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Easter (very rocky) Rocky Road recipe

A photograph of three chunks of Easter Rocky Road (which includes mini eggs, Galaxy eggs, smarties and digestive biscuits) on a white plate surrounded by brightly coloured sprinkles _ includes the title "Easter Rocky Road" - Mrs H's favourite things

On Easter Sunday we plan to do an Easter egg hunt for Little Miss H. So earlier this week, I headed into our local Sainsbury's and bought a plethora of chocolate treats. I may have over done it. Since then, Little Miss H has been given some more huge Easter eggs. So to prevent our darling daughter from having the biggest sugar high known to man, I decided to create a recipe to use up some of this chocolate. And to…

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Rocky road cookies recipe

A photo of a stack of rocky road cookies, deliciously chocolaty with mini-marshmallows on top, sitting on a wire tray and over a fabric covered in hearts and a handful or marshmallows_with the title "Rocky road cookies"_Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H has been obsessed with mini-marshmallows ever since she had her first hot chocolate before Christmas. And I am obsessed with rocky roads. So a few months ago, I decided to try to make some rocky road cookies. It took a few attempts. But I think I managed to perfect the recipe this weekend and I am ready to share it with you. If you are looking to make a cookie with a difference, to make a cookie that screams…

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Chocolate fork biscuits

These chocolate biscuits remind me of my childhood. My mum used to make them for us all the time. And in fact, this is the very same recipe that she would use. If you are looking for a yummy biscuit to bake with your little one, then you can't go wrong with these crumbly, melt in the mouth chocolate fork biscuits. They are really easy to bake. And Little Miss H loves helping me to make them. She also loves eating them…

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Finding happiness Recipes

Winter muffins

A photograph of yummy Winter muffins (which include chocolate and mIncemeat) on a pretty floral plate, lying on a green, yellow and brown checked blanket - winter muffins_Mrs H's favourite things

I decided that baking some yummy winter muffins would be the perfect way to cheer myself up. Plus, Little Miss H loves baking and eating the results of her endeavours from the kitchen. These muffins are perfect to make with children. They contain oil instead of butter. So you don't need to cream any butter and sugar together. Easy peasy. And oh so tasty! They are also a great way to use up all that mincemeat that is leftover from your Christmas…

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Finding happiness

Because I’m happy – October 2015

A baby girl lying in her cot wearing a sleeping suit and smiling_with the title "Because I'm happy - October"_Mrs H's favourite things

These happy posts are becoming my favourite to write and share. I love spending time looking through my photographs and remembering all the lovely moments that have taken place over the past month. The wonder of a blog is that I get to record these moments. Because I know, in years to come, it is these seeminly uneventful but precious hours and days that will be forgotten. I know that Little Miss H is growing up quickly. When she is a teenager…

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Health & welfare Recipes

Lemon and honey fairy cakes recipe (refined sugar-free) – a guest post

Earlier this year, I decided to give up refined sugar. I had come to the conclusion that my diet was packed with sugar and this was affecting my health. I felt sluggish and bloated, I was constantly exhausted and was putting on weight. For two glorious weeks I followed the Davina's 5 weeks to sugar-free and I felt great. Then we stayed at my mum and dad's for the weekend and went out for a date night. I gorged on yummy…

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Finding happiness

Because I’m happy – week 1

A baby girl lying in her cot wearing a sleeping suit and smiling_with the title "Because I'm happy..."_Mrs H's favourite things

"Because I'm happy...clap along if you know what happiness is to you...." Listening to this line made me realise that happiness isn't always easy to come by. Sometimes you have to work hard at creating your happiness. Or at least, you need to make an effort to see that every day contains moments of happiness. Even if they are fleeting.…

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Finding happiness

A special Advent calendar – week 1

Follow my blog with Bloglovin  Little Miss H is now 18 months old and Mr H and I are very excited about involving her in the traditions of Christmas. We wanted to get Little Miss into the festive spirit as soon as December started and so we came up with the idea of a special Advent calendar filled with books and activities. You can read all about our plans here.  This is what we got up to last week:  …

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