I love baking, and I really enjoying baking with my children. OK so it’s far messier when they are around (I’m not the tidiest baker myself to be honest!), and it does tend to take twice as long to get anything done, but I genuinely enjoy it. As a bonus I think they do too, beyond the licking of the spoon and enjoying the results! This marshmallow rice crispie heart recipe is a simple take on a classic that the children can get involved in making and eating!
After the success of my slow cooker chocolate fudge recipe, I thought I would mix it up a bit and try a different variation. This white chocolate and cherry version is just as simple, and just as delicious. It is also a great gift idea for someone special!
For her 5th birthday party the other week, Isla requested a My Little Pony rainbow cake. Always up for a challenge, I obliged and tried my best. I decided to carry on the rainbow theme for some of the party food and created rainbow cupcakes, cake pops and rainbow coloured fruit skewers to balance all the cakes on offer!
I, like most people this time of year, am trying to eat a bit healthier. This is a great breakfast idea that seems to be fashionable right now. Mainly because it’s quick and simple, can be prepared the night before, and gives you a nutritious breakfast that will keep you full up till lunch. I did my overnight oats with raspberries, topped with natural yoghurt and a sprinkling of sunflower seeds and goji berries. If you would like to try this simple recipe then read on!
I love pate, but I tend to only eat it at Christmas time for some reason. The last few years I have made my own, and in my opinion (and those who I have served it to!) it beats what you can buy from your supermarket. It freezes well so can be made in advance, and I tend to make in bulk to serve on numerous occasions over the festive period.
Nothing quite sums up the taste of Christmas than a mince pie with brandy cream! As i’m not a huge lover of pastry, I decided to set about trying to make a cheesecake as a twist on the classic mince pie, that incorporated all these festive flavours in a delicious dessert perfect for the upcoming holiday season.
This time of year pumpkins are in abundance! As soon as Halloween is over, they are practically giving them away (some shops actually are!), but pumpkins can be used for so much more than just carving a Jack-o-lantern. Here are a few ideas of what you can do with a pumpkin for low cost yumminess!
I first made this chutney last Christmas, and was amazed not only how good it tasted, but also how well received it was by my guests. Such any easy recipe too, who thought you could have such a lovely chutney with minimal effort! Great with cheese, pate and biscuits at Christmas and any time of the year!