Pina Colada Mocktail Recipe

Pina Colada Mocktail

This Pina Colada Mocktail is divine and the best part is that all the family can enjoy it.

As the sun is set to shine for the whole weekend I think this is all I’ll be drinking (of course you can throw in some rum in the evening). Now all I need is a sun lounger!

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Banana, egg and blueberry muffins recipe

Banana, Egg and Blueberry muffins recipe

I’m always looking out for recipes that are easy, yummy and healthy so when my sister told me about these banana, egg and blueberry muffins I couldn’t wait to give them a go.

We recently received some gorgeous aprons from the lovely people at Ulster Weavers so this was the perfect opportunity to put them to the test!

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Easy cupcake recipe

This cupcake recipe is easy and delicious and E loved helping. We find baking is a fun (and yummy) way to fill a dreary afternoon. The best part is that it’s topped off with an M&S phizzy pig tail!


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Chocolate krispie cakes recipe

Snap, crackle and choc!

There are so many variations on this recipe but I think the simpler the better! This is so easy a toddler could do it (well he basically did!)


200g chocolate (we used Dairy Milk)

Rice Krispies



Break the choc into chunks (try to resist sacrificing too many pieces we only ate about 4 squares…) place it in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water.

Once it’s melted take it off the heat and stir in the Krispies and raisins, you can add as much as you like depending on your taste. My toddler was a great help here!

Spoon the mixture into muffin cases. You’ll make around 7 depending on how much you put in each case.

If you can’t wait until they’ve cooled down they’re yummy while they’re warm but I think they’re nicest once they’ve set in the fridge.


(While I can’t give you a calorie count they can’t be as bad as eating the chocolate on its own! They’re virtually the same as eating Coco Pops with a bit of fruit (the raisins) thrown in! Well that’s how I justified it to myself after eating four in a row anyway…)

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Banana and oatmeal cookies recipe

This is a different post from the norm but after posting pics of these goodies on my FB page I’ve had a few requests for the recipe so here goes!

BTW when it comes to cooking I’m not so much ‘Can’t Cook Won’t Cook’ as ‘Can’t Cook, Literally CANNOT COOK’ so if I can make these anyone can.

So you need:

3 medium ripe bananas

1 cup of oats

A handful of raisins

Step 1: Mix and mash the bananas, oats and raisins together in a mixing bowl  so everything goes gooey.

Step 2: Grease a baking tray or grease some baking paper and place it on a tray (less washing up!)

Step 3: Spoon out approximately 8 dollops of mixture (you can do more if you want them to be smaller) and squash them into a vague circle shape.

Step 4: Stick them in the oven at approx 180C or 160C (fan assisted ovens) or Gas Mark 4 for about 12 minutes.

Step 5: Remove from the baking tray and place on a cooling rack.

Step 6: Enjoy!

P.S My toddler loves these and they’re perfect for when they’re looking for a treat; little do they know there’s nothing bad in them!

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