The Speculaas Spice Company

The Speculaas Spice Company

As it is now officially Christmas week, I thought I would start off with a lovely christmas post. While I was busy looking for ideas for christmas and my gift guide, I was contacted by a lovely man called Steven from the Speculaas Spice Company, asking if I would be interested in trying their spice mix.  As I always do a lot of baking at christmas, I had to say yes. Speculaas spice had become commonly available in the Netherlands in the 18th century, dutch bakers began to make their…

Cooking with the Bear

Cooking with the Bear

On Sunday, I decided to do a new video cooking with Max and Bear, which turned out to be Cooking with the Bear for a few minutes before he went to see what Max was doing. They do say you should never work with Children or Animals, and this was certainly the case in this instance, this has to be the worst video I have made so far. I had it all planned, Bear could sit up on the bench and help me with Max sitting at my side, I…

My Week – 09/04/2016

My Week – 09/04/2016

So another week has past us and it is time for my weekly post on the exciting life in the StressedMum household. I will start off with an update of my Daughter as I know a lot of you are following her story.  Monday, I arranged to meet up with my friend, her Daughter is also a friend of my Daughters and they are at the same school.  We decided to meet up at our local garden centre for a catch up. As parking is difficult there, I rang to…

Peanut Butter Honey Cake for Dogs

Peanut Butter Honey Cake for Dogs

I was talking with someone the other day and they suggested baking for dogs, I mentioned it to my husband who laughed and then we got chatting about it.  I love baking, but have never done any baking for dogs. Next day I was busy working away, when my husband text me a recipe for dog treats, I had all the ingredients in so thought why not give it a go. So I got all the ingredients together and with Max in tow we went up to the studio, Max…

Duerr’s Jam

Duerr’s Jam

Before christmas I was asked if I would like to review Duerr’s Jam and do some baking with using it, I was happy to oblige as I love baking. Unfortunately, my oven decided to blow up, so a week before christmas we were left with no oven, so all my baking ideas went and the panic set in to get a new one before christmas day, and luckily 2 days before christmas day I had a nice shiny new oven. So instead of my creations, I turned to the blogging…

My Week – 9/01/16

My Week – 9/01/16

I haven’t done one of these posts for a while now, with christmas and new year, so thought I would do a quick one. At the moment I can not wait to welcome in 2017, we have had a horrible start to 2016, it is all too heartbreaking at the moment and not really ready or able to talk about it yet but have spent most of the week in tears.  Am hoping there will be some light at the end of the tunnel and it can to sorted. My…

Duerrs Stawberry Jam Review

Duerrs Stawberry Jam Review

I was recently asked if I would like to review some jam from Duerr’s, I was very happy to say yes, who doesn’t like jam, also had my mind racing on what I would do with the jam once it arrived. Last week my jam arrived, I had so many recipes going through in my mind, narrowed it down to a few and planned a baking session for the next day. Unfortunately, that is as far as my baking session went as my oven decided to go bang whilst cooking dinner…

My Week – 19/12/15

My Week – 19/12/15

This has been a funny old week really, last week of the school term, my Daughter was ready to have a break, she has been quite stroppy and moody this past week or so. Monday I woke feeling ok but a little sad as it was the 17th anniversary of my Grandma’s death, she was like a second Mum to me, and I still miss her and chat to her in my head, one of my biggest regrets is that she never met her Great-Granddaughter she would have loved her….

Worst Christmas Job

Worst Christmas Job

I have done the what is your worst job, but what is your worst Christmas job. There is the present buying – now to some this is exciting looking online for ideas, browsing through all the christmas books the shops have, having shopping trips and browsing around the shops listening to christmas music. To others is is a total nightmare, they do not know what to get to start with, look online and think I am not sure or will it be all it seems when it turns up, the books…

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

While my daughter was on holiday, she had a banana bread which was unlike the banana bread that I usually make.  With her being on a Disney Cruise, I searched american banana bread and came across this recipe. 5 x Ripe Bananas 1 3/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup of melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 3/4 cup dark brown sugar Pre heat the oven to 180 and grease a loaf tin. In a bowl mash the bananas In another bowl…