Welsh Cake Recipe

During the Easter holidays my girls and I decided to make some welsh cakes. Having never made welsh cakes before, I only realised that I’d need a bake stone when I’d actually bought all of the ingredients and was about to make them with our girls! Fortunately, we used a frying pan instead and this worked out pretty well for us! I’m not sure what it is about shop bought welsh cakes, but our girls just don’t like them. However, when they recently made welsh cakes in school, they just couldn’t get enough of them! This recipe is easy to… [Read More]

Making Fruity Milkshake Lollies with Shaken Udder Milkshakes

I love a good milkshake, so when I was sent some delicious milkshakes from Shaken Udder, I couldn’t wait to get tucked in and try them out! If you’ve not heard of Shaken Udder before, then let me tell you a bit more about them. Shaken Udder is a delicious dairy brand which makes super tasty milkshakes for adults and kids alike that are perfect as a quick snack or refresher. There are lots of tasty flavours available such as strawberry, chocolate, vanillalicious, salted caramel, top banana and strawberries and clotted cream. I really like the small kids cartons. They’re perfect… [Read More]

Recipe: Peppers stuffed with cous cous, feta and bacon

Since the beginning of the year I have been on a mission to lose weight. So far I’ve lost 10lbs through healthy eating and regular exercise. I thought I would share with you one of my favourite healthy meals.  Ingredients 2 red peppers 85g Cous Cous Handful of Cherry tomatoes 2 bacon rashers per person 50g feta cheese Method Preheat oven to 200C  Cut the top off of the peppers and remove the seeds Microwave the peppers for 5 minutes until soft Grill the bacon Pour the cous cous into a bowl and cover with 125ml of boiling water. Cover… [Read More]

Healthy Banana Muffin Recipe

I love baking and so do our twin girls. As 2016 is the start of a new healthy me, I didn’t really want to bake a cake or biscuits, so I thought about what healthy things we could bake that our twins would also want to eat.  They like cake, they like banana, so banana muffins was the obvious choice! I’ve made muffins before, but not banana ones so this was something new for us all to try.  They’re really easy to make, but here are a few tips to make sure they turn out as good as can be:… [Read More]

Homemade Blueberry Jam Recipe

Homemade Blueberry Jam Recipe Following on from my raspberry jam recipe, I thought I’d share with you how I make blueberry jam. It’s slightly different to the raspberry jam recipe and is for a smaller batch. Ingredients 300g blueberries 50g white sugar Juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon Method Mix the blueberries, sugar and lemon juice together in a pan Add the cinnamon and stir Place the saucepan over a medium and stir continuously for 30 minutes until thickened Carefully transfer into airtight jam jars and leave to cool. Once cool pop the lid on – making… [Read More]

Homemade Raspberry Jam Recipe

Homemade Raspberry Jam Recipe I wrote a post a while ago about how I took our girls fruit picking for the first time. We had a really good time and I decided that I really wanted to return when they had a bit more fruit. A short while ago we did indeed return and we picked an abundance of fruit! My husband came with us and armed with two large baskets and two plastic punnets we picked and picked and picked some more! Raspberries were plentiful, as were blueberries and we even managed a few strawberries. With all this fruit I… [Read More]

How to Make a Mini Egg Easter Cake

If you’re thinking of cooking up a treat this Easter look no further than this easy to make Mini Egg Sponge Cake. You will need 6 large eggs 325g of softened butter (at room temperature) 325g caster sugar 325g self raising flour (sifted) 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder Raspberry jam 300g buttercream Two 7″ greased cake tins 4 packs of mini eggs Sprinkles of your choice Method Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth Add the eggs, flour and baking powder  Beat until smooth Divide the mixture into your cake tins and cook in the oven on 180… [Read More]

Old El Paso Review

I love meals that are easy to make. That’s why Fajitas are the perfect family meal. They can be made in around 20 minutes and are super easy and fun to do. We were recently sent some fabulous Old El Paso products to cook up a tasty family meal. We received: BBQ chicken fajita seasoning mix Crispy chicken fajita seasoning mix Toast tomato spice mix Squeezy sour cream Squeezy sweet corn relish Flour tortilla For our first meal I decided to use the crispy chicken fajita seasoning mix. I bought some lettuce and cherry tomatoes to put in the tortillas…. [Read More]

A Taste of Cardiff

I love home cooking and I love trying new recipes. Sadly, I don’t get much time to cook as much as I’d like to. This means my husband and I will often pop some chicken in the oven fresh from the Freezer along with some chips or on other occasions a ready meal. Before we had children, we used to eat a lot of freshly cooked food. Chicken curry, tagine and homemade vegetable soup, but with toddler twins it’s become a bit difficult to find the time to cook. However when Joes Bloggers asked me if I’d like to try… [Read More]

Angel Delight Moment Linky Challenge

This post is an entry for #AngelDelightMoments Linky Challenge. When I was growing up my mum used to make Angel Delight for me and my sister as an after dinner treat. From memory the only flavour I can ever remember eating was Strawberry. I’m not sure if there were any other flavours around back then, but now there’s a good range available. My favourites being butter scotch and strawberry. Did you know that Angel Delight has actually been around since 1967! I wasn’t even born then! It’s a tasty and quick instant dessert that’s even available in bubblegum flavour! To… [Read More]