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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Home Made Guacamole : Creative Mondays Blog Hop...


Happy Monday everyone.

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas.

Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.


I had an avocado that needed using up and I was going to add it to a smoothie. After being shopping and having lots of salad things in for tea, I though I would make a nice dip to go with some veggies...
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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Yummiest Food : The Wednesday Blog Hop...


Hope you all have had a lovely Christmas break? 

In nearly 5 years this is the longest I have been away from my blog, a whole week!! So today I thought I would get the Christmas food pictures out the way to make room for the healthy ones next week!!


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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Scotch Eggs with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce...


We love Scotch eggs here and when my daughter seen this picture she said "can I have one now!?"



Scotch Eggs with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce : Nothing beats a home-made scotch egg – ideal for a snack, school lunchbox or party canapés.

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Friday, 2 October 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes..


2 of my favourite things.

Chocolate fairy buns and cookies!!

Why not bake them both together!?!


Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes.

Guest post from Dr. Oetker.

Makes 12 cupcakes.

Average up to 80 Min.
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Saturday, 19 September 2015

Marshmallow Crispy Cupcakes...


Marshmallow Crispy Cupcakes

Makes : 12 cupcakes

Level : Easy

Guest post : Dr. Oetker

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Thursday, 17 September 2015

Pea, Ham And Cheese Cupcakes...


Peas and cupcakes? Cupcakes and peas?

Guest post from Yes Peas campaign.

30 mins.


Serves 12
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Sunday, 13 September 2015

Spooky Snacks...


Primula Autumn Recipes.

Spooky Snacks.

The darker nights are drawing in which means it’s almost time for two of our favourite annual events, Halloween and Bonfire Night, and what better way to celebrate both than with friends and family.

The chefs at Primula have been hard at work cooking up an autumnal recipe book to create the perfect Halloween party spread or post-Bonfire snacks - treating the family to high-taste recipes that look great, taste great and are simple to make. So, whether you’ve been out trick-or-treating or keeping toasty warm next to the bonfire, create the perfect themed party snacks for when the revellers return home.

A spokesperson for Primula said: “This is the perfect time of year to throw a themed party with warm comfort food to warm up trick-or-treaters and while great taste is important, chefs should be able to enjoy the party too, so our party snacks are delicious but also super simple to make, giving you more time to create the perfect table display sure to impress all the boys and ghouls.


Mummy’s the best!

Get wrapped up in creating these mummified cheese and tomato faces except instead of a trail of bandages you leave a trail of tasty Primula.

What you’ll need:

(Serves 4)

  • 4 slices of bread
  •  Primula Cheese with Ham 
  •  Tomato puree
  • Halved olives stuffed with red peppers 

What to do:

  1.  Toast the bread.
  2.  Cut circles in the toast using a 3” pastry cutter. 
  3. Top with tomato puree.
  4. Bake at 200°C for 5 minutes.
  5. Mummify your toast using Primula cheese squeezed in stripes to look like bandages.
  6. Place your olives on top for eyes.



Cheesy guacamole lanterns

These mini-cheesy lanterns are perfect for Halloween parties and to make things even better they’re stuffed full of spooky goodness.

What you’ll need:

(Serves 4)

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 100g Primula original 
  • 1/4 red onion, finely diced 
  • 1 chilli, deseeded and finely diced 
  • 1 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil 
  •  Juice of 1/2 a lime 

What to do:

  1.  Cut the avocados in half and remove the stone.
  2. Scoop out avocado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl.
  3. Crush with a fork too desired texture (we like it chunky).
  4. Add the onion, lime and chilli.
  5. Mix well and serve
To make the lanterns, cut the top off four peppers (orange or red are best) and de-seed. Carve your spooky face into the front.



Bonfire Bites.

Super-Safe Sparklers

These edible sparklers are quick and effortless to prepare and fun for the whole family.

What you’ll need:

(serves 4)

  • 4 breadsticks
  • 150g tube of Primula Original Cheese
  • 60g bacon crumble (cooled, crispy bacon placed in a freezer bag and crushed)
  • 60g onion bits
  • 30g chopped pistachios 
  • 2 rosemary stems chopped
  • A sprinkle of dried red chilli flakes 

What to do:

  1. Scatter the dried ingredients onto a baking tray and mix.
  2. Apply Primula Cheese to the breadsticks and smooth with a knife.
  3. Roll breadsticks through the topping(s) and enjoy.


Stuffed Sweet Potato

These minimal effort potato skins are perfect for autumnal evenings or bonfire celebrations – quick and simple so you won’t miss the firework display.

What you’ll need:

(Serves 4)

  • 4 sweet potatoes 
  • 1 tube of Primula with chives
  • Crispy bacon 
  • Olive oil 
  • Chopped chives 

What to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. 
  2. Prick the skins of the sweet potatoes all over with a fork and rub with a small amount of olive oil.
  3. Place potatoes on a baking tray and bake in the oven for about 45 minutes or until tender. 
  4. Towards the end of the cooking time, preheat the grill to hot. 
  5. Place your bacon strips under the grill and cook till crispy.
  6. Remove potatoes from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes.
  7. When baked, cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthways and keeping the skins intact, scoop the flesh from the sweet potatoes into a bowl.
  8. Add your Primula with chive to the removed sweet potato and mix. 
  9. Stuff your cheesy mixture into the skins. 
  10. Add crispy bacon and chopped chives and serve.


About this post:

Guest post courtesy of Primula.

No payment was received.


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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Quick And Easy Party Sausage Rolls...


Always a good recipe to have in for last minute picnic or party ideas.

Quick sausage rolls...
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Saturday, 29 August 2015

Monday, 29 December 2014

Our Christmas Day..


Hoping you all have had a lovely Christmas day?

We have been having a great time. Too much food, not much sleep, lots excitement and quality family time together. Even snow on Boxing day made it just that bit extra special!!

So many fun things have happen over the last few days which really do feel like weeks. Husband and children all home with time off work, school and university. Family visits, baking party cakes, Christmas day and opening presents. Christmas dinner, parents visiting for tea, more food, tasty cakes and drinks. 

Boxing day out for a party lunch at my mum and dads. More amazing food and cakes and home before the snow arrived. Snow came. Straight out at night to play in the snow in-case it disappeared by morning. 

More party food. Out to the park in the snow. Walking 3 miles to the shops for a spot of sale shopping. More snowy walks. 2 and a half miles walk around the woods to make the most of the snow. Sit down, heat on, feet up, nice cup of tea, more chocolate!!...

This is my catch up! What have you all been up to?

Sharing our Christmas eve through to Christmas day pictures today...


A present for Santa and Rudolph...



Now I really do need to get back to the gym, the weight is starting to creep on!! but it is still so cold, snowy and icy outside when it is lovely and warm inside..



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Saturday, 15 November 2014

15 Trifle And Desserts In Glasses Ideas To Make At Christmas...



Just planning party food and treats as it is my sons 18th birthday this Friday. We are having a family party on Sunday and I am thinking of Christmas treats to make. I love to make trifle and creamy, fruity, nutty or any desserts in glasses.

 What's not to like?

Love the adult ones to with a little alcohol added ...
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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Halloween Ideas...


Looking for Halloween ideas?


Here are some recipes I have shared on the blog over the last few years...
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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Gallo Family Vineyards Summer Rosé Canapé Cakes...


Gallo Family Vineyards Summer Rosé Canapé Cakes
  • Preparation time: 40 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 12
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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Easy Pizza Muffins


My kids love having pizza muffins every Friday at school so I decided to surprise them and make lots of yummy pizza muffins at home to share. These pizza are great for party food too...
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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Cauliflower Cheese And Ham Tart...


Serves 6 lunch portions
Prep Time 15 mins
Cooking time 45 mins
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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Mince Pies...


Mince Pies with a crumbly twist! ...yum, yum...
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Friday, 18 October 2013

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Halloween Chocolate Pots...


Kids will love these simple chocolate pots with spooky tombstone cookies for Halloween
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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Creepy Halloween Cupcakes...


Fancy making some fun Creepy Cupcakes with the children for Halloween?
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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Cake Pops...



I thought you had to have a cake pop maker to make cake pops, not with this recipe!!How sweet are these cake pops...
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