For the final giveaway of my Blogaversary celebrations, the beautiful John Whaite has signed 2 of his Perfect Plates In 5 Ingredients recipe books for me to giveaway.

Signed john whaite

John won the third series of The Great British Bake Off in 2012. He now writes for The Telegraph, is a resident chef on Lorraine, is a presenter and judge on the daytime cookery competition show The Chopping Block and has opened his own cookery school.

Perfect Plates In 5 Ingredients is divided into Weekend Morning Plates for breakfasts and brunches, Hearty Plates of comfort food, Everyday Plates for easy week-night suppers, Worth the Wait Plates for slow cooking, Posh Plates for easy, impressive dishes, Many Plates for sharing and finally Sweet Plates for simple cakes and sweet treats. Each recipe can be created using only 5 ingredients, excluding store cupboard essentials such as oil, salt and pepper.

I absolutely love the simplicity of these recipes, making it easy enough for a novice cook like me to create impressive dishes. My favourite recipe in the book is the chocolate cake with a secret ingredient, oh my goodness, it is amazing!

If you would like the chance to win one of the books, enter below x

john whaite

127 Comments

127 Comments on Win 1 of 2 signed John Whaite recipe books

  1. Tracy Nixon
    August 29, 2016 at 6:50 pm (2 years ago)

    I have lots of favourite recipes but the one I am loving right now in my tuna steak in a garlic and herb marinade recipe!

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  2. Linda King
    August 29, 2016 at 7:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks a really interesting book so would love to win one x

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  3. Margaret
    August 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Love my homemade tuna pasta bake bologna and thick vegetables soups -always having people popping in and all these are freezeable so no one ever goes hungry

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  4. Vicki
    August 30, 2016 at 7:23 am (2 years ago)

    Entered, would love one of these!

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  5. iain maciver
    August 30, 2016 at 10:00 am (2 years ago)

    love making pastry apple pie

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  6. Tracey Peach
    August 30, 2016 at 10:07 am (2 years ago)

    One pot stew I eat it all year round love it so easy to make πŸ™‚

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  7. Annabel Greaves
    August 30, 2016 at 11:12 am (2 years ago)

    I love making something simple like cupcakes with the kids

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  8. Karen hutchinson
    August 30, 2016 at 1:44 pm (2 years ago)

    Chocolate cakes with help from my son

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  9. lucy higgins
    August 30, 2016 at 2:15 pm (2 years ago)

    I love making cupcakes with different toppings, just made some fudge ones which were really good

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  10. Heather Haigh
    August 30, 2016 at 3:12 pm (2 years ago)

    I like to make a chocolate cake.

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  11. laura stewart
    August 30, 2016 at 4:20 pm (2 years ago)

    i like making chicken and mushroom hotpot x

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  12. Claire D
    August 30, 2016 at 5:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Lasagne

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  13. Andrea Fletcher
    August 30, 2016 at 5:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Chocolate and prune pudding.

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  14. Angela Boucher
    August 30, 2016 at 7:51 pm (2 years ago)

    My favourite recipe to make is cottage pie, the whole family loves it.

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  15. Sara Goodman
    August 30, 2016 at 8:29 pm (2 years ago)

    I love making pavlova, because I have a wonderful foolproof recipe, so it always works!!

    Thanks for a brilliant giveaway πŸ™‚ xx

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  16. Denielle Nicol
    August 30, 2016 at 8:30 pm (2 years ago)

    I really love to make a nice Death By Chocolate Cake Dxx

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  17. kirsty l
    August 30, 2016 at 9:10 pm (2 years ago)

    banana cake! it stays so moist although it doesn’t last that long once I make one

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  18. michelle smith
    August 30, 2016 at 10:16 pm (2 years ago)

    sweet chilli chicken and noodles

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  19. Phil Darling
    August 31, 2016 at 5:49 am (2 years ago)

    Beef Stew with Herby dumplings – so comforting

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  20. Emma Nixon
    August 31, 2016 at 12:07 pm (2 years ago)

    I love making homemade soup with fresh veg from the allotment

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  21. Lisa Parker
    August 31, 2016 at 3:06 pm (2 years ago)

    I love making soups from left over vegetables x

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  22. Tammy Tudor
    August 31, 2016 at 7:49 pm (2 years ago)

    It has to be classic lasagne

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  23. Janet Howell
    September 1, 2016 at 1:00 am (2 years ago)

    I enjoy making home made curry from scratch

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  24. A
    September 2, 2016 at 12:44 am (2 years ago)

    Enchilada, though I doubt it’s anything resembling authentic!

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  25. Jo Carroll
    September 2, 2016 at 10:18 am (2 years ago)

    It’s probably pasta dishes as I like to experiment with different oils, creams and toppings plus it gives me an excuse to use my homegrown herbs. x

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  26. Rebecca Morton
    September 2, 2016 at 11:55 am (2 years ago)

    Key Lime Pie

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  27. John Coughlin
    September 2, 2016 at 12:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Lemon Pavlova

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  28. Chelsey Hollings
    September 2, 2016 at 2:05 pm (2 years ago)

    Curry is my fav

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  29. Solange
    September 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Lasagne

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  30. c earl
    September 2, 2016 at 5:40 pm (2 years ago)

    My fajitas always go down well.

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  31. Ruth Harwood
    September 3, 2016 at 8:02 am (2 years ago)

    I do love to make my own special lasagne xx

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  32. Laura Pritchard
    September 3, 2016 at 9:53 am (2 years ago)

    I love making chicken curries!

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  33. Kim m
    September 3, 2016 at 1:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Love making scones, they’re so quick and easy x

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  34. jo liddement
    September 3, 2016 at 2:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Ocean Pie is a favourite meal that i make for the family

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  35. helen tovell
    September 3, 2016 at 9:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Bread as I feel it is therapeutic and so rewarding

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  36. amy bondoc
    September 3, 2016 at 10:18 pm (2 years ago)

    i love baking toffee apple fudge cake nom nom !

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  37. Laura Nice
    September 4, 2016 at 9:24 am (2 years ago)

    Homemade cottage pie

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  38. Sarah L
    September 4, 2016 at 11:07 am (2 years ago)

    What interesting books, fingers crossed!

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  39. laura banks
    September 4, 2016 at 2:46 pm (2 years ago)

    meatball pasta bake

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  40. claire blaney
    September 4, 2016 at 7:40 pm (2 years ago)

    I love making ham & mushroom tagliatelle, Italian is my fave

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  41. Gill Burn
    September 4, 2016 at 7:48 pm (2 years ago)

    My favourite bake is biscotti and I love to try out different flavour combinations.

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  42. ADEINNE TONNER
    September 4, 2016 at 9:29 pm (2 years ago)

    My favourite recipe has to be chicken korma as it’s my favourite meal to cook and eat.

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  43. Karen Richards
    September 4, 2016 at 9:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Love making vegetable lasagne

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  44. Angela McDonald
    September 4, 2016 at 10:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Homemade cauliflower cheese!

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  45. janine atkin
    September 5, 2016 at 7:11 pm (2 years ago)

    i love making spag bol

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  46. Alison Johnson
    September 6, 2016 at 6:06 pm (2 years ago)

    I love making cauliflower cheese with home-made cheese sauce.

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  47. Maria Dhillon
    September 7, 2016 at 2:58 am (2 years ago)

    home made lasagne

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  48. Liam Bishop
    September 7, 2016 at 2:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Vienesse Whirls πŸ™‚

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  49. Kerry Kilmister
    September 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm (2 years ago)

    I love making chicken and root stew with my children

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  50. Susan Hoggett
    September 8, 2016 at 7:33 am (2 years ago)

    I love making lemon and pea risotto with marinated king prawns on top

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  51. Becky sparklymummy
    September 8, 2016 at 11:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Ooooooooooo I love this and a girl can never have to many shoes, bags or cook books going to make sure I’m in it cos I want to win it !!!

    #FoodieFriday

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  52. Kirsty Hosty
    September 9, 2016 at 6:36 am (2 years ago)

    I love making any Italian based

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  53. Stevie
    September 9, 2016 at 10:25 am (2 years ago)

    I like to make ham and mushroom omelette with buttered crusty bread.

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  54. JULIE WARD
    September 9, 2016 at 3:57 pm (2 years ago)

    Bacon casserole, its so simple just throw everything in the slow cooker

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  55. Karen Barrett
    September 10, 2016 at 12:22 pm (2 years ago)

    Wild mushroom risotto

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  56. Richell Lever
    September 10, 2016 at 10:44 pm (2 years ago)

    I love making spag bol – my girls love it! Simple but the best!

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  57. Donna Caldwell
    September 11, 2016 at 9:51 pm (2 years ago)

    Love making the kids homemade waffles with chocolate sauce

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  58. pete c
    September 11, 2016 at 10:41 pm (2 years ago)

    my favourite is Lasagna, with some coleslaw on the side

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  59. Maxine G
    September 12, 2016 at 5:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Can’t beat a home made veggie lasagne – it always gets demolished quickly at the dinner table!

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  60. Kathleen Bywaters
    September 13, 2016 at 6:25 pm (2 years ago)

    Pasta Arrabiata and funnily enough that uses very few ingrediants too. Chopped Tomatoes, Pasta, Bacon, Chilli Flakes and Italian dried herbs!

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  61. Margaret Clarkson
    September 15, 2016 at 1:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Focaccia with fresh rosemary on top

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  62. Colin Gault
    September 16, 2016 at 6:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Apple strudle

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  63. kim neville
    September 17, 2016 at 2:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Goulash as quick to prepare and all my family like

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  64. Rachel Craig
    September 17, 2016 at 10:44 pm (2 years ago)

    Vegetable soup.

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  65. Lyla
    September 18, 2016 at 7:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Cottage pie

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  66. Ray Becker
    September 19, 2016 at 11:43 am (2 years ago)

    spaghetti bol

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  67. Danielle Cresswell
    September 19, 2016 at 9:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Chicken and chorizo Risotto xx

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  68. Jane
    September 19, 2016 at 10:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Black forest gateaux

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  69. Jodie Harvey
    September 20, 2016 at 1:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Spag bol with homemade garlic bread and wedges

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  70. Judith Allen
    September 22, 2016 at 4:10 am (2 years ago)

    I don’t cook now, pesky MS, but I love eating (does this count?) my partner’s Yorkshire puddings, made as her great uncle showed her.

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  71. michelle o'neill
    September 22, 2016 at 5:11 am (2 years ago)

    bakewell tart , or pumpkin pie

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  72. Danielle Spencer
    September 22, 2016 at 3:10 pm (2 years ago)

    I love a good mixture of things but Cottage pie is a favourite, I absolutely love recipe books to help me on my way!

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  73. Sheri Darby
    September 22, 2016 at 6:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Vegetable Lasagne

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  74. Samantha
    September 23, 2016 at 4:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Probably at the moment my favourite thing to make is dirty pasta, which is a beef stew and then the cooked pasta is coated at the end. yum

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  75. carole n
    September 24, 2016 at 3:26 pm (2 years ago)

    great giveaway. love making all types of sweets, including chocolate gateau

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  76. Victoria Prince
    September 24, 2016 at 7:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Hmm hard to choose one, but at the moment I think it’s my sweet potato, tuna and avocado salad recipe!

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  77. Pauline Burroughs
    September 24, 2016 at 8:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Chilli Beef Slices

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  78. Rich Tyler
    September 24, 2016 at 10:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Lasagne πŸ™‚

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  79. Lauren Old
    September 25, 2016 at 7:52 am (2 years ago)

    I love making bacon and vegetable risotto

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  80. Emilia nastaly-howard
    September 25, 2016 at 11:14 am (2 years ago)

    Roast chicken πŸ™‚

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  81. Pam Francis Gregory
    September 25, 2016 at 3:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Love a good toad in the hole!

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  82. Samantha R
    September 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I love making a good spag bol!

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  83. Kate Knight
    September 26, 2016 at 10:32 am (2 years ago)

    Chilli con carne

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  84. Mary H
    September 26, 2016 at 11:02 am (2 years ago)

    I love making curry from scratch. So easy to eat no meat when it’s Indian.

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  85. Carol Peace
    September 26, 2016 at 7:21 pm (2 years ago)

    I love a traditional Sunday Lunch.

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  86. donna l jones
    September 26, 2016 at 7:56 pm (2 years ago)

    love making lasagne

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  87. Chris Fletcher
    September 26, 2016 at 8:57 pm (2 years ago)

    I love making roast pork, and pinching all the best bits!

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  88. Angela L White
    September 27, 2016 at 10:09 am (2 years ago)

    would like to try to make something different

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  89. paula cheadle
    September 27, 2016 at 11:31 am (2 years ago)

    I would love to win one please

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  90. Allan Wilson
    September 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Baked oven breasts in casserole dish cooked with chorizo, mayonnaise & parmesan

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  91. James Harris
    September 27, 2016 at 12:14 pm (2 years ago)

    I love making lasagne.

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  92. Sarah Parker
    September 27, 2016 at 1:02 pm (2 years ago)

    lasagne or spag bol πŸ™‚

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  93. Jane H Shaw
    September 27, 2016 at 2:19 pm (2 years ago)

    I always enjoy making my home made “tattie soup” it’s my mother recipe and reminds me of her and my childhood. Thanks

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  94. Lisa Wilkinson
    September 27, 2016 at 2:31 pm (2 years ago)

    I love making Shepherd’s Pie

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  95. claire knott
    September 27, 2016 at 2:58 pm (2 years ago)

    looks a lovely recipe book-i am always on the lookout for new ideas

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  96. Simone Kilshaw
    September 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm (2 years ago)

    I love cooking, my favourite at the moment is chicken pie. I love that I can actually do it!!!!

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  97. Laura Harrison
    September 27, 2016 at 6:02 pm (2 years ago)

    Cheesecakes are my favourite recipe to make. Thank you for the chance xxx

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  98. Hayley Todd
    September 27, 2016 at 7:23 pm (2 years ago)

    I love making a 5-Bean Veggie Chilli, Chinese-Style Chicken in Black Bean Sauce Stir Fry and I love baking Devil’s Food Cake!

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  99. Diana
    September 27, 2016 at 7:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Slow-cooked beef curry πŸ™‚

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  100. Caroline Signey
    September 27, 2016 at 8:12 pm (2 years ago)

    Chilli

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  101. Emma
    September 27, 2016 at 9:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Lasagne

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  102. victoria middleton
    September 27, 2016 at 9:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Caraway seed cake πŸ˜€

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  103. Mickie Bull
    September 27, 2016 at 9:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Chicken pilaf!

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  104. amanda greensmith
    September 27, 2016 at 11:14 pm (2 years ago)

    lasagne

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  105. Adrian Bold
    September 27, 2016 at 11:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Cupcakes with help from my nephew.

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  106. Natalie Gillham
    September 28, 2016 at 12:42 am (2 years ago)

    I love making Lasagna

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  107. denise s
    September 28, 2016 at 10:04 am (2 years ago)

    lemon drizzle cake ,perks me up

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  108. Antonia Richardson
    September 28, 2016 at 10:05 am (2 years ago)

    sausage casserole

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  109. Tammy Neal
    September 28, 2016 at 10:36 am (2 years ago)

    I love to make a chicken dumling stew all home made! xx

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    • Tammy Neal
      September 28, 2016 at 10:37 am (2 years ago)

      dumpling! x

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  110. Emma Dormer
    September 28, 2016 at 10:44 am (2 years ago)

    Bacon and pasta with baby tomatoes and courgettes.The sauce is made grated cheese and creme fraiche,delicious Xx

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  111. Natalie Crossan
    September 28, 2016 at 11:34 am (2 years ago)

    Lasange πŸ™‚

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  112. Dawn Samples
    September 28, 2016 at 12:09 pm (2 years ago)

    I enjoy making a Thai green curry, all the ingredients smell so fresh x

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  113. Tamara Foster
    September 28, 2016 at 12:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Chicken & chorizo Lasagna

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  114. LEE HARDY
    September 28, 2016 at 12:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Lasagne for the wife.

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  115. Kerry Locke
    September 28, 2016 at 1:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Red Lentil Dhal

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  116. Katy Bulcock
    September 28, 2016 at 6:26 pm (2 years ago)

    i love making homemade soups carrot and coriander is a favourite at the minute πŸ™‚

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  117. A.E. ADKINS
    September 28, 2016 at 9:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Spaghetti Carbonara

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  118. Gemma Holland
    September 28, 2016 at 9:19 pm (2 years ago)

    I love to make mushroom & spinach lasagne

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  119. Beryl drake
    September 28, 2016 at 9:19 pm (2 years ago)

    My cottage pie with cheesey mash mmmm yummy

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  120. George Wright
    September 28, 2016 at 9:35 pm (2 years ago)

    My favourite at the moment is a glazed lemon and chia/poppy seed bundt cake – it’s amazing!

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  121. Eve Ogden
    September 28, 2016 at 10:16 pm (2 years ago)

    My fave is my very own speciality lasagne hubby loves it to

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  122. Leanne Bell
    September 28, 2016 at 10:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Sausage casserole – very simple but one of the family favourites! x

    Reply

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