Category Archives: Kitchen

Mmmmmm….warm and tasty smelling! My favourite home-tweaked recipes. There might even be spaghetti :D

Super Easy Soup – French Onion

More soup!  As previously mentioned, I’m not very precise when it comes to soup, but soups are generally very forgiving so just go with what you have, taste as you go and it’ll be yummy! My second Super Easy Soup … Continue reading

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Super Easy Soup – Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper

I like soup – it’s usually easy and quick to prepare and it’s a healthier option than many, but still filling and warming and satisfying AND it gives you an excuse to eat slabs of bread and butter!  I’m afraid … Continue reading

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Green Pea and Ham Soup

On Monday my mum popped over to bring me a lovely ham hock that she’d picked up from the local butcher in Louth, Lincolnshire where my gran lives.  Mum goes up there every couple of weeks and always takes advantage … Continue reading

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Birthday Treats and Shape Sorter 1st Birthday Cake!

So DD’s 1st birthday sprung up and caught me by surprise!  I was so engrossed in finishing her Frankenbook that I totally forgot that we’d invited our families over for tea (on the day that meant 11 adults, 5 year … Continue reading

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Mmmm Cookies!

So last weekend we got new neighbours 😀  And DH and I decided to welcome them by baking cookies.  We made our regular recipe for peanut and raisin cookies, but then decided it’d be nice to have a mix so … Continue reading

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Japanese Themed 3-Panel Cake

Just to show the idea really, but thought I’d post a picture of a cake that my sisters and I designed, made and decorated for our Mum’s 60th birthday party in 2009.  Mum loves Japanese themed designs and has always … Continue reading

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Banana and Date Loaf Cake

It’s definitely not bread, but it is loaf-shaped and scrummily cakey and satisfying!  It’s wholemeal, relatively low GI for cake, not too sweet AND contains fruit (and nuts if you like) so I reckon it counts as healthy.  At least … Continue reading

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Mince Pies :D

It’s Christmas! (Nearly)  This year I’m responsible for making mini mince pies for the family on the big day.  There’s going to be 25 of us this year so DS and I are limbering up and getting into practice.  I’ve … Continue reading

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