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Toad In The Hole Recipe – National Sausage Week

Two culinary favourites unite this Sausage Week Sausage Week (31st October – 6th November) – the perfect opportunity to celebrate our much-loved British bangers. This year, make your British sausages sizzle with the addition of French favourite, Grey Poupon Dijon mustard. Grey Poupon Dijon mustard is still made to the same recipe and method created … Continue reading

Top Tips For Roast Beef

Unsure of the right cut to choose this ‘roast season’? We’ve asked the experts at Bord Bia (the Irish Food Board) for a few hints and tips. Ribs and sirloin are great for flavour but can also be slightly more expensive in these cash strapped times. So, for something that’s a little lighter on your … Continue reading

Chicken And Vegetable Pie Recipe

The theme for the Recipe Shed over on the Chronicles of a Reluctant Housedad blog is Moreish Mains. I am contributing this one as it looks so warming and ideal for a soggy Autumn day. Chicken and vegetable pie is a hearty traditional favourite, and with the addition of Loseley’s Summer Meadow Butter, an easy … Continue reading

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Recipe – In Celebration of National Chocolate Week

Jane Asher’s Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Ingredients 175g spreadable butter 75g castor sugar 200g plain flour 25g soft brown sugar 450g tin (or squeezy bottle) condensed milk 200g milk chocolate drops Makes 10-12 very filling slices Method 1.Pre-heat the oven to 175g°C (160°C fan assisted, 350°F, gas mark 4). Grease and line a 7”x11” baking tray … Continue reading

Kirstie Allsopp’s Tips For The Perfect Halloween

Halloween has to be one of the most exciting family times in the year – when else does the whole family get to dress up and indulge in some spooky treats. Queen of homemade, Kirstie Allsopp, tells us what she is dressing up as this year and provides some fun ideas for the scariest night … Continue reading

Hold a Festive Tea Party And Support A Great Cause

The National Autistic Society (NAS), the UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism, is asking friends, families and colleagues to get together during the festive season and raise money for charity by throwing a ‘FestiviTea Party’. Organising your very own bash couldn’t be easier and requires just three very simple ingredients: tea, cake and … Continue reading

Spooky Snacks – Halloween Countdown

Frankenstein Fingers and Sheep’s Eyes For a bit of Halloween fun, try these spooky ideas! They are quick and easy and get the kids eating veg too! Fill a small bowl with ready-made guacamole, houmous or other favourite dip. Take 5 baby carrots and take a thin slice off the tip of each. Then use … Continue reading

Win Emma Forbes New Book On Parties – Life And Soul

Do you like to the Life and Soul of the party? Would you like to be the hostess with the mostest? Why not enter our competition to win a very special book that will help you do both written by the founder of Forbes Style and celebrity TV presenter, broadcaster and mum, Emma Forbes. To … Continue reading

Pink Cookery Gifts Support Breast Cancer Campaign

Pampered Chef have a range of pink gifts for the kitchen that are very girly and make ideal presents especially with Christmas not too far away. The Help Whip Cancer products include something for everyone and £1 from each product sold goes to support Breast Cancer Awareness. For more details, take a look at the … Continue reading

Skeleton Biscuits Recipe – Halloween Countdown

Halloween Skeleton Biscuits These biscuits make a great centre piece for a party! The kids will love to help make them too – crunchy chocolate bourbon style biscuits with creamy chocolate filling. Makes approx. 30 biscuits Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients Biscuit 150g (5½oz) butter 150g (5½oz) brown sugar 175g (6oz) … Continue reading

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