Edible Chocolate Bowls

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  Edible Chocolate Bowls are a fantastic dessert to serve at dinner parties as they really have that wow factor! You can fill these chocolatey bowls with almost anything - ice cream, fresh fruits, jelly, pumpkin mousse ( a great idea for … [Read more...]

How to Rectify Dry Cookie Dough

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Everyone has had dry dough at some point...you follow a recipe to the letter and it doesn't come out for you the way it did in the recipe! Here's how to fix cookie dough that is too dry, too floury and un-kneadable! The most important thing to … [Read more...]

How to Make a Faux Canopy

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Canopies are just beautiful. They transform a bedroom into a magical, flowing, calm space.  Canopies tend to require ample space and my bedroom just isn't large enough for a real canopy.  So I've come up with a simple and highly effective … [Read more...]

Easy Sew: Shopping Bag

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Everyone seems to love my sewing tips and videos so I've made another one! Shopping bags are a fantastic accessory that have so many uses. These wonderful bags have become more and more expensive over time, plus they're not always the size, colour … [Read more...]

Challah

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I'm a busy mom, busy person--who isn't busy, right? However, Challah is really pretty important in the basic-ness of Jewish-ness...and I really REALLY want to encourage you to bake it weekly even if do little else [well, this and light your candles! … [Read more...]

Easy Sewing: Bunting

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Bunting is very easy to sew and creates a lovely gift or a beautiful decoration for your home. This is an ideal project that only requires very basic sewing skills, it's all a straight line! I've made many buntings in less than ten minutes as a quick … [Read more...]

Easy Sewing: Draw String Bag

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Draw string bags are so easy to make and require very basic sewing skills. I've made draw string bags to carry Max's essentials (nappies, spare clothes, cream and wipes) and I've made Jack a laundry bag. Draw String Bags can have so many uses, just … [Read more...]

Easy Sewing: Cushion Cover

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Cushion covers can be very expensive. It's crazy since it's just two pieces of fabric sewn together! Plus, in shops you really don't get much variation in style or fabric, it's just not worth the money! I like to make cushion covers using material … [Read more...]

How to sew a Baby Changing Mat

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Baby changing mats are super expensive, way too big and they always have strange designs on the fabric! I made a baby changing mat for Max that's just the right size and in a fabric I like. This method cost near nothing and does a brilliant job. I … [Read more...]

Easy Sewing: Baby Sleeping Gro-Bag

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Ensuring that your baby has a safe sleep is something all parents can relate to. It's been heavily documented and recommended to not put blankets in cots before the age of two. To keep your baby comfortable, baby sleeping bags, or gro bags as they … [Read more...]

Rice Krispie Treats

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Rice Krispie Treats are a great treat for kids. Packed full of rice krispies and marshmallows they go flying off the plate as soon as they are ready! I use a combination of marshmallow and marshmallow flush for this recipe but, being in England it's … [Read more...]

Planning a Baby Nursery

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I believe that a baby's nursery bedroom should be practical and beautiful! Here are some lovely ideas that have a positive effect on decorating a wonderful room for your little one! To achieve a beautiful and clutter free space, it is important … [Read more...]

Mushroom Stoganoff

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Mushroom Stroganoff is a fantastic, vegetarian meal that while a real comfort food is full of delicious sauteed mushrooms and quorn mince, packed full of protein. I really hope you try this great recipe and that your family enjoys it … [Read more...]

Matzo Ball Soup

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Matzo Ball Soup is another great comfort food and it’s really easy to make. The smell of Matzo Ball Soup wafting through my house means my family just show up out of the blue demanding to know when it’ll be ready!     Matzo … [Read more...]

How to Re-Plump a Tired Chair Cushion

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Sometimes soft furnishings can just look a bit depressed, don't you think? My husband, two boys, dog and my cat all love to jump on, climb over, laze about and leap from my sofas and chairs. They are certainly used and abused, no wonder they … [Read more...]

Horseradish Encrusted Salmon

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This Horseradish Encrusted Salmon is a perfect fish dish that has the 'wow' and 'yum' factor. It's very easy to make and it's packed full of healthy goodness so it's healthy and delicious! It also looks fab with it's beautiful horseradish crust. And … [Read more...]

Home Made Play Doh

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Play Doh is loved by children of all ages. It's very easy to make it from scratch in your kitchen, as long as you have a microwave. This craft project is ideal for a rainy day, make many colours and spend the afternoon playing with it! I like to add … [Read more...]

Home Made Hummus

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Home Made Hummus is a great snack to share with friends as an appetizer or a tapas-like side dish with warm flat breads. I love this recipe not only because it tastes incredible but also because I think it has healing qualities! Well, at least, I … [Read more...]

Healthy Fish Pie

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Fish Pie is a wonderful meal to serve to your family, it's healthy, hearty and full of omega 3. This is my approach to the perfect Fish Pie. I really hope you try it, let me know how it goes!     Healthy Fish … [Read more...]

Hanging Flower Baskets

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Hanging baskets are a beautiful addition to a home and garden whatever their size. I have a few tips that are essential to ensure your hanging baskets blossom and bloom through the spring and summer months. I hope you find these tips … [Read more...]

Grilled Tuna Steaks

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Grilled Tuna Steaks are so easy to make and edged in sesame seeds they look fantastic. This is a great meal if you’re short on time but equally one to be savored with your whole family served alongside potatoes and green beans. Fresh tuna steaks … [Read more...]

Getting Rid of Moths!

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Moths can be such a nuisance, especially when you have delicate clothing and these little pests insist on residing in your wardrobe! here are my 3 top tips for keeping moths away from your cloths. 1. Hang sprigs of Lavender in your cupboard 2. … [Read more...]

French Toast

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French toast is a great weekend meal to enjoy with your family. Jack and I make French toast together on Sunday mornings. He loves cracking the eggs and dunking the thick sliced bread ready for the griddle pan. In this video, Jack and I show you just … [Read more...]

Fixing Peeling Wallpaper

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I love wallpaper, it really brightens up rooms and hallways. Living in England though, my wallpaper has quite a rough time in the cold winter months when rain and wind wreak havoc, my wallpaper sometimes begins to peel. I've found a great way to … [Read more...]

Egg Crumpets

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Egg crumpets make the perfect breakfast on the go. These little breakfast sandwiches are both quick, easy and most importantly nutritious to serve up to all members of the family as they run out the front door.     Egg Crumpets … [Read more...]

Easy Chocolate Fudge

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Easy and yummy home made chocolate fudge recipe. Watch as Jack and I show you how easy it is to make delicious chocolate fudge! This wonderful treat makes great gifts to give away to friends and family. It's mouth-watering good! I hope you try it. … [Read more...]

Painting Diamonds on Wooden Floors

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This video documents the way I transformed the carpetted entryway of my home into a diamond adnored wooden painted floor. This project was relatively inexpensive especially when I consider how beautiful the final result is. I hope you find this video … [Read more...]

Cleaning Wooden Kitchen Surfaces

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In my kitchen, I have a wooden butcher block. You'll probably have seen me preparing food on this wooden surface in my cooking and baking videos. As you can probably tell, this butcher block gets a lot of use. To care for my work surface, I prefer to … [Read more...]

Thoroughly Cleaning Painted Wood Floors

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I love painted wood floors they're practical for families with young children (and those of us susceptible to spilling the odd glass of red wine) and really brighten up spaces. They require little attention. I sweep my floors twice a week, mop them … [Read more...]

Vinegar Cleaning Mirrors and Glass

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I have a lot of windows and mirrors in my home and love each and every one of them to look pristine. I've found a brilliant non-toxic solution to make- what could otherwise be an arduous task of cleaning and scrubbing- really easy just by using … [Read more...]

Cleaning a Microwave with a Lemon

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Sometimes the inside (and outside) of microwaves can just get a little bit grubby. I don't like using toxic cleaning solutions where I cook and prepare food. I've discovered an inexpensive, non-toxic solution that works really well at getting rid of … [Read more...]

Basic Sewing Tips

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Sewing is a wonderful skill, it opens so many possibilities in your home. I'm not the world's best seamstress but with very basic sewing skills I am able to make wonderful gifts and items for my friends and family from bunting and cushions to baby … [Read more...]

Baked Apple With Ice Cream

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This recipe is a healthier take on the traditional apple pie. It's just a cooked baking apple, a dash of cinnamon and a healthy dollop of ice cream. It's simple but tastes amazing! I hope you enjoy this recipe.   Baked Apple With Ice … [Read more...]

Oaty Flapjacks

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Making flapjacks is something all kids should do, the process is fun and messy and there's always a spoon to lick! You can replace raisins for chocolate chips or other dried fruits. The best part about making flapjacks is, there's no baking involved. … [Read more...]

Sugar Soft Star Cookies

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I have two types of cookie dough recipes. This one is a softer dough, ideal for sprinkles and basic icing. The other is a irmer dough suitable for more detailed cutters and thicker fondants. But this dough is soft and malleable, the perfect … [Read more...]

Black and White Cookies

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Black and White Cookies are an elegant alternative to sparklingly sweet sugar soft sprinkled biscuits. I like to make my Black and White Cookies using only dark chocolate. I find using white chocolate can make these cookies a little too sweet. Using … [Read more...]