This post features on Bad Mum Magazine if you would like to check it out there and other fabulous articles highlighting the highs and lows of Motherhood.  We’re all in this together and our best is all we can do. Who doesn’t love brownies? Ok, potentially a lot of people but we are not some of them! These are a…

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Winter is approaching fast and the temperature is certainly dropping. Each year my Mother in Law hosts Christmas for us and she always asks for some cocktail inspiration. Normally we have a Snowball for our Christmas Day cocktail but this year we are going to be trying something different… I’m just not sure what yet. As the weather is getting…

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Although I am the main cook in our household, for years it was actually Hubby. He has always had a really good understanding of flavours; I think he would have made an amazing chef if he had gone into that industry. Each week Sunday is his allocated day for cooking. This week we had hotdogs and homemade wedges. To add…

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Each weekend I can’t resist doing a little baking. Sometimes I will even bake mid-week. Depending on our plans will depend on what I make, if we are in the house all weekend I will bake something that takes a little longer to complete such as macarons or iced biscuits. On weekends that we are out or generally busy I…

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Earlier in the year I completed a one day sugarpaste course at Squires Kitchen International School. Squires is a kitchen shop in Farnham, Surrey and they have a cookery school located behind the shop. This is a well renowned school, which was started by a lady called Beverly Dutton in her kitchen! It is amazing what you can achieve if…

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I like to mark the traditional occasions in the best way I know how… With baking! For those who are not familiar with it November 5th in Britain is Bonfire Night.  Or otherwise known as Guy Fawkes Night.  Guy Fawkes was a man who specialised in explosives and was part of a gang in the early 1600’s who plotted to blow…

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Recently I have been trying to ‘spice up’ our meals.  I hate buying jars and ready meals, not because of the sugar and salt content (although obviously that doesn’t help) but because they have made me a rubbish and lazy cook over the years.  Making a simple tomato sauce isn’t hard but I never knew where to start.  Well, with…

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Cadburys and Giovanna Fletcher have recently teamed up together to promote where our food comes from after Cadburys conducted some research** into where children believe their food originates.  Some of their findings were rather disturbing. New research from Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons reveals the bizarre myths that children between 4 and 8 believe about their food Over one in ten boys (11…

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October has been an extremely busy baking month for me.  First there was the Cake and Bake Show which certainly gave me more inspiration than I knew what to do with!  Then there was Hubby’s birthday and what is the point in having a baker for a life if she can’t make you a decent cake? So I did!  Then a…

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I do a weekly menu plan and this week I had decided to make lamb koftas with pitta breads.  As I was making it I decided it was going to be too plain and boring so I started making things up as I went along. This is what I came up with and it was delicious. Ingredients: 500g Minced Lamb…

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A couple of weeks ago a friend suggested gin and elderflower macarons to me.  I got very excited about the idea and after a little thought and consideration I decided the best way to do this would me to put a little jelly in the middle.  This is what I decided to make.  Naturally it made far too much for…

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As Halloween is fast approaching and my Instagram feed is fill with beautiful pictures of pumpkins and autumnal colours I decided to jump on the bandwagon and join in the best way I know how…. with baking. For this I used my biscuit and icing recipe from my Iced Gems post.  I rested the dough in the fridge for an…

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I will admit I wasn’t s massive chocolate lover until my second pregnancy where Flakes became a standard craving.  Now I eat chocolate all the time and I often find myself baking chocolate flavoured delights. I was asked if I would share these recipes on the blog and since they all looked so tasty and easy to follow I was more…

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Whist looking through one of my cake decorating magazines I found an advertisement for the Cake and Bake show at the Excel London. I knew with the promise of free samples Hubby would be fully on board to come with me. We booked the tickets online and got 2 for £20 with a code in the magazine. I won’t lie,…

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I have never been a breakfast person. I don’t like cereal, I’m not a toast fan and porridge often gives me stomach cramps as it sits too heavy. I have tried it in many forms with many different milk products but I always have the same cramps. For some reason granola doesn’t do this. I have become a huge fan…

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