Home-made Scotch eggs | Recipe

Scotch egg

Often seen as a guilty pleasure, Scotch eggs can also be a great on-the-go snack or protein-packed addition to a picnic. As well as protein, Scotch eggs are also high in choline – a nutrient that helps regulate brain and nerve function and keep energy levels high.

There are a fair few calories in these eggy snacks, too; but a great way to minimise preservatives and know exactly what you’re eating is to make your own – and it’s not as hard as you might think! Read more

Cooking hacks for kitchen novices

Cooking hacks for kitchen novices

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There are many people who love being in the kitchen every night creating new recipes and having fun with flavours, and there are also people who have managed to burn a pan of boiling water in their lifetimes.

If you are a kitchen novice and you want to start learning how to cook for yourself and your family, there are many inventive kitchen cooking hacks which can help you through. Today we are going to look at just a few which you can use in the kitchen for an easier time cooking this week. Read more

Cookhouse and Pub, Rhyl | Review

Photo by Rachel at Coffee, Cake, Kids

During the last couple of years we’ve taken our annual holiday during the summer, but this year we decided to go away over the Easter break. Whilst we usually make a trip to Norfolk, this year we made the decision to visit North Wales instead. With yet another change for our holiday, we often stay in a private cottage but this year we opted for a caravan and spent a week at Presthaven; just a few miles away from the seaside town of Rhyl. Rhyl seafront is currently undergoing a large regeneration project, and one of the recently opened businesses is the Cookhouse and Pub.

We believe bringing good things together makes them even better, from fish and chips or brownies and ice cream to a cheeky gin and tonic.

Along with freshly prepared dishes and delicious drinks, we offer a friendly service and great value.

Cookhouse & Pub, a great place to get together. Read more

Green’s Chocolate Egg Cake Kit | Review

Green's chocolate egg cake kit review

I recently posted a Slimming World friendly Easter recipe, but y’know, you just need “proper” cake sometimes, don’t you? Especially when it’s chocolate, because that’s totally Easter related, right?! And even more so, when it has chocolate eggs on top too!

But sometimes you just can’t be bothered to bake from scratch, or you don’t have the time, or the kids want to bake and you get a bit argh when they make too much of a mess because they want to “help”… But thanks to Green’s and their new Chocolate Egg Cake Kit, you can quickly & easily whip up an Easter delight! Read more

Mini Egg mousse pots | Recipe (Slimming World friendly)

Mini egg mousse pots, Slimming World friendly

Easter can be a hard time for Slimming World members, especially if you’re partial to a bit lot of chocolate. Plus all of the delicious desserts including Creme Eggs and the such that come with it. Luckily for me I’m more of a savoury person, but I do enjoy the odd treat every now and then.

As we all know, Slimming World members needn’t miss out if you want to stay totally on plan over Easter; there are many recipes that can be adapted. One of my favourite Easter treats are Mini Eggs – not so good when I could sit and eat a whole sharing pack though! These Mini Egg mousse pots consisting of mostly syn free ingredients should hit the spot for that Easter dessert, and they only take ten minutes to prepare! Read more