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Gluten Free, Dairy, easy banana bread recipe

This is a very easy, all in one bowl, cheat by using parchment paper, gluten free, dairy free banana bread that literally disappears almost as soon as it’s cool enough to eat. I am not actually that fond of bananas,

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Gluten free, dairy free Victoria sponge cake.

If you are looking for a gluten free, dairy free sponge cake recipe, this is perfect. I must confess, I have never made any kind of Victoria sponge cake. For some reason, I have always felt it wouldn’t work. But

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Creative Kids – Half term baking fun

  Baking fun, letting the kids get creative with icing & sprinkles…. It’s half term, and the weather has been awful, frankly, so we have spent more time indoors that normal. This afternoon, we decided to get creative and do

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Yorkshire puddings – cows milk free, gluten free and amazing!


I have been using a recipe I have tweaked, to make dairy (cows milk) free Yorkshire puddings, for a while. Because LSH can tolerate a small amount of gluten, he eats them, but my mother in law prefers to eat

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Parenting Confessions – I hate crafts!

This is one of my parenting confession  posts, where I spill the beans on a parenting foible or failure, I have experienced or feel that I want to share! As the title says. I hate crafts, and craft related activities.

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Gluten Free Dairy Free chocolate Brownies


Want to serve some baked goods for a person with a dairy or gluten intolerance or allergy? Look no further…   This is my favourite chocolate brownie recipe, with the added bonus of being dairy and gluten free, and  you cannot tell

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Recipe of the week – Easy chocolate cupcakes

 I have adapted this recipe, it’s actually a cake recipe, but can be used for cupcakes or for a normal layered chocolate cake. We made Big Girl’s birthday cake for her party this week, using this recipe, but unfortunately  the cake

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24 cupcakes…

 Have to be iced and decorated today (for tomorrow’s music group) That doesn’t sounds like a big deal, but it has to be squeezed in amongst what seems like a million other things. Big girl to school, collect Small Boy’s

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10 uses for coconut oil, in our household

I happened to comment on a blog, recently about how we use coconut oil to treat Big Girl’s eczema, on The Oliver’s Madhouse blog, when Jaime blogged about her son’s visit to the doctor for his problematic eczema. I mentioned that

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