Microwave Chocolate Cake Recipe

As a busy mum who works full-time I have been reading up on how to quickly bake up cakes. I honestly didn’t know you can utilise your microwave to cook up many different things. I’ve only ever used mine for warming up beans or the odd microwave meal. I love the idea of a microwave chocolate cake! I made a…

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The Ultimate Christmas Cake Recipe

Over the past few years I have gotten into making my very own Christmas cakes. Last year I made one. This year I’m attempting two! I always use the same easy Christmas cake recipe. I’m not sure how I came about it. I think over the years I have added my own bits to it. Now it really is the…

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The Perfect Lazy Night in with Soreen

I love this time of year. A Lazy night in is exactly what you need after a busy day at work. With the dark evenings and cold weather, tucked up in front of the TV is just perfect. Now if you are like me I must have snacks while I’m watching TV especially if it’s a great film! The perfect…

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The Best Produce to Grow For Home Storage

Growing your own food is an excellent way to slash money off your food shopping bill, and is a fun and productive hobby to have. Knowing you’ve grown something from scratch is always a proud moment, and it can really help you to appreciate where your food comes from. We can be so used to seeing it packaged in plastic…

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American Inspired Food Range: The Shack Review

I love American inspired food. Burgers, wedges, pasta, waffles all of it! When we got to try out Iceland’s new range of American foods called The Shack, my husband and I were excited. I have never been to America so have never tasted real authentic American food. We did go to Canada over 6 years ago and that’s the closest…

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Simple Gadgets That You Absolutely Need In Your Kitchen

I love to bake and cook in my kitchen. But sometimes I’m limited due to the time I have spare. Nowadays we have some incredible technology for the kitchen, but sometimes the simple kitchen gadgets really are the best. Here are a few of the gadgets that everyone absolutely needs in their kitchen. Just to make life that little bit easier.…

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Reviewing Personalised Cupcakes from Caketoppers

As you all know I love cake. So it’s a great little treat being asked to review, oh and of course taste a couple of cupcakes from Caketoppers. I was asked to send in an image for the caketoppers and so I chose my snazzy blog logo! You know from my previous post on designing a mobile phone cover that I like…

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The Branston Review

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved Branston pickle. Pickle on a ploughman’s lunch is just my idea of the perfect lunch. So when I was asked if I would like to review a selection of Branston pickles, sauces and chutney, I couldn’t refuse could i? My husband is a lover of brown sauces, whether they are fruity, spicy…

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Choc Affair – The Chocolate Review

One of my favourite things in the whole wide world is chocolate. Hands up who loves chocolate? I bet that its most of you! It’s hard to resist that moment of yummy scrumtiousness that’s in your mouth as the chocolate melts. We as a nation are huge chocolate lovers. The average Britain consumed approximately 11kg of chocolate last year. That’s…

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7 Hints and Tips for getting the most out of a Slow Cooker

Well it’s Thursday again and I thought I would do another 7 Hints and Tips, as it’s been a while. This time it’s for using a slow cooker and some easy recipe ideas to go with it. Earlier in the year we bought a slow cooker, and it has been a life saver with a new baby. I am sure…

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Bolognese with Gluten free pasta

At the end of last month (March) I won a competition on Twitter with Rizopia. The prize was a case of Rizopia gluten-free brown rice pasta, It is free from wheat, egg, milk, corn, nut as well as gluten-free. As a fantastic bonus all the brown pasta rice is also organic.

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A visit to our new Caffe Nero on Lemon Quay

We have been going to our local Caffe Nero on Boscowen Street in Truro every Saturday morning for a while now. Unlike Costa the staff are a lot more friendly and will have a chat with you no matter how long the queues are.  But this branch of Caffe Nero is beginning to get a bit tired and is not…

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Slow Cooker Recipe: Beef with Vegetables

Last week I got a slow cooker for my birthday. I have wanted one for ages but have never got around to actually buying one. For my first cook I thought I would start simple and just do beef and vegetables. I know people usually use a slow cook type of beef like braising steak or brisket but all I…

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