Two Festive Jams.

Things are busy, crazy busy this Christmas, and I’m not sure why. (OK it might be the fact that I have a six month old baby and two small boys). Despite having started my shopping in early November I’m not yet finished. The only presents that have been wrapped are…

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Smarties Cookies

I’ve written about the chaos that can ensue when I bring my children to the supermarket, the running up and down the aisles and the general mayhem. One of the things that they beg for are the bags of cookies in the bakery aisle as you go in, the smell…

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Banana Muffins

Those dotty bananas, the lunchbox rejects that children in this house turn their noses up at.  They look at you (me) accusingly from the fruitbowl demanding to be used.   Mostly, I pop them in the freezer for later (just in their skins) and turn them into Brown Sugar Banana…

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Nigella’s Lemon Meringue Cake

Nigella’s Lemon Meringue Cake Lemon Meringue Pie, or plain old “Lemon Meringue” as we called it, was a standard feature of all our family gatherings when I was a child. The blind baked pastry case, the “Royal” brand lemon mix which you’d add water to and wait for the delicious…

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Donal Skehan’s Lemon Slices

It’s lovely to have something home baked if you have callers for a cuppa. Even better if it’s easy to make and hit with everyone, sure we hate having waste, better to see the crumbs on the plate. In my fantasy world I have freshly baked things for every caller,…

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Flapjacks

Flapjacks I do like flapjacks, they feel healthier than biscuits thanks to all those “good for you” “bursting with energy” oats and that means there’s no mammyguilt about putting them in lunchboxes.  I’ve tried loads of different recipes and a lot are hit and miss, too crumbly, too crunchy, too…

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Brown Sugar Banana Bread

Banana bread to me is comfort food. I had a bad time with my tummy a few years ago which meant I had to go off dairy, chocolate, anything fatty, red meat, alcohol, you name it, it hurt me, it had to go. As is my way, I did lots…

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Mint Aero Slices

Mint Aero Slices (formerly traybake) for the Great Irish Bake in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital We had a bake sale in work this week, as part of the Great Irish Bake for Temple Street Hospital, a great cause. I was really blown away by the generosity of my…

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