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Cheese and Vegetable Muffins Recipe

Cheese and vegetable savoury muffins

I made these yummy cheese and vegetable savoury muffins with the girls this week and I have to say they are one of favourite recipes at the moment. I can’t wait to try more variations of this super versatile recipe. I used grated carrot and courgette but you really can dump whatever you like in Read the full article…

Millie’s Cookies Style Smartie Cookie Pops Recipe

Millie's Cookies Smartie Cookie Pops

My treat, when enduring a day of shopping with my mum as a child, was always a Millie’s cookie pop. Millie’s cookie pops are smarties cookies made infinitely more cool by the fact they are on a stick. I have a recipe coming for the original gorgeously soft Millie’s Cookies,  but I thought I’d share Read the full article…

Crustless Quiche Recipe

Slimming World crustless quiche

My mum passed on this recipe, having had it passed to her from a lady at work who was doing Slimming World. My mum said how lovely it was, and as I am always on the look out for healthy meals I thought we’d give it a try too. We now make this quite often Read the full article…

Jamie Oliver’s Satay Chicken Skewers Recipe

Easy Satay Chicken Skewers

I am a HUGE fan of satay chicken skewers and these are seriously amazing! They are really easy to make too as its pretty much just a blender job and they are much healthier than the Chinese restaurant equivalent. They were part of Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals cookbook and TV programme, and here I Read the full article…

Slow Cooker Meat and Potato Pie Filling

Slow Cooker Pie Filling

Just the job on a cold wintery evening. I really love meat and potato pie but rarely have the time to stove cook the filling – so my slow cooker version was born! This is classic pie filling that can bubble away all day in the slow cooker and be transformed into a big comforting Read the full article…

Raspberry and White Chocolate Flapjack

raspberry and white chocolate flapjack

We recently stayed over at the Chatsworth caravan club site in our caravan, and on one of the days we stopped at a lovely little cafe in Baslow for some dinner. They had loads of gorgeous homemade cakes and bakes on display and I coudn’t resist trying their raspberry and white chocolate flapjack. It was Read the full article…

Chicken, Chorizo and Vegetable Supper

Chicken Chorizo And Vegetable Dinner For One

To accompany her guest post on Cooking – Before and After Kids Rachel from Dinky Thinks has also shared a yummy looking recipe with us too. This is a perfect dinner for when your other half / kids are out and you want a quick one pot supper. The recipe below serves 1 but can Read the full article…

Easy Bread Pudding Recipe

Bread Pudding Recipe (not bread and butter pudding!)

Firstly, this is bread pudding – not bread and butter pudding. My husband always raved about his mum’s bread pudding, but when he told me  it was made from leftover bread, sultanas and spices it didn’t really sound too appetising! He was completely right though, it is delicious!  We now make this all the time, it Read the full article…

Sweet and Sticky Glazed Pork Chops Recipe

Glazed Pork Chops

This is a really easy way to turn a boring pork chop into something mouth-wateringly delicious. The apple sauce chars in the pan to give the chops a a lovely sweet and sticky glaze. If you don’t have apple sauce you can use honey, maple syrup, mango chutney, apricot jam or similar. Please excuse how Read the full article…

Our Top 5 Family Meals

Our favourite family meals

I love this post by Jocelyn at The Reading Residence where she shared her top 5 family meals (and I feel very honoured that one of my recipes was featured!). I thought I’d join in and share our top family meals. I love to cook, god knows where I got it from because my mum Read the full article…