Limoncello Cheesecake Slice

Limonello Cheesecake #EvenBetterBaking with Dr. Oetker

I’m well known for not being able to stop myself tinkering with a recipe – the first time I follow a recipe, I try my hardest to keep to the rules but surely the beauty of baking is that the second time around you have a play? Dr. Oetker have given me permission to do 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 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 »

Google Chromecast Giveaway

Google Chromecast Giveaway

My girls definitely take after me with their love of TV. They certainly have the control of the remote during day time hours. Over recent years, Mr C & me have got used to turning the tv on at midnight to find the remnants of whatever kid’s tv channel was left on. We do like more »