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Banana and Walnut Loaf Recipe

I don’t bake all that often, and when I do I have a handful of recipes that I am really comfortable with. One of them is my banana loaf which has never failed me and always goes down well with the kids. Well, as it’s so reliable, I thought I would try something a little different and throw some walnuts into the mix, creating a banana and walnut loaf recipe. I’ll be honest, I just guessed an amount and added them into the original recipe whilst crossing my fingers that it would work. And it did! There are a couple Read more >


Warm Three-Cheese-Stuffed Bread

Warm three-cheese-stuffed bread is a title that would definitely get my attention. This is comfort food at its finest and its simplest, which is always a bonus. Now I should preface this post with two things; firstly, to name it a ‘recipe’ is really a stretch too far, it’s more a case of grabbing a few things and tossing them together, and secondly, once you try this you will want it again and again and again! This one came about after I spotted this delicious-looking Cheese and Garlic Crack Bread over on Pinterest and I knew it was one that Read more >


The Giovanni Rana Famiglia Table Challenge

A couple of weeks ago we were challenged to take the the Giovanni Rana Famiglia Table Challenge. Not ones to shy away from a challenge, especially one that involves delicious Italian food, we decided to take them up on it. Italian food always goes down well here with all of us. I’d say it’s my favourite kind of food and fortunately the Husband and the children enjoy it, too. Nice and easy quick pastas are a firm favourite, so Giovanni Rana is welcome in my home! So what’s the challenge all about? Giovanni Rana is on a mission to make Read more >


Leek & Potato Soup – Easy Recipe!

So we all know that I am know culinary master, but today I am sharing a recipe of a dish that actually went down very well, and was so easy to make. On a recent outing, we had leek and potato soup as a starter and the Husband mentioned that he’d enjoyed it so I decided to attempt to make it at home. Yes, I know, it’s just soup, but I don’t think I have made my own soup since home economics class circa 1990, so to have done so and for it to taste good, it merits a mention here! Read more >


Word of the Week 12/8/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every Read more >


Simple Fruit Smoothie Recipes

We bought a smoothie maker last week. Yes, just last week and yet here I am already blogging about it and sharing our favourite recipes. But though it’s only been around 10 days of smoothie making in our house, we have fit a lot of smoothie making into that time! We decided to buy one as we have a lot of strawberries and raspberries growing in our garden this year. Whilst these are my favourite fruits and the kids like them, we were still not eating them at the rate they were growing, so the idea of a smoothie maker Read more >


Strawberry, Apple and Chocolate Crumble

I have long been a fan of crumbles, yet I rarely make them myself. My mum used to make them all the time for my brother and I, so we’ll still eat the odd one there every now and again, but I don’t think to do them at home. It’s probably because the Husband doesn’t like them, so I don’t want to spend time cooking something that one of us won’t eat. But now I have found a super fast and easy recipe that is just so tasty, meaning I can have my crumble fix whenever I want it! This Read more >


A Beginner’s Guide to Cake Pops

Yes, I have attempted cake pops, me, total novice baker that I am. And I actually managed to make them, too, so I thought I’d put together this beginner’s guide to making them so that others can learn from my mistakes and benefit from the extensive research that I did before launching into this new and exciting cake arena. Here I’m sharing with you the honest start-to-finish very first attempt at them. They will not look perfect Pinterest-worthy finished, but they are made and they were enjoyed, so that’s good enough for me, and I’m hoping will give you hope Read more >


Choc-Anana Fudge Cake

As I’ve been having a few bursts of creativity lately, I decided to have a go at making up my own cake recipe, and it actually turned out to be delicious! And even better than that, it was really easy to make. I decided to adapt my popular banana loaf recipe and make it a chocolate fudge banana loaf. The Husband’s not overly keen on bananas, yet he loves chocolate and cake so it ticked that box. And I often find chocolate cake too dry for my taste, so I hoped the banana would add more moisture to the cake. I was Read more >


Slow cooker pulled pork - fast and easy to make recipe

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

I’ve recently got myself a slow-cooker. The very first thing that my husband requested was pulled pork, so I searched around for some recipes and used the most straightforward one that I could find. It was nice, but still felt like a bit of a faff to prepare, we had way too much, and the coating on the pork was a little strong for the children’s tastes. And so I made my own up, that feeds the 4 of us perfectly and is really easy… Ingredients: 0.7kg Pork shoulder/leg/any joint 1 Chicken Stock Cube 150ml water 1 tsp sugar (heaped) Read more >


Word of the Week – 16/5/14

Thank you so much for continuing to share and to link up. I love reading everyone’s chosen words, and it’s great to see so many familiar linkers, as well as new ones each week. If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. Come join in! All that I ask is that Read more >


Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now for those of you amongst us reading this, who wonder why I’ve entitled this ‘easy..’, as you know that cookies are always easy, I’ve added that for bakers such as myself who are perhaps prone to the odd cake mishap and always have an eye out for a simple, 10 minutes, yummy snack recipe. This is it now, and the Husband has already requested that I make batches of these daily! It’s so easy, I even allowed said Husband and the 4yo to make them, though I was overseeing – the Husband isn’t great with teaspoon versus tablespoon, for Read more >

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