Posts Tagged: homemade

In the Kitchen: Carbonara Cake

Carbonara is one of my favourite go-to pasta dishes. Obviously it is delicious and super-simple to make, but the real reason I make it so often? I always have the ingredients in the cupboard. If we ever run out of essentials like eggs, bacon, mushrooms and pasta then I don’t want to live in that… Read more »

In the Kitchen: Five Quick Week Night Meals

As much as I love cooking, I have to admit that the last thing I want to do after work is attempt a new, long or complicated recipe. Instead I want something quick and easy but also delicious. Admittedly sometimes I’ll just have beans on toast or a baked potato but most of the time I… Read more »

In the Kitchen: Bacon & Cheddar Breakfast Muffins

  A month or so ago I talked about the breakfast recipes that I make when I want to impress people. I picked my 5 favourites and shared all the details over here, well today I’ve got a new recipe to add to the list, these cheese and bacon savoury muffins, which are delicious. Okay,… Read more »

In the Kitchen: Chicken Pilaf

At this time of year Sundays have taken on a new tradition in my house,  if I’m not out and about and visiting people, then they tend to be my productive, cosy, homebody day where I don’t leave the house at all, but I get all of the things done. Everything from cleaning, running, napping, reading, Christmas… Read more »

Getting Crafty: DIY Vanilla Body Scrub

Every year the besties and I have a Christmas weekend away somewhere in the UK where we watch Christmas films, don festive knitwear, catch up, eat all the food and swap presents. After weekends in Nottingham, Cambridgeshire, the Peterborough countryside and Oxfordshire this weekend has come to feel like the beginning of Christmas, which I… Read more »

In the Kitchen: Mocha Cupcakes

  Let’s talk about cupcakes. Cupcakes, are the best thing ever. There’s something about the size of them and the ratio of icing to cake that feels so decadent. Seeing rows of cupcakes in a shop makes me smile and eating one doesn’t feel as bad as eating a slice of cake. Also I think they… Read more »

In the Kitchen: Breakfast Scramble

When I was a child, Sunday was the one lazy(ish) day in our house. Every other day the house was a hive of activity from 6:30 onwards – yes even on a Saturday, Saturday was the day of the early morning food shop (my Dad with me and my sisters) and house cleaning/washing (my Mum), gosh we… Read more »

In The Kitchen: Sticky Ginger Chinese Chicken

I think everyone probably has those go to recipes that they turn to when they want something filling, but easy and also quick for dinner. I certainly do. Today’s recipe is a favourite because it’s so delicious, it’s relatively quick and it tastes as good as anything you order from a takeaway shop. But obviously… Read more »

In the Kitchen: Basil & Spinach Pesto

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve talked about making pesto. It’s one of my staple foods that I use (and eat) constantly; I add it to pasta, spread it on top of pizza instead of a tomato base, and I stir it into sauces for a little extra zing. Yet, whenever I eat it I get it… Read more »