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Secret Menu Hacks for 2016: How To Order Off The Hidden Menu

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Some believe they’re a myth, others think they’re real and some think they’re plain ridiculous but what is a secret menu? Well, it’s exactly that! A secret menu is a hidden, off-the-books menu based on what food outlets offer on their actual menu. And yes, they do exist. We’re going to show you what’s available […]

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Food and Fun for National Pumpkin Day

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I really think that this should have been my birthday in some alternate universe.  Pumpkins are fantastic gourds. They are the original halloween decoration, the perfect soup ingredient, fun to carve, perfect for pies and the seeds are addictive. There are so many things you can do with pumpkins this time of year, not just […]

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Go Nuts for World Nut Day

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Ok, so if you have a peanut allergy this may not be your most favourite day of the year. If you don’t well you’re in luck! I’ve scoured the world wide web and countless recipe books to serve up some fantastic dishes that contain everything from peanuts to brazil nuts and all sorts of nuts in […]

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Recipes to Make this Halloween Perfect

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Just under two weeks away is one of my favourite holidays of the year! No, there are no presents involved, just wholesome family fun with a big Halloween party. Why is it my favourite holiday of the year? I get to make some awesome culinary creations to delight and scare party-goers and it starts a […]

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Simple and Healthy – Chicken Cacciatore Recipes

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Here in the UK we love our Hunters Chicken. It’s available at most local pubs and restaurants and is a favourite homemade dish. The word “cacciatore” in Italian means hunter. So essentially this dish is just an Italian version of this British Classic. For Chicken Cacciatore Day we take a look at the history of the […]

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Tuck in – It’s National Curry Week!

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Curry is a British favourite. We’ve gone so far as to name it a “national dish”. Curry came to the UK through the first curry house, Hindostanee in 1809. During this era customers were enjoying tucking into spicy Indian dishes whilst indulging themselves in a bit of hooka smoking. We’ve come a long way since then. Now […]

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Sweet, Smoky and Sultry – It’s National Chocolate Week

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I think every week is National Chocolate week or at least we’d like it to be. I never need an excuse to sip a hot chocolate, eat a napolitano chocolate with a fresh coffee or tuck into some tantalising chicken mole. Instead of going back through the files to repost something I’ve made already; I thought, why not dish […]

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Recipes with British Influence for National Seafood Week

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I don’t think there is a week in the year that doesn’t have a food attached to it. This week is no exception. Touted by the fish mongers and fish and chip shops, it’s National Seafood Week. We plan to bring you a new favourite recipe whether your a lover of langoustines or a connoisseur of […]

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October is Pizza Month – Yummy!

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We never need a reason to eat a lovely pizza but with October being National Pizza Month we can indulge even more! For the best, most delicious home cooked pizza we used our Smeg range with built in pizza stone. It delivers pizza just like you’d find in an Italian pizzaria. Molto bene! Treat yourself to something […]

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Simple, Delicious One Pot Meals

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Pretty soon we’re going to be leaving the house when it’s dark and coming home when it’s dark. Cooking lavish meals when it’s so depressingly dark outside can take time and effort that some of us don’t have during this time of year. My answer to this is simple, delicious one pot meals that can sometimes […]

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Get Baking! It’s National Cupcake Week

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Why can’t every week be a national cupcake week? This tempting treats are perfect for parties, after dinner dessert or just snacks for whenever. Kids love helping to make and decorate them, too. So, turn this week into a week of family baking fun! Red Velvet Cupcakes These Red Velvet Cupcakes look so good you […]

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6 Simple & Seasonal Blackberry Recipes

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Make the most out of blackberries whilst they are in season. We’ve got tantalising recipes for using up all those blackberries, plus tricks on how you can save them for later in the year. Simple Blackberry Jam Jazz up your toast, get creative with that crumpet! Blackberries can take your morning routine from dull to delicious […]

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