What everyone should know about cooking a Christmas turkey

Whenever I tell anyone my favourite meat is turkey, they never understand why and ask how I can love such a dry meat.  But I have never found it dry.  Unless it is cooked wrong. Which coincidentally, is how most people tend to cook theirs.  I remember a couple of years ago, we’d gone out for Sunday lunch and I’d …

Have a stress-free Christmas with Copas Turkeys

Baubles, tinsel, gift lists, wrapping, jingles, elves, mince-pies a calling – Christmas can get a little overwhelming, can’t it? I tell myself each year that I will buy my presents in January, start writing cards in October and enjoy the season as it is meant to be enjoyed. But each year I leave everything to the last minute and end …

Testing out the Stoves built-in electric oven with Sprite cupcakes

Picture the scene… I’ve just got back from dance club, the kids have been whining that they are hungry and I haven’t got anything prepared (standard Tuesday afternoon in our house if I’m being honest). It’s fine though, I pop a pizza in the oven and tell them all to get themselves changed and the food will be ready in a …

Recipe Box: Princes Spicy Tomato Mackerel with tagliatelle

Lunchtime seems to be the time of day when I struggle most with making myself a healthy meal. Are you the same? With a lunchtime pickup from nursery and having to get lunch for everyone else, I tend to pick on other things and forget to make myself a proper lunch. With starting my new health journey, I am trying …

Recipe Box: Princes Moroccan Mackerel with rice and chickpeas

As part of my new healthy eating drive, I am trying to discover new foods that are quick and easy to make. I barely get 5 minutes to myself to think about what I can make (let alone whether it is a healthy meal or not!), so when I discovered these handy tins of mackerel from Princes, I had to …

Don’t let food allergies spoil Christmas

Inside: Our party with a dairy free Christmas Jumper Cake.  “Oh no, he can’t eat that” “Can I just check the label?” “Don’t worry I’ll bring something for him” It’s just a part of our lives now, allergies. We are an allergy family. We have been since Lils was born and it is very much our norm these days. We …

Recipe: A Festive Snowball with Warninks Advocaat

Inside: Recipe for a festive Snowball with Warninks Advocaat. Don’t you just love a cocktail? Christmas is a time for snuggling by the fire, Christmas tree lit up, with a cocktail in your hand. And what better cocktail than a Festive Snowball? My mum used to drink Warninks Advocaat and I can clearly remember the iconic yellow drink on her sideboard …