A fresh bag of coffee - my review!

I'm a fan of coffee, not as much as my husband mind,  but I think my American genes give me an inbuilt appreciation for all things coffee related.

And I think I speak for most people when I say there is nothing more disappointing than a bad cup of coffee! Especially if the smell of a cup promises caffeine laden glory but the taste delivers a watery disappointment...


Oreo marshmallow krispy bars

Oreos make everything better. It's an undeniable fact. The UK seems to be catching up with their oreo-loving American cousins and I see more and more things creeping onto our supermarket shelves that are Oreo or cookies and cream flavoured. AND THIS MAKES ME HAPPY.

My boys are no exception to the rule that kids love Oreos and I like how easy they are to add to any recipe as they hold their shape well and are instantly recognisable. My only pet peeve is when someone put an oreo on top of a cupcake - I learnt the hard way people, your oreo WILL go soft as it absorbs the buttercream so don't do it! There's nothing worse than eating a unintentionally soft cookie...


Banana cake with cream cheese frosting

This banana cake changed my life. I'm a born and bred banana bread lover and thanks to my Mums incredible recipe I never knew this love could be challenged. Until this recipe came along...

Banana bread is stodgy, comforting and best served warm from the oven slathered with butter. But this cake is light, moist and keeps well for 3 days or so, the perfect tea time treat!


Mars Bar crispy cake bars

Housekeeping first - Did you know you can now Follow my blog with Bloglovin? It;s my new favourite thing to replace Google Reader!

Now onto baking - I have an utter obsession with tray bakes and bars right now, I think it's the ease of throwing them together and the fact I can wrap them for the kids lunchboxes that's appealing to my motherly nature. My pinboard is FULL of tray bake bar recipes that I'm itching to try out!

Now, Mars Bars - I'm actually relatively new to the idea of using mars bars in crispy cake recipes and what a genius idea it is! All the caramel, chocolate and nougat melts beautifully into a gooey sticky mess which pairs so well with the rice krispies and it makes for such a quick sweet treat.


Jammy Biscuits with Duerrs Jam

A few weeks ago the lovely people at Duerrs got in touch and asked if I'd like to sample their jam. I'd actually seen their jam in the supermarket a few weeks previous but as I really only use jam for cakes (I'm a peanut butter lover when it comes to toast) I tend to stick to the same brands for ease.

I was very excited to receive my Duerrs care package which was packed with jam and marmalade and as my husband loves marmalade he was over the moon. They sent me marmalade, blackcurrant jam and strawberry jam.