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Amazing vegan peanut butter and banana pancake recipe

Amazing vegan peanut butter and banana pancake recipe

We absolutely love American-style SKIPPY® Peanut Butter and jumped at the chance to try them in a new recipe for Pancake Day. We love trying new things and this recipe is vegan, we have extended Veganuary as we are enjoying using less dairy. This recipe uses no eggs and dairy free milk. This is my vegan peanut butter and banana pancake recipe.  VIEW the POST

An easy family fruit scone recipe with Tala

An easy family fruit scone recipe with Tala

Tala recently challenged Isla to bake scones and she jumped for joy. She loves scones and she loves baking. We filmed her baking and talking about the ingredients, Isla chose a fruit scone recipe. She does make me laugh with her funny actions with the spatula and silly voices. I think she was in her element. She might have found her calling: Baking with Isla. Check out my IGTV for Isla's baking video. VIEW the POST

Celebrate #SKIPPY4July with America’s SKIPPY® Peanut Butter

To celebrate Independence Day in the UK, I couldn’t think of a better way than to celebrate with the USA’s famous SKIPPY®Peanut Butter. We made an American themed lunch and incorporated it into our homeschooling. We have some good friends from America and we love discussing the different holidays celebrated in the USA and UK. We made our very own #SKIPPY4July.

#recipe Fluffy chocolate peanut butter cupcakes

#recipe Fluffy chocolate peanut butter cupcakes

We love baking with peanut butter, Easter is usually a celebration for baking in our house. This year we have been baking everyday since March 23rd and so we are finding fun recipes that we haven't tried before. You may have seen our peanut butter and jam cupcake recipe, well this one is peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes. Yummy. VIEW the POST

The best waffle ideas for breakfast

The best waffle ideas for breakfast

I am a huge fan of waffles but we've never had them at home before, as we didn't have a waffle maker - but now we have this fabulous VonShef rotating one, we will never look back. Breakfast at the weekends are now complete with waffles for all the family. Delicious. Here are our favourite waffle ideas from bank holiday weekend. VIEW the POST

Top 5 recipes that take under 30 minutes to cook

Top 5 recipes that take under 30 minutes to cook

Strapped for time? Don’t fancy slaving away in the kitchen for long? Check out these five delicious recipes which can be cooked in 30 minutes flat. And when we say 30 minutes, we mean 30 minutes from start to finish – or even less. That’s faster than ordering a takeaway! VIEW the POST

Making the best vegan gravy over the Christmas period

Making the best vegan gravy over the Christmas period

Daddy has mastered the vegan gravy recipe by Jamie Oliver and this year he made a big batch up just before Christmas so that we could freeze it. It is the yummiest gravy I have ever tasted that I am confident even meat eaters would find it delicious. It's a win win as everyone can eat it. VIEW the POST

Vegan gravy for Christmas dinner

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Vegan gravy for Christmas dinner – This is the most delicious vegan gravy, in fact gravy, I have ever eaten. You must try it! – onions, carrots, celery, dried porcini mushrooms, olive oil, bay leaves, rosemary, red wine / port, cranberry sauce, Plain flour, Marmite, Tomato puree, red wine vinegar, vegetable stock , Peel the onions, then roughly chop along with the carrots, celery and porcini. ; Place in a large pan over a medium heat with a splash of oil and the herbs. Fry for around 25 minutes, or until turning golden, stirring occasionally. ; Add the wine and cranberry sauce, and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes, or until sticky and caramelised. ; Stir in the flour, then add the Marmite, tomato purée and vinegar. ; Pour in the stock, then bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer for around 10 minutes, or until thickened…

#Recipe – Peanut butter cupcakes with a surprise

#Recipe – Peanut butter cupcakes with a surprise

SKIPPY® sent us two tubs of their yummy Peanut Butter: Extra Crunchy and Creamy. We love Peanut Butter cupcakes, funnily enough I can't eat it out of the jar (unlike my husband). It is delicious in cupcakes and muffins. So, Hubby has been making Super Chunky toast, whilst I have been busy baking. This is my fun recipe with a surprise centre! Can you guess what is inside? VIEW the POST

Peanut butter and surprise jam centre cupcakes

Peanut butter and surprise jam centre cupcakes

Peanut butter and surprise jam centre cupcakes A yummy cupcake will a jam centre 250 g Self raising flour250 g caster sugar1/2 tsp Bicarb of soda 270 g unsalted soft butter (left at room temperature)4 Eggs (Beaten)100 g Skippy Peanut Butter (Extra crunchy or Creamy is good)2 tbsp Milk (I always use Full Fat)3/4 jar Jam (Strawberry jam works best)Topping (if you fancy a bit extra)1 tub Chocolate icing30 peanuts, blitzed into dust CupcakesPreheat oven to 170 degrees, gas mark 5.Add all dry ingrediebts into a bowl.Add the butter, eggs and sugar.Add the peanut butter and mix. Add the milk and mix for a further minute. Give the bowl a scrape to get all the mixture.Sprinkle a little brown sugar on top (adds a bit of crunch). ; Bake these for around 20 minutes. Yummy!Cut a whole in the top of the cake and add the jam. ToppingAdd pre-made chocolate icing and ...

Kebab sticks and vegetable burger

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Kebab sticks and vegetable burger – – Kebab Sticks: an onion (chopped into big chunks), pepper (chopping into big chunks), courgette (chopping into big chunks), mushrooms (quartered ), Vegetable burger: brioche bun, Halloumi, aubergine (about 1 cm thick), mushrooms (sliced), tomato, rocket, Kebab sticks: Cut the courgettes, peppers, mushrooms and onions in sizeable pieces ; Add to the kebab sticks and drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt and cracked pepper and oregano ; Grill in the ultimate grill, on high, for a few minutes until golden brown; Vegetable burger: Slice the halloumi and aubergine into 1cm thick slices and drizzle with a little olive oil and season ; Slice the mushrooms; Grill the vegetables for a few minutes, on high, until golden brown; Grill the Halloumi, on high, for about 45 seconds; Grill the Brioche bun, on high, for about 20-30 seconds; Stack it up, adding tomato…

The indoor BBQ – Autumnal vegetarian burger #TurnOnYourCreativity #GrilledByBreville

The indoor BBQ – Autumnal vegetarian burger #TurnOnYourCreativity #GrilledByBreville

I love quick and simple food, that can be cooked in minutes and tastes delicious. In a busy, working, family it is essential.  So when I was asked to team up with Breville to create a tasty quick meal, I couldn't resist. I cannot turn down a challenge and this one was a lot of fun - I was asked to make a one minute video showing you how to recreate my little indoor BBQ. So I thought of my favourite vegetarian burger and hey presto. VIEW the POST

How to make an award winning Waffle tastic breakfast!

How to make an award winning Waffle tastic breakfast!

Andrew James has added a fabulous volcano waffle maker into his fabulous baking range. It literally makes the largest volcano shaped waffles, which are yummy! We love to break them up and cover them in fruit, syrup and cream. Delicious for breakfast and the maker is award winning, so why not tell the kids you're making an award winning breakfast?  VIEW the POST

#recipe Royal Crown cookies

#recipe Royal Crown cookies

What with the Royal Wedding last weekend, it totally inspired us to get baking. Isla and I made these cute Royal crown cookies whilst we watched the Royal Wedding footage. I based the cookies on our Monster Inc recipe as they are really tasty and great for decorating. I hope you like them...  VIEW the POST

Cooking vegetarian with HelloFresh recipes this Spring

Cooking vegetarian with HelloFresh recipes this Spring

As many of you know I am not very creative in the kitchen. If you said to me can you cook "cottage pie", I would be able to do it. If you said to me "can you cook dinner tonight", I would panic. I wouldn't be able to think about what recipe to choose, what goes well with each other. That's where HelloFresh comes in and their extensive range of recipes.  VIEW the POST

A Num Noms kind of Chocolate Cake #Nationalchocolatecakeday

What better way to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day (27th January) than to bake our very own chocolate cake. Inspired by Isla’s love of Num  Noms. We received a hamper of goodies to decorate our cakes and a Series 4 deluxe pack of Num Noms. Isla was very, very excited. Below is Isla’s creation (one vegetarian and one not): 

“Have a Mary Berry Christmas” gift ideas and banana loaf recipe

“Have a Mary Berry Christmas” gift ideas and banana loaf recipe

I couldn't help but sing have a Mary Berry Christmas to myself when I started writing this review. I have really missed Mary Berry in Great British Bake Off this year, so seeing this new range cheered me up. I Just Love It have a personalised Mary Berry collection with everything from mugs to bread bins. Everything for the bake off/baking fan this Christmas. VIEW the POST

Creating that Autumnal theme in the kitchen with Wayfair #Recipes

Creating that Autumnal theme in the kitchen with Wayfair #Recipes

Wayfair challenged me to spruce up my kitchen ready for Autumn. I love a challenge and especially ones like this where you get to make a real difference to a room. Trending colours for Autumn are orange and teal, two of my favourite colours and that inspired the products I chose. Great products at great prices. Don't forget to check out my family friendly recipes below too... VIEW the POST

#Recipe – Rye hot cross bun loaf

Did you know that the government recommends we eat 30g of fibre a day? One way to do this easily is to up the intake of Whole Grain. I am a big fan of overindulging at breakfast time, when I do eat breakfast that is. When I came across this hot cross bun loaf, I just couldn’t resist it. It’s a great family friendly breakfast recipe too. It is really yummy with margarine at breakfast, or a nice dollop of Jam. Don’t forget the cup of tea too!

Cooking with the kiddies and fun recipes in Ella’s Kitchen recipe book

Cooking with the kiddies and fun recipes in Ella’s Kitchen recipe book

I love cooking with the kiddies and when we were sent the new Ella's Kitchen Easy Family Cookbook, we had to try out some fun recipes. Ella's Kitchen challenged us to make our favourite recipe from the book and the kiddies found it so much fun. The orange cookbook is one of 4 in the range and they are brilliant for kids and people like me, who have no idea what to cook for dinner! VIEW the POST

A Spring time vegetarian stew #CookinginStyle

A Spring time vegetarian stew #CookinginStyle

I was asked by belling.co.uk to think of a recipe that reflects my own unique cooking style. I love cooking recipes where it can be thrown into a stew pot or wok and left to simmer over hours, developing a tasty sauce that is perfect for dipping a tiger loaf into. So it didn't take me long to think about my new favourite vegetarian stew recipe, which you can put a Spring twist on too now that the weather is warming up a little.  VIEW the POST

Dr Oetker sugar and spice Easter nest biscuits #recipe

This is a brilliant recipe for adding a little spice and fruit to your Easter baking. I like the recipe as it’s a subtle drop of spice and yummy currants, the decoration is fun for the children and you can have these finished off within the hour. Isla enjoyed decorating the biscuits and eating the chocolate icing too, who wouldn’t? Dr Oetker have many Easter recipes online if you want to try some Easter baking with the children this weekend. 

Baileys pancake recipe – for the grown ups #dontmindifIBaileys

Baileys pancake recipe – for the grown ups #dontmindifIBaileys

This is a great recipe for a grown up alternative! The kiddies had chocolate spread, banana and also a little strawberry sauce. Mummy's favourite is lemon and sugar. Daddy loves Bailey's and I thought this recipe would be right up his street - especially with the added banana's and walnuts. This is a fantastic recipe for any dessert, a great one to show off if you are hosting too.  VIEW the POST