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 »

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 »

Tefal Ingenio Induction Set Giveaway

Tefal Ingenio Induction Set Giveaway worth £250

You may remember back in autumn 2014 I talked about how I was working with Tefal and was putting to good use their Ingenio Pans. Well some month later, I thought it was time to do an update. Its fair to say, they get plenty of use in our kitchen – there has been over more »

Pecan Almond Baklava

Pecan & Almond Baklava

Its only been recently that I’ve discovered how versatile and easy to make Baklava is. For some reason the thought of that honey syrup and fill pastry made me think it would all go terribly wrong. Whenever I see any form of Baklava I have to remind myself that it doesn’t taste like it looks. more »

First Holy Communion Cake

First Communion Cake – #Bakeoftheweek

I’m so delighted with this First Holy Communion Cake – Yes, it has flaws, the perfectionist in me is trying not to point them out but its pretty amazing that it got made in the first place. It would have been much easier to tell Violet that there just simply wasn’t enough time to get more »

Violet First Holy Communion

Silent Sunday

Bakewell Tart

Cherry Bakewell Tart #Bakeoftheweek

Wow! Isn’t the sun incredible today? Or at least I hope it is where you are too. Its not often that the camera shouts that the subject is too bright! This is no ordinary dry Bakewell Tart – It contains a whole jar of black cherries that I brought back from France last year. They more »

Serenata Flowers giveaway

Serenata Hampers Review & £40 voucher giveaway

  I’ve heard a lot about Serenata Flowers – I didn’t realise that they also sold hampers though. When I was asked if I would be prepared to review a hamper from Serenata Hampers, I was really intrigued. I’ve talked before about my love of hampers and food gifts in general. We used to prepare more »