Delicious Wine Cocktails for a Great Christmas Party
christmas
With Christmas only 6 weeks away, the party season is nearly upon us. This is the best time of year to let your hair down and have a Christmas party. So get prepared to celebrate in style with these delicious wine cocktails . From Classic Spanish Sangria to Ruby on the Rails, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So …
My Beanies Coffee Review + giveaway
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I was asked a while ago if I would like to try out a My Beanies Stash Box. Basically it’s a box with 9 different flavoured coffees. Now I am normally a tea drinker, but I do have a coffee around once a week. But because these are flavoured I thought I would like them more. And i was right! …
Tyrrells Butter & Mint Crisps
food - reviews
  For 5 months only Tyrrell’s are bringing out some yummy Butter & Mint flavoured crisps. These limited edition crisps are available from May to October from Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and independent retailers with a RRP of £2.19 for a 150g sharing bag. These crisps really capture the flavour of the British summer with their Butter & Mint flavour. These are cooked …
Mash Direct Yummy Vegetable Burgers
Food
I received some new vegetable Burgers from Mash Direct to try out. Has it’s now BBQ weather and everyone is outside enjoying the sunshine and having get togethers in the garden with family and friends Mash Direct have made something for all those vegetarians out there so that they don’t have to miss out. I like to just have fried …
Jaz and Juls Origins Drinking Chocolates
Food
  I was recently sent out some yummy drinking chocolates to try out from Jaz & Juls. They sent me out some samples of their 3 new Origins range of drinking chocolate.   The 3 flavours are : Madagascar 61% : Malagasy cocoa from the Sambirano valley Peru 75% : Rare white criollo beans from the Alto Piura region in north-west Peru …
Cuckoo – The Modern Muesli
breakfast
Cuckoo Bircher muesli are little pots of yumminess. They are made with yoghurt, muesli and fruit. Each 190g pot contains approx. 280 calories. They are low in GI and high in fibre and protein. The prefect start to the day. They come in 5 delicious flavours. Mango & Coconut with a twist of lime and ginger Elderflower & Cranberry with …
Little Dish – Proper Food for Kids
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Little Dish make yummy meals for kids and toddlers. They are made with 100% natural ingredients, are low in salt, have no added sugar and no additives or preservatives.  And they have just added a new meal to their toddler range. The toddler range is for kids aged 1-3 years and are perfect portion sizes for little tummies. There are 12 …
Easter Chocolate Egg Nests
easter
You can’t celebrate Easter without making some yummy Chocolate Egg Nests with the kids. I had no chocolate in the cupboards, so I sent my eldest down to the local  corner shop to buy some milk chocolate. But he said they didn’t have no plain milk chocolate so he brought a bar of fruit and nut. I have never made …
Eric Lanlard’s Peanut Butter & Chocolate Egg Cups
easter
Looking for a yummy Eater treat? Then why not try these devilish Peanut Butter & Chocolate Egg Cups made by celebrity chef Eric Lanlard using Happy egg co. eggs WHAT YOU’LL NEED 125g dark chocolate (70%) 30g peanut butter (smooth) 3 large the happy egg co. eggs, separated 50g golden caster sugar 100g dark chocolate, melted 25g salted peanuts, chopped …
The Big Cookathon with Ben’s Beginners
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Last week me and my youngest Aaron, 4, took part in the Big Cookathon which was supported by Ben’s Beginners. Our challenge was to make a yummy biryani together. This year the challenge took place between Friday 6th March – Monday 9th March. To make our Speedy Biryani we used uncle Ben’s Korma sauce and Basmati rice. We also added Quorn …
Pancake Portraits with Hartleys
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We was challenged by Hartley’s to make some pancake portraits using some yummy ingredients including their new Hartleys squeezy jams   We laid out the table with all the topping and a pile of my Easy Peasy Pancakes. Then I let the kids make a mess do their work Here’s my favourite. Made with squirty cream hair, Hartleys raspberry jam …
Easy Peasy Pancakes
breakfast
  We love having pancakes on Pancake Day. It’s a tradition we do every single year (apart from my husband who doesn’t like them). Here is a easy peasy pancake recipe for you that come out really delicious Ingredients : 100g plain flour 2 eggs 300ml semi-skimmed milk a bit of vegetable oil 1. Place the flour in a large …
Banana Pancakes
breakfast
Who doesn’t like pancakes? ok, my husband doesn’t, but me and my kids love them and with Pancake Day just around the corner there’s no excuse not to have some. I love normal pancakes but over the weekend I thought I would try out something I’ve seen all over Pinterest – Banana Pancakes. And what is great about these is …
Are you Having a Dry January?
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In January after the festive period and all those booze filled celebrations, most people tend to lay of the alcohol in January in what is termed ‘a dry January’. I’m not a big alcohol drinker and only really drink on special occasions or when I have a night out, which is very rare for me now. But a lot of …
#WaterMadeExciting Challenge
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Me and my kids where asked to take the SodaStream Water Made Exciting Challenge. It’s aims was to get children to drink more water at meal times. Below are a few fact’s found from a recent study on the amount of water children drink :   WATER TURNED EXCITING BY SODASTREAM A recent study revealed that 45 per cent of UK parents don’t …
Win an Olive It! Hamper #giveaway
Food
WIN AN OLIVE IT! Hamper! Olive have just realeased a new recipe book which include delicious ensemble of olive marinades, tapenades and tapas, this beautiful recipe book will spark your imagination and show you how versatile and delicious olives can be. Celebrated Spanish chefs José Pizarro and Omar Allibhoy share the joy of olives through the family-trusted recipes that have …
Birds Eye Family Favourite Mix
Food
Birds Eye have launched a new vegetable steam fresh range which are great for busy mums like me. Tea time can sometimes be a nightmare in our house. I have started to eat healthy and want the kids to as well. And I think it is important for their overall health and well being. But my kids can often be …
Sweet Potato & Chickpea Stew
Food
Now it’s the new year i’m looking to start eating more healthy again. All that stodgy Christmas food has left me feeling bloated and tired, so now i’m changing my diet to more healthy food. This Sweet Potato & Chickpea Stew is yummy. And the kids liked it too. Bonus! Ingredients: Sweet Potatoes tin of Chickpeas frozen mix veg broccoli …
A New Flavour of Peanut Hottie
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I love Peanut Hottie! A few month’s ago I got to try some of the yummy peanut flavour hot drink and it was delicious. And they have just released a new flavour – Peanut Butter & Chocolate. I think I like the new flavour better as it is a little bit less sickly, so you can drink more of it. …
December’s DegustaBox
Food
I got December’s Degustabox a bit earlier than normal, but haven’t had time to share it will you has I have been busy and spending some time with my family over Christmas. To be honest, I was a little bit disappointed in this months box. Thought it could have been more Christmasy. Maybe a Christmas pudding or Christmas themed chocolate. …
Easy Peasy Pasta
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This is the easiest pasta dish around! My easy peasy pasta only needs a handful of ingredients and made from scratch, no store brought sauce here. Ingredients: Pasta 1-2 tins of chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato puree basil or oregano Place the pasta in a pan of water and bring to the boil, simmer for around 10 minutes. meanwhile in …
9bar Breakfast Bars
breakfast
I received a bundle of yummy breakfast bars from 9bar. They came in 4 different flavours : Almond & Raspberry Apricot & Strawberry Cashew & Cocoa Peanut & Raisin They are made with loads of healthy stuff like seeds and oats. They are perfect for breakfast time has they are high in slow release energy goodies. I tried all of …
Cherry & Orange Trifle
sweet treats & desserts
This Christmas Hartley’s have launched a festive range of jellys in cute christmasy packaging. They come in flavours of strawberry, raspberry and orange. You can buy them as tablets or sugar free crystals. But unfortunately I can’t eat these as they are not suitable for vegetarians has they have beef gelatin in. I was challenged to make a #JollyJelly Christmas …
Bowmore Whisky Salted Caramel Crust Recipe
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SALTED CARAMEL CRUST INGREDIENTS 75g unsalted butter 50g soft light brown sugar 50g caster sugar 50g golden syrup 125ml double cream 1tsp sea salt 1 tbsp Bowmore METHOD Melt the butter, sugars and syrup in a small heavy based pan and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the cream, whisky and sea salt then simmer for another minute or 2 until …
Novemeber’s Degustabox
Food
I’m a bit late in posting up what was in the November Winter Degustabox. Been so busy trying to get Christmas sorted and me, my husband and kids have all been taking it in turns to get ill. Anyway first out of the box was this Montano cider. This is made from apples grown in northern Italy and it is …
Stand Up for Good Snacks with Ella’s Kitchen
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Ella’s Kitchen are taking a stand and asking people to stand up for good snacks with their new snacking range. All the new products are suitable for children aged 1 year and over. There are 4 tubs, Tomato & Basil nibbles, Raspberry & Banana nibbles, Apple & Cinnamon puffs and Carrots & Cumin nibbles each priced at £1.99 And the …