Feeding the family is a big part of my day and I love experimenting with food to find dishes that are both affordable and healthy.  Cooking for a family of six is no mean feat, especially when you have fussy eaters.  Since we took on our ex battery hens in September 2013 we have been blessed with fresh eggs daily and I am on the hunt for ways of using them up.  More and more I am starting to write about foods I make so now they are in one place for you to read and maybe even try yourself.  I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do.   

Homemade Bounty Bars - One of my favourite chocolate bars is Bounty, it’s been a favourite for many years now but it has never crossed my mind that I could make them myself.  However recently I came across a post on facebook with a recipe and thought I would have a go.  So I... Read more"Homemade Bounty Bars"
A Taste of Italy, Top Chef cooking compeition with Grana Padano - A few weeks ago I was excited to receive an invite from Grana Padano to take part in their Top Chef competition.  The competition is to be judged by Francesco Mazzei renowned Italian Chef.  For round one Francesco has set us the challenge of creating two dishes, either starter and... Read more"A Taste of Italy, Top Chef cooking compeition with Grana Padano"
Jamie Oliver and Furi’s delicious Butternut Squash Muffins - The boys have been Moshi Monster fans for several years now so when we learnt that tv Chef Jamie Oliver, was not only getting a Moshi makeover but joining forces with Furi to do some baking they were really excited.  They were rather impressed with Jamie’s ‘fung-tastic’ moshling character ‘Jammie... Read more"Jamie Oliver and Furi’s delicious Butternut Squash Muffins"
Zesty Mini Lemon Drizzle Cakes with Lemon Curd - I’m always baking for the family and one cake that gets requested a lot both by the children, dad of 3 and my own dad is my Lemon Drizzle cake.  Another favourite is my mini Victoria Sponge cakes so I decided to mix both together and try a new take... Read more"Zesty Mini Lemon Drizzle Cakes with Lemon Curd"
Chocolate Steamed Pudding - I’ve told you before that one of my favourite childhood puddings was treacle pudding.  I can clearly remember watching my mum making steamed puddings when I was younger and although I have been making my own treacle puddings lately I have been baking them in the oven.  So today I... Read more"Chocolate Steamed Pudding"
Homemade Coconut Ice - One of my all time favourite treats has to be Coconut Ice, I remember making it as a child with my mum but since then have bought it in local sweet shops.   I don’t know why but this week I had the urge to attempt to make it myself again. ... Read more"Homemade Coconut Ice"
Krabby Patty Challenge - We have been taking part in the Krabby Patty Challenge to mark the release of Spongebob Squarepants Plankton’s Robotic Revenge video game.  Krabby Patty’s are synonymous with Spongebob but Mr Krabs will not tell anyone the recipe!  So we have been challenged to come up with our own Krabby Patty... Read more"Krabby Patty Challenge"
Reduced sugar strawberry cupcakes with fresh strawberries - It’s no secret that one of my favourite things to do is baking, I love experimenting with recipes and putting my own mark on them.  One of the easiest recipes to experiment with is cake.  The last few weeks I’ve been experimenting with reducing the sugar content without loosing flavour... Read more"Reduced sugar strawberry cupcakes with fresh strawberries"
Family Friendly Baking with Anchor – Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes - We love baking here so when Rowan had a morning off from meithrin this week, we ceased the opportunity to makes some cakes.  Over the summer holidays I had been trying out new ways to make cupcakes a bit more exciting and tried turning them into mini Victoria sponge cakes. ... Read more"Family Friendly Baking with Anchor – Mini Victoria Sponge Cakes"
Cooking with Cadbury – Caramel Nibbles Cupcakes - The boys love baking and they love chocolate (well okay, I love chocolate too!) So when we were asked if we would like to have a go at making so Cadbury’s Caramel Nibbles Cupcakes it was an easy decision to make.                  ... Read more"Cooking with Cadbury – Caramel Nibbles Cupcakes"



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