Chocolate smoothie bowl

Chocolate smoothie bowl top shot

 

The warmer weather means that smoothies are featuring more regularly on our breakfast and snack menu at home, and chocolate smoothies (not surprisingly) are my favourite. Not only are they delicious but they’re filling too, not to mention filled with wholesome ingredients – love it! 

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Soft chocolate sandwich cookies

 

Bakers, I’ve got a goodie for you this week. These melt-in-the-mouth chocolate cookies are a sublime tea time treat and lots of fun to make too. I based the recipe on these custard and vanilla bean sandwich cookies. These were so popular when I published them last year that I decided to tweak the recipe slightly and create a chocolate version.

 

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6 Easy Halloween cookie ideas + basic vanilla cookie dough

 

Halloween is just around the corner and we had a huge amount of fun creating this bumper post just for the occasion! My kids went nuts for these cookie designs and if you have little ones at home I’m sure they’ll love them too.

 

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Fruity overnight oats

 

You can rise and shine with this delicious breakfast idea! Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and when it’s a quick breakfast that I can grab on the go then it’s even better. Not only do these overnight oats taste fabulous but a serving of this is a nutritious and satisfying way to start the day too.

 

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Vanilla party cake

 

We’re celebrating two special family birthdays in October, my son’s and my dad’s, and in honour of that today I’m sharing my go-to vanilla party cake recipe. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve made this cake, it’s THAT good. My favourite thing about it is that it keeps so well. I can make the cake a day ahead and quickly ice it on party day which saves so much time and stress on the day. Of course the vanilla flavour just wonderful too, it’s always a crowd pleaser.

 

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Crustless mini roasted veggie quiches

 

So here’s a fun fact about moi, I am obsessed with roasted veggies. And while my Insta feed is often filled with sweet treats I am truly a huge veggie fan. It’s also no secret that veggies are enjoying their time in the limelight and this recipe is a delicious way to enjoy them.

 

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Family cooking survey and giveaway!


Hi foodies

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I’m here today to ask for your input and assistance. I love creating beautiful and delicious recipes for you, and like many of you I also have a family to cook for. I’m busy conducting some research to find out what you really want (in terms of recipe inspiration) when you’re cooking at home – especially when cooking for a family with children.

 

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Hazelnut, cranberry and pistachio chocolate bark

 

This treat is so simple to make that it barely needs a recipe! I absolutely love making chocolate bark, it’s almost like creating a piece of edible art. Swirling the chocolates together and decorating the slab with your favourite toppings is actually quite relaxing, and you have a delicious treat to enjoy at the end of it.

 

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