchemist. I love the idea of pear preserves as it’s something I’ve never tried before.
This was followed by a Stollen from Only Crumbs Remain. Stollen is one of my favourite Christmas treats as I can’t resist the marzipan and this one looks beautifully authentic.
Another seasonal favourite is of course Christmas Cake and I love the modern twist that The Gluten Free Alchemist has given to these mini Christmas Cakes.
I’m a real fan of my slow cooker and so love the sound of the next entry, Winter Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef by Caroline Makes. I haven’t had chance to make it yet but it is on my list!
The next entry was a classic Christmas side dish, braised red cabbage by Tin and Thyme. I do like red cabbage and I’m ashamed I’ve never had a go at it, especially as it’s so beautifully spiced.
Next up was another beautifully simple slow cooker recipe from Caroline Makes, slow cooker ham in cherry coke. The sweetness of cola is perfect for cooking ham in and it would make another perfect Christmas meal.
If you have any mincemeat leftover then this recipe from Easy Peasy Foodie for mincemeat and apple crumble would be the perfect way to use it up. I could even be tempted to buy a jar just to make this as I love crumble so much!
Another gorgeous recipe from Easy Peasy Foodie was this fantastic braised red cabbage, which once again made me think I really should have a go at making some at home.
The last entry was these mini quiches from The Gluten Free Alchemist. They are so cute I know I wouldn’t be able to resist eating quite a few if I was at a party where they were served.
And finally there was my own entry, this leftover roasted vegetable soup. I’ve made it a few times since with slightly different combinations of vegetables and it’s always delicious!
The next #CookOnceEatTwice for January 2016 will be posted soon and once again I look forward to being inspired.