Quick 10 minute Rainy Day Cookies

School pick up is imminent and the weather here is miserable! Here is a fantastic rainy day cookie recipe to keep the kids occupied when they can't get outside to play. Ingredients: 125g unsalted butter 100g caster sugar 75g soft brown sugar 1 medium egg, lightly beaten 2tsp vanilla extract 150g plain flour 1/2 tsp [...]

Homemade Potato Salad – A Must Make

Whilst our gardens here in parts of the SE of England are enjoying copious amounts of rain, here at Mums In Real Life, we're thinking about the summer. This led to thinking about food (naturally!), a topic never far from our minds. My Dad always makes this potato salad and it is quite simply, delicious! [...]

Perfectly peeled eggs – every time

Perfectly peeled eggs – every time

That after hard boiling eggs, if you (carefully!) stab through the egg with the sharp point of a knife, place in cold water for 10 seconds...you can perfectly peel them? The water penetrates the membrane beneath the egg shell, and you can peel the eggs perfectly!! No egg hacked away, or anything πŸ‘πŸ» Here at [...]

Homemade Cornish Pasties – The Quick Way

Homemade Cornish Pasties – The Quick Way

Here at Mums In Real Life, we're all about balance. We mix the smoothies, we shake the day off with exercise and then we have a yummy meal in the evening. This meal was no exception! So easy to make and, real feel good tea time fodder for these miserable rainy days! Basically, these are [...]

No more messy spoon marks on your worktops!

No more messy spoon marks on your worktops!

Here at Mums In Real Life, we use the hanging hook on our pans to hold our spoons! Very random, but it's a bit of a cleaning hack as we don't need to clean the kitchen tops πŸ‘πŸ» Got any helpful hacks to help us out? Here at Mums In Real Life we're always keen [...]

Celebration Cake – Fail Safe Baking Method

Baking in the past was always a bit hit or miss for me. I have made some shocking looking cakes, cakes that are embedded in our family history and have generated hours and hours of laughter (it's a very good thing I'm not overly sensitive!). Soooo, when on my very first Mother's Day as a [...]

Easy (but fab) Birthday Cake

Easy (but fab) Birthday Cake

Easy no-faff chocolate birthday cake - easily customisable with a plastic toy. What's not to love! So, I love baking but sometimes my ambition outweighs my time and talent when it comes to making cakes for my family. I often start my search on Pinterest and find something which I like the look of, and [...]