Bacon, Mushroom & Basil Savoury Muffins

Bacon, Mushroom & Basil Savoury Muffins #Bakeoftheweek

Picnic season is in full swing around here – Over the summer holidays we eat on the beach most days. I’m not a huge sandwich lover (Mr C is though) so am constantly looking for sandwich alternatives. Savoury muffins are definitely handy, they can be frozen and defrosted just in time for impromptu days out more »

Chilli & Coriander Pesto

Chilli & Coriander Pesto

Speedy, easy & versatile. Sums up this recipe. It occurred to me last time I made this Chilli & Coriander Pesto that I have never blogged the recipe before. Its so easy and a case of bunging ingredients into the blender, that it almost doesn’t feel like a recipe. I can’t remember how I found more »

Honey Balsamic Peach & Pineapple

Honey Balsamic Peaches & Pineapple – Due Vittorie Balsamic Giveaway

I never fail to be amazed by how versatile Balsamic Vinegar is – Long gone are the days of only using it on a tomato & basil salad (Although it is still pretty delicious nonetheless!) I am very pleased to be working with Due Vittorie Balsamic Vinegar as they launch their range of vinegars at more »

Mint Aero Chocolate Swiss Roll

Mint Aero Swiss Roll #Bakeoftheweek

This has turned out exactly as I imagined/hoped it would. If you are a fan of Mint Aeros, then this is the cake for you! Not too many ingredients and fairly quick to make. My chosen featured bake for this week has left me yearning for buts, caramel and vanilla – 3 Flavour Eclair Cake more »

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Casa Costello is going to BritMums – Introducing my sponsor!

Its all go in our house tonight. If you have been anywhere near Twitter recently you will probably have heard of Britmums Live 2015 – The biggest UK conference dedicated to blogging. Its not just Mummy bloggers as the name suggests – there fashion bloggers, travel bloggers, daddy bloggers and of course, food bloggers too! more »

Matalan children sizing event

When the Costello girls became models with Matalan

A couple of weeks ago we were invited to a children’s sizing event, ‘Fashion Fit’ with Matalan. I have worked with Matalan before and always try to support their events. Happily, all 3 girls were available and the event was only 10 minutes up the road at Matalan’s new swish Head Office in Knowsley. The more »

Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies

Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies

These are not quite the perfect look that I was after but they have gone down so well with the kids. It was definitely time to put the Baker perfection in me aside – we had such great fun assembling these cookies that I decided to show them anyway. I will make them again for more »

The Silent Hours – Cesca Major

Its not often a book warrants a blog post all of its own. I fully intended on moving all book reviews over to Casa Costello’s sister site, 2 Adults 3 Children. The Silent Hours is something special though. I was sent the book through BritMums book club and to be honest, it took me a more »

Minions Sweetcorn & Lime Cheesecakes

Minions Sweetcorn & Lime Cheesecakes

Now I know sweetcorn isn’t a typical cheesecake ingredient but you really must try it! The joy of sweetcorn is its versatility between both sweet and savoury dishes. For this recipe, I pureed the sweetcorn – I still left the skins in as it was plenty smooth enough but if you want it super smooth, more »

Lime Charlotte Cake Above View

Lime Charlotte Cake #Bakeoftheweek

I’m surprised that there haven’t been Charlotte cakes popping up everywhere with the arrival of Princess Charlotte. (Did you see those pictures last weekend? How cute?!) I’ve taken inspiration for this week’s Lime Charlotte Cake from Baking Heaven magazine. You may have seen my recent post about being a magazines.co.uk ambassador – I’m loving it! more »

Flora Queen internet flower ordering

FloraQueen Flowers Review

Have you seen how beautiful these flowers are?? I love the boldness of colourful flowers – Being brave enough to put red, yellow and orange together in a bouquet is just brilliant. Since I started making sugar flowers about 14 years ago (OMG!) I have become so much more interested in how flowers are formed more »