Recipes · Seasonal · Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Jammie Dodger Cheesecake

A super easy, no bake cheesecake, perfect for getting the kids involved with. For this recipe, you will need ; A large, loose-bottomed cake tin 300g (about 1.5 packets) of Malted Milk Biscuits 150g of butter or spread 600g of soft cheese (like Philadelphia) 300ml of double cream A teaspoon of vanilla extract 150g of… Continue reading Valentine’s Jammie Dodger Cheesecake

Recipes · Seasonal · Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Mini Heart Sponge Cakes

A fun twist on a classic old school sponge cake and a nice little activity for the kids in the run-up to Valentine’s Day. For this recipe, you will need ; 225g Self Raising Flour (sifted) 225g Caster Sugar 225g Butter or Spread 4 medium eggs A greased (or lined) large baking tin (suitable for… Continue reading Valentine’s Mini Heart Sponge Cakes

Family Moments · Medical · Prematurity · Seasonal · Twins

Having Premature Twins at Christmas 🎄

This is one of those posts that I’ve been trying to write for years now. The twins have recently turned 3, and I’m still struggling to find the words to adequately describe that time in our lives. It feels like no matter what I say, it just doesn’t quite seem to do it justice. Those… Continue reading Having Premature Twins at Christmas 🎄

Prematurity · Twins

The “Gift of Hope” With HertsPrems

Those of you that have followed us for a while will know that our twins were born 10 weeks prematurely back in December 2017. I shared the story of their arrival here A Premature Arrival. We have teamed up with HertsPrems to raise donations to help create “Gift of Hope” bags for the parents of… Continue reading The “Gift of Hope” With HertsPrems

Family Moments · Lockdown · Seasonal

2020…..It’s Not All Been Bad

You may read that title and think, “yeah right”, and I get it. 2020 has been a devastating year for pretty much the entire world. 2021 will begin with millions of families missing loved ones, taken too soon, my own extended family included. It will start with thousands of businesses collapsing. People have lost their… Continue reading 2020…..It’s Not All Been Bad

Frugal Family Meal Planning · Recipes

Lasagne with a Mexican Twist

Continuing on from my post last week for my Mexican Cottage Pie recipe, this week we decided to give a Mexican-style lasagne a try. The basic principals are much the same as with the Cottage Pie, simply replacing the usual mince mix with a Chilli Con Carne mix, and topping with Tortilla Chips. Another recipe… Continue reading Lasagne with a Mexican Twist

Halloween · Recipes · Seasonal

Simple Halloween Graveyard Traybake

Such a simply activity to do with the kids at Halloween, requires minimal baking skills, & is lots of fun to make. You will need ; 225g of self-raising flour 225g of butter/spread (& a little more for greasing the tin) 225g of caster sugar 4 eggs Cocoa/Hot Chocolate powder to taste, we used around… Continue reading Simple Halloween Graveyard Traybake