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After Eight Brownies

After Eight Brownies

After Eights are one of those things that aren’t really remotely christmasy. But, we eat them at Christmas, and don’t really have them the rest of the time, so they’ve become a Christmas food. To be fair, you could argue that this is true of […]

Banoffee Loaf Cake

Banoffee Loaf Cake

Bananas I love bananas. So do the kids, which means that despite the fact that I can’t stand them with any green or even a touch of brown and will only eat them for about a 2 hour period, we very rarely have any that […]

Christmas Rocky Road

Christmas Rocky Road

I love any kind of Rocky Road. It’s basically a fancy pimped up biscuit, and I’ve got so much time for that. Christmas is kind of the perfect time for it too, because there’s loads of yummy sweets and chocolates everywhere for you to throw […]

Easy Apple Upside Down Cake

Easy Apple Upside Down Cake

I love an upside down cake. I love fruity puddings generally, but an upside down cake is brilliant. You can really taste the fruit, it keeps its juiciness and flavour, the cake is almost an accompaniment to the wonderful cooked fruit. Apple Upside Down Cake […]

Festive Mince and Marzipan Rolls

Festive Mince and Marzipan Rolls

I love Christmas. I’m a bit of a Christmas geek. I mean, not in a crazy tree up in October kind of way. I start a bit of shopping and baking in November, but we don’t really get festive until December. Christmas We put our […]

Daim Bar Tiffin

Daim Bar Tiffin

My Daim Bar addiction is now challenging my Ikea addiction. Honestly, our house is starting to resemble an Ikea showroom set up, and I buy a bag of Daim Bars every time we go. It’s getting dangerous on so many levels. I was intending on […]

What We’re Eating Week 6

What We’re Eating Week 6

There don’t seem to be any normal, standard, routine weeks at the moment. There’s always something going on. This week, we had Jim and Robyn’s birthday. It’s on the same day, 6 weeks before Christmas. It’s an expensive time for me! We normally go out […]

No-Bake Daim Bar Cheesecake

No-Bake Daim Bar Cheesecake

Oh, Daim Bars. How I love thee. Daim Bars are one of those things I’d completely forgotten about. I assume I at some point had them as a child because I knew exactly what they were. But, I don’t remember them. However, we moved to […]

What We’re Eating Week 5

What We’re Eating Week 5

So, I missed a week of what we ate. Actually, I think I might have missed two weeks. Basically, it was two weeks of joyous delight. The week before last started pretty normally. We ate nice normal family meals. Then on Thursday, I got a […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

Chocolate Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

Berry Picking Since moving to a new house in August, we’ve become slightly fruit picking obsessed. We’ve got an apple tree in the garden, so we had a few months of apple madness. There was lots of cooking with apples and new recipes. Then, we’ve […]


Our Family Favourites!

Easy Apple Upside Down Cake

Easy Apple Upside Down Cake

I love an upside down cake. I love fruity puddings generally, but an upside down cake is brilliant. You can really taste the fruit, it keeps its juiciness and flavour, the cake is almost an accompaniment to the wonderful cooked fruit. Apple Upside Down Cake […]

Classic Apple and Blackberry Crumble

Classic Apple and Blackberry Crumble

Crumbles are one of my favourite desserts. To be honest, I love pretty much anything that you can have with lashings of custard. I love summer, but this year I’m really looking forward to comforting food and stodgy puddings like this Classic Apple and Blackberry […]

Leftover Roast Beef Stroganoff

Leftover Roast Beef Stroganoff

The Sunday Roast I don’t know about you, but I love a Sunday roast. We occasionally have a midweek roast, but it’s rare, and when we do it’s much simpler. But, we have a Sunday roast most weeks. Meat, roast potatoes, roast veggies, mash, stuffing, […]

Apple and Caramel Crumble

Apple and Caramel Crumble

Stodgy Puddings Apple crumble has got to be one of my favourite puddings. I talk all the time about how much I love big stodgy puddings with lashings of custard. I honestly don’t think there’s much better. I usually happily eat things like this all […]

Simple Sausage Pasta Bake

Simple Sausage Pasta Bake

Sausages are probably one of my favourite foods. Honestly, a cheap and cheerful sausage and egg sandwich, sausage pasta, a big German sausage from the Christmas market, all of it. They’re easy to cook, go with everything, they’re cheap, and you can do plenty with […]