Malteaser cake

If you’re anything like us you’ll probably have received a glut of chocolate over Christmas, or you’ll have vastly overestimated the number of Malteasers you’ll realistically be able to consume.If this is the case, this recipe is for you. This cake used one of those giant boxes of Malteasers to decorate it, but if you have a few blank spaces I’m sure you can add … Continue reading Malteaser cake

Easy ramen for tired stomachs

Around Christmas time you really do just need to enjoy a bit of a treat and the odd overindulgence. Its practically mandatory, what with chocolate, cheese, wine and roast dinners aplenty. However after 2 Christmas dinners at D and my respective parents houses and our usual boxing day mini buffet my stomach was feeling pretty tired of rich food. I needed a break from overindulgent … Continue reading Easy ramen for tired stomachs

Christmas – the people who have made it better (soppy post)

Initially last week I planned to write a post about how to cope with the festive season when you’re really not feeling great. It can sometimes be so hard to put a brave face on when everyone wants you to be happy and to enjoy festivities. However, this time last week I got struck down with a kidney infection. I can only describe this as … Continue reading Christmas – the people who have made it better (soppy post)

Milk chocolate and Bailey’s truffles

So this is a last minute recipe and its an absolute dream to produce for a crowd. I actually made these for my brother’s 30th birthday back in October but I thought, for many of us, the time we need to feed a lot of people delicious items is over the festive period. I hope you enjoy my last minute Christmas blogging and now you … Continue reading Milk chocolate and Bailey’s truffles

7 signs you suck at social media

I love blogging, when I miss a few days, or weeks I always have a niggling feeling in the back of my mind that I want to write and I miss having writing s a creative outlet – I often find myself bursting into song and dance routines or doodling in my diary during meetings (sorry work!) when I have to be serious for too … Continue reading 7 signs you suck at social media

Homemade Christmas Wreath

I wish I could pretend I had a grand plan about making my own decorations this year. I am so far from organised sometimes when it comes to planning blog posts (and also how our home will look) its unreal. However, in a fit of Christmassy enthusiasm last week, D and I may possibly (definitely) have bought too many baubles for our little tree. Anyway, … Continue reading Homemade Christmas Wreath

Baked eggs with spinach and chorizo

I’m all for winter warmer type recipes but I dont believe they always have to be overly stodgy. There’s something wonderful and cosy about baked eggs and they’re certainly very popular in this household! We tend to have these for our tea (dinner if you’re fancy) but they also work as a breakfast or a brunch (if you’re instagram fabulous). Anyway, there’s not much more … Continue reading Baked eggs with spinach and chorizo

The Co-operative Christmas Event

So last Friday (27th November) I was late for a blog event like I have never been late before. Driving from Leeds to Manchester was a nightmare, with whole stretches of the M62 gridlocked. I spent most of my journey bashing my head against my steering wheel cursing myself for not taking an afternoon off to drive over. But you know, I actually had a … Continue reading The Co-operative Christmas Event

Christmas pudding cupcakes

As a pretty novice cake decorator I find that I can relate to people who shy away from complicated recipes. However, I feel like I am gaining confidence with everything I decorate and how effective it is building up simple shapes to create a picture (although I do marvel at people’s piped creations and beautiful sugar craft). Anyway, these Christmas puddings turned out beautifully considering … Continue reading Christmas pudding cupcakes

Mars Bar Crispy cakes

Just a quick recipe before I head out to a cake sale later. Today I’m helping raise money for my theatre group doing what they refer to as a refreshment day in Harrogate to give us a boost in income before our production of Fiddler on the roof. As d and I are both members of this group I was something of an overachiever last … Continue reading Mars Bar Crispy cakes