Getting Adventurous with Glorious Soups

Getting Adventurous with Glorious Soups

It has to be a really tasty soup to get a comment from me. I resisted the joy of a warming bowl of steaming goodness for such a long time – As soon as the weather changes (and hasn’t it just changed?!) out come the soup and their accompaniments. Its all about what a soup more »

Hotter Store Opening Leeds

Stepping into winter with Hotter Boots

Its a sure sign that winter is on its way when the black boots come out. My trusty black knee high boots are a trusty companion during the winter months. Unfortunately my current pair were looking a bit battered and well loved but I wasn’t giving up without a fight. You see, I’m fairly well more »

Halloween Mummy Digestives

Homemade Digestive Mummies

I wanted a biscuit that was not too sweet to go with all the icing on these Mummies – I’m determined that this year, my girls won’t feel left out at Halloween but will also manage not to eat as much processed, sugary rubbish. Well, that’s the plan so far anyway! The ideal biscuit is more »

Sausages crushed potatoes onion/mushroom gravy

An Evening with Paul Rankin #Saveoursausage

My favourite blogging events are definitely the ones that involve food and my kids. I love nothing better than my children benefiting from the work I do here. Last week, I got to spend some one on one time with middle daughter, Violet at the Great John Street Hotel in Manchester for a lovely evening more »

White Chocolate M&M's Halloween Eye Balls

M&M’s Halloween Eye Balls

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Feeling a bit creative and want some Halloween fun that does’t take too long? Well, these M&M’s Halloween Eye Balls could be for you! They are certainly popular in our house. The aisles in Tesco are rammed more »

Melon Witch Halloween

Happy Healthy Halloween with Aldi

You wouldn’t believe the laughing we have done tonight over our Halloween display. Aldi contacted us, setting us the challenge of a alternative Halloween display to carving a pumpkin. We’re always up for a challenge so got our thinking caps on. Our brief was to keep healthy, use Aldi Fruit & Veg as creatively as more »

Elizabeth Shaw Christmas Chocolates

In My Kitchen – October 2015

My favourite season – Autumn! The kitchen starts to fill up with food for comfort & warmth. Dried fruit is soaking in port for the Christmas cake, the girls demolish their carbohydrates and hopefully the freezers get their longed for defrosting. When I’m not on the motorway transporting Millie around the country, I can be more »

Blackpool Tower circus

Blackpool Tower Review

We live just under an hour away from Blackpool but have never really done the tourist spots. I managed a well-known fast food restaurant for a summer season in 1997 and if I tell you having my tonsils out was the highlight of that year, then you get an idea of why I didn’t rush more »

Cheese & Pink peppercorn Dinner Rolls

Cheese & Pink Peppercorn Dinner Rolls – Bake of the Week

These beauties came about after a friend was telling me about some amazing Cheese & Black Pepper Bread she had bought. I couldn’t resist having a go but when it came to the point of adding the pepper, I remembered some pretty pink peppercorns I brought home from France. Obviously, it goes without saying that more »

Win Tickets to the UK's Biggest Totally Interactive Toy Fair - Liverpool Exhibition Centre 24-26 October 2015

Toytopia Liverpool Half Term Toy Fair & Giveaway

Can you believe we are nearly at half term already? Tara’s first half term of school already over (there’ll be more about how we’ve got on soon). Its fair to say we’ve got a busy old half term planned – I’m in Glasgow at the start for Scottish Synchro Nationals (Eek!) plus 5 days of more »

Chocolate Chip & Orange Blossom Wholewheat Pancakes

Wholewheat Pancakes with Chocolate Chips & Orange Blossom – Secret Recipe Club

How have I never made Chocolate Chip Pancakes before? Such a simple idea, easy & quick to make but really tasty! Its Secret Recipe Club time again – That last month just flew by. This month I was paired up with Elizabeth from Food Ramblings – A blogger who seems to love food and yarn more »