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Review – Cook’s Essentials Soup Maker from QVC

Review – Cook’s Essentials Soup Maker from QVC

This time of year especially I love soup, it is very thrifty meal and good for you too! So when Laura asked if I would like to review the Cook’s Essentials Soup Maker from QVC I thought Christmas had come early! Now firstly I already knew this piece of kitchen kit was good, my Dad’s wife has one and totally loves it. She has had it for over a year now uses it a lot … Read entire article »

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Date and orange Crumble slice recipe

Date and orange Crumble slice recipe

There was an air of Christmas whilst making these, although no spices were involved. I think I may well do a Christmas version of this! After I did my blackberry slice recipe I have craved something similar. These remind me of the apricot slices we used to have at school at break time but with dates. I cooked the dates in orange juice for 10 minutes which is where the Christmas smell come from I think. … Read entire article »

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Beef & pumpkin burgers with spicy pumpkin seeds

Beef & pumpkin burgers with spicy pumpkin seeds

Firstly excuse the photography with these. The dark evenings and hungry people to feed is not a happy mix always. That and our table is out of action as mid decorating so it is currently covered in books, 50% of which are recipe book! Anyway with the pumpkin still in the fridge, they do last a long time I thought how about adding them to the burgers and do you know what they were mighty tasty, … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – That extra hour

Monday Mutters – That extra hour

There is something quite luxurious about be given an extra hour isn’t there? Whilst some will enjoy an extra hour in bed knowing they had the extra sleep but still not lost any of their day other will do something extra with their hour. I slept in until 7.10 which was actually 8.10 to my body, so not a huge lie in but a little more. The beauty of being given that extra hours is … Read entire article »

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Finger of fudge flapjacks

Finger of fudge flapjacks

Firstly I apologise this are gorgeous, who would think a packet of Cadbury’s Finger of Fudge could transform flapjacks into a completely different league! Don’t get me wrong I love flapjacks but these quite frankly were delicious. They are of course sweet and to be honest I don’t really do over sweet things but I really loved the flavour of these. They of course went too quickly! I fancied a change from the standard squares and … Read entire article »

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50 ways to cook potatoes

50 ways to cook potatoes

Potatoes are great fillers this time of year and did you know there is something in potato skins that actually increase your serotonin levels and making you feel happier. We love my potato wedgie pizza recipe, my potato pizza pie recipe and for a different jacket potato we love the fully loaded jacket potatoes They are so versatile so I am pleased to be sharing this fun and factual infographic 50 ways to cook potatoes from … Read entire article »

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Keeping teens eating well, it’s a wrap!

Keeping teens eating well, it’s a wrap!

I have said before teens are a little bit like toddlers in many way’s and one is eating. Yep rather like the toddlers who used to eat and love all those yummy and nutritious home-made meals you made, one day for no reason they then hate 50% of them at least! It is kind of frustrating, I remember Oscar’s favourite meal when he was two was Thai chicken curry & rice, I know exotic taste for … Read entire article »

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Iced Pumpkin and Orange Slice cake

Iced Pumpkin and Orange Slice cake

With Halloween coming up so quickly there are lots of pumpkins in the shops at the moment. But pumpkins are far from just using as a lantern, in fact it is a crime not to cook with these gorgeous, orange fellows! I bought one from our local veg shop and good size one for a great price of £1.99 they are grown locally and apparently this year the farmer grew a whopping 1,600 of them! There … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – SD camera card mistake & vlogs

Monday Mutters – SD camera card mistake & vlogs

How can another week of gone by, I ask you? But today the sunshine has joined us here on this Monday morning and I hope it is with you too! Last week one way and another went in a blurr, the usual stresses I have grown to expect and a lesson learned about not leaving your camera SD card in your laptop when it needs to do an update. Yep, my laptop has been down since Thursday … Read entire article »

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Review – Rachel’s Organic Divine Desserts

Review – Rachel’s Organic Divine Desserts

Would you like to try our Divine Desserts I was asked. The words Divine promise a lot, the words dessert is always welcome and when it is made by Rachel’s Organic you are on a safe bet to loving it.   These gorgeous little pots were delivered to me with a ‘bliss pack’ all of which showed the luxury of what was then delivered with the taste of the very perfectly named ‘Divine’ desserts.To match the luxurious … Read entire article »

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