With Mother’s Day around the corner, you might be looking for something lovely to treat your mum, or even leaving a few hints for your own children too! Recently I heard about Biscuiteers, and was sent a box of their luxury biscuits to try out. They are really beautifully presented, and would make an ideal gift for Mother’s Day, or any special occasion.
These Pink Heart Shape Cupcakes are perfect to make with the kids to celebrate Valentines Day. Let them get creative and decorate however they like, and I’m sure they will enjoy eating them too! – Or handing them out to friends and loved ones. This recipe is for 12 cupcakes, increase quantities as required.
My boys adore pancakes. We don’t have them too often, so they always feel like a treat when we do make them for breakfast, and of course they look forward to Pancake Day each year too when we eat Pancakes for dinner. Pancake day (Shrove Tuesday) will be coming up on February 9th this year.
This apple and cinnamon pancake recipe is good for Pancake day, and for all year round. This recipe makes 10 – 12 pancakes, which will serve 4 – 6, depending how many pancakes each of your family eats. Increase quantities if feeding a bigger crowd! Allow for 10 mins preparation time and 15 minutes cooking time.
Mug cakes are perfect for those moments when you have a serious craving for something sweet, but don’t have any cake or chocolates in the house. Since you only make the one portion, it saves you from making a full size cake and then feeling tempted to eat more than you need – and bonus, it only takes a few minutes from start to finish! Most of the microwave mug cakes have cooking time of only 1 minute, or even less and they don’t take long to put together.
Lately, I have been recommending this apple and cinnamon mug cake recipe to everyone (the first one in the list, with the frosting). If you’re not sure which mug cake recipe to try, give that one a go – I can vouch for it tasting great! I gathered together a list of a few more mug cakes which look great too, and we’ll gradually work our way through them and test each one.
Blue Monday is supposedly the most depressing day of the year, and collectively we’re all starting to crave carbs and comfort food to boost our moods! According to research, most people are opting for the chocolate – which is no surprise. Second on the list comes pizza, which I can totally understand too.
Making a simple pizza at home can give you the food you crave, with lower calories than their takeaway equivalents and they taste so good when served hot, straight from your own oven. Kids also love to get involved in making the pizza dough and spreading out their own toppings.
This pizza fiorentina recipe is great, since it also gives you an egg on top – which is well known for it’s nutritious and energy boosting properties.
With ‘Blue Monday’ around the corner – the day that’s supposed to be the most miserable day of the year after Christmas has gone and we still have a stretch of cold weather ahead of us, it can help to stock up on some healthy feel food good food to help boost your mood.
Apparently, blue Monday is the day that people are most likely to give up on their new year diets and go back to a chocolate and carb fest in the hopes of cheering themselves up. I know I always feel worse in the end when I do that, so I’m hoping this year I can keep up with the healthy and nutritious meal ideas through Blue Monday and beyond!
Getting a good start to the day with a healthy breakfast like this nutty granola receipe, can make all the difference, giving you the right boost to stay on track for the rest of the day.
These colourful Rice Krispy treats (or rice krispie treats.. whichever the correct spelling is! I’ve seen it both ways) are inspired by Disney PIXAR’s movie Inside Out, and in particular by the loveable character Bing Bong. Bing Bong was one of the most memorable characters for my kids when we saw the movie, they love the songs that he sings. These treats would be perfect for an Inside Out themed party, but any kid is sure to love these colourful treats whether they are familiar with Bing Bong or not.
These yummy raspberry and coconut ice cupcakes are inspired by the favourite retro sweets. Since they look snowy, they would be great for a Winter party – but really, who would say no to these at any time of year?
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