Spring Salad with Italian Dressing

I am sure I mentioned that I am now trying to change the way I eat in order to change the way I look. Only lost just a bit over a stone in the last two months but I am on the right path. I was hoping to lose a bit more weight but there were times when I indulge…

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Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Cupcakes it is one of the desserts my eldest loves helping me with. And as tomorrow is Valentine’s Day my eldest and I baked and decorated some cupcakes. We made big cupcakes and small cupcakes too. And because Renshaw send us a decorating kit our life was made really easy. Renshaw sent us the below products: Soft Icing Snip and Swirl: vanilla,…

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10 Healthy & Yummy Recipes

Now that the linky for Healthy recipes is finished I thought it will be good to feature and do a round-up with the recipes that were linked up. Healthy food doesn’t have to be tasteless and bland food. Even if you are on a diet you don’t have to have salad every single day. Be creative with your food and…

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Middle-Eastern Cooking with the Family

Modern tastes have become increasingly sophisticated – not only in adults, but also in children. If my mother had suggested during my eighties childhood that I try hummus, for example, I would have fainted! However, more exotic flavours are a regular feature of school lunch boxes at my daughter’s school, and I’ve found that her young friends are interested in…

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Beans with smoked pork ham

This is truly a Romanian recipe. More romanian than this you can’t find i think.  One i always eat with pleasure but at the same time one that I never manage to cook as well as my mum or grandmother. I guess is the amount of pork that always confuses me. Today however I am sharing with you my mum…

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Baking: Dark and Rye Flour Bread

As a family we don’t eat a lot of bread. That unless we have toast or eggy bread. But no matter what I always knew that homemade bread is always better than the shop bought bread. Now that my mother gave me her bread maker too I love experimenting with different kind of breads – the healthier the better. I…

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Four Of The Best Marzipan Treats

Christmas is definitely marzipan’s time of year. Although the sweet almondy treat gets used year round in various cakes it always sees a huge resurgence in the festive month of December. Obviously it always works for a Christmas cake, and marzipan fruits are also a classic Christmas sweet, but there’s so much more you can do with Renshaw marzipan. To…

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