White chocolate and cranberry oatmeal cookies

Cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookies

These cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookies are absolutely heavenly morsels that you can fool yourself into thinking are healthy (thanks, oaty goodness). I made them recently for my colleague Cat’s birthday (hence the candles) and they went down a treat! These are ideal sweet treats when you need a boost to get you through an afternoon at work :) You need 120g unsalted butter (soft) … Continue reading Cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookies

Pulled chicken chilli

Pulled chicken chilli

I came across this recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chilli on Facebook, where it was being demonstrated in one of those brilliant, quick cooking videos. I tracked it down to a website called Skinny Taste and gave it a whirl. After all, with all those delicious ingredients, it had to be pretty tasty! And as it’s literally one of those chuck-everything-in-the-slow-cooker jobs, the easiness … Continue reading Pulled chicken chilli

Caramelised red onion and goats cheese tart

Easy caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts

Thes caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts have just six ingredients and take very little culinary skill to make – meaning they’re perfect for a dinner party starter or as part of a weeknight meal. I threw them together for a Sunday lunch starter and they were light enough that we all had room for a full roast AND pumpkin pie afterwards. If I were to do it again, … Continue reading Easy caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts

Pecan raisin cookies

Soft and chewy pecan raisin cookies

So last week I made cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies and they were so yummy that I made another batch three days later. It was the night before I was due to visit my dad, and, knowing how much he likes raisins, I had an idea for another cookie recipe using Pip & Nut’s honey and cinnamon cashew butter. Again, let me promise you I’m not being paid … Continue reading Soft and chewy pecan raisin cookies

Cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies

Cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies

I have a real thing for homemade cookies – you know, the chewy, slightly crisp, deliciously moreish kind that you just can’t get in shops. Nothing comes close to a warm cookie straight from the oven, where the chocolate is still a bit melty. And my favourite thing about cookies is that they’s SO easy and SO quick to make. No faffing about with cake … Continue reading Cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies

Hummingbird cake

Hummingbird cake

Hummingbird cake is one of my all time favourite cakes. It’s a deliciously moist cake, made with banana and pineapple, giving a texture a bit like carrot cake. The sweetness is beautifully set off by fluffy cream cheese frosting. I originally made it using the Hummingbird Bakery‘s recipe, but since then I’ve made some tweaks and I prefer my version now! This recipe makes a three layered … Continue reading Hummingbird cake

Raspberry and white chocolate ice cream

Raspberry and white chocolate ice cream

If you’re lucky enough to have an ice cream maker, the chances are that you already know the sheer joy of proper homemade ice cream. It’s so much better than regular supermarket stuff – the creamy texture is far better and you don’t have any of the questionable preservatives involved with factory made stuff. It’s just good, honest ice cream. Unfortunately ice cream makers often … Continue reading Raspberry and white chocolate ice cream

A long weekend in Iceland – some tips!

My husband and I have just come back from a long weekend in Iceland, which was absolutely brilliant! We wrote up some tips for a friend who’s going along later in the year, so I thought they might be worth sharing with you all in case you’re planning to go! Hit me up if you have any additional recommendations. :) General tips We stayed in Hotel … Continue reading A long weekend in Iceland – some tips!

Our wedding! Photo by Mister Phill.

13 things I learned while planning a wedding

Let me begin with the disclaimer that I am by no means a wedding expert. The only thing that qualifies me to write this (ridiculously long) post is that I got married a few months ago and I learned a few things along the way. A wedding is an intensely personal experience – and in my opinion, the best weddings reflect the personalities of the bride and … Continue reading 13 things I learned while planning a wedding