Pumpkin spice donuts with a maple cinnamon caramel glaze

Halloween is fast approaching, and with it hoards of children will be getting ready to trick or treat. I don’t know about where you live in my area it goes a bit nuts. As much as I want to keep baby H off the sugar for as long as possible I know that sometimes it just isn’t feasible and I would rather have her have fun (and a good relationship with food) than miss out.  Continue reading

Chocolate pumpkin pie

Last year for Thanksgiving I made my very first pumpkin pie. Not that we’re American or anything, but you know, any excuse to eat dessert. So this year I felt it was time to step it up a notch and give my pumpkin pie a little Mrs H twist. And what could be more ‘me’ than chocolatifying it? One of the things I love most about pumpkin pie is how the pumpkin gives it this amazingly smooth and silky texture, without making it too rich. Continue reading

No bake chocolate banoffee pies

Nothing says celebration like a good old dessert. So when the lovely people at Fyffes bananas asked me to create a recipe to celebrate their 130 year anniversary on 20th September I knew just what to make. If you’ve not heard of them, Fyffes have been bringing responsibly sourced bananas into Britain for 130 years now and they supply many of our supermarkets with delicious Fairtrade bananas. They began as a family business, and passing down a love of bananas from generation to generation is totally what they are about. Continue reading

Apple cake with cream cheese frosting

Recently my lovely friend gave me a whole load of delicious apples from the apple tree in her garden. It coincided also with me being sent the most delicious parcel from the lovely people at Nush Foods, which included their new almond ‘cream cheeses’.

As someone who previously used to be a little bit obsessed with cream cheese frosting I knew I had to give a dairy free version a go. Continue reading

Coconut acai balls

Yes you read right. I see acai BOWLS everywhere I go these days, they’re the trendiest breakfast around and despite our climate not being quite ideal for frozen smoothie bowl consumption people are just going mad for them.

But why? What is acai? And how do we even pronounce it? A-say-ee is a superfood from South America, it’s actually a berry that comes from a type of palm tree and it’s totally packed choc a block with antioxidants. Continue reading

White chocolate magnums

Magnums for me send me right back to summer holidays on the beach. Every day after lunch my dad would declare it was ‘about time for an ice cream’ so off we’d trot to the nearest ice cream van or shop and make our selections. It was a very tough decision making process, especially as there were always so many that took our fancy.

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