Christmas Canapés for Easy Entertaining

The trick for winning at entertaining during the festive season is by arming yourself with an arsenal of recipes that you can make ahead. You don’t want to be chained to the stove while your family and friends are sipping all the bubbly without you. It’s important to strike a balance between impressing your guests…

Mini Christmas Cakes with Spiced Rum & Almond Buttercream

If your family and friends are anything like mine I’m sure you’ll find that Christmas cake tends to divide opinion. For some it just wouldn’t be Christmas without it whereas others wouldn’t touch it with a tinsel clad barge pole. The lack of takers means that often years will go by without me making a…

Chocolate, Salted Caramel & Toasted Marshmallow ‘Bonfire’ Cupcakes

While I’m definitely a summer girl through and through there’s still something quite magical to me about the autumn. From the end of summer until Christmas day it’s like the weekend of winter, the best bit. There’s excitement in the air, cosy nights in are relished and layering up in woollen jumpers and scarfs is…

Homemade Alphabetti Spaghetti & Alphabet Soup

I’ve always loved spaghetti hoops, I developed a strong dislike for baked beans during my primary school days, where eating everything served to you each lunch time was not a choice, neither was packed lunch. The force-feeding put me off them entirely and so the hoops in a can became my go-to toast topper. Whenever I was feeling slightly…

One-Pan Pasta with Mediterranean Vegetables

Today is World Mental Health day and while it might seem like recently everyday of the week is some kind of bizarre national day (from emojis to Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk Day?! – 11th Feb in case you were wondering) this one is actually really important! The underlying vision of the Mental Health Foundation,…

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Brownies

Luxuriously dark with a glossy shine and a delectable snap, chocolate and happiness go hand in hand. Dark chocolate contains resveratrol, an antioxidant that has the ability to boost levels of serotonin, which can help lift our mood, improve functionality and social behaviour. One of the issues anxiety sufferers have in common is low levels…