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May Bake It! Recipe - Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

May Bake It! Recipe – Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Sorry, I’m a little (or a lot!) late this month posting the recipe! I hope the lemon meringue cupcake recipe – delicious for these sunny Spring days, will make up for it. There were only a couple of entries into the club again last month so congratulations to Lucy, who I picked randomly as the...
Weekly Meal Plan - 16th May

Weekly Meal Plan – 16th May

So last week was manic. It was the sort of week when I really should have done a clear meal, but I didn’t! We did some crazy hand-to-mouth living and I resolved to get straight back into meal planning this week to save my sanity and my budget. I have run the stock cupboard, freezer...
A guide to toddler talk

A guide to toddler talk

I guess I shouldn’t really refer to Faith as a toddler any more, after all she is 3 years old now. Maybe the correct ‘label’ should be Pre-schooler? Perhaps it’s because I know she’s my last baby and I haven’t quite got round to facing the fact that she’s growing up! At nursery she’s in...
Xbox Birthday Cake

Xbox Birthday Cake

Yesterday was Dale’s birthday and no celebration is complete without a cake. Those of you who know my other half will know that there was one obvious cake choice… Despite the fact I’m not a great Xbox fan myself, I really enjoyed making this cake (although shaping the controller was a little tricky). I learnt...
Rice Krispie Puffle Nests

Rice Krispie Puffle Nests

I have to admit that when I was asked if I’d like the recipe and ingredients to make Rice Krispie Puffle Nests, I had no idea what Puffles were! After a little Googling, I discovered the world of Club Penguin and the little creatures called Puffles. So it seems these colourful little creatures like to...
Weekly Meal Plan - 2nd May

Weekly Meal Plan – 2nd May

My last attempt at meal planning went very well. We really enjoyed the meals I chose and I was very excited as I tried out new recipes and got back to cooking from scratch every day. It also helped with the budgeting and shopping – meaning less trips to the supermarket and less impulse spending!...
Royal Wedding - celebrations and cupcakes

Royal Wedding – celebrations and cupcakes

I’m guessing some of you won’t even look at this blog post due to the fact it has ‘Royal Wedding’ in the title – but I am quite enjoying all the celebrations and excitement that surround the upcoming wedding! It has been made even more fun by the fact that I have spent a lot...

April Bake It! Club

Thank you to everyone who joined in with the pizza rolls recipe this month – hope you enjoyed it. If you haven’t got round to baking yet but want to join in, there’s still plenty of time. As always, please add your photos to the Flickr group for everyone to admire and link up your...

How to make a battery

I’ve never been too good at science and ever since my secondary school teacher told me I was no good at it, I’ve tried to avoid it where possible! I guess the nearest I stray towards science is developing recipes. However, Dale and Grace have tried out some brilliant things together and their latest achievement...
Banana loaf cake

Banana loaf cake

We’ve been very busy recently redecorating the bathroom and having a big spring clean, so after a heavy day’s work last Saturday, I really fancied a little baking therapy. As I walked past the fruit bowl I noticed a couple of very¬†overripe¬†bananas that really needed using up. Don’t you just love it when a plan...

Hotel Chocolat Easter Competition

Oh how I love Hotel Chocolat, especially when they send me little surprise gifts in the post! I was very excited when this Easter Pick Me Up gift bag arrived because it contained caramel egglets and words cannot describe how delicious these little eggs, filled with oozing caramel are! I was kind to my children...
Weekly meal planning

Weekly meal planning

Several things have occurred to me over the last couple of weeks when it comes to family meals. Firstly, we seem to be stuck in a rut of eating the same meals over and over as if we are following a rota. We seem to cycle between some of the good old favourites including shepherd’s...