A Knight’s Castle Birthday Cake

  Birthdays are a big deal in our house, I love them, love the parties and most of all love making the cakes.  Cakes for kids are fun, they don’t need to be perfect, but have to have a wow factor.  Ciarán turned 4 last week, but we have been…

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Malteser Slices (previously called Malteser Traybake)

The title lies and the lawyer and perfectionist in me feels bound to come clean.  Despite being called a traybake there is absolutely no baking involved in this recipe,  it’s a melt and mix job.  Better still it’s a “melt it all together recipe” with no precariously positioned bowls on…

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Electric Picnic- The Family Way

Our Electric Picnic- En Famille Last year I had a serious sense of missing out and thought that I was the only person in the country who hadn’t been to Electric Picnic.  I decided that 2012  would herald my wellied return to Stradbally and set about planning early.  I got…

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The Bumbles of Rice Batchcooking Commandments

I’m not really a batchcooking fan, despite the fact that I do it a lot.  I’ve blogged about it before and shared my methods here.  It’s tiring, and I always make my plans too ambitious and think that I will do enough to feed us for months, but with lots…

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Apple Flapjacks

I have a thing about flapjacks.  Even though they are laden with sugar and are sticky and full of butter I still consider them a healthy addition to the boys’  lunchboxes.  Must be the porridge, sure the fibre must do some good. My three and a half year old is…

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Meringues

It’s not often that the egg whites are the leftovers, but after a carbonara dinner I was left with two lonely whites in a mug  begging to be used. I’m a pavlova veteran but 2 egg whites wouldn’t make much of a pavlova so I thought of their close family…

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Strawberry Milk Jelly

My Granny Murray was my Mam’s Mam, a fantastic lady who passed away early last year. We lived 50 miles of windy country roads from her house so a trip to Granny Murray’s was always an adventure, and since she didn’t see us all that often she would take the…

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A Mumble about Bumbles

Wondering where the name for the blog came from? Here’s a mumble about the bumbles. “Is it Chinese night?” In August last year I went back to work with a five-day working week and a long commute. In those early weeks, when we were finding our feet and gradually filling…

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Honey Mustard Chicken

Today was a day for comfort food, the weather, the week that was and the mood all sent me craving something sticky and sweet, but savoury too. I remembered two chicken breasts that have been neglected in the fridge all week and the inspiration came for a quick dish that…

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