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Review: Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker (plus a pulled pork recipe!)

This post is in collaboration with Crock-Pot

So, I have a confession to make. I am a slow cooker virgin. Yep, that’s right! I know there are whole Facebook groups dedicated to slow cooking and the devotees of the slow cooker, but I’ve never, ever tried them. I don’t even cook quick, let alone slowly. So, when Crock-Pot invited me to try their brand-new Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cooker, I was hesitantly interested. I mean, what do these things actually do?

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Halloween mini pizzas for spooky fun!

Halloween mini pizzas

These Halloween mini pizzas are a fun DIY project for the kids to help get them in the Halloween spirit.

If you are planning a Halloween party for your children, then these pizzas would be super fun and easy. Prepare the pizza dough ahead of time and set up a little DIY station for the kids to get creative with their favourite Halloween characters. Continue reading

Lamb Shanks, slow cooked with chilli, garlic and tomatoes

Freezing nights call for bowls of warm, comforting food like these delicious Slow cooked Lamb Shanks simmered with chilli, garlic and tomatoes.

A simple recipe, these lamb shanks only need time to get tender, juicy and fall-off-the-bone. So slow cook it on your stovetop or braise in the oven, or perhaps put it all into your slow cooker just before heading out for work. And when you return, you will have the most delicious, indulgent lamb shanks that can be served with couscous and a simple green salad. Feeds a crowd!

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Winter Warmers- Cream of Tomato Soup Recipe

Soups are a great way to get your children to eat vegetables, especially those which they are not too fond of. And one of our favourites at home is this Cream of Tomato Soup recipe. It’s not just easy to prepare but super delicious when served with grilled breadsticks. A mild hit of spice from the red chilli which is used after removing the pith and seeds so that only the flavour is imparted, without much of the heat.

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Sing Family Movie Night- with Bonus Cupcakes

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Family movie nights are one of our most popular family bonding activities. We are all massive movie lovers and we love nothing better than watching movies and then discussing them (sometimes very passionately!). While my husband and the teenagers do a weekly family movie night we also try and include Tully as well. There has been a great range of family movies released recently on DVD and Blu-Ray and one of our favourites is SING!

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