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Vanilla & Black Cherry Halloween Bucket Cake

The children and I love Halloween.  On a number of years we have celebrated one of my daughters birthdays with a Halloween theme and it was great fun.  Of course we do the obligatory trick or treating and some of the children’s favourite sweets and mine are the Refreshers, Love Hearts and Fizzers from Swizzels. …

Simple Lemon Cupcakes With Vanilla Frosting

Who doesn’t love cupcakes.  They are super simple to make and when made correctly can be really yummy.  I don’t make cupcakes often and when I do I normally make massive batches as I normally allow for friends and family – because that’s the kind of person I am.  That might account for why we…

Helping Fussy Eaters Eat a Healthy and Balanced Diet

If you are a parent of school age children then you’ve would have been running around in September and buying stationary and school uniform in preparation for children returning to school. But, is that everything your children will need? Recently I wrote about Giving Children That Competitive Edge and wanted to follow that post up with…

Chorizo and Cheese Scrambled Eggs

I find at times that I don’t always have long to make a meal but I need something to help get me through the next few hours.  I always try not to skip meals but then it becomes easy to just grab anything edible from the fridge even if it isn’t so healthy.  Something you…

Lentil, Smoked Salmon and Poached Egg

I am always looking for new tasty and healthy dishes to make at home.  I love to get creative in the kitchen and new salad dishes and low calories dishes full of a range of nutrients are always ones that appeal.  I need my food to be full of flavour as well as healthy as…

Easy Caramel Sauce

Caramel sauce is one of those super easy sauces that many people tend to buy instead of making themselves due to the assumption that it is hard to make.  It’s lovely over ice cream, drizzled over ice cream sundaes, cakes, pancakes and even milkshakes / hot chocolate that has been topped with cream.  It’s super…