Boston cream cupcakes.

  I’ve never had a Boston cream pie, i’ve no idea why not. They look amazing, a custard-cream filled cake, topped with a slathering of melted chocolate. It makes me drool at the thought. Every Wednesday Sam’s younger brother comes by to ‘spend some time with his big brother’ (thats code for watch The great … [Read more…]

Weekend Brunch: Blueberry Pancakes.

I woke last Sunday morning with a craving for pancakes.. Not our usual british Sugar and lemon version, but the lovely, fluffy American variety. This was strange seen as I had never made nor had I actually ever eaten them before. Luckily I chased that craving straight to my kitchen. I found an amazing recipe … [Read more…]

Best of both Lasagne.

    It may be the middle of summer, but after our little heatwave last week, its gotten rather cold and wet. Kate has the perfect recipe if your stuck for dinner ideas tonight.   Hi guys, Kate here.  Today I have ‘The Best of Both Worlds Lasagne’. A lasagne with rich bolognese and roasted butternut … [Read more…]

Powerballs!

  I decided to cut down on the sugar a few months ago, I’m having a little bit of a gradual lifestyle change and its going well, really well.. I no longer have sugar in my tea, instead switching to a delicious natural honey. The same for most things, if I can find a way … [Read more…]

Banana-Chocolate Oat muffins.

  I’ve gone a bit muffin mad as of late. Last weeks Almost healthy Chocolate muffins were such a hit, so i’ve been on the look out for other healthy alternatives of my favourite snacks. I managed to find this fantastic recipe from Running with spoons. They are so delicious and is also another flour … [Read more…]

(Almost) Healthy chocolate muffins.

I’ve been on a real health kick recently. I started P90x3 four weeks ago & with (tough) daily workouts I’m getting more reluctant to ruin my hard work with junk food. But as motivated as I am to be strong & healthy, I do still also have a major sweet tooth, once the girls are in … [Read more…]

Sticky lemon drizzle cake.

  It’s May bank holiday weekend, there really isn’t a better time to bake a cake. And nothing says summer like this delicious sticky lemon drizzle cake. Its my all time favourite. I like it the day after its been made when the lemon sugar syrup has stuck with the icing sugar topping, a sweet … [Read more…]

Real chicken gravy – 5 easy steps.

Happy Sunday! Here in the Swain house we love Sundays. The door doesn’t get unlocked, pyjamas stay on, the TV shows a constant run of family friendly box sets and films (Modern Family & Harry potter being our favourite), we spend the whole day relaxing, just being, free of any stress that comes from having a busy … [Read more…]