Recipes

  • Let’s Bake: Heart Cookies

    Jess McGlynn April 1, 2014

    This week Meg had her first ever after school play date and to say she was excited was something of an understatement.  Every morning in the week of, she asked me how many hours until her friend came to play and on the day itself I was issued with a list of instructions for what she was expecting when she came home. This consisted of: chocolate milk, heart shaped cookies…

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  • Let’s Bake: Hidden Heart Cake

    Jess McGlynn March 25, 2014

    This was something I attempted in the run up to Valentine’s Day but as with all my baking posts, it has taken me a while to get around to writing a blog post about it.  I think I might be improving though as this one…

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  • Slow Cooker: Hunters Chicken

    Jess McGlynn March 18, 2014

    It’s Tuesday which means it’s Slow Cooker recipe day!  (I know, you’ve all been waiting with bated breath.) This week’s offering is Hunters Chicken. I made my own BBQ sauce for this but I imagine you could easily just buy a ready made sauce from…

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  • Easy Slow Cooker Gammon or Ham in Coke

    Jess McGlynn March 4, 2014

    Gammon and/or ham in coke is a slow cooker recipe which certainly isn’t new. In fact it has probably been doing the rounds for quite a while but in the spirit of trying to use my slow cooker more often, I thought I would give…

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  • Slow Cooker: Lasagne

    Jess McGlynn February 25, 2014

    I’m afraid I didn’t take any photographs of this lasagne as I was making it, bit of a fail on my part but I’ve had a couple of people ask me for the recipe so you’ll just have to use your imaginations.  I’ll give you…

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  • The One Where…My Slow Cooker Exploded

    Jess McGlynn February 17, 2014

    My blog posts seem to be full of, ‘almosts but not quites’ at the moment.  I’m not sure what is going on! In actual fact, my slow cooker did not explode, sorry for reeling you in under a falsehood but I’m quite certain that it…

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  • Let’s Bake: Fish Cake

    Jess McGlynn February 11, 2014

    This is one of the simplest cakes I’ve made, but a very effective one!  The only tricky part is getting your smarties to line up across your fish but I know for a fact that mine went a bit squiffy and you can’t tell when…

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  • Let’s Bake: Train Cake

    Jess McGlynn February 3, 2014

    Okay, so it has almost been a year but I’ve finally got around to blogging about Eli’s train birthday cake! When I was looking at making him a train cake, I found that there weren’t many tutorials or examples online, unless you wanted to be…

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  • Let’s Bake: Berry & Yoghurt Traybake

    Jess McGlynn September 21, 2013

    We had some fruit sitting in the fridge waiting to be used up so my Other Half decided to do some baking with Meg.  She loves to bake (read: she loves to lick the spoon after baking) so it was a lovely opportunity for some daddy-daughter…

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  • Let’s Bake: Cheater’s Cheesecake

    Jess McGlynn August 14, 2013

    If you saw my Black Forest Trifle, you’ll know that I am a fan of quick and easy desserts that don’t take too much time to throw together. My Cheater’s Cheesecake recipe is perfect for using up fruit, can be made with just about anything…

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  • Let’s Bake: Black Forest Trifle

    Jess McGlynn July 28, 2013

    This month we have set ourselves the challenge of sticking to our meal plan and of trying new things.  One thing I’ve never tried to make before is trifle and so, when I saw this recipe, and it looked simple enough, I decided to give…

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