Desserts and Sweets · Recipes

Halloween cake.

It’s that time of year again when the ghosties and ghoolies come out to play, just as the leaves are starting to turn orange and the cold, dark nights draw in. Spiders webs glisten like diamonds in the frost and snarling pumpkins light the way… So why not get into that Halloween mood by baking… Continue reading Halloween cake.

Mains · Recipes

Bolognese

This is my recipe for the delicious Italian classic. Rich and filling with a generous glass of red wine thrown in. Mmmm... I have yet to meet a person who doesn't enjoy a big bowl of spaghetti Bolognese, ideally covered in copious amounts of cheese. The ingredient list may look lengthy but almost everything is… Continue reading Bolognese

Desserts and Sweets · Recipes

Easy Almond and Fruit Bread

Ingredients: 500g White bread mix 2tsp Almond essence 50g Desiccated Coconut 60g Sultanas 60g Chopped Apricots 1/2 tsp Baking powder 310ml Warm water 30g Ground almonds Small bit of milk. Method: Preheat the oven to 180oC. Place all of the ingredients except the milk into a large bowl and stir until well combined. Let the… Continue reading Easy Almond and Fruit Bread

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Zoku Product Reviews.

Hey there guys and gals. Last week I wrote a post about the first of six items which Burton McCall very kindly sent me; the PetLit LED light. Spoiler alert: overall I was impressed, even if my kitty's slight mental health issues prevented me from using it for it's intended purpose. It does however make… Continue reading Zoku Product Reviews.

Mains · Recipes

Honey and Mustard Roast Gammon Joint.

This makes a delicious main for any occasion. I usually make this on a lazy sunday or over christmas with; roast potatoes, a selection of vegetables and some homemade yorkshire puddings. The left overs are great in sandwiches and soups so you can easily get two or more meals from one chunk of meat. Ingredients:… Continue reading Honey and Mustard Roast Gammon Joint.

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September’s plans and updates

Disclaimer: I may use affiliate links in this post. Hello to all you lovely people and welcome to my first monthly update. I know, I know... I'm a teenie bit late to the party on this one; being a four-month old blog. However; as I am really enjoying myself, I figured that it was high… Continue reading September’s plans and updates

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Courgettes in a Tomato and Red Wine Sauce.

This is a nice, simple side dish that goes well with most meats and fish. I decided to have it as a side to my peri peri chicken and some pasta. It was very tasty with a slight amount of spice from the Chipotle coming through. This side dish can easily be frozen when cooled… Continue reading Courgettes in a Tomato and Red Wine Sauce.

Desserts and Sweets · Recipes

5 Minute Chocolate and Orange Pud.

You know when you REALLY fancy a chocolaty dessert but you really can't be bothered baking? Luckily for me I had a few bits and pieces lying around to make this little beauty in under five minutes. It's easy and tasty and will satisfy your sweetie cravings without having to wait all afternoon. I admit… Continue reading 5 Minute Chocolate and Orange Pud.

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Red Wine and Balsamic Steak with an Easy Mushroom Sauce.

A fast and easy way to cook a delicious steak.

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Spinach Curry

An easy and incredibly healthy chicken curry.

Desserts and Sweets · Recipes

Chocolate Mousse

This traditional pudding is both quick and very indulgent. They are best made a good few hours before serving so that they have time to set properly in the fridge. I don't recommend that pregnant woman or small children eat this dessert due to the use of raw eggs. Ingredients: (serves 2) 40g 70% Good… Continue reading Chocolate Mousse

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Birthday Steak and Beer Pie, Topped with a meat feast Pizza.

Not sure what possessed me to do this other than as the ultimate birthday treat for my wonderful partner. He is one of those weirdos that doesn't really like cake, so I decided that I would create him the savory equivalent. As usual I decided to let my creative heart take over my more rational… Continue reading Birthday Steak and Beer Pie, Topped with a meat feast Pizza.

Mains · Recipes · Side Dishes

BBQ Roast Chicken with Three Sides.

So after a week where life hasn't allowed me much time to indulge my blogging hobby, I have decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and have a BBQ. It went well so I will share my new-found culinary discoveries with you all. I hope you enjoy them as much as we have. The… Continue reading BBQ Roast Chicken with Three Sides.

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Lazy Tomato, Basil and Mushroom Sauce.

Today has been way too busy to properly prepare and organise a full on home cooked meal so I raided the cupboards and fridge and threw together a sauce. Simple, delicious and ridiculously cheap! This could easily be doubled (or trebled) and the left overs frozen to make another meal even easier! Added bonus? You… Continue reading Lazy Tomato, Basil and Mushroom Sauce.

Desserts and Sweets · Recipes

Almond and Chocolate Chip Cookies.

disclaimer: I may use affiliate links in this post. These are sweet and crunchy and very moreish, I had to give away almost all of my test batch to try to save my waists line. They are exactly how I feel a cookie should be. Crunchy on the outside and a little gooey on the inside.… Continue reading Almond and Chocolate Chip Cookies.