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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Cooking Through the Decades..


A little while back Rennie Heartburn kindly asked me to take part in a fun recipe challenge, Cooking Through the Decades.

The idea of the post is to recreate one of my favourite and iconic recipes of a from a decade of my choice.

Two of my all time favourite recipes sprang mind; Prawn Cocktail and The Knickerbocker Glory.

Not in the same dish though, hehe. Both still all time favourite recipes of mine which I discovered in the 80's.


Knowing me and my children well, we would both pick out the sweet recipe first every time. So I pick a special back to school treat for them!
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Thursday, 17 March 2016

Queen Bee Cake Stand : House Of Fraser Review...


Last week House Of Fraser asked me if I would like to pick something from their Kitchen Accessories range to review.


It just so happens I was in the middle of decorating my kitchen and I was on the lookout for a nice new cake stand. Perfect timing!
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Monday, 29 February 2016

Popcorn Rocky Roads...


Me and my children are not fans of dark chocolate. I think it is the bitter taste of it that make us go errr. I had some as a gift at Christmas that need to be used so I made these double chocolate popcorn rocky roads. We all enjoyed these!
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Thursday, 25 February 2016

Blueberry Muffins...


On Monday I made these yummy blueberry muffins. 

They were the best I have ever made!! 

I think the fact that the blueberries were really big ones made them even better. 

So yummy and perfect for an afternoon treat and lunch boxes..


Makes 10
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Saturday, 20 February 2016

Aldi's Kitchen Utensils : Review...


Earlier this week I got sent some lovely bits for baking and serving food to try out and review. These are all from Aldi's Home baking Specialbuy's range, which will be in-store from the 6th March.


I always love to try out new goodies for the kitchen, especially if it involves baking. As usual, I got carried away with photo's, so I still have some fun things left to try out. I thought I would break the post into 2 and share how I have been using them all.
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Monday, 8 February 2016

Gluten Free Valentine Recipes : Creative Mondays Blog Hop...


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.

Last week, thanks to Delicious Alchemy I have been baking some Gluten Free valentine treats. Over the weekend we have been having a feast on our Gluten Free bakes..


Above : Some of the products from the Delicious Alchemy range.
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Friday, 5 February 2016

Garlic Slice Pizzas : Weekend Blog Hop..


Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the weekend blog hop. Happy you are here and hope you have fun hoping around and finding new blogs to read, follow and comment on. If you like the blog hop please be kind enough to link back so others can join in the fun too.

Snack time and we made these fun garlic slice pizzas yesterday. Shop brought garlic slices are tasty, quick and easy to cook. Then we made them into yummy garlic, cheese and ham pizza. 


Makes 6
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Friday, 29 January 2016

Jar Amnesty Challenge : The Weekend Blog Hop...


This month Foodies100 and The English Provender Co. have come up with a fun recipe challenge. They have invited bloggers to come up with a tasty recipe. With a chance of winning one of ten £100.00 vouchers for Waitrose/John Lewis.

So today I came up with a tasty new idea to go with this delicious Sweet Tomato and Chilli Chutney. Adding a new twist on one of my family favourite, Chilli Con Carne recipes.


Everyone knows that chutney goes great with cheese. Does a cold Sweet Tomato and Chilli Chutney go together with a hot and spicy homemade Chilli Con Carne though? That is the question we had to answer with dinner this evening.
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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Smoothie On The Go...


From the moment I wake up on a school day it is go, go, go. Or should I say them moment I decide to jump out of bed.

Put heat on. Let dog out, feed dog. Wake kids up, feed them, make sure they have got dressed, had breakfast brushed their teeth and hair. Make their lunch boxes.

Sometimes all I really want to do is make a cup of tea and eat my breakfast. Not in the Winter though, it is too cold and dark to get up early and chill.


Yesterday I made this breakfast smoothie to drink whilst running around and it was yummy! You may like banana's on your Weetabix, this is banana's in your Weetabix smoothie.
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Sunday, 10 January 2016

The Laughing Cow Cheese And Chicken Wraps..


To help me kick-start my New Years healthier eating plan, The Laughing Cow Extra Light sent me some yummy 2% fat cheese triangles and some other healthy ingredients to help get me started.


We have been enjoying these yummy cheese triangles on crackers instead of bread for lunch, in salads as sides on our dinner and as a little extra for the children's lunch boxes. 

I have also added then into a chicken wrap in exchange for mayonnaise. 

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Saturday, 2 January 2016

Naan Breads Pizza..


1 lunch idea I can always get the 2 younger children helping me to make and that is Naan bread pizzas. They are quick and easy to make and so tasty too! This is one fun after school snack that sometimes we make when dad is working late to keep us going till dinner. 


This recipe also inspired my old 2 who are at uni to make as a dinner too. They just add lots of cooked meat or tuna and different vegetables onto theirs. They also make them for friends and they love the idea so much they start making their own too.

Makes 4
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Sunday, 6 December 2015

Raspberry Frangipane Tarts...


Want to try these four small Raspberry Frangipane Tarts from Bonne Maman The Seasonal Cookbook+?


With recipes developed, tried and tested by baking expert Moyra Fraser there should be no 'soggy bottoms'.

Raspberry Frangipane Tarts...
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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Lemon, Coconut And White Chocolate Truffles...


Lemon, Coconut And White Chocolate Truffles...


Makes: 24 -30 truffles

Preparation and Cooking Time: 20 minutes plus overnight chilling

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Saturday, 14 November 2015

Roasted Beetroot Soup With Feta Yogurt Dressing...


A delicious beetroot soup recipe, perfect for entertaining friends.


Serves: 4 
Preparation time: 10 minutes 
Cooking time: 40 minutes​

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Thursday, 5 November 2015

Cauliflower Cheese Soup With Homemade Breadsticks...


Cauliflower Cheese Soup With Homemade Breadsticks. A warming winter soup using a classic combination, perfect for Bonfire Night.


Serves: 4
Makes 36 bread sticks.
Preparation and Cooking Time: 30 minutes.

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Teasy Spider Welsh Beef Burgers...


Today I have a guest recipe post to share for Halloween from Eat Welsh Lamb And Welsh Beef Website.


Teasy Spider Welsh Beef Burgers.
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Homemade Jam Recipes...


Lots of people I know are making jam at the minute.

I am just getting some ingredients together to make some plum jam over the next few day...

Watch this space!!

Here is a few guest jam recipes:
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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Banana Cup Cakes..


Banana Cup Cakes..


Banana cup cakes: yummy!!

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Monday, 31 August 2015

Mixed Fruit Smoothie...


We love smoothies and milkshakes here and the best thing is you can use any fruit you have in at the time...
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