Sharing Saturday - tried and tested recipes

One of the things I love about is the wide array of yummy people pin. I have had a recipe board for yonks, and recently have started adding Atkins/Keto diet to a diet recipe board too. The problem with is that you never quite know what you’re going to get from a recipe or a idea. So this week I’m sharing with you some of the found on pinterest that I’ve personally tried and tested. There’s some personal pictures mixed in, however, I don’t have of all my attempts sadly.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Usually my go to comfort food is something chocolate, but since making these for the first time they are always top of my list if I have the ingredients in. You can make them with or without the chocolate chips, and they are sooo gooey and yummy! ((Image credit – Julie’s Eats and Treats))


Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken

I try to make something for Chris’ birthday each year, and one year I decided on a meal instead of a dessert. Chris loves Chinese so I decided to give OMG Chocolate Desserts Honey Sesame Chicken a go and it was really yummy and easy to make!

Healthy Oatmeal and Carrot Muffins

5 Tried & Tested Pinterest Recipes

So before I approached the Atkins/Keto diet, I was trying healthy snacks that I could eat. I can’t eat fruit and salad, so I went on the hunt for baked goods with low fat ingredients that incorporated fruit and veg. I found these Oatmeal and Carrot Muffins by Vikalina and they were fantastic. Easy to make, lasted for several days and kept fresh.

Easy treacle sponge

Easy Treacle Sponge


Being a Spoonie I don’t always have the spoons (energy) to make complex desserts. The only way I’m surviving on the Atkins diet is making things in advance that last several days. So one time we wanted to yummy but easy dessert and we found this Easy Treacle Sponge from BBC Good Food.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge Cake

Salted Caramal Chocolate Fudge Cake

I saved the best for last. I made this Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge Cake by Domestic Gothess for Christmas and Boxing Day last year. It is by far the most intense, insane and oh my goodness the best I have ever tasted. It was a difficult recipe, but the recipe itself is written with loads of details which explains each step and includes helpful notes. For example, if your batter isn’t looking like it should, Domestic Goddess, explains why and how to fix it. It takes a long time to make, and it is totally worth it. Just check out the close up of a slice below!

Salted Caramal Chocolate Fudge Cake Slice

While I might not make the whole again, I’m definitely looking to use the basic cake recipe and change the toppings/cream filling. The cake itself was so moist and delicious,.

Have you had any recipe successes or have some epic fails to tell? Let me know in the comments!

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Image Credits: Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars photo by Julie's Eats & Treats, Honey Sesame Chicken photo by OMG Chocolate Desserts, Easy Treacle Sponge photo by BBC Food.

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