Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Happy belated thanksgiving to my US friends! When it comes to blogging, I'm one of those super unorganised peeps. I see people mention on their blogs that if they don't have 2 weeks worth of posts ready to be scheduled then they freak! I wish I could be a member of that exclusive club and I was trying so hard. I even have 2 stand mixers for double production, I have no excuse! Monday was the day I wished I had banked my posts. I was struck down with either food poisoning (no, not from *my* food), or a stomach bug. I have spent literally all week in bed suffering! And … [Read more...]

Spiced Apple and Mixed Fruit Crumble Bars

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Spiced Apple & Mixed Fruit Crumble Bars The [slushy] leaves are on the floor, the weather has cooled considerably and the heating is on. All those things that give you that warm fuzzy feeling you get and the urge to kick off your rain soaked shoes, swap for slippers and jump in front of the fire with a steaming hot cup of cocoa complete with marshmallows. But for the sugar fiend that I am, hot chocolate and marshmallows aren't enough, I need comfort food too. And sugar = comfort food. As apples are very much in season, I wanted to do something with apples. Apple pie and apple crumble … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

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Pumpkin Streusel Muffins You wouldn't believe the trouble I've been to to get pureed canned pumpkin! I've phoned local deli's - no joy, scoured the internet for local places selling canned pumpkin - no joy. Finally, I find a chain supermarket that sells it (Waitrose) which have a small shop in the city centre, I was overjoyed. Added it to my basket online for collection in person when the checkout message stated that the Nottingham store doesn't stock it and directed me to the most local store that does… 30 miles away! That's a 60 mile round trip for a can of pumpkin puree, what the … [Read more...]

Spiced Chewy Oat and Sultana Cookies

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Spiced Chewy Oat & Sultana Cookies Don't you just hate rude people? It especially bugs me when people are rude but don't even know they're doing it, subtle rudeness. For example: you've just picked up 4 bags of essentials from the supermarket with your 9 year old daughter and have to be at the school in literally 2 minutes to pick up the other daughter and are rushing back to the car when… some peeps are coming through the door and you're standing next to the door waiting for them to pass, loaded with 4 bags and they just walk past you and shut the door behind themselves. Um, … [Read more...]