marzipan puppy chow

Marzipan Puppy Chow/Christmas Crack Recipe – Foodie Friday

Please Note: Not to be shared with dogs! I have no idea why this sort of snack is called Puppy Chow – All I know is that it is delicious and very addictive. I have numerous combinations of Puppy Chow – The original version should contain peanut butter but I much prefer my almond version. more »

ghost cake pops

Halloween Cake Pops – Bake of the Week

I hope I’m not running before I can walk, but I think I may have finally cracked Cake Pops!! I’ve talked here so many times about not being able to master them – I’ve still got a long way to go before they are perfect but I’m more than a little bit pleased with my more »

ginger white chocolate frosting hi hat cupcakes

Ginger & White Chocolate Hi Hat Cupcakes – Bake of the Week

Once you taste this White Chocolate frosting you will never want to go back to ordinary buttercream ever again! Believe me, this is one of the finest tastes in the world. The white chocolate matches perfectly with the spicy ginger cake. I covered the Hi Hats with milk chocolate but they are equally nice covered more »

baking book giveaway

What to Bake & How to Bake It: Baking Book Giveaway

This book has a completely different feel to other baking books – Both in its content and the actual texture of the book. I was intrigued as soon as I opened my copy – Its a substantial sized book – If you gave someone this for a gift, they would feel they had got a more »

chocolate orange pumpkin bombe halloween

Chocolate Orange Pumpkin Bombe #UnileverHalloween

I’ve been wanting to make a Bombe for ages. I knew it wouldn’t be super easy, otherwise everyone would be making them, wouldn’t they? I was set the Halloween Challenge by Unilever when they sent me some products to come up with a Halloween creation. I decided to combine my Bombe with a Pumpkin and more »

vita coco kids

Autumn Picnics with #Vitapicnics

I’m going to let you into a secret – There’s a place I know. Its rather perfect. Don’t tell everyone – They’ll all want to go. If you’re thinking of setting out on an autumn picnic over the half term – you may want to think about going. Let me tell you about Hell’s Mouth more »

monkfish linguini

Monkfish Linguini – Foodie Friday

I’ll never forget the first time we had Monkfish. We had not long bought our first house and we were starting on our cooking journey – I’d just about mastered a chilli and Sweet n Sour, but wanted to experiment with fish. Someone had told us to try Monkfish saying how meaty it is and more »

homemade takeaway ideas

Makeaway v’s Takeaway with Sainsbury’s

We don’t have traditional Saturday nights – We area back too late from Synchro trainings and have to be up at 6am on Sundays. It often means that come Sunday nights, we need something really simple and quick. I’m a bit of a one for a takeaway but Derm is always conscious that they are more »

double choc chip oaty cookies

Double Chocolate Oaty Cookies – Bake of the Week

My kids are going to love me when they get home tonight – A true family favourite are these Oaty Cookies. I forget how much the kids love these – they were actually one of the first recipes I ever made. I think I added some nuts but have done without today. These are also more »

belVita #morningwin

#MorningWin with Belvita

Ah, mornings – don’t we all just love them? Here’s how they go in our house … If we wake before 8.30 If the uniform is not dirty. If the ham is still in date, making lunch won’t make us late. If we find shoes, left and right, If the kids don’t start to fight. more »

apple date cinnamon flapjacks

Apple, Date & Cinnamon Flapjacks – Bake of the Week

Sometimes you should just accept that things are not going to go your way – The first 2 times of making these Apple, Date & Cinnamon Flapjacks was one of these times – I came down with a rotten cold on Sunday evening but tried to ignore it. Not feeling quite right, I thought I more »