***Beautiful Pavlova***

Ingredients 6 egg whites 250g caster sugar 1 tbsp cornflour 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp white wine vinegar Cream and fruit to decorate Method Whisk the egg whites at a high speed in an electric mixer until they are white and stiff Then turn the mixer to a medium speed and slowly add the…

20% OFF The Grocery Bill!

I had never given much thought to how much money we spent on groceries, until recently.  Our weekly grocery shop (plus maybe a mid-week top-up)  seemed to be getting more and more expensive, and so I looked through the bank statements for previous months and totalled up how much we had used our debit cards…

Firsts

Tomorrow my baby girl starts primary school.  I am sad.  There is no other way of describing it.  A small part of me just wants to keep all my babies at home forever.  But I think the best thing for me is to do is to reflect on how amazing the past five years have…

Wicked Cupcakes! by Luisa Zissman

Wicked Cupcakes! is a very FUN recipe book, lots of bright photography and quite detailed methods for most of the recipes.  Many of the recipes have the same basic buttery sponge base, with maybe one or two ingredients added to give a little variation to each one.  All nice flavours, but not exactly "WOW!' .…

Top Tips For Breastfeeding In Public

So you're a breastfeeding mummy to a beautiful new baby, and you think to yourself, I would love to go out for a wee shopping trip! Or meet up with a friend for coffee!  Or have a nice meal out!  But how could you possibly feed in public?! The thought of it makes your heart…

Super Easy Banana Bread

This is a great recipe and a super one to make with children! I was given this recipe at a Parent and Toddler group a few years ago so I can't claim it as my own, but its been a success every time I've baked it.  All the ingredients are items you probably have in…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Ingredients 300g milk chocolate 350g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 225g butter 350g soft light brown sugar 175g rolled oats 70g chopped mixed nuts 1 egg, beaten 400g canned condensed milk 70g crunchy peanut butter Method Preheat the oven to 180°C Finely chop the chocolate. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large…