Christmas Eve At The Beechwood Hotel

For years we had a tradition in our family that we would go out for a meal on Christmas Eve instead of having Christmas dinner! This meant we could focus our time on younger members of the family rather than someone being in the kitchen all day cooking. We don’t really get to do that any more though as my Mum lives 6 hours away and my sister… well, she’s in between places at the moment and currently lives with us. We haven’t spent a Christmas together as a whole family for years but this year is different. This year,

Air Fryer Parsnips

One of Erin’s favourite foods when she was about 1 was parsnips. If we would go out for a carvery or a roast dinner these would be her food of choice. Sadly, she’s been going through a fussy stage lately and won’t each much at all so I thought cooking up some air fryer parsnips might do the trick. The great thing about air fryer parsnips is that you can do them a few different ways. If you follow the recipe below you can either serve them with a roast dinner or you can have them in chip style! These

Air Fryer Carrots

I am a pretty fussy eater and I don’t actually eat that much veg. However, something I have with every roast or Christmas dinner is carrots.  I love them but I have only ever cooked them in the same way and they can get pretty boring after a while. While I was in an experiencing mood I wondered whether or not you could cook carrots in an air fryer. Here’s out the air fryer carrots turned out! To start with, I cut the carrots into bigger chunks and I quickly realised that they would take a very long time to

Air Fryer Roast Potatoes

One of the best bits about a roast dinner for me is the roast potatoes. I know some people tend to choose mashed potatoes instead but I’m quite happy cook both normally because I love them both. The problem for me though is that roast potatoes tend to take forever. If I cook them in the oven I par boil them first and then they still take a good 35-40 minutes to cook. We also have quite a small cooker and when you add in meat or sausages etc. and Yorkshire puddings, it doesn’t leave much more room. Luckily, air fryer

American Breakfast Waffles In Under 15 Minutes

Ever since our holiday and wedding in Orlando back in 2013 I have had this massive love for American breakfast waffles but unfortunately, have never been able to make any. Earlier this month we received a new waffle maker from Dunelm to help us out for Christmas Day breakfast and it is amazing! American breakfast waffles are so much easier to make than I thought they were. I had visions of me messing them up like I normally do with crepes and I thought I’d do something really wrong with the recipe. The problem with looking up recipes on the

Christmas Day Breakfast Ideas

This Christmas Erin will be nearly 2 and I know that as soon as she wakes up and comes downstairs she’s going to be majorly excited. I know how tempting it will be to forget about breakfast but Erin, as well as me, John and the rest of my family have a very long day ahead of us. Last Christmas Erin took a couple of days to open her presents, which then merged into her birthday on New Year’s Day and it was never ending. Christmas Day was so exhausting that I think Erin had 3 or 4 naps and

5 Delicious Ways To Use A Bread Maker

I love kitchen gadgets and John will probably tell you we have too many. We have a tiny kitchen and only really have room for things we use a lot so multi functional appliances are a must have for us. Something I’ve been thinking about buying recently is a bread maker but wondered if I would use it enough. After having a look around, I found that Panasonic Bread Makers have loads of different functions and can make a lot more than just bread. I never would have thought of some of the things you can make so here are 5

Win Vremi Baking Cups and Apple Slicer

As a busy parent I like to find products that save me time and make my life easier. Vremi is a brand that have so many fun and interesting products but they’re also super useful at the same time. Today I’m bringing you a great opportunity to win a set of Vremi Baking Cups and Apple Slicer. The Vremi Apple Slicer comes with three different blades, making it much more than just an apple slicer. The apple slicer will quickly cut an apple into 8 wedges which is perfect for when you have a hungry toddler! We have a great air