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The most amazing fail-safe Brownie recipe EVER.

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I have long since been on the hunt for the perfect, easy brownie recipe. I want to be one of those whimsical creatures that always has a batch of brownies sitting on the counter for many a passing pal (myself included) to gorge themselves on and wonder at my domestic prowess. These days, it’s more Read the Rest »

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Mabel’s Edinburgh Staycation Part 3: The Eating All The Time Bit

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Eating and drinking a LOT, and enjoying that a LOT, was a key objective to our mini break in Scotland’s beautiful capital. Check out the first instalment of our ‘maxing and relaxing’ jaunt HERE, and you’ll see that on the food and drink front we started well, with cocktails at the Balmoral, and some scrummy Italian at Amarone.  After Read the Rest »

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Go Green with Kezia’s Green Smoothie Challenge

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By Kezia Hall Hello Mabelites! Today I am going to talk to you about going green. Don’t worry, you don’t have to vote for the green party or recycle your socks – I am talking about getting your green smoothie on! If you are anything like me then you will be starting to get the Read the Rest »

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Mabel’s Got a Hot Cross Bun in the Oven

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Truth be told, Hot Cross Buns only came on my radar a few years ago. Up until then they were definitely the Easter snack that my folks were welcome to, while I devoured my giant crème egg or monstrous chocolate rabbit. But these days, it’s a different story. Sure, I’m partial to a chocolate egg Read the Rest »

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“Thursday is Doughnut Day”

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“Thursday is Doughnut Day”, my mum hailed as she ploughed through our front door post-work, dragging all her school bags behind her and waving a giant bag with the immortal words “GREGGS” written all over it. As you can imagine, my ten-year old self was quite beside herself at the prospect of feasting on this Read the Rest »

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Gluten Free Shortbread with Kezia Hall

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I don’t imagine I was the only one who was ensconced on the sofa last Wednesday watching Gok and Zoella battle it out in The Great Comic Relief Bake Off? I’m also hoping I’m not the only one who was left really hankering for shortbread after the show. Shortbread is such a good accompaniment to Read the Rest »

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Stress-Free Strudel

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Well this baby has been a long time coming having slapped this together at Christmas, but hey, it is always seasonally appropriate for pastry and berries and ice cream. You know I’m a big fan. When you have a large assembly of family coming round, you need a crowd pleaser – easy on the eye, Read the Rest »

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The Big Night In Cook Book Challenge

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I love food. I love cooking for my family and friends. I love nice things and nice books filled with nice pictures. For these reasons, I have lots of beautiful cook books, all presents from fabulously generous folk, all sitting pretty on a shelf in my kitchen. When I receive such a gift, I am delighted. I Read the Rest »

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Salmon and Sweet Potato Fishcakes

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Tis the season to eat unbelievable amounts of food. This recipe is great for using up your festive left overs as smoked salmon is super popular at this time of year, and don’t feel restrained by this recipe – feel free to throw in any sneaky left over veggies that you’ve got lurking at the Read the Rest »

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Cosy Up With Mabel’s Magic Mug Cake

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Well, haven’t we have been positively soldiering into chilly temperatures of late? It’s gone from being slightly crispy in the mornings to full on hats, scarves  and runny noses weather, just in the past few days! As a result, I feel the need to dig out the chunky knits, slap a bit of fake tan Read the Rest »