Ok so the brunch wars went on hold for a few weekends whilst I was away visiting family, and whilst we were both ill – you just don’t fancy an extravagant brekkie when dosed up on Lemsip and feeling nauseous. But they’re back! Alex made some more awesome pancakes (I think he’s obsessed!), then I tried to top it, and I’m sure I came pretty close with my latest breakfast – breakfast tacos! We had some leftover standing soft tacos from dinner in the week, which is where my inspiration first came from – I just hate waste! So I got thinking about all the wonderful breakfast toppings I could pile into them, and obviously which would be the best combos because let’s face it…

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Hot cross buns are EVERYTHING at Easter. So, of course I had to experiment with different ways to use them for brunch, another love of mine. I tried all manner of toppings, from simply butter, to jam and strawberries, Malteser spread and PB and banana. Trust me, they were all ah-mazing, but nothing could really beat my Hot Cross Bun French Toast with hidden Nutella pockets. Blowing my own trumpet a little right now, but these were INSANE I tell you, and definitely make the ultimate brunch for this Easter weekend. Pretty simple, they don’t take too long to whip up in the kitchen, and actually work really well with PB instead of Nutella too. Alex was pretty impressed by how quick I managed to…

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Easter. The time of year which has become renowned for Chocolate. Mini eggs, white chocolate bunnies, creme eggs, milk chocolate sheep, HUGE chocolate eggs, the list goes on. It’s the second yearly occasion, after Christmas, where you’re bound to eat too much – the temptations just get out of hand. And that’s normal. This year, I’m heading home for an Easter lunch with the family and mentioned that I’d bring something. ┬áNot wanting to carry home Easter eggs (they take up so much luggage space), I started thinking of dessert options, and something super chocolatey and gooey for after lunch. I do love ending on a sweet note after all. I was messing around in the kitchen, trying a rock road recipe, when it went…

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Cinnamon whirls are one of Alex’s favourite things. Well actually, pretty much anything with cinnamon playing a big part in the recipe, but these in particular are up there. I can’t count how many times I’ve been at the supermarket, on the phone to Alex and asked if he needs anything, only to hear “well…if they have any cinnamon whirls…”. Alex normally buys the ones from the fresh bakery section at the supermarket. The ones almost the same size as my face – pretty big pastry in my mind – and eats it on the go, or warm with a mountain of whipped cream (I say mountain because there’s actually more cream than pastry!). Obviously after more brownie points after an awesome birthday surprise Alex…

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Before a month or so ago, I always used to buy tins of soup for work. They were so easy – one tin was pretty much right for a lunch for me, I could shake up the flavours daily, and it lasted ages so didn’t matter if I had a spontaneous lunch meeting, or if I fancied treating myself to something else. One of my colleagues asked me if I knew what was in my soup, like ALL the ingredients, and I realised that I didn’t. Unlike when I cook for dinner and like to cook most dishes from scratch, so I know exactly what goes in – I say most dishes as I do sometimes buy breaded fish, chicken or fish cakes (fish fingers…

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