• 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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  • Vegan-Friendly Pineapple Jalfrezi Curry Recipe || Food & Drink

    Vegan-Friendly Pineapple Jalfrezi Curry Recipe || Food & Drink

    January 12, 2018 FrannyMac

    As I’ve probably already mentioned a few times on here, not only am I trying to cut down on my meat consumption (and did quite well in 2017) I’m also trying to follow the Slimming World diet plan. Albeit with the odd day off because I love going out to eat far too much. Anyway, on that note, I recently picked up a book from Slimming World focusing on different sauces with the idea to make my dinners a little more…

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  • 3 Chambord Cocktail Recipes To Try This Weekend || Food & Drink

    3 Chambord Cocktail Recipes To Try This Weekend || Food & Drink

    January 5, 2018 FrannyMac

    As I mentioned, a few months back I went to an evening of pampering, sneak-peeks and cocktails at Cheeky Salon and Parlour. Chambord provided the drinks for the evening, namely some amazing cocktails involving the raspberry liquor. Chambord has been one of my favourite cocktail ingredients, so after enjoying a few there I decided to recreate some at home. Because, well, it was Friday after all!

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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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  • Grapefruit Margarita Cocktail Recipe || Food & Drink

    Grapefruit Margarita Cocktail Recipe || Food & Drink

    February 3, 2017 FrannyMac

    Since it’s Friday, and the first since dry January is finally over. Well, I thought it would be the ideal time to share a delicious cocktail recipe I picked up when I visited K-West Hotel last week. If you’re not familiar with K-West, it’s a hotel and spa located a short walk from Shepherd’s Bush station. Although the purpose of the visit was to check out their gorgeous spa facilities, more on that in another post, beforehand we were treated to their afternoon…

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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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  • #MoshiMoshiMidori - Cocktail Masterclass With Midori || Food & Drink

    #MoshiMoshiMidori – Cocktail Masterclass With Midori || Food & Drink

    October 30, 2016 FrannyMac

    Last week, as I mentioned in a previous post, my Thursday evening was spent at The Light Lounge in Soho learning more about Midori and mixology at a cocktail making masterclass held by Midori’s Global Brand Ambassador, Manuel Terron. After work, I headed down to Soho ready for an evening of melon based cocktails. While I am partial to a Midori and lemonade, or mixing it with prosecco, I have never really tried anything more extravagant or complicated. So, I…

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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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