A big anniversary calls for a big cake, and this is certainly one for the books… Cupcakes and Couscous turns 10 this month!! I’m not sure where 10 years went, it’s wild, but I do remember starting out on this blogging journey having to figure things out as I went along. I honestly had no idea whether anyone would bother reading my little blog and had so much to learn about photography, websites, etc. etc. Luckily, soon after starting I connected with some local food bloggers who welcomed me into the fray and were so supportive from the get-go. I worked hard to improve my photography skills and post new recipes regularly. Since then I have published 375 posts, launched a freelance career, met so many lovely members in the creator community and learnt a HUGE amount. I’m grateful for every part of the journey so far.
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I love a bowl of creamy pasta and the unseasonably cooler weather we’ve been having this week has me craving meals like this, they’re just so comforting. This is another great recipe to keep handy for weeknight suppers as it’s quick to prepare and the whole family will love it.
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With so many of my favourite treats in one title this dessert just has to be amazing, right? It was also World Nutella Day earlier this week (so worthy of a food holiday) and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner this seemed like the perfect recipe to post this week.
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Happy 2023 foodies! I hope you had a lovely festive season filled with delicious treats. Let’s kick off the year with an easy and wholesome recipe. This simple seed mix adds flavour and texture to both sweet and savoury dishes, and is nutrient rich! I always have a jar of it in my pantry.
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The finish line is in sight and holidays are nearly here! Some of you may already be enjoying your year end break, yippee! I thought I’d finish up the year with a simple festive treat that I’m sure you’ll love – especially if you enjoy a peanut butter and chocolate combo as much as me. These cute little stars could be served as an after dinner treat or given as an edible Christmas gift, if you can bear to part with them.
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Here’s a small nod to the festive season without me getting too Christmassy on you…for now. *wink* No Christmas is complete without a gingerbread flavoured bake, and (me being me) I decided to try and make a chocolate version of my favourite gingerbread cake. It worked so well that I had to share the recipe here.
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It’s been one of those weeks where I’ve been drowning in admin and feeling like I’m being pulled in ten different directions all the time – it’s been hectic! The busy year end season has definitely started and now more than ever I need recipes that I can get on the table fast. Did I mention that they need to deliver on flavour too? A quick pesto pasta is definitely a great option for those crazy days (plus pasta = comfort food = happiness).
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My kids get very excited when I take the stand mixer out to make homemade bread, they can’t get enough of it! These kaleidoscopic brioche buns are bright and bold but there’s nothing spooky about the flavour – I mean, is there anything better than enjoying a soft, fresh bread roll that’s still warm from the oven?
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