• Giant Jaffa Cake Loaf Cake Recipe || Food & Drink

    Giant Jaffa Cake Loaf Cake Recipe || Food & Drink

    May 23, 2018 FrannyMac

    If you read my March “5 Happy Things” post, then you might have spied this little beauty being a highlight of my month. And, well, if not, he’s a summary for you – it was absolutely gorgeous. So, I thought it might be an idea to share this giant jaffa cake loaf cake with you lovely lot. If, like me, you could eat a whole pack of jaffa cakes in one sitting this is probably right up your street…

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  • Batch Cooking Masterclass with John Lewis Home || Food & Drink

    Batch Cooking Masterclass with John Lewis Home || Food & Drink

    February 2, 2018 FrannyMac

    For the last two years, I’ve had it as part of my goals for each year to improve both my cooking knowledge and to prepare more lunches at home rather than spending far too much money on pre-prepared salads and sandwiches. (& If you fancy reading the rest of my 2018 goals or how I managed for 2017 then they posts are linked here!) So when an invite from John Lewis Home invited me down to the Waitrose Cookery School…

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  • Slow Cooker Breakfast Baked Tomatoes || Recipe

    Slow Cooker Breakfast Baked Tomatoes || Recipe

    May 31, 2017 FrannyMac

    As I mentioned on my 5 happy things post the other day, we’ve recently purchased a slow cooker. With images in my mind of it only being for hearty stews and it coming up for summer, well to be honest I didn’t think we’d use it all that much. How wrong I was. Turns out there’s all manner of tasty things you can make in there and have them ready to go by the time you’re home from work. Anyway, I…

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  • Super Easy, No Bake Malteser Squares || Recipe

    Super Easy, No Bake Malteser Squares || Recipe

    November 4, 2016 FrannyMac

    I have a massive sweet tooth. I try not to indulge it as much as I would like to, but sometimes a girls got to treat herself right? So, after my mum made these gorgeous no bake Malteser squares a few weeks back. I knew when it was my turn on the “treat week” rota at work that I’d have to try to make a batch for myself.

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  • Frank’s RedHot Chilli Lime Marinade Recipe || Food & Drink

    July 6, 2016 FrannyMac

    After seeing my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feeds full to the brim with people celebrating the 4th of July; it’s safe to say I was a little jealous. This year more than most as I’ve had a whole host of family and friends over in the USA for celebrations and seeing their snaps of cook-outs, fireworks and parties made me want to plan my own return trip to the states. While I spent most of my Monday evening watching the “Happy…

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  • Quick & Easy Hummus Recipe || Food & Drink

    June 27, 2016 FrannyMac

    If there’s one thing I can just eat and eat and eat, it’s hummus. Be it with crackers, carrot sticks or being a little more extravagant and on crusty bread – it’s just so moreish. It’s also one of those items that I pick up on every shop in various flavours but have never even thought to have made my own until I saw someone mention it on Facebook. With this light bulb moment I decided to hunt down a recipe…

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  • No Bake Nutella Cheesecake || Recipe

    April 3, 2016 FrannyMac

    If you had to ask me what my favourite sweet treats were, cheesecake and Nutella would both be towards the top of the list. Since it was my turn to bring treats into work last week and my white chocolate and Baileys one went down so well, I thought I’d attempt another cheesecake. After trawling my cookbook collection I found this no bake Nutella cheesecake recipe (originally by Nigella but I’ve made a few tweaks that I find make it…

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  • 3 Super Easy Prosecco Cocktails || Food & Drink

    February 26, 2016 FrannyMac

    As anyone who knows me will tell you, I’m a big fan of both cocktails and Prosecco. So while preparing for a long weekend with friends in a few weeks, I though I’d use some of the skills learnt at my trip to the European Bartending School and practice making some Prosecco based cocktails ready to for our girls get away. All of these have 4 ingredients or less so won’t take up too much space in my case and take less than 5 minutes each…

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