I know you've been hearing a bit from me recently but truth be told, that was past me - all the posts you've been reading recently were written before little Cooper was born. I scheduled them ahead of time to give myself a bit of a break and time to get used to being a mum of two (do you ever get used to it? I still sometimes wonder who left me in charge of two little people!). While I'm not quite up to making and shooting recipes just yet (I made these in … [Read More...]
Meatloaf seems to have gotten itself a bad name in the past. I mean I guess it’s kind of legitimate seeing as it’s not the prettiest of meals is it? I struggled to make it look presentable for a photo let me tell you. But I had to share it.
I found this recipe back in 2011 when I was doing the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation. I signed up for a round of the program after bringing back quite a bit of excess baggage (read: I ate waaaay too … [Read More...]
I have an admission to make. I’m a thief. I can’t help it. When I see fruit hanging from people’s trees, over the fence, unloved and clearly going to hang there until it falls to rot on the ground, I have to rescue it and make it into something delicious. That’s how the original post for this recipe started and it’s really not far from the truth only this time, my aunt gifted me some of her homegrown limes.
My first thought when I have an abundance of … [Read More...]
If I see a recipe that looks too good to be true I always have to give it a go. 30 minute bread fell under that category. There was no way in my mind, you could make yeasted bread in 30 minutes. Seriously, bread needs to be loved and cared for and left to rise right?
This recipe claimed that you could think ‘hmm I need bread’ and be eating it 30 minutes later. It turns out you actually can.
The first time I made it I didn’t have the water at quite … [Read More...]
When you host a party, do you like to make the food yourself or do you prefer to buy it ready-made? Even if you said you prefer to buy it, I think you’ll like this recipe. I got it from my cousin years and years ago and I’m not sure if she made it up or found it somewhere but it is seriously one of the easiest recipes ever and tastes like something that took a lot longer to make.
When I host a party, I like to make the food but if I leave things to the … [Read More...]
It’s that time of year again. The ghouls are coming out of hiding and people everywhere are dragging skeletons from their closets. The werewolves are practicing their howling (do they do that on Halloween too?) and the Zombies perfecting their walk. Ok you get the point - tomorrow is Halloween!
I had a bit of mind blank this year trying to come up with a whole lot of spooky ideas but I think it’s because I outdid myself with last year’s creation … [Read More...]
I’ll tell you something that is a bit tricky - thinking of Halloween ideas in August. I know a certain Halloween-loving food blogger (Not Quite Nigella) who probably has her Halloween recipes planned by Christmas in July but I’m not that organised when it comes to occasions.
After a lot of Googling and brainstorming I managed to come up with an idea inspired by a few that I saw around the net. At first I was trying for gruesome to outdo last year’s … [Read More...]
I’ll let you in on a little secret - I can be a bit stingy. Not in a really annoying way (ok maybe a bit) but I just hate wasting money. It pains me to see people wasting something that they worked so hard to make. I know ‘each to their own’ but I’m sure there are some people who have just never thought that there was a cheaper way to do some things.
I’m a bit the opposite and when people see me doing some of the things I do out of habit to save money … [Read More...]
Calling these the best ever chocolate brownies is a big call but one of the most qualified judges I know - my Grandma - gave them that title the first time I made them for her a few years ago.
Since then they’ve been lurking in the blog archives gathering dust on their less-than-appealing photos but now I’m bringing brownies back… woo (yes sing that to the tune of Justin Timberlake’s ‘Sexy Back’) and yes they are super seductively sexy.
I'm going … [Read More...]
I have never had a Poptart. Well not any time that I can remember anyway. I seem to remember Mum not letting us have them because she’d heard the filling gets ridiculously hot even when the outside is cool and kids have suffered terrible burns from them.
I’d say that was her excuse but the real reason was that they were full of rubbish she didn’t want us to eat (fair enough Mum!).
I wouldn’t want my little guy eating them either - are they even … [Read More...]
I am Claire - wife, mummy & food lover. Here you'll find delicious, easy recipes, tips, tricks & plates full of frivolity with the odd crafty, homely or organising post thrown in. I'm here to help make your kitchen life fun and easy Read more...