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Easter chocolate nests with little chicks

In Easter On March 26, 2015 0 Comments

It was inevitable. It’s almost Easter, I have small children, I love novelty. What did you expect? I’ve upgraded my mini Easter nests recipe. This time they’re bigger,… Read More »

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Lamb, pea and mint pie with rough puff pastry

In Lamb, Other, Pastry, Tarts and Pies On March 23, 2015 0 Comments

Now I made a similar pie to this on This Morning and it was easy, oh so easy. You just stirred it on the hob, covered it in raw… Read More »

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Homemade Snickers

In Other, Snacks, Sweets On March 23, 2015 2 Comments

These are not easy to make. They involve a lot of stages. They require you to boil sugar. They ask you to hunt out a sugar thermometer. They… Read More »

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Medieval fruit parcels for Richard III (Rysschews of Fruit)

In Other, Pastry, Snacks, Tarts and Pies On March 20, 2015 0 Comments

Leicester is in a state of high excitement; practically a frenzy. The last time this happened was when Sam Bailey won the X Factor. This time it’s an… Read More »

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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

In Cakes and Bakes, Other On March 13, 2015 2 Comments

Mother’s Day looms. I already have my gifts; a little cardboard pot coloured in with felt tips and a card shaped like a tea pot with some letters… Read More »

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Chocolate chip cookies

In Biscuits, Other On March 9, 2015 4 Comments

Mother’s Day is looming. This recipe isn’t a Mother’s Day suggestion. Not that these cookies aren’t delicious and a wonderful gift to bestow on any well behaved mother,… Read More »

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Zingy lemon & raspberry trifle

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas, Easter, Other On March 2, 2015 3 Comments

I may love Easter more than Christmas as Christian school holidays go. I know this might be controversial. Hear me out. (Most reasons are chocolate and present buying related… Read More »

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Never fail pancakes

In Other, Puddings, Snacks, Veggie On February 17, 2015 0 Comments

I feel I could be in danger of teaching grandmother to suck eggs. But I’m ploughing on through anyway. It’s pancake day, or rather Shrove Tuesday. The day… Read More »

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Fluffy sweet potato pancakes

In Sides, Snacks, To start, Veggie On February 12, 2015 2 Comments

Pancake day is looming. So I thought I’d offer you up something just a little different. I know you like your wafer thin crepes with sugar, lemon, Nutella,… Read More »

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Letter to my 15 year old self

In Other On February 4, 2015 7 Comments

Dear Holly, You turned 35 last month. I know, that sounds really old. You’re probably thinking that you’re not as skinny as you are now. You’d be right…. Read More »