IngenuiTEA Teapot Giveaway

IngenuiTEA Teapot Giveaway

This one is for all the Tea drinkers & gadget lovers – An individual teapot that clips onto your cup and dispenses your brewed tea, exactly as you like it! I’m not ashamed to tell you, I’m a woman that likes her tea super strong – stand your spoon up in it. Most people can’t 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 »

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 »

Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake with White Chocolate Frosting #Bakeoftheweek

It feels like AGES since the last #Bakeoftheweek – As suspected, half term was crazy busy with Millie’s England swimming training. This week is all about Violet – My lovely, kind, crazy, extreme, beautiful girl is now a very grown up 9! How did those years disappear so quickly? The baby that arrived in less more »

Homemade Magazine Brand Ambassador

Magazines.co.uk Brand Ambassador Announcement

If you are particularly eagle-eyed, you may have spotted my new badge in my sidebar. I’m very happy to have been chosen to be an Official Magazines.co.uk Blogger. This is definitely up my street, I’ve been a magazine lover for as long as I can remember. I love that my girls get so excited when more »

Close up Macaroons

Coconut & Almond Macaroons – Secret Recipe Club

My last 2 entries for the Secret Recipe Club were quite quick and simple, (Roasted Red Pepper Relish & Glazed Maple Oat & Pecan Scones). For this month’s assignment, I fully intended on doing a ‘significant’ bake – One that tested my skills or looked really impressive. I headed to the Desserts section of my more »