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Monday, 31 December 2012

Mars Bar Cornflake Treats : Creative Mondays Blog Hop...

This week I made this recipe up using Mars bars, they tasted very sweet,yummy and everybody love

Makes 12


Sunday, 30 December 2012

What I Wore : Layering Up ...

Been a long time since I've done a outfit post, before Christmas it was so so cold that I've been wrapping up warm in lots of jumper and wearing my onesie once it turns dark.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes ...

Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes ...

Make these easy, no cook cheesecakes the night before and leave in the fridge.

If you have room, there are some spare for second helpings or just freeze the extras with a little pot of blueberries for another time.

Makes 8
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 4-5 minutes
Chilling time: 5 hours or overnight


Friday, 28 December 2012

28/12 Link Up Your Favourite Posts This Week : Welcome To The Weekend Hop ...

Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend hopping blog hop!!

A fun linky party where you can link up some of your favourite posts.

What have you been writing about this week?

Want to share your posts with us?

Simply link up to 5 different posts. Or just link up your main blog..


Thursday, 27 December 2012

Blueberry Bircher muesli ...

Blueberry Bircher muesli. Overnight oatmeal.

First developed by a Swiss doctor back in the 1890’s, this easy, super healthy breakfast can be mixed together the night before, then left in the fridge to soak in a plastic container or smaller individual ones if that suits you better.

Stir in grated apple and top generously with blueberries, honey and nuts and you’re good to go.

Serves 6

Preparation time: 10 minutes


Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Caramel poached blueberries with crème fraiche ...

Quick and easy!!

We all love caramel oranges but caramel blueberries are even more delicious.

Chill well and swirl through crème fraiche and Greek yogurt. If you can’t wait for them to cool, serve warm spooned over scoops of good vanilla ice cream for a great, speedy dessert.

Serves 4
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 9-10 minutes


Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas : Creative Mondays Blog Hop ....


And welcome to Creative Mondays linky party!!

Hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thought where you can link up all your creative post each week.

This week as promised I would feature my favourite Christmas post from last weeks hop. Here they all are-
Neighbor or Teacher Gift
The Crafty Blog Stalker

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.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

21/12 Link Up Your Favourite Posts This Week : Welcome To The Weekend Hop ...

Welcome to the weekend hop.

Nearly Christmas!!

A Christmas linky party where you can link up some of your favourite seasonal posts of the week.

Simply link up as many different post as you like this week!!

Or just add your main blog link.


Friday, 21 December 2012

Blueberry clafoutis ...

Super simple...

A real French classic, the batter is like a rich, sweet version of Yorkshire pudding and tastes delicious dusted generously with sifted icing sugar and topped with a scoop of just melting vanilla ice cream.

If you don’t have any double cream then use an extra 150ml (1/4 pint) milk instead.

Serves 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30-40 minutes


Thursday, 20 December 2012

Designated Driver Christmas Play List ...

It's the time of year to get into the Christmas spirit and change your play list into something fun and festive.

What would pick to be on your play list? Something old something new?

 Over at Brit Mums Blog they have come up with the #FestivePlaylist Linky that is sponsored by Coca-Cola and its special Designated Driver programme, which helps promote the positive role that soft drinks can play as credible alternatives to alcohol.


Watermelon, Banana, Avocado And Orange Smoothie ...

Getting some recipes ready for juicing my way through 2013.

With starting my London marathon training after Christmas what better way to get some added vitamins inside you than a smoothie?

I have been writing down lots of smoothies recipes to try ( Healthy and some no so  healthy!!).

Some packed full of fruit, some with ice cream and some with cream in, so many good ideas I can't wait to try them all.

This is the first time as an adult I have tried an avocado and I am now in love with them, I remember trying one at my aunties house when I was little and not liking them so I was surprised how yummy they are...

Serves 1-2

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Now What To Fill Them With? : Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop ...

Hello and welcome to The Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

Hosted by Clairejustine at : Clairejustineoxox and Judy from: Judyh-jsThoughts.

A linky party where you can add up your Wordless and not so Wordless Wednesday photography posts every week.


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

White Chocolate Caramel Snowmen And Trees ....

Finding something we all love to eat with a bit of everyone's favourite ingredients inside.

White chocolate check,

Caramel check,

Christmas sprinkles check,

Biscuits check.

I had to do most of the work due to very hot pans but my daughter helped with the important bit at the end sprinkles and tasting ....


Monday, 17 December 2012

Christmas Bumper Creative Mondays Blog Hop...

All week and weekend we have been rushing around getting ready for Christmas.

Have you too?

This week I'm sharing some pictures from today when we went to Nottingham to visit Santa.

This week we would like you to link up as many Christmas recipes/crafts/style etc as you would like as its the last full week before Christmas to share what you have been making.

As usual link up anything that has got you creative this week.

I will be featuring all my favourite Christmas post next week....


Sunday, 16 December 2012

Weight Watchers Mulled Martini...

Weight Watchers Mulled Martini ...

This spiced Martini is a delicious fruity cocktail with a subtle hint of spice, perfect to kick start a winter’s evening celebration. 

Made with Weight Watchers Italian Red Grape and Pomegranate Cordial, this fruity, spiced Mulled Martini is a great twist on a classic.
The orange-flavoured liqueur combines with the luscious grape and pomegranate to make a sophisticated fruity mix, with a pinch of mixed spice providing the distinctive mulled flavour.


Saturday, 15 December 2012

Vistamar Late Harvest Moscatel Wine review ...

This week I was sent a bottle of  Vistamar Late Harvest Moscatel wine to review.

Me and my husband love to have a glass of wine or 2 especially over the weekends with a little food at supper time.

We always go for dry wines that are suitable to go with savoury foods so I was very interested in trying a dessert wine out.

I have such a sweet tooth and this sounded a great idea to me ...

14/12 Link Up Your Favourite Posts This Week : Welcome To The Weekend Hop ...

Welcome to the weekend hop where you can link up some of your favourite post of the week.

Link up your posts from this week or any week that you would like to share.

Simply link up to five different blog post or just your add your main blog to the list....


Friday, 14 December 2012

Truvia Mince Pies ...

Truvia Mince Pies.
Serves 8

Prep time 35 mins
Bake time 20 mins


Thursday, 13 December 2012

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie ...

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, great to enjoy throughout the day or as a great alternative dessert after a Christmas Roast.

  • 1/2 cup (75 g) pumpkin, fresh or canned
  • 1 cup (240 ml) milk
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup (240 ml) ice cubes

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4.  Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Top with whipped cream and a dust of cinnamon.

About this post -

Recipe and photo credit by Vitamix


How To Make A Christmas Stocking ...

Want to know how To Make A Christmas Stocking?

Today I will show you!!


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Meringue Topped Mince Pies ...

Meringue Topped Mince Pies ...

This twist on the traditional mince pie recipe includes a light, fluffy meringue top.


Ready For Christmas : Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop...

Welcome to our Wordless Wednesday blog hop party.

Hosted every week by Claire from  Clairejustineoxox and Judy from :  Judyh-jsThoughts .

A blog hopwhere you can link up your Wordless/not so Wordless Wednesday photo posts each week..


Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas Chocolate Trees : Creative Mondays Blog Hop ...

Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thought.

A linky party where you can link up and share all your creative post each and every week....


Saturday, 8 December 2012

California Prune and Armagnac Trifle ...

Fancy a trifle with California prunes?

Serves four.

07/12 Link Up Your Favourite Posts This Week : Welcome To The Weekend Hop ...

Hi Ya!!

Welcome to this Fridays; weekend blog hop!!

A place where you can share some of your favourite post.

Simply link up to five different blog posts, old or new!! or just your main blog if you have nothing particular you want to share this week....


Friday, 7 December 2012

Persil Warm Spice Review And Christmas Recipe Challenge ...

Last week I was kindly invited to take part in a Blogger Christmas cooking challenge.

Persil Washing Up Liquid have teamed up with Ruth Clemens (blogger at The Pink Whisk and runner-up of the Great British Bake Off) to create some festive family recipes.


Thursday, 6 December 2012

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Sausage And Tomatoes Envelopes ...

Sausage And Tomatoes Envelopes ...

Makes 12

You will need:

Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop ...

Welcome to our Wednesday linky party: Wordless Wednesday.

This blog hop hosted by Claire and Judy: Clairejustineoxox and Judyh-jsThoughts.

A fun linky with no such rules where you can link up your Wordless or even not so Wordless Wednesday photo posts each week...


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Chocolate Chip And Cherry Bread Pudding ...

Bread and butter pudding made with French chocolate chip brioche loaf, cherries and topped with flaky chocolate. 

So yummy....


Sticky Spiced Mushroom Skewers ...

Sticky Spiced Mushroom Skewers ...

Prep: 10 mins + marinating
Cooking: 10-15mins


Monday, 3 December 2012

Pineapple Yogurt Meringue Creative Mondays Blog Hop ...

Pineapple Yogurt Meringue..

Hello and Happy Monday.

Hope you weekend was lovely?

Welcome to the start of the week and our first blog hop: Creative Mondays.

Hosted by Claire Clairejustineoxox and co-hosted by Judy from Judy-H-JS Thought.

Funday Monday where you can link up all your inspiring and creative posts up each week....

Ginger Yogurt Scones with Black Cherry Filling ...

Ginger Yogurt Scones with Black Cherry Filling ...

This scones recipe is delicious hot or cold in any afternoon tea ...


Portuguese Banana Yogurt Cake ...

Portuguese Banana Yogurt Cake ...

The cake is moorish, soft and really easy to make.

Serves: 6-8

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes


Sunday, 2 December 2012

Baked Turkish Eggs With Yogurt & Chilli ...

This spicy turkish eggs recipe will liven up your breakfast ...
Serves: 4-6
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes


Aubergine Fritters With Chilli & Coriander Chutney ...

Sink your teeth into these crispy aubergine fritters with a classic Indian dressing ...

Serves: 2-4 as appetiser

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes


Yogurt Crusted Indian Spiced Chicken ...

Chicken recipe is marinated with aromatic garlic , ginger and Indian spices , combined with creamy yogurt.

Serves: 4-6

Preparation time: 15 minutes and 2 hours marinating time

Cooking time: 10-15 minutes


Nice And Cosy...

Nice And Cosy...


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Sweet Mince Pies with Greek Yoghurt ...

Sweet Mince Pies with Greek Yoghurt ...

Prep Time 15 mins

Cooking Time 15 mins

Serves 8


30/11 Link Up Your Favourite Posts This Week : Welcome To The Weekend Hop ...

How close is it to the weekend!!

Happy end of the week days and hope you all have a fun weekend!!

Welcome to the weekend hop; link up your favourite posts this week maybe!?

A linky list where you can link up some of your favourite post of the week and get them read by new people!!.

 Simply link up to 3 different post or just your main blog home page....


Sticky Gingerbread & Pecan Pudding served with Ginger & Rum Yoghurt ...

Sticky Gingerbread & Pecan Pudding served with Ginger & Rum Yoghurt ...

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 30-35 mins

Serves: 4
Served in 175ml pudding basins, well buttered and floured.

Boozy Brownie, Cherry & Walnut Trifle ...

Boozy Brownie, Cherry & Walnut Trifle ...

Prep time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Wild Mushroom, Spinach & Puy Lentil Gallates with Chilli & Garlic Yoghurt ...

Wild Mushroom, Spinach & Puy Lentil Gallates with Chilli & Garlic Yoghurt ...

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 15 mins

Serves 4
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