chicken.mainWe’ve been making this ‘Rice Krispie Chicken’ for years now! It’s a healthier version of your usual fried chicken or processed nuggets and so quick and easy to make. As you can see from the pictures below, my girls like to get ‘stuck in’ and help in some ‘conveyor-belt cooking’.

Ingredients (for a family of four)
4 skinless and boneless chicken fillets, cut into strips or goujons
250g Rice Krispies
Mayonnaise
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.

2. Put the cereal and some salt and pepper in a bowl and lightly crush with your fingers.

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3. Put the mayonnaise and seasoned crushed cereal mix in 2 separate shallow bowls, ready for dipping.

4. Dip each piece of chicken first in the mayonnaise, rubbing off any excess, before dipping into the crushed rice krispies.

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5. Place the covered chicken on a prepared baking tray and bake in the oven for 35 minutes until golden, turning half way.

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I like to serve them with sweet potato chips and peas.

Do give this recipe a go, you’ll be surprised at how easy they are to make, how moist the chicken is (due to the mayo) and how crispy they are!

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Just a little something to make you smile at the end of the week. This is a picture that was taken over two years ago now but will always be one of my favourites. It’s such a perfect captured moment of my two girls.

Lili was always so soft and gentle around my bump and would sing to the ‘baby’ on a daily basis. Today, although they have their moments, they are the best of friends.

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Okay, so Autumn is officially here and Winter is just around the corner. This can only mean one thing, it’s time to invest in a cold-busting coat. Like Giselle and Alexa Chung, I’m a big fan of the classic Parka. Let’s face it, it’s a classic for a reason.

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With its easy, thrown-on style and simple injection of casual cool, a Parka will keep you cosy, dry and warm in the notoriously unpredictable British weather and will look good with almost any item in your wardrobe.  From your favourite skinny jeans and midi dresses to maxi skirts, the list goes on and on. The only choice is whether you go for timeless black, classic olive, autumnal burgundy, or make a statement with a sunny yellow or ruby red.

A Parka is always my go to coat for the school run. With a detachable inner layer it’s light enough for the warmer days of Autumn, yet with the added layer it’s also perfect for the deepest days of winter. Here are my current favourites from the High Street…

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Urban Outfitters £120

Fat Face £98

Hollister £110

Topshop £120

River Island £115

Pick of the week
My pick of the week has to be this olive Parka from Boden, which is currently marked down to £143.30

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This Strawberry Cake is based on a Lisa Faulkner recipe. It has a high fruit and (ground) almond content, so it’s safe to say that if you like Bakewell tarts, you’ll love this deliciously moist cake. Ideally, it should be serve warm but it’s delicious cold too, especially with a small amount of cream (naughty but nice).

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As always, I like to have some help in the kitchen from my daughters and this is another one of their favourites.

Ingredients

175g unsalted butter,

150g caster sugar

150g self-raising flour, sifted

2 large eggs

3 tablespoons milk

100g ground almonds

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

200g strawberries, hulled and quartered

icing sugar, for dusting

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Method

1) Preheat the oven to 160oC

2) Prepare a 23cm, loose-bottomed cake tin.

3) Cream together the butter and caster sugar.  Then add sifted self-raising flour, ground almonds, eggs, vanilla extract and mix well.

4) Fold in the strawberries, then pour the mixture into the cake tin.

5) Bake for an 1hour – 1hour 15mins, it depends on your oven.

Once baked, carefully turn the cake onto a wire rack to cool. Serve the cake when it’s still warm and enjoy!

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This is such a dreamy cake and is perfect for out of season berries that are not as sweet and juicy. So now you can enjoy strawberries and cream all year round!

 

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How long will this Indian summer go on for? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, I’m loving every sunny moment. Yesterday was another beautiful, clear sky day, to be honest it felt like a summers day, a bonus day, a day that just couldn’t be ignored.

So we decided to head out and make the most of it. After some discussions, we ended up in Mordon Hall Park, which is a beautiful National Trust park near us in Surrey.  It has beautiful white bridges, a natural play area, a flower garden, long walk ways and above all stunning scenery. Here are our pictures from this special, sunny day – our summer in October…

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