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Baking at Christmas

Baking at Christmas

Mary Berry hit the nail on the head last night on the Great British Bake Off Christmas version. There is nothing like baking at Christmas. If there is one time of year when you bake, choose Christmas. The warm smell of all things festive, the extra warmth in the kitchen, icing sugar as snow and there to me is nothing like enjoying warm festive scented goodies from the oven with friends and family. But the pleasure … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – Goodwill to all

Monday Mutters – Goodwill to all

Tis the season of goodwill to all mankind, I do believe the saying goes though I keep thinking it is just men. Which of course would be totally wrong, missing out us ladies and our children. Anyway I would like to think that 99% of the time I practise this and not just as it is Christmas. But it is a … Read entire article »

Fresh Cranberry sauce & orange Christmas mufffins

Fresh Cranberry sauce & orange Christmas mufffins

These are utterly delicious! Full of fresh ingredients and the gorgeous scent of Christmas. Cranberry and orange are perfect combination and I think these muffins would be perfect served warm for Christmas breakfast maybe with some Greek yoghurt. I have made them using homemade cranberry sauce opposed to just fresh cranberries as they can be quite tart for some people’s … Read entire article »

A stylish way to store and transport your cakes from Sizzle

A stylish way to store and transport your cakes from Sizzle

So who has heard of Sizzle? I have to confess I had not until Precious (what a lovely name) got in touch with me. Sizzle is Ocado’s Kitchen store selling and fantastic range of kitchen and dining products. I apologise now if you go and visit there you may be there a while. What I also love about the website … Read entire article »

Easy supper’s with Dr Oetker Pizza

Easy supper’s with Dr Oetker Pizza

It is that busy time of year where either by the evening we are left in a jibbering pile of exhaustion or we spend evenings online Christmas shopping desperate to get some inspiration, or is that just me?. Those organised enough may well be spending their evening wrapping presents of writing Christmas cards. I have yet to even buy any … Read entire article »

Win a BMW M3 Racer Baby Ride-on/Push along

Win a BMW M3 Racer Baby Ride-on/Push along

Oh I do miss those babies day’s and I know Oscar when he was little would have loved to open this on Christmas day especially as orange is his favourite colour. Though now at 13 and taller than me  he is a little bit big for this one! So it is with great pleasure to offer this fantastic genuine BMW … Read entire article »

Chocolate & spice Christmas muffins

Chocolate & spice Christmas muffins

Our household is divided between 50% who love dried fruit and 50% who hate. I can just about get dried cranberries passed on to the fussier two but anything else is met with dead fly comments and general eeeewwww sounds. But Christmas baking has to have the scent of Christmas in and I had never tried mixed spice with chocolate before … Read entire article »

Smoked Chicken & Orange salad

Smoked Chicken & Orange salad

Christmas time is the biggest time of year when lots of people get together with their families of all generations. From little tots to the much older and wiser generations it lovely to get together but hitting the spot with meals that everyone will like can be tricky. Elderly people usually eat much less and really rich food would not be … Read entire article »

Monday Mutters – December the 1st

Monday Mutters – December the 1st

So today the first of the window of the advent calendars are opened the Christmas countdown is here and me well I have not really started my Christmas shopping. It seems these day’s if one has not got all the present buying done by now and even half wrapped up you are somewhat inadequate. But the thing is I like buying … Read entire article »

Cheeky cheese on toast with wine

Cheeky cheese on toast with wine

Whilst having a think what recipes I could come up with for the #FronteraChallenge using Frontera Wines I read an article about cheese on toast falling right out of fashion! I know, we can not let that happen I thought. Cheese on toast is childhood Saturday lunches and later on after a hard nights play when you could not quite … Read entire article »