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Apricot and Almond Cake

I love this combination of flavours and quite often make a tart (see Apricot and Almond tart) but I always feel anything made with pastry has way too many calories! I found this recipe on the Asda website which is

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Weights and Measures Conversion

   Most recipes now use the Metric system of weighing and measurement (ie grammes and litres). However, you may come across recipes still using the old Imperial system (pounds and ounces) and this method is used in America so a

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Garden Party Ideas

Some fabulous Garden Party Ideas to inspire you this summer! Taken from my Pinterest board of the same name. Create beautiful centrepieces for your party tables with traditional English flowers; peonies and roses smell divine on a warm summer evening.

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Cheat’s Strawberry Tart

With the Puff Pastry I had left over from making Easy Chicken and Mushroom Pie, I decided not to waste it and made these delicious Strawberry Tarts. They take no time at all to assemble, the pastry just needs to

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Easy Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart is a lovely, refreshing dessert and a perfect addition to a Dinner Party or Family Lunch. It’s not too filling and most people can manage a small slice, even after a large meal. My recipes are always aimed

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Pumpkin Pie

Now that Halloween is over, what are you going to do with your pumpkins? Why, turn them into a gorgeous Pumpkin Pie of course! You can use any pumpkins, or squash, the carving pumpkins may need more sugar as they

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Oreo Chocolate Cake

My son got up this morning and said “Can you get me some Oreos? I’m going to make an Oreo cake”. Hmmm, at 10 years old, he’s never baked a cake before but I got the ingredients and he set

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Apricot and Almond Tart

This is one of my favourite desserts, the combination of slightly tart apricots and sweet almonds is gorgeous. It’s also incredibly easy to make- with the cheat’s version of ready made dessert pastry! In the summer you could use fresh

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Picnic Food

  So Summer’s here, the kids are off school and a day out with a picnic beckons. But what about the food, will it be ham sandwiches, crisps and fairy cakes? Or do you fancy something different? Here are some

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Easy Rocky Road

Easy Rocky Road is a great recipe that’s quick to make, I like to take this as a high energy snack when my oldest goes climbing. She definitely needs the calories! I like a small piece with my coffee but

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