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A Very Grown Up Rocky Road – Recipe

I don’t often create recipes for my blog, I love cooking and I’m very crafty but I’m just not creative that way. I am, however, very good at finding ways (excuses) to combine my love of chocolate with a good dose of booze and my favourite way to do that is with my Very Grown Up Rocky Road.

It’s such a simple concept, quick and easy to make, but it’s utterly delicious and a really indulgent treat that is strictly for grown ups.

Opies Black Cherries with Kirsch
Opies Black Cherries with Kirsch
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Easy Lunch Box Fillers with Shaken Udder

I don’t have to pack a lunch for L yet, he gets free school meals because he’s still little. So when it came to sending him off to Barracudas Activity Day Camps over Easter I was thrown!

He needed enough for a full day, it needed to be tasty, filling and ok out of the fridge. Two snacks, at least, plus lunch. I dropped him off at 9am and didn’t have to pick him up until 4.30pm. That’s a lot of time and a lot of food. Not even taking into account all the running around they would be doing.

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Something to “Sprout” about

An exciting new range of cakes from Everfresh Natural Foods really is something to shout about. Not only are the cakes created using a minimal number of high quality organic and natural ingredients, there are no preservatives*, stabilisers or flavourings in sight. These new cakes have been specially created with those on plant based diets in mind and incorporate the goodness of sprouted grains as well as using no added sugar, dairy or egg products.

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Real Good Ketchup

I’m hoping I’m not the only parent to have found that adding Ketchup to seemingly any meal makes it so down far more easily!

I’m fully aware it’s not always the best choice though. I try hard to think about what I’m feeding L and keep it healthy as well as fun but it’s not always that easy.

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#MeatMatters Quick and Easy Dinner

When BritMums got in touch to see if anyone would like to share a quick and easy #MeatMatters Beef or Lamb based recipe that the family loves I just knew it would have to be Spaghetti and Meatballs, the kid loves it and it’s so quick and easy.

It also helps that he is obsessed with the Grinch movie at the moment and loves watching him eat a giant pile of meatballs at the start of the film, so I know I’m onto a winner when I serve it for dinner.

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Win A Box of Delicious Indie Bay Pretzel Bites

To celebrate their launch in WHSmith travel stores I’ve teamed up with Indie Bay for a very yummy competition. You could win a whole box of Indie Bay Pretzel Bites. Best yet, if you win you’ll get to choose which one of the delicious flavours you want your box to be.

Indie Bay are aimed at parents, supposedly to feed the snacks to their kids, however, I have purposefully misunderstood this and delved into the samples I was sent. L hardly got a look in! They are Yum.

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