My favourite new cookbooks are always those by bloggers I follow.  It’s for pretty straightforward reasons – I know I love their recipes and if I always look forward to seeing a new blog post, a book’s worth of new recipes is definitely going to brighten up my day.  I always loved Toni’s relatable posts […]

Chocolate Layer Cake 1

My favorite grocery store has to be our local Tesco Extra.  In addition to having everything from air mattresses to Star Wars lunchboxes (want) to an assortment of cookbooks, there is one shelf in the store that I love.  It contains an incredibly broad assortment of spreads, jams, honeys and baking spreads.  There’s even a […]


When I got married a month ago, I couldn’t have pulled off my wedding without frantic DIY from my amazing bridesmaid team.  They’re such good friends and they were totally dedicated to making the wedding beautiful.  When I noticed spelling errors in some of my place cards, my friend Eleanor tediously wrote out all new […]

Chocolate Cookiemuffs

I have always been a fan of the Meringue Girls (I loved their first cookbook) – so I was excited to see that they’d branched out from meringues into other sweet treats – so that I can make their delicious treats without ending up with all of the leftover egg yolks in the fridge.  The […]

Caramel Kiss Brownies 1

Normally, I horde my baking stash like crazy.  It’s mine, all carefully picked from grocery stores in America and spirited across the ocean to be hidden away until an idea pops into my head for something to bake.  But when Beardy Bestie Fran came over for our weekend of baking, I let her pick out […]

Olaf cookies

I’m going to be totally honest, I bought these cookies for the reusable cookie cutter.  There’s a wide variety of bake your own kits on the shelves of my local grocery store and most of the time I ignore them, as I can easily make better and less expensive kits.  But this one sucked me […]

Chocolate Orange Cookies

When Beardy Bestie Fran came over for our marathon baking weekend, she zeroed in on this cookbook from James Morton, How Baking Works.  We’re both big Great British Bake Off fans and James was definitely a popular contestant – his sweet, easygoing nature while producing delicious bakes definitely won us over.  Having met him at […]


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