How to Have A North Pole Breakfast

How to Have a North Pole Breakfast

If you have heard of Elf on The Shelf (read my Easy Elf On The Shelf Ideas article here) then you have probably heard of a North Pole Breakfast. Yes, yet another thing that your elves need to get up to! This article will show you exactly how you can create a magical North Pole … Read more

Our Halloween Traditions

Our Halloween Traditions

When I was a child I wasn’t really allowed to do anything for Halloween so I never went trick or treating or did any of the usual Halloween activities. Since having children I’ve thrown myself into it and we do quite a few different things so here are our Halloween traditions. Pumpkin Carving This is … Read more

Meat on a Budget? It’s Not as Hard as You Think

Meat on a budget

This week the theme is eating on a budget and today I am sharing some meat on a budget recipes with you. These are kind to your wallet and your tastebuds so let’s get to the kitchen! Rolled Lamb Breast This recipe was given to me by Michel Roux Jr via social media. It is … Read more

Fall in Love With Chicken Wings

Fall in love with chicken wings

A couple of days ago I posted an article about saving money on your food bill and mentioned a few recipes you could try. today I want to share a couple of ideas of ways to use chicken wings. Chicken wings are an often overlooked but surprisingly versatile ingredient. When roasting a whole chicken, they … Read more

Beef Short Rib Ragu with Spaghetti

Beef short rib ragu with spaghetti and pangrattato

Yesterday, I talked about how you can save money on your meals and mentioned some of my favourite recipes. Today, I am going to share a couple that go really well together and will not only help you to make the most of cheaper cuts of meat but will also tell you how to use … Read more

Make Your Money Go Further

Make your money go further

The last few weeks have seen some pretty bleak predictions from those (apparently) in the know. Numerous energy companies going to the wall, lack of fuel, reductions in Universal Credit and predictions regarding the price of living means disposable income is going to be getting tighter for everyone. One of the easiest ways to save … Read more

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Following on from yesterdays post about non-scary Halloween movies for children, I thought I’d share with you my family chocolate chip cookies recipe. You could make a day of it and make chocolate chip cookies then watch movies while you eat them. You could also carry on the theme by using Halloween themed cookie cutters … Read more

The Only Stir Up Sunday Guide You’ll Ever Need

The Only Stir Up Sunday Guide You'll Ever Need

Stir up Sunday is the last Sunday before advent in the Anglican Church and takes its name from the Book of Common Prayer which begins “Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people”. This is the traditional day to make, or ‘stir up’ the Christmas Puddings (also known as figgy … Read more