#Friesday: Cooking with your kids and McCain Crispy French Fries.

#Friesday: Cooking with your kids and McCain Crispy French Fries.

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Friday is such a great day of the week. It is, for most, the end of the working week and for all school aged children the end of school until Monday morning! Friday night tea time and evening is always a little bit of a special night in my house, because as it is the prequel to the weekend starting, I often let my boys have a little treat to celebrate this. Maybe some sweets after school, or a trip to the park at hometime or a tea of their choosing with a movie to follow, and being allowed to stay up a little later than usual.

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Crispy Salmon Fishcakes with McCain

Crispy Salmon Fishcakes with McCain

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Can you believe that it is March already and Spring is just around the corner? Me neither, but there it is, this year is already whizzing past too quickly! With the over indulgence of Christmas and the fresh beginnings of the New Year way behind us now, it is a lovely feeling knowing that meal times are just normal now and there is no guilt involved (well until Easter comes with all of its chocolate eggs of course!).

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6 brilliant birthday cake ideas you can recreate at home

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Interest in baking is at an all-time high here in the UK, and people are exercising their skills in the kitchen all the time – there’s no event that doesn’t improve immeasurably when cake is involved, and this gives amateur bakers ample opportunity to show off their skills with a mixing bowl and a batch of buttercream.

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Arctic Roll but not as you know it!

Arctic Roll but not as you know it!

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When I was a girl a popular dessert for my brother and I was a slice of arctic roll. It is a very simple pudding really, a vanilla swiss roll containing jam and vanilla ice cream, and yet it was quite a threat to have a slice! Nowadays artic roll is still available in the freezer aisle of supermarkets (i think it is made by Walls?), but compared to all of the other fancy frozen desserts and delectable ice creams on offer, the humble artic roll is probably not a pudding of choice or popularity with todays youngsters!
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Oreo Ice Cream Bombe

Oreo Ice Cream Bombe

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I love Oreo cookies and I only actually discovered them about 2 years ago when I made my Oreo cupcakes and Oreo traybake, I love how they keep their shape while inside a cake. I have also used them inside a baked alaska and a brioche and butter pudding, I have made marshmallows with them and also petit fours.  I just find them a very versatile cookie and one that can be easily used in a dessert. I also love how they taste full stop! 

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