Fruity Wheat Bisks

I shared earlier this week that we’ve been working with Princes and their #mumsontherun campaign. They are encouraging us to keep canned fruit in for easy and speedy breakfasts, ensuring less food waste whilst helping us to get one of our five a day. The kids have really been enjoying getting involved in creating breakfast recipes each day, which is lovely to see and they are then really excited to try the different fruits and flavours. Little Man is always up for trying new things, though can then be fussy about what he does and doesn’t like. Boo on the Read more >

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 >

Orange & Chocolate Chip Biscuits

We don’t often have oranges in our house. The kids have never been overly keen and I’m not a big fan either. But over the weekend they chose some at the supermarket, so I thought that it would be nice to try a new recipe out whilst we had some in the house, as I do like a bit of orange zest in a cake or biscuit. Little Man helped me to decide what to bake, and he was very keen to wield a cookie cutter, so orange and chocolate chip biscuits it was! This was the first time that Read more >

Fluffy Eggs Recipe

Have you heard of Fluffy Eggs? If you haven’t, you are in for a treat today! This is a super-simple fluffy eggs recipe that the Husband and I discovered recently and we are now a little bit addicted to making and eating. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks and dinner – yes, I did tell you we were addicted. If you like eggs and cheese, read on… Ingredients 4 eggs 4 slices of bread A handful of grated cheese of your choice – we use Cheddar Salt & Pepper to season Method Preheat your oven to 190° C/Gas Mark 5. Read more >

Fluffy Eggs Recipe

The Easiest Way to Cook a Chicken

The Easiest Way to Cook a Chicken

We love a roast dinner here. But I admit, until recently I had never cooked a whole chicken. I know, I know, I’m odd! We had other meats such as pork, as I shared in my easy-peasy slow cooker pulled pork recipe, or I bought chicken portions. I always worried that the chicken would not be cooked through properly and I wasn’t keen on the amount of room that it took up in my oven. But now I have ‘discovered’ cooking a whole chicken in a slow cooker, and I know to some of you this will be sucking eggs Read more >

Cheesy Ham Pasta

This has been a firm dinner favourite here for years. The Husband and I enjoyed it prior to the kids arriving, and as it’s cheesy pasta, it goes down well with the children, too. It’s my fast and easy go-to meal if we’ve been out all day and I haven’t had time to cook, or if I’m simply not in the mood to do so. It’s also a meal that all four us enjoy and eat, which is always a win! So I thought I’d share it here for you to give it a whirl..   Ingredients  200g dry pasta Read more >

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemon Drizzle cake always goes down well in our house. It’s one of those favourites that every single member of my household eats, which is actually quite a rare thing for us. My mum sometimes bakes it for us, and it’s also my nephew’s favourite cake, so his birthday cake is often a lemon drizzle cake. Yum. Yet I’ve not baked one myself before. I’m not sure why, and having now done it, I know it’s actually really easy to do so. So today I’m sharing with you the recipe, which I got from Flora’s recipe section…. Ingredients: -Cake- 175 g 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 >

White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

OK, before I go any further, I’ll warn you that this is really good, easy to make, and it is totally addictive so you’ll want to eat loads of it! A white chocolate cheesecake recipe that’s simply irresistible. It’s a recipe from my aunt, and I am totally loving it. It’s a white chocolate cheesecake, and given that chocolate and cheesecake are two of my family’s very favourite things, it’s popular here! I suspect it would go down well in many households, so I thought I’d share the recipe for you, so you can indulge, too…   Ingredients 100g Philadelphia soft Read more >

White Chocolate Cheesecake

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 >

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 >

A Ramble and a Crumble

We all went off for a stroll in our local park at the weekend. It was a glorious autumn day, so we wanted to get out into the sunshine, and enjoy being surrounded by nature. Boo had her trusty backpack, ready to fill to the brim with treasures that she found along the way. And as the husband was with us, she was able to spend a fair bit of the trip going ‘off-road’ to places that Little Man’s pushchair wouldn’t normally allow. She definitely made the most of that opportunity! We ambled through trees and around lakes, up hills, down pathways Read more >

Banana Loaf Recipe

Welcome to my most viewed blog post EVER! Yes, this one is so popular and I love hearing from people telling me how much they love this bake and how simple it is. Thanks so much, and enjoy…. Please, please do not faint with shock. Yes, I know it’s me and I’m actually writing a recipe post, but do not panic. It will not become a regular feature (I have a repertoire that can be counted on one hand), and this is actually a recipe that my mum has given me, as she’s been baking this for as long as Read more >