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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Rhubarb Breakfast Bars...

Fancy making some Rhubarb Breakfast Bars?

Preparation time: 20 minutes 
Cooking time: 20 minutes 
Serves: 12


Tuesday, 20 December 2016

7 Canape Ideas...

We love party snacks, canapes and nibbles. 

Perfect for parties, weekend teas time treats and Christmas.

Today I am sharing some party ideas. Starting with these fun Tomato Pops.

7 Canape Ideas...

Monday, 19 December 2016

Turkey, Fennel Seed and Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage Cheese Parcels...

Turkey, Fennel Seed and Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage Cheese Parcels.  By Lee Westcott for Davidstow®.

If you’re looking for festive finger food to wow your guests with over Christmas, and use up any leftovers from Christmas Day, then my recipe for turkey, fennel seed and Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage cheddar parcels is perfect for you.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Quince, Orange And Chestnut Chutney With Davidstow® Cheddar...

Quince, Orange and Chestnut Chutney with Davidstow® cheddar. This is a great festive chutney that pairs well with Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage and Davidstow® 18 Month Extra Mature cheddar. Make the chutney well in advance to when you’d like to use it as it develops in flavour as the weeks go by.


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

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

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Macadamia & Raspberry Goldies...

Macadamia and Raspberry Goldies. Perfect for snacks or lunch box treats!

These soft squidgy bars are the golden equivalent of brownies.


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

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Cauliflower Cheese And Ham Tart...

Cauliflower Cheese And Ham Tart...

Serves 6 lunch portions

Prep Time 15 mins
Cooking time 45 mins


Sunday, 10 November 2013

Parmigiano Reggiano and Spinach Muffins...

These wonderful savoury muffins make the perfect light lunch or appetiser to enjoy with friends this winter.

Combine sifted flour, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl with sugar, Parmigiano Reggiano and spinach. Beat together egg, milk and vegetable oil and stir into the muffin mixture. Spoon the mixture into muffin cases, top with Parmigiano Reggiano and bake until golden.


Sunday, 23 December 2012

PENN STATE Pretzels Review And Recipes ...

This week we were pleased to be sent some snacks to review from PENN STATE.

My children loves nibbles and we often buy the mix variety party packs with pretzels inside.

( They always disappear first)!!

Or just the plain (shops own brand) pretzels!!

We were interested to find out what the flavoured Penn State wheat and potato pretzel knots tasted like.

Always up for a challenge!!

I got sent 3 packs of the classic American snacks to try, 2 limited edition Maple Bacon and a pack of Sour Cream and Chive.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Sausage And Tomatoes Envelopes ...

Sausage And Tomatoes Envelopes ...

Makes 12

You will need:

Friday, 30 November 2012

Chicken Liver Pate With Tomato Salad ...

Chicken Liver Pate With Tomato Salad.

Serves 4-6
202 calories / 15.6g fat per portion


Saturday, 10 November 2012

Moroccan Beetroot & Herb Salad with Rachel’s Organic Natural Yogurt Dressing...

Moroccan Beetroot & Herb Salad with Rachel’s Organic Natural Yogurt Dressing...

Serves 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: none

Saturday, 6 October 2012

WIitche's Ribs With Vampire Toast....

WIitche's Ribs With Vampire Toast....

Enjoy a scary savoury treat at your Halloween party

Sticky, glossy and very tender, these witches’ ribs make a perfect Halloween treat to nibble on after trick or treating.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Beetroot And Butterbean Hummus...

Beetroot And Butterbean Hummus.

Serves 4-6

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: none


Thursday, 14 June 2012

Summer Coleslaw...

Summer Coleslaw...

The ultimate picnic salad, combining white and red cabbage, carrot, red onion and radishes; smothered in a yogurt and herb dressing.

Serves : 4-6

Preparation time: 15 minutes


Thursday, 17 May 2012

Summer berry salad...

Summer berry salad...

Light, tangy and a great alternative to the more usual mayo dressed chicken salads.

Serves 4-5

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes

Thursday, 19 April 2012

French Goat's Cheese Mini-Log, Rosemary And Green Olive Muffins...

Today I'm sharing this recipe post by By Sophie Wright, chef and Easy Cheesey Chèvre Ambassador.

French Goat's Cheese Mini-Log, Rosemary And Green Olive Muffins...

These muffins make a great Saturday afternoon tea time treat, fantastic lunch box filler or picnic hamper favourite. They really are seriously easy to make.

Makes 12 muffins 

Prep time 20 minutesCooking time 20 minutes Oven temp 200oc
Approximate cost per muffin: 21 pence

  • 75g mild ripe French goat’s cheese mini-log (rind removed)
  • 275g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 250mls milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 50g chopped pitted green olives
  • 2 tsp chopped rosemary, plus a little extra for garnish

  1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6, 400°F (200°C) while you make the basic muffin mixture.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
  3. Beat one egg and whisk it together with the milk.
  4. Fold the mix into the flour. 
  5. Add the crumbled French goat’s cheese mini-log, chopped olives and chopped rosemary.
  6. Arrange you muffin cases in a tray and spoon in the mixture to the top of each case.
  7. Beat the other egg and gently brush the top of each muffin.
  8. Garnish with a small sprig of rosemaryBake for about 20 minutes, or until well risen and golden.
  9. Remove the muffins from the tins and leave to rest for a few minutes before eating!
Recipe and photo credit by-  French goats cheese


Friday, 16 March 2012

Cream of peppers, oregano and parmigiano...

Cream of peppers, oregano and parmigiano...

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