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Sweet & sour baked pork meatballs

Sweet & sour baked pork meatballs

I love sweet and sour and I also love meatballs too, so this is a perfect combination for me. I made the sweet and sour sauce to the recipe my Mum once taught me. I think it is really easy and is very reliable too! Keeping those meatballs healthier for us, I have baked mine rather than frying them. I used my Pampered Chef rectangular baker which needs no extra oil at all. It is … Read entire article »

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Be prepared…

Be prepared…

We watched the tail end of Toy Story 2 last night. As the credits rolled and they did the funny outtakes I could feel my husband glances at me when Mrs Potato Head loaded up Mr Potato Head for his journey! I knew what he was thinking and said “You think I am Mrs Potato Head, don’t you?”. Of course … Read entire article »

Baked veggie egg nests

Baked veggie egg nests

I used to make baked eggs a lot. It was a standing joke when I first met Cam, my husband that I couldn’t just cook eggs in an ordinary fashion such as fried or poached. My version of egg and chips was homemade potato wedgies, baked eggs in cheese nest usually served on a bed of spinach and baked tomatoes! … Read entire article »

Lentil & Leek soup

Lentil & Leek soup

Well Spring is obviously here but well I love a soup and with colds lingering in our house I decided to mix up three of the onion family, with lentils and a courgette as I had one going a little bit flexible on the end! The result was an extremely tasty and filling soup and I think I can report today … Read entire article »

Picnicing for the disorganised

Picnicing for the disorganised

Obviously this year the sun is going to shine all the time so we are going to be geared up for picninc’s and barbies aren’t we?!!! But if the weather slips into the unpredictable British weather we know and not love the likelyhood is we won’t be doing our regular shop thinking picnic’s. So you wake up on a sunny Sunday, the … Read entire article »

Tastes – Nurture or nature

Tastes – Nurture or nature

Taste preference is it nurture or nature? I have often wondered this, but this morning when I went through what cereal we had for breakfast it made me think about it again. So taste and we are talking food and drinks not style, though perhaps something for another day! Do you think that though naturally as you get older from baby … Read entire article »

Meet one of my readers Pampered Chef consultant Anna

Meet one of my readers Pampered Chef consultant Anna

I would like you to meet one of my readers Anna Young. I have never met her in person but I have got to know Anna through her comments here on my blog and on Facebook. Anna lives in West Wickham and is Mum to two girls age 12 & 8, she is married to Mike. Anna worked for 15 … Read entire article »

Shedding light on daylight saving times

So the clocks Spring forward this weekend, and we lose an hour of either our sleep or our Sunday! Which being Mother’s day is a bit bad timing I think!!! While I am really looking forward to the lighter evenings, it gives you so much more energy. I do not favour darker mornings again, though they do seem to get lighter again very quickly when we head closer to the Summer! But have you ever wondered why we move our time, quite literally! Well take a look at this infographic (I love a infographic!) and find some useful tips too for a great nice sleep, you can not beat a good night sleep can you? Source: … Read entire article »

Perfect Mother’s day when they are nearly both teens

Perfect Mother’s day when they are nearly both teens

The perfect Mother’s day when…   you have a 14 going on 17-year-old and a nearly 13-year-old, well what exactly is that? To be given extravagant gifts? No….of course not! To have breakfast in bed? Only if it is pouring down with rain! To not do any cooking or household chores all day? Maybe! To spend some time together with everyone together and it to be … Read entire article »

Cadbury Creme Egg sponge pudding

Cadbury Creme Egg sponge pudding

Oh I do love a Cadbury’s Creme Egg or three and having my Pampered Chef single serving stoneware just the perfect size for a Creme Egg to pop in the middle I had to make it into something rather special. Obviously I don’t expect my readers to have this particular dish so individual pudding basins would be great to use too! This … Read entire article »

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