Hello And Welcome……..

cola cake with salted peanut topping

to my little cooking and baking space on the web.  My name is Candace and I’m a single working mother of a teen and a tween living the good life in the West Midlands.  As well as my two children I also have 4 cats, a rabbit and 8 chickens.  We love our chickens very much and 4 of them are ex commercial hens living out their retirement with us.  Their eggs regularly feature in my cooking.

As if I didn’t have enough to do already in life I decided it would be a good idea to set up this food blog.  I have been blogging for nearly 6 years now and my family blog was becoming a mismatch of things and in order to streamline things, I set up this blog for all our recipes, food reviews, money & time saving tips.

Here you will find a selection of the type of home cooked food we love.  We don’t eat ready meals and most days you will find me cooked a hearty meal for my family but on occasions I take out a pre home cooked meal from the freezer from times of batch cooking.  I really do love the ease of batch cooking and having easy meals available in the freezer for those days when I don’t have time to cook from scratch.

I love good, fresh, wholesome food but I also like simplicity and saving pennies where I can.

I also hate spending hours and hours in the kitchen and I’ll share some of my time saving tips here too.



  1. 15th February 2016 / 10:40 pm

    Good luck with the blog looking forward to some delicious posts here.

  2. 16th February 2016 / 12:22 am

    Looking forward to seeing what’s to come! I also love batch cooking and having something ready in the freezer for the nights I just don’t have the time 🙂

  3. 16th February 2016 / 6:44 am

    Hi there!
    Well done you for taking the plunge and setting up this blog! I’ll be reading with interest because I’m in dire need of some family cooking recipes because I’ve become a bit ‘stuck in a rut’. Doesn’t help that I have an insomniac 23 month old who has left me at the brink of exhaustion so the batch cooking recipes will be right up my alley!
    Good luck and I’ll be here reading.x

  4. 16th February 2016 / 8:16 am

    Good luck with the blog 🙂 I should really get better at batch cooking, I do it for a while and forget! x

  5. 16th February 2016 / 11:16 am

    Good luck with the blog! Starting a blog was the best thing I never did and I never thought it would become my full-time job.

  6. 16th February 2016 / 12:10 pm

    Good luck with your second blog, I look forward to reading your recipes x

  7. 16th February 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Looking forward to seeing all your home-cooked food – welcome to the food blogging community! Off to follow you on social media!

  8. 16th February 2016 / 4:27 pm

    Welcome to the community! Looking forward to reading more of your posts 🙂

  9. 16th February 2016 / 5:07 pm

    Aww, you have 4 cats, a rabbit and 8 chickens, it must be fun 🙂 I can’t wait to see your recipes. x

  10. 16th February 2016 / 5:13 pm

    sending you lots of luck and look forward to seeing more posts

  11. Cassandra Mayers
    16th February 2016 / 5:48 pm

    Good luck! I Look forward to reading more x

  12. 16th February 2016 / 6:01 pm

    Good luck with the blog and I’m looking forward to seeing more

  13. 16th February 2016 / 6:20 pm

    How exciting! I love that you’ve got so much to share you need more than one! some days I struggle to write at all ! I look forward to seeing your new recipes and advice!

  14. 16th February 2016 / 7:25 pm

    Good luck and looking forward to seeing lots of tips and recipes! I’m a bit in awe of anyone who can juggle two blogs AND chickens (not literally 😉 )

  15. 16th February 2016 / 7:47 pm

    All the best with this new blog, I run two blogs and honestly I am struggling but only with content not with schedule lol

  16. 16th February 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Hello hun! Good luck I hope that it goes well, it is looking like you are doing a good job so far!

  17. 16th February 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Good luck with the new blog, I’ll definitely be following- I needle the help in the kitchen I can get! xx

  18. 16th February 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I would love to keep chickens. My mum buys eggs from someone she knows who owns hens, they really do taste better than shop-bought eggs!

  19. 16th February 2016 / 10:18 pm

    This sounds great – good luck with it all! I look forward to reading your yummy posts! Kaz x

  20. 16th February 2016 / 10:37 pm

    Oh my goodness so you have two! I only just about manage one and often think to myself I have taken on too much!! How do you do it?! Look forward to reading future posts wishing you all the best with your new venture xx

  21. 17th February 2016 / 6:12 am

    I can’t wait to see what you have for us, I love food but feel in a bit of a rut at the moment. Xx

  22. 17th February 2016 / 9:27 am

    nothing better then eating meals that are cooked from scratch. Can’t wait to read your posts xx

  23. Charlotte
    17th February 2016 / 1:12 pm

    I wonder about starting another blog as mine is very mismatched but I never get around to it. Good luck with your new venture! x

  24. 17th February 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Good for you for starting this blog. Welcome to the Blogging World. I am looking forward to read more from you.

    Nadine x

  25. nicol
    17th February 2016 / 9:57 pm

    ooo its nice to separate it into separate blogs. can’t wait to read the recioes

  26. 18th February 2016 / 12:36 am

    Good luck with your blog, I’m so pleased that theres another blogger sharing their passion online. Looking forward to your posts xxx

  27. 18th February 2016 / 7:27 pm

    Will watch out your posts. Baking is one of the top things I am eyeing. I am excited to read and get inspired with all your recipes. 🙂

  28. 20th February 2016 / 3:58 pm

    wishing you lots of luck with the blog and I am looking forward to you making me hungry x

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