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Slow cooker Mongolian beef

Day 15 I love to cook, but as soon as the ingredients list on a recipe starts stretching a little long I completely lose interest.  At first glance this recipe wasn’t looking too good, but when you look closer there isn’t anything complicated about it and I actually had everything in the pantry (surprisingly).  Plus, […]

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Slow cooker choc lava cake

Day 3 This one took me by surprise.  I had already tried a couple of chocolate cake / chocolate pudding recipes in the slow cooker and I wasn’t too impressed.  This was going to be my last attempt before I moved onto something completely different. Well I’m glad I persevered – this cake was perfectly […]

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My boys love sticks

I’m sure visitors to our house over the last month would have been wondering why there was a pile of sticks sitting near our front door.  To anyone else they would have looked like good fire starters, but I had another idea… My life revolves around sticks With 2 boys in the house my life […]

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Bacon-wrapped baked eggs

I love talking about food with my friends.  Do they have a new favourite recipe?  What’s on the menu for dinner?  What are the kids snacking on? I’ve found so many great new recipes and food ideas from conversations with my friends and this recipe is one of these.  I’m in a breakfast rut at […]

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Shaun the sheep party!

Look who came to visit this weekend!  It’s Shaun the sheep (da, da-da, da), it’s Shaun the sheep (da, da-da, da)… Birthday parties for the boys are so much fun but sometimes there’s a fine line between getting creative with party cakes and decorations and feeling like the party is just one big birthday burden. […]

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Tea with a little love

I don’t like to buy cards – birthday, get well soon, thank you etc.  They seem like such a lot of money for something that someone else has put so much thought into.  I do love handmade cards though and I especially love little handmade gifts that say the same thing that a store bought […]

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