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Thursday, 8 December 2016

5 Holiday Cocktails..


Are you looking to find some new cocktail recipes to make up this Christmas?


If so, it just so happens I am sharing 5 Holiday Cocktails Recipes for you to try out now and save your favourites for Christmas. 🍸🎄


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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Bikes Through The Decades With Halford's...


How quick has this year gone by!? Christmas is now just around the corner. The children are nearly a week into their Advent Calendars and the countdown is on for the big day. As usual we are thinking of last minute gifts. Me and Hubby have also started reminiscing about Christmas presents that we did or didn't receive. We both agree that one of the all time classic presents is a child’s first bike.

Can you remember your first bike? My first one was a beautiful shiny blue bike with a bright pink elephant on the seat, a 3 wheeled trike!! In fact my Mum and Dad still have it in their shed after all these years!! How cool.


My all time favourite bike as a child though, was the ultimate style classic from the 70s; The Chopper.
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Holiday Mulled Cranberry Juice...



Fancy making some mulled cranberry juice over the holidays?

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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Ian Cumming’s Merry Berry Steam Pudding...


Fancy trying Ian Cumming’s Merry Berry Steam Pudding out?


A blueberry steamed pudding oozing with a cranberries and cordial topping.
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Goats Cheese Crostini...


Hosting this Christmas?

 Impress your guests with these bite-size treats:


Serves 12

Preparation time: 15 min

No cooking
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Oh Christmas tree: The Wednesday Blog Hop..


After seeing the Christmas Tree has been put up in our town; I can not wait until we put ours up. The kids have already ordered me to put our tree up on Thursday ready for them to decorate it when they get home from school. 🎅🎄

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Christmas Cupcakes...


Christmas cupcakes: Not everyone is a fan of fruit cake or mince pies, these light coconut cakes speckled with jewel like ruby raspberries make a great alternative and can even be made in advance and frozen ready iced but without the raspberry and holly decoration. Simply defrost at room temp for 2-3 hours before finishing.

Great for all ages

Makes 12

Prep: 35 minutes
Cook: 15-18 minutes

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Friday, 25 November 2016

Homemade Mince Pies...


Homemade Mince Pies. Homemade mincemeat is absolutely delicious and this version is very quick and simple to make. The mincemeat and pastry recipe can also be used to make a large tart, which works very well as a Christmas dessert served with ginger ice cream or brandy flavoured crème anglaise.

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Thursday, 24 November 2016

The Night Before Christmas: Aldi Throw And Cushion Review...


T'was a cold dark evening, on the night before Christmas. All was quiet in the Claire Justine household. A good job too as it was nearly midnight and Santa would soon be on his way! It had been a long day and still Mum and Dad had lots to do before Christmas morning...


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Persimon® and Pomegranate Pavlova Star..


Persimon® and Pomegranate Pavlova Star. This gorgeous meringue dessert is made with whisked egg whites and caster sugar, piped or spread out into a star shape. It’s slowly baked, then topped with whipped cream, sliced Spanish Persimon® and pomegranate seeds.

Perfect for a dinner parties, Christmas or a weekend treat.


Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours 
Serves: 6
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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Branston Turkey Nachos..


Love Christmas dinner and Nachos?

Today I am sharing a dish you could make for your Christmas night tea with any leftover Turkey from your dinner. 


A sharing dish that’s perfect for family time this season.

Serves six

Preparation time: 5min

Cooking time: 10min
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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Gluten Free Festive Fruity Mincemeat Puddings..


Ae you following a Gluten Free Diet? If so today I have some yummy Gluten Free Festive Fruity Mincemeat Puddings to share with you. (Dairy + Gluten Free). Delicious individual spiced sponge puddings with a festive fruity mincemeat topping.

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Serves: 10 individual puddings ❄
Prep Time: 15 mins ❄
Cooking Time: 20 mins ❄

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Saturday, 12 November 2016

Aldi's Christmas Lights And Decorations...


One thing I hate about Winter are the long dark nights. When my children get home from school it is already turning to dusk. Just a quick change of their school uniforms, a run to the park with the dog. Then it's time for a shower, tea time and bed. Not much time for fun.


This is why we all look forward to Christmas so much. Some festive cheer at the most depressing time of year. There is something magical about a house, with decorations, lights, tinsel and a little bit of Christmas spirit. It makes my heart glow with warmth. Although that might be the Baileys?! I think without Christmas we would all hibernate till Spring!!
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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Christmas Gift Ideas For Her...


It is that time of year again to start thinking of buying gifts for Christmas presents.

Are you looking for Christmas gift or stocking filler ideas for your Mum, Daughter, Wife, Partner Sister or friend? Or are you stuck for ideas on what to ask for yourself this year?


I have teamed up with a few lovely brands and today I am sharing a few of my favourite presents and stocking fillers;
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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Coffee & Chocolate Bourbon...


This richly flavoured infusion makes a charming homemade gift for bourbon lovers and is also great with chocolate desserts or as a digestif.


Makes: about 850ml
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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Christmas Pudding & Sherry Cheesecake..


It's never too early for  thinking of getting your Christmas recipes sorted; right? Today I have this yummy Christmas Pudding & Sherry Cheesecake to share. Perfect for a dinner date, special treat or party...

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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Spiced Cider Pickled Carrot & Parsnip Ribbon Salad...


Fancy trying this; Spiced Cider Pickled Carrot & Parsnip Ribbon Salad recipe out?


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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Plum And Ginger Duff...


Plum and ginger duff. This is of course a traditional Christmas recipe; a steamed pudding in the style of a Christmas pudding. If you have never made a steamed pudding before, it might seem a bit intimidating but it’s really not difficult to make. You will need string, a 1.5 litre (2½ pint) pudding bowl, greaseproof paper and foil.


Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 3 hours

Serves: 6-8

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Monday, 5 September 2016

Skinny Tiramisu...


Introducing Canderel Sugarly Festive Skinny Tiramisu.

Why miss out on this Italian treat!


Serves 4 | Prep 20 mins | Cook 30 mins

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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Mince Pie And Cream Posh Milkshake...


If your on a New Years diet? Look away now!! Haha!!


I am suppose to be on a healthier eating diet but when you find some mince pies in your favourite supermarket at 10p a pack of 6 with a few weeks use by date on them, it is hard to refuse them!! Then I popped into my local shop and they have double cream at 25p a pot, need I say more!?

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