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Christine, wife, mother, homemaker for over 40 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education, a diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition and TEFL.


Get Your Apron On For Some Home Cooking

With a selection of my favorite recipes

Many years ago as I began the adventure of setting up my own home, I was given a recipe book. It was only small, but had many blank pages with different sections. Over the next 32 years I filled these pages with favorite recipes that I had tried and tested, after cutting them out of magazines, off boxes and packets of ingredients or writing them down from family and friends. As you can guess, I loved home cooking and trying new recipes! After a time it became so full that favorite recipes were spilling out into the bag in which it was housed. Many times they were re-stuck and some became too faded to read anymore. Fortunately I knew them mostly off-by-heart by this time. My resolution is to trust myself and cook without them, but somehow this feels like desertion, as if I am being unfaithful to my favorite book. This little book went with me each time we packed up our house and moved, even one time to a different country. Each time it would be lovingly placed at pride of place on a shelf in a handy place to be pulled out and thumbed through time and again for yet another idea for a well-loved dish, whether it was a homemade family meal, a cake or an old family recipe. This book is now falling to pieces and some of them have been shared on my hubs. This hub is my new recipe box- the well-deserved new home for my favorite recipes.

  • The Perfect Cup Of Tea
    The English answer to life's problems is invariably a "good cup of tea." It is still the nation's favourite drink and for good reason too. Read on to discover why!

The Essential Recipe Box - Made from beautiful acacia wood

  • A Halloween Recipe- Devilled Chicken Pieces
    Welcome to my Halloween Recipe. This is one of those chicken recipes you don't want to be without!
  • A Modern Twist On The Original Beef Sandwich Recipe
    Welcome to my Pita Bread Sandwich Recipe! A good sandwich is meant to be something that you can comfortably hold in your hand, without needing cutlery. In fact the invention of full cutlery as we know it today, is fairly recent. The man who gave...
  • Scrumptious Eastern Sausage Balls
    Are you looking for a cheap, delicious, simple, healthy sausage recipe that is great for the whole family to enjoy? I have been making this dish for many years for my growing family. I guess you would call it an english recipe, with an eastern...
  • Grandma's Easy Potato And Salmon Salad
    A warm salad recipe of smoked salmon and fried potatoes straight from Grandma's kitchen
  • Lentil Soup, The Best Comfort Food
    Nothing is better than returning home after a cold and envigorating walk in the countryside to comfort food- a steaming bowl of lentil soup! It's warms you up instantly and delivers all those vital minerals and vitamins to get you through the winter.

Tasty Vegetarian Dishes For You To Try

  • Vegetarian Spaghetti Supper Recipe
    Here is my favourite, vegetarian spaghetti dish. It is so delicious with two types of cheese, nuts, vegetables and yoghurt.
  • Appetizing Apple Pasta Salad
    Are you looking for a healthy, interesting accompaniment for your barbeque or picnic? This easy salad recipe will satisfy everyone and nicely compliment your meal.
  • Healthy And Easy Spinach Recipe Ideas For Dinner
    I hope you enjoy this collection of spinach recipes that have been tried and tested in my growing family over many years. I have experimented a little with some of the original recipes to arrive at dishes that we love and that don't cost the earth...
  • My Favorite Vegetarian Lasagna Recipes
    Or if you're not yet- you will be by the time you've tried these easy recipes! You don't have to be a meat eater to enjoy a tasty lasagna! It's amazing what you can cook between sheets of pasta and serve with a fresh salad. Ever since the Italians...
  • Quick Vegetarian Curry
    Even if you aren't vegetarian, this delicious vegetarian curry dish is sure to be one of your favorite recipes! It will fit every family budget, because it is cheap and healthy. Choosing locally grown vegetables will add to the nutrients and flavour.
  • Everyday Bean And Potato Pie
    A delicious vegetarian dish for all the family. It's easy to prepare and contains nutritious ingredients that won't cost the earth and are likely to already be in your cupboard, making it a great everyday recipe. The beans and tomotoes combine...

Fruit Recipes From Your Produce

  • Summertime Berry Picking
    Picking wild berries, particularly blackberries, is something I have been doing for around 45 years. It has taken me up onto the English South Downs and woods in Sussex and Kent to the large forests in Bavaria, Southern Germany. It has been an...
  • What To Do With Apples- 10 Great Ideas
    Before you throw them away thinking you could never eat them all, take a look at these 10 different ideas of what to make with apples so that none need go to waste.

Delicious Dessert And Cake Recipes

Dessert, Cookies And Cake Recipes For Sweet Treats

  • Irresistible Banana Cream Pie
    Welcome to my banana recipe, which I have been making for around 30 years. It is quick, easy and delicious and contains ingredients you would normally have in your cupboard. Although the muscovado sugar is a healthy alternative (and much nicer in my.
  • My Family Budget Almond Slice Recipe
    Don't you love the crunchy, sweet, moist experience of a home-made cake with your favourite cuppa? Here it is- my tried and tested recipe!
  • A Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe
    Here is an easy recipe that combines the crunchiness of nuts, the velvety bite of chocolate, the tanginess of lemon and the richness of butter. Perfect for that afternoon tea when you have lots of cake-lovers to feed. This will have them asking for..
  • How To Make Traditional Mince Pies
    At Christmas, mince pies make the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea. They are sold everywhere in shops around the UK, but nothing surpasses the taste of home-made. Here is the traditional recipe.
  • Simnel Cake- A Traditional Easter Cake Recipe
    Here is my English Traditional Easter Cake Recipe- enjoy!
  • Yeah- Its Pancake Day (Mardi Gras)
    Welcome to the place where you can find out about Pancake Day, how to make pancakes and how it is celebrated in other parts of the world.
  • The Delicious English Scone Recipe
    I can't remember the number of times I have needed to produce a batch of something fresh and delicious at short notice and ended up with my english scone recipe! The truth is that they contain ingredients that are normally sitting in my cupboards...
  • "Easy Homemade Walnut Cookies"
    Nothing can beat a batch of fresh walnut cookies, filling the house with their appetizing smell that makes your mouth water. December is the time when walnuts can be harvested, but they are available all year round and used for many culinary...
  • Tunis Cake- The Lost Christmas Cake Recipe
    The Tunis Cake is typically (but not commonly) served in the UK during the Christmas season. Here is my delicious Tunis Cake Recipe for you to try.
  • Delicious Orange And Cinnamon Shortbread Recipe
    Welcome to my shortbread recipe! Everyone loves homemade cookies and when it comes to special occasions, it's worth spending a little time and effort to make something extra delicious. We all like a treat every now and then and baking cookies can be.

Impossible Pie

This is a very easy recipe that tastes great too!

Cook Time: 1 hour

Prep Time: about 10 minutes

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Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients For Impossible Pie

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup margarine or soft butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Place all ingredients in blender at one time and blend until mixed together.
  2. Pour into a buttered 10-inch pie dish and bake in the oven for one hour at 350 degrees.
  3. When done, the crust will be on the bottom, custard in the middle and coconut on top-right where they belong!
Healthy Cake from my recipe box

Healthy Cake from my recipe box

A Healthy Cake Found In The Bible - New Testament Fruit Cake

All these ingredients can be found in the corresponding Bible verses!


  • 2 1/4 cups 1Kings 4v22 (flour)
  • 4 oz Job 29v6 (butter)
  • 1 cup Jeremiah 6v20 (sugar)
  • 1 cup Nahum 3v12 (figs)
  • 1 cup Numbers 17v8 (almonds)
  • 1 tablespoons 1Samuel 14v25 (honey)
  • 1 cup 1Samuel 30v12 (raisins)
  • 1 pinch Leviticus 2v13 (salt)
  • 3 Jeremiah 17v11 (eggs)
  • 1/4 cup Judges 4v19 (milk)
  • Seasonings 2Chronicles 9v9 (spice)


  1. Beat ingredients together until well mixed. (Proverbs 23v14)
  2. Place in a greased 8-10 inch round cake tin, lined with greaseproof paper.
  3. Bake for 1 hour at 180 or Gas 4.
  4. Turn out and when cold, dust with a little icing sugar to served.

Send This Bible Cake Recipe On A Postcard

The easy way to share with your friends- just add the address and stamp and invite yourself for tea!

The easy way to share with your friends- just add the address and stamp and invite yourself for tea!

So Get Your Apron On And Start Cooking

© 2012 Christine Hulme

Please Sign My Recipe Box - Thank you for your comments

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on March 13, 2015:

There's nothing better than tried and true, family-favorite recipes!

anonymous on September 17, 2012:

Looks fantastic ... so good to have a 'link' between the 'well worn / tried and true recipes' and cyberspace ... am sure every recipe is a story in itself! :-)

Keep cookin and writing! Blessings

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