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Oooooh la-la. I seriously don’t know where time goes! I’m fairly used to being busy and rushing around, but this week has been completely over the top!

It’s honestly like a billion things are going on at the same time and I sit to do something then I’m like “AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I need to do this!” so then I start the other thing and another thing… and end up trying to juggle 10 things at once.

Phew. Christmas is so manic, but I do enjoy it – I can’t wait to start decorating!! We always have a real tree, so we wait until the second weekend in December, so we don’t end up with a twig on Christmas morning!! :D

When do you put your tree up? 

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Festive hand pies filled with cranberry and orange and drizzled with white chocolate. Made with shop bought puff pastry, you could have one of these in your hands in 30 minutes flat! No rolling, no frying, just easy, quick little treats!

Cranberry and Orange Hand Pies - Festive hand pies filled with cranberry and orange and drizzled with white chocolate.

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Don’t you just love it when an experiment turns out great?

I’ve seen loads of recipes for hand pies recently, but quite frankly I wanted a quick, simple way to stuff my face with little pies and couldn’t be bothered with rolling and making dough.

So I made these 30 minute hand pies, with puff pastry and they are flaky, sweet, tart… amazing. Experiment turned out well! :D

It’s one thing that I simply love about my job – I get to experiment with food and nobody dies if it turns out bad. OK, maybe they would if I sold them, but it’s just me, OH and the dog.

Maybe my family too sometimes.

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This Peppermint Mocha is rich and chocolatey with a hit of coffee and peppermint. Topped with snowman marshmallows, it is one decadent, festive beverage!

Peppermint Mocha - This Peppermint Mocha is rich and chocolatey with a hit of coffee and peppermint. Topped with snowman marshmallows, it is one decadent, festive beverage!

Hello! I know, 2 recipes in 2 days, I’ve been busy! :D

Today, I’m sharing this Peppermint Mocha over on Reasons to Skip the Housework!

Without hot chocolate powder in sight, I made this mocha with a good old fashioned cocoa base, with peppermint extract and a shot of coffee – it’s super rich, chocolatey and festive with little Snowman marshmallows on top! You should definitely go check it out! 

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This Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal is pure, hearty comfort in a bowl! Warm, sweet, spicy and filling, it’s the perfect breakfast choice for these colder months. 

Pumpkin Oatmeal - Pure, hearty comfort in a bowl! Warm, sweet, spicy and filling, it's the perfect breakfast choice for these colder months.

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Hello Friends! It’s a brand new week and it’s also the third week of the month, which means it’s Secret Recipe Club reveal day!

This month I was really spoilt for choice! I was assigned Rachel’s blog, The Avid Appetite and boy did her About Me page have me chuckling to myself!

Wanna know why? Because 4 years ago, I was the same as Rachel at the start of her relationship “barely able to boil water”.

But she, like I, decided that she had to learn to cook and now she is a successful blogger, wife and Mum to her gorgeous daughter Penelope!

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Hello everyone! Welcome to this week’s party :D 

Hope everyone has had a great week, it’s been busy here, but I can’t complain! I have found myself almost creating work for myself though, as I still can’t exercise (I hurt my knee again!) so I’ve been re-doing graphics, reading about photography, reading new blogs…

The house is really clean too. Like, really clean. I’ve been hoovering every day. Just because I can’t bear to sit down and rest for one more second. Woo, I’ll be glad when it’s healed! 

Anyway, link up, re-pin the features and enjoy! :D

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These Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars have a sweet, spicy, soft filling and are married with the most amazing Biscoff Cookie Crust! Perfect for those cheesecake cravings when you’re on the go!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Biscoff Cookie Crust - These Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars have a sweet, spicy, soft filling and are married with the most amazing Biscoff Cookie Crust!

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You know that song All about the Bass? 

As I was making these bars I couldn’t stop humming it to myself!

It was driving me mad as I find it so annoying! And actually it’s not just about the base here, the cheesecake is pretty darn amazing too. :)

But, more about that in a minute. Let’s talk tripods.

I’ve asked for one from OH for Christmas and I know he’s been researching, as have I. My question is, what one do you love? Is it a Manfrotto? SliK? Vanguard….?

I’ve read that Manfrotto is very popular, but then I’ve read that some people find it a little flimsy. We’re looking to spend around £100-£130 and once you get to the height I need (2m) the Manfrotto one’s go up quickly!

Elsewhere, I’ve read that the SliK’s are quite sturdy and I think I’ve found one I like in the 700DX, but on each site I go onto, it states that it can go a different height. I’ve seen 2.25m, 1.75m, 1.95m… Do any of you know for definite how tall it goes?!

If it goes 1.95m then that’s fine, I can give a little in my request for 2m, but if it’s 1.75m then it won’t be tall enough for overhead shots.

Since I started this blog, I’ve been using a cheap one from Jessops. I didn’t even buy it, it was my OH’s before we got together. It’s seen me through pretty well, but it’s pretty lightweight, doesn’t go very tall and isn’t quite straight, so I have to push the camera down slightly to shoot which isn’t great if I’m also standing on a chair because it won’t go tall enough haha!! :D

Basically any of your views would be greatly appreciated!

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The Ultimate Foodie Gift Guide | Annie's Noms

So… it’s that time of year again.

You know the one. Where you feel like tearing your hair out because in this day and age most people have everything they need and you have no idea what to get them for Christmas.

Today, I’m sharing with you a bunch of gift ideas for the foodie in your life.

Basically, I’m sharing my mental wish list… :D

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These apple spice waffles combine a myriad of spices with chunks of dried apple to make a decadent breakfast – they taste like hearty slices of apple pie! Served with cinnamon spiced applesauce, this is a breakfast recipe to die for!

Apple Spice Waffles with Spiced Applesauce - These waffles combine a myriad of spices with chunks of dried apple to make a decadent breakfast, which tastes like hearty slices of apple pie!

So, let’s forget that I’m about 10 years late to the waffle party.

Yea… I JUST got a waffle machine. BUT, I’m now addicted. I’m going to make alllllll the waffles!

I have wanted a waffle machine for ages, but it was one of those things I never got round to buying!

Anyway, I’ve righted the wrong and now I can share these Apple Spice Waffles with you!

They literally taste like apple pie. 

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