Everyone needs a good Oatmeal Raisin cookie recipe and this is my version. Soft, chewy, packed with oats, juicy raisins and made with three types of flour, these cookies stay perfectly soft for days – if they last that long!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | Annie's Noms - Soft, chewy, packed with oats, juicy raisins and made with three types of flour, these cookies stay perfectly soft for days - if they last that long!

Welcome back to my “Back to Basics Week!”

Pumpkin Bread with Salted Caramel Glaze | Annie's Noms - This Pumpkin Bread with Salted Caramel Glaze is sure to become a family favourite! Soft, tender and almost fudgy, the lightly spiced bread is perfectly complimented by the salty, sweet glaze.

Today, I’m sharing my all time favourite Oatmeal Raisin cookies :)

Yes, more cookies.

I know, I know. What can I say?

I’m a cookie addict…

But these are mind blowing. My OH bit into one of these and went “you nailed it!”.

He doesn’t even like oatmeal raisin cookie most of the time, but he has eaten about 20 million since I developed the final recipe. ;)

Me on the other hand? I ADORE Oatmeal Raisin Cookies! I know people say when they get a cookie thinking it’s chocolate chip and then it’s raisin it pees them off, but for me I’m pleasantly surprised when it’s raisin.

Oh well, if people don’t like raisins, it means more for me! :D Continue reading


This Pumpkin Bread with Salted Caramel Glaze is sure to become a family favourite! Soft, tender and almost fudgy, the lightly spiced bread is perfectly complimented by the salty, sweet glaze.

Pumpkin Bread with Salted Caramel Glaze | Annie's Noms - This Pumpkin Bread with Salted Caramel Glaze is sure to become a family favourite! Soft, tender and almost fudgy, the lightly spiced bread is perfectly complimented by the salty, sweet glaze.

Hello friends! Today’s recipe is one you definitely don’t want to miss!

It’s my version of the perfect Pumpkin Bread. Made even more delectable with a salted caramel glaze.

Soft, spicy, sweet, salty; this bread has it all going on!

I can’t even believe this is only the first pumpkin bread I’ve made this year. When I bit into a hearty slice of this, I wondered why I don’t make it every week, it’s just amazing.

AND, it also marks the first recipe of my “Back to Basics” week.

Remember that little blogging series I started last year? I mean, my perfect vanilla cupcakes are still the most popular recipe on my site and it’s been over a year!

Well, it was high time I added to it with some more base recipes, which I hope will show you that by having a good base, you can adapt and add to, to make something even more amazing! :D

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They may be a mouthful to say, but these Oreo Funfetti Marshmallow Cookies are the perfect combination of rich, crunchy biscuits, soft, chewy marshmallows, colourful funfetti and my famous cookie dough. Perfect for Halloween or just because you want cookies!

Oreo Funfetti Marshmallow Cookies | Annie's Noms - These Oreo Funfetti Marshmallow Cookies are the perfect combination of rich, crunchy biscuits, soft, chewy marshmallows, colourful funfetti and my famous cookie dough.

Before I talk about these awesome Oreo Funfetti Marshmallow Cookies, I have to talk skin.

Am I the only one who still has skin like a teenager even though I’m an adult?

It’s sooooooooooo annoying! :(

I do everything I can to calm it down, I have a strict cleansing regime every single day and I must say it’s definitely been better since I changed to Origins, but I dream of having clear skin!

It doesn’t help that the weather is changing, my skin is ultra sensitive to changeable weather! In Summer it seems to get oily, in Winter I get dry spots which are just really sore and scabby :(

I drink loads of water, have a diet which is low in fat, exercise every day, take antibiotics for it, do masks and exfoliate, don’t wear make-up often to let it breathe… – this does keep it pretty OK, but this morning I got up, looked in the mirror and just thought UGH. I’ve got massive red spots on my chin and around my nose again!

Does anyone have any other remedies they’ve found work? I guess I can’t complain too much as I was pretty much “pizza face” at school and it doesn’t look like that anymore, but it still gets to me!

Anyway, let’s talk amazing, rich, chocolatey cookies. Continue reading


First of all, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your kind words re my living with chronic pain post. I am completely overwhelmed and have cried at many of your comments because I really feel like I’m not alone and I do have support.

Sharing my story has definitely helped me feel more positive, it feels like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders and even though I have no relief as yet, I’m feeling mentally stronger and able to continue fighting, so thank you all!! :)

Life Beyond the Kitchen {9} | Annie's Noms

This weekend just gone, I went to South Wales to stay in a Yurt with my friends, so it’s high time for another Life Beyond the Kitchen post!

Can we talk about how crazy it is to not have any access to the internet for 4 DAYS.

I was working like mad on Thursday scheduling all sorts of things so that I could go away for the weekend. It was mad. I feel like my blog is my baby and to be away from it for 4 days was just weird.

(Yea I missed the dog and my OH too.)

I mean, it’s great that you can schedule things, but trying to make sure I remembered everything was hard enough. Then I thought about all the emails I’d come back to. Hundreds. Utter madness.

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This Chicken Noodle soup is pure comfort in a bowl. With shredded chicken, egg noodles, carrots and onions, it’s so easy to make and filled with flavour. It’s definitely a soup you will want to make again and again.

*I am on holiday from 17th-20th October and this post has been previously written and scheduled. I will be unable to answer any comments/emails until Tuesday 21st October. Thank you for understanding!

Chicken Noodle Soup | Annie's Noms - This Chicken Noodle soup is pure comfort in a bowl. With shredded chicken, egg noodles, carrots and onions, it's so easy to make and filled with flavour.

It’s time for my Secret Recipe Club reveal!

This month I was assigned Michele’s blog Flavor Mosaic and boy was I spoilt for choice!!

Of course, before I searched through all of Michele’s recipe, I headed on over to her About Me page.

I learnt that she’s a food lover who often creates recipes based on what is in the cupboards, which is great because I have so much stuff in this house and no idea what to do with it!! In fact, the final recipe I chose used up some of these cupboard ingredients which was a bonus! But anyway, I tend to cook like that too, it’s great to experiment with different ingredients and sometimes you create the most amazing dishes when you’re least expecting it!! Continue reading


*Welcome to The Pretty Pintastic Party! I am away on holiday from 17-20th October, so this post has been previously scheduled. Whilst I hope you’ll come and link up all the fabulous things you’ve been up to this week, I will be unable to answer any comments/emails until Tuesday (21st Oct) morning. Thanks so much for understanding! 

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 Welcome, Welcome!!  We are so glad you are joining us for our party!

We think it’s going to be pretty fantastic Pintastic!

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