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Sainsbury’s Pots & Pans – Le Creuset Style

Sainsbury’s Pots & Pans – Le Creuset Style

This might seem like a slightly odd post but I wanted to tell you about the new casserole dish and griddle pan I had for Christmas!  I enjoy cooking and ever since John Lewis opened in Cardiff a few years ago I’ve wanted one of the cast iron Le Creuset casserole dishes which come in…

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Cranberry & Orange Cupcakes

Cranberry & Orange Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes over the weekend. They were a bit of an experiment because I wanted to try out some food colouring paste my housemate had leant me. I didn’t really have many of the ingredients for the actual Orange & Cranberry Cupcakes recipe I found so I made my own version…… They worked…

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Purple Cupcakes

Purple Cupcakes

Yummy chocolate cakes with purple icing!

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Choccy Munchy Seeds with Chilli & Ginger

Choccy Munchy Seeds with Chilli & Ginger

A few months ago I tried the new Choccy Munchy Seeds with Apricot and absolutely loved them so was happy to find out that there is another new flavour – Belgian Dark Chocolate with Chilli and Ginger. The seeds are a really tasty snack.  They fill you up much better than a bar of chocolate…

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Chocolate, Vanilla & Black Pepper Cupcakes

Chocolate, Vanilla & Black Pepper Cupcakes

These chocolate cupcakes are made using beetroot which gives them a really rich flavour.  I found the recipe in my latest cookbook Prepped!  I usually love using buttercream icing so I was a bit unsure about using cream instead but it actually made a nice change and tasted delicious. This recipe makes 12 muffin sized…

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Multicoloured Cupcakes

Multicoloured Cupcakes

Friday was my last day in work so I made some colourful cupcakes inspired by Jennie.

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Cupcakes & Cocktails!

Cupcakes & Cocktails!

Last weekend, I went to London for the day with my friend Alice to go to a cupcake decorating course.  Alice is getting married next year and is planning on making a cupcake wedding cake so we were hoping to get some ideas!  After lunch and an afternoon of sightseeing, we made our way to…

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Lemon & Lavender Cupcakes

Lemon & Lavender Cupcakes

I adapted this recipe from my new recipe book Prepped. I did have to improvise a bit as I didn’t have all of the ingredients but they still turned out ok, if lacking a bit in lavender flavour!

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Prepped!

Prepped!

I’ve been sent this new cookbook by Vanesse Kimbell to have a look at and I am absolutely in love with it!  It is bursting with colourful photos and has some really interesting recipes.  The book is split into sections based on ingredients, for example there is a chocolate section, a rhubarb section, a plum…

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Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza

Last weekend I had a go at making the pizzas from my Jamie’s Italy book.  I tried them a few months ago but they really didn’t work so I wasn’t expecting miracles!  This time they turned out pretty well and even if they did take a long time to make, it was definitely worth all…

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