Showing posts with label FOOD & BAKING. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FOOD & BAKING. Show all posts

Friday 31 January 2020

Steak Salad With Schwartz

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Working from home I often find I have the same things for lunch over and over again. The same ham sandwich. The same cheese on toast. The same soup. I've actually had soup so often that I currently can't even look at it, but I do like a warm lunch, especially on winter days. 

Balancing the working from home life though, I don't want to spend ages cooking a hot lunch or tidying up after it! I'm all for something easy and quick but obviously tasty too. A lunch that can be quickly prepped, can be popped in the oven, cooked and come out perfect without being watched constantly. Minimal effort but great taste.

With this in mind I've come up with this easy to make steak salad. It's full of flavour and to be honest I could do with some leaves in my life!!

Large bowl filled with steak salad

Thursday 23 January 2020

Peachy Victoria Sponge

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I love a nice Victoria sponge. It's one of the first cakes I mastered as a teen and is often my 'go to' bake. I always make this one from scratch too and there's no packet mix in sight!

With the cold and dull days though I thought I'd make a nice Victoria sponge that could brighten the mood!

Fancy giving this a try?

Sponge cake with a jam filling and topped with peaches and jam drizzle

Friday 20 December 2019

Super Easy Festive Bakes!

I love to bake and come up with new recipes and treats, especially at Christmas.

Over the festive period though, there isn't always the time to bake is there? But if you still want to bake a festive treat there are some easy options too!

Here's a selection of super easy festive bakes for you to try!

Baking ingredients and utensils laid out and in use

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Eyeball Jelly

Lots of you loved the Eyeball Cakes and Brain Jelly I created last year for Halloween. So, I thought I'd combine the two strange and spooky creations and great this Eyeball Jelly!

Jelly with eyeballs

Friday 18 October 2019

What Do With Pumpkin Leftovers!!

With pumpkins in season over the autumn months they are a key part of Halloween celebrations. The supermarkets and greengrocers are full of them and many of us will buy one to carve with the kids. 

When carving a pumpkin though, the mushy filling can often go to waste but what can you do with it? Well, here's some ideas on what to do with pumpkin leftovers!

Woman's hands holding a pumpkin

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Marzipan Pumpkin Bites

I love a good themed treat and Halloween is a great reason to create a new tasty recipe. These cute little bite-sized treats are great for a Halloween party or a simple spooky treat.

They are quite easy to make and don't take too long either!

Picture of plated pumpkin bites surrounded by real and ornament pumpkins

Friday 5 April 2019

Easter Tray Bake

As a cake lover I always find a bake for most occasions! Last year's Easter creation was very yummy so I thought it was only right for another new one, and here it is!

Tray bake sliced and on Easter paper plates and napkins

Friday 29 March 2019

The Dishes You Should Have Mastered By The Time You Turn 30

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Cooking is often seen as a basic life skill and something that we all need to learn, and it's not just for the enjoyment of food. Being able fill your tummy and nourish yourself is part of being what I call a proper grownup! Not being able to cook will cause you to rely on takeouts and convenience foods, which are usually filled with all the bad stuff and aren't good for you.

Ideally by the time you're an adulting adult of 30 you will have mastered some of the basics of cooking and enjoy it. You may have even mastered a couple of signature dishes that are your go to when cooking for friends or family. But if you're reading this and thinking I'm not quite up to that level yet don't worry! As long as you can master these dishes you are off to a good start in the kitchen!

Flatlay of cooking ingredients on a wooden chopping board with a knife, set next to a pan and a tiled background

Monday 11 February 2019

Love Heart Cake

In our house there's a sweet treat for every occasion. Birthday? Let's bake a cake. Friends coming round? Let's bake a couple of dozen cookies. 

So, why not preheat the oven and bake a little V day treat like this one?

Heart shaped cake

Monday 28 January 2019

Cherry & Apricot Cookies

We love a good cookie and they're one of my specialties! It's been a while since I've made a batch so I decided on a new recipe and this is the outcome.

Cookies on a wire tray with some laying to the side of it

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Popcorn Shed


National Popcorn Day is approaching and we're big fans of popcorn! 

We regularly have a family movie night and popcorn is always one of the treats we have. Daddy and Joseph like sweet and salted, but I prefer the toffee kind so we often have a variety.

When I heard about all the different flavours that Popcorn Shed had created we were all keen to give them a try and there was definitely lots of ooooooosss when the gifted box of popcorn arrived!

Part of the Popcorn Shed range with snack bags and boxes of popcorn

Wednesday 26 December 2018

5 Things To Make With Turkey Leftovers!

Christmas is over and you're probably full to the brim with food but if like us you've got leftovers in the fridge this post is to give you a few ideas on how to use up the last few slices of turkey!

Cooked turkey in its roasting tray

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Messy Jam Tarts

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Jam tarts are a traditional treat, which plenty of us sample around Christmas time! As I've brought you an alternative to mince pies with my Christmas Star Bites, I thought I'd do an alternative to jam tarts by jazzing up the recipe a little!

Jam tarts with meringue and chocolate toppings

Friday 30 November 2018

Brie & Cranberry Sharing Bread

Christmas is full of food, parties and time with family but if you're super busy there's not always the time to create tasty and amazing food from scratch.

This brie and cranberry bread is something that is easy to make, great to share and most importantly of all is yummy!!

Finished bread on a chopping board, cut with some portions on a plate

Thursday 22 November 2018

Christmas Star Bites

Well, it's been a while since I've done a bake and as the festive feeling is spreading over my blog lets create some festive bakes too!

As always I've done this as cheap as possible and for a couple of pounds the results are yummy!

Star shaped pastries with icing sprinkled over the top, some on a wire rack and some on a napkin

Saturday 20 October 2018

Cinnamon & Sultana Cookies

Cookies. Chocolate chip, fudge, cherry, we love cookies. We probably love them enough to rival the Cookie Monster!!

When I bake cookies I'm always the best mummy and wife ever, and I also become very popular with family and friends. I decided I wanted to try a new recipe and I'm glad I did as these are yummy!

Cookies laid on a wire rack with some cookies to the side of the tray

Friday 12 October 2018

Gruesome Eyeball Cakes

With Halloween fast approaching I thought it was time for a new bake

As usual it's an easy but effective bake.

Four cupcakes on a wooden board with black icing and eyeball sweets in the centre

Saturday 6 October 2018

Brain Jelly

Halloween is on it's way! Whether your plan to go trick or treating or have a big party, this brain jelly is an ideal little treat for Halloween.

Jelly shaped like a brain contained cable sweets that look like brains

Sunday 5 August 2018

Lemon Curd Cupcakes

My husband is a huge fan of lemon cake. Unfortunately though, due to a strange allergy I have, lemon cake is something we rarely have in the house.

Back in May when I attended BlogOn, a bloggers conference, we were gifted a pouch of the Cake Angels lemon icing and when I got home my husband's eyes lit up! He's waited a while but I've finally got round to making some lemon cake!

You'll see from the recipe that there's no lemon zest or juice and that's so I can avoid handling it. I went with lemon curd as an alternative and easy option for lemon flavouring. 

These are the results and according to my husband they are the best cakes I've made! EVER!!! I will admit I had some help from our 4 year old though!

Four cupcakes on a wooden tray with one cut open

Thursday 7 June 2018

Unicorn Sundae

The world is a little bit unicorn obsessed right now and that has now spread over to food! A quick flick round the internet and Pinterest will fill you full of ideas and hunger!

Inspired by all things unicorn the other day I created these!!!

Unicorn sundaes made with sweets and ice cream and a pink cone for a horn