Pumpkin spice millionaire’s no bake marshmallow squares

Pumpkin spice isn’t something we’re that au fait with in the UK, mainly regarding it a naff flavouring used by well-known coffee chains and wondering what all the fuss is about. And I was one of the ‘what is that’ crew until last week. Wanting a Halloween bake (or no bake as it turned out)…

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Leek and cheese puff pastry tart with chorizo pangrattato

This leek and cheese puff pastry tart is the perfect antidote to the oncoming autumn (and winter) chills. Sweet leek is tempered by savoury mushroom, with a creamy, yet sharp, unctuous cheese base bringing it all together. I’ve added a zesty chorizo pangrattato and boy, does it make this tart sing. It’s perfectly fine without, but…

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Lemon and blackberry drizzle cake

Lemon drizzle cake is one of my very favourites. There’s nothing out of this world, weird, or wonderful about it. But when someone cracks out the lemon drizzle my eyes light up. A good one will be light, buttery and a little bit tart – sharpness is something that can be sorely lacking in a…

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Blue cheese and pumpkin pasties #lovecheesechallenge

I love this time of year. Born in October, I’m a true autumn child. To this day I still collect conkers, marvelling at their shiny, marbled sheen that turns…

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Chocolate Cranberry Gluten/Dairy/Egg Free Vegan Cookies

In the past few months I’ve had to prepare for and adhere to a low-iodine diet as part of preparations for radio-iodine treatment (radiotherapy). I’m not going to go into the ins and outs of what’s prescribed, but it does put massive restrictions on your diet – an overview is no eggs, dairy, soya, fish,…

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Maple Syrup, Bourbon and Candied Bacon Gluten Free Cupcakes – recipes

As much as I go on about cake, I’m not what you’d call a dyed in the wool cake lover. To be perfectly honest with you, I find cakes, especially cupcakes, a sickly sweet disappointment that I wished I had never ordered in the first place. I hate talking cake. And I’m not one of…

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Chocolate, Cherry and Almond Bread Pudding Recipe – Booths Cheers Secret Mission

If someone sends you some free booze with a ‘Secret Mission’ envelope strapped to it, what do you imagine is in there? Booze related nudity? Tequila based humiliation? A night in the cells/hugging the porcelain/day off work? For the last few weeks I’ve been joining Booths (that wonderful Northern ‘grocery store’ and purveyors of fantastic produce) and…

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Old Fashioned Cake (gluten free) – Whiskey and Orange and BOOM

What’s this? Another recipe from me? What have become a recluse and stopped writing about going out and stuffing things in my face? No I just got on a recipe kick this week and I’ve been blasting huge amounts of bourbon in to things and bloody enjoying it – so thought you would too. And…

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BBBadass Breakfast – Bourbon Banana Bacon Pancakes Recipe

What’s this? A recipe with booze in it? Yeah I like drinking in the morning and am always looking for excuses. Plus I just got introduced to bourbon by The Liquorists and T.Vernon and guess what? I’m putting it in everything like the rebel/teenage girl with a crush, because I’m a grown up and I can. *swoons*…

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