That’s me in the corner, baking bread…

When the going gets tough, or I am tired, or stressed, I don’t go shopping, I don’t get drunk, I don’t watch sad movies to allow myself to cry, or eat vast quantities of comfort foods.  I do things, productive and creative things.  I like to cook, but mostly I like to bake.  It makes […]

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Simple but delicious salmon…

I am always looking for recipes that are easy but delicious, and that will go down well with my family. We love eating fish, and because fish is good for us, I often try to incorporate fish as a meal into my weekly meal planning and shopping.  Salmon features regularly on the menu here and […]

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Can a dairy free cheese sauce work?

I love to experiment with my cooking. A lot of the time the results are happy and the children and husband eat what I have made with no complaint and sometimes, if I have struck really lucky, they say I can make it again. Sometimes it doesn’t work out so well and my taste testers […]

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Stomach bug soup…

Stomach bugs are horrible and can take a while to recover from. Your body rejects food (often violently, let’s not go there) but then afterwards when the worst is over you need to slowly feed it back to health. When I am ill, and receiving, I often crave soup but I find the stuff you […]

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A quick and easy pancake recipe and a giveaway…

It’s Shrove Tuesday, or as many people know it, pancake day. If like me, you totally forgot about it until the last minute, and you are craving pancakes or your children are demanding them (I was woken at 6am this morning to be reminded of my promise to make my kids pancakes this morning) then […]

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Proper Little Pies

Do you like pie? If like me you are fan of pies and love to try new things, then you may want to get your hands on some of these Proper Little Pies, from the makers of Square Pies.  These are fab little bundles of pastry and yummy filling that you can pop in to […]

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5 Money-Saving Strategies for Raising Your Family Pet

  As a parent, you face many financial challenges while raising a family, from buying food on a budget to ensuring every member of the family has medical coverage. However, some challenges may be complicated, such fitting a four-legged friend into your household finances. Whether you choose to bring an animal into your home or […]

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