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WeightWatchers friendly Pasta Carbonara by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

As a returning WeightWatcher, I am always on the look out for recipes I can adapt.

Whilst not the cheapest on points, this delicious Cheat's Carbonara attracts far fewer points than its calorie-loaded cousin; perfect for a weekend treat. Serve with a lovely zero point salad to make it even more filling!

If you have the points, why not make it a feast? Treat yourself to a glass of wine (points variable) and share a Sainsbury's Be Good To Yourself Garlic Bread for 6pts per half a baguette.


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WeightWatchers Chicken Stir Fry by www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

With summer just around the corner, thoughts are turning to shedding a few pounds. If you're working on your bikini body, my new series of WeightWatchers-pointed recipes might be just the ticket!

To get you started, here's a great stir fry, which I adapted from an old WeightWatchers 'Your Week' recipe from way back. The original beef version is also scrummy, but I like to use chicken to keep the points down.

If you decide to make this recipe, please let me know how you get on, by dropping a comment in the box below. I hope you like it! 

WeightWatchers Chicken Stir Fry

WeightWatchers Pro Points: 9pts per person PLUS any additional points for oil

Need fewer points? Halve or even leave out the noodles altogether - plenty of zero point veg makes this a very filling dish without them and it'll SAVE you up to 4 pro points!

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How to make the perfect baked potato - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Periodically, I have tried and failed (spectacularly on occasion - as anyone who attended our 2012 Fireworks party will attest!) to produce the perfect baked potato.

Until now.

Oh BBC Good Food, how I love thee!

  • Grab a large potato.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  • Wash your spud well. Dry it (make sure it IS dry!) and prick with a fork.

 that reminds me of a Chrimble card I bought Beloved last year...

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    We used to nuke our spuds too but despite a fabulous microwave, I could never get that lovely crispy jacket. The micro we have now
  • Ian Crawford
    Ian Crawford says #
    We've got a baked potato setting on the microwave/combi oven. After weighing them, prepare the spuds as you do with olive oil and

How to make French Vanilla Ice Cream - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

I discovered this recipe in the instruction manual for the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker. Whilst the ice cream maker itself may soon be history, I did manage to make a note of the recipes before we returned it!

This recipe is delicious and definitely rivals any good quality, commercially made vanilla ice cream. You might want to check the quantities but otherwise, I feel sure you can use exactly the same ingredients whichever method you use for turning your batter into ice cream.


Homemade French Vanilla Ice Cream - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk 

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KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

An ice cream making attachment for my KitchenAid is one of those luxury items that, due to its £77 price tag, has been on my wish list for ages. You can therefore imagine how beyond excited I was when Beloved finally ordered it for me!

No, we didn't win the lottery, but we had accumulated £75 worth of vouchers to spend in John Lewis, which meant the attachment cost us the princely sum of just £2.


The recent four-day weekend was the perfect opportunity to take my new toy for a test run. As is our way, Beloved and I carefully followed the instructions for assembling the attachment to our mixer and immediately, we ran into problems.

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker says #
    It really was, wasn't it?
  • lyndsey
    lyndsey says #
    Shame, 'twas very good ice cream