The Hairy Dieters Fast Food- A Review

I’m a huge fan of The Hairy Bikers and love watching them on the TV. They are so friendly and down to earth. Their enthusiasm for cooking and enjoying good food always shows through and whenever a new book comes out I always want to buy it.  My favourites of their books just has to…

Annabel Karmel’s Busy Mum’s Cookbook- A Review.

The Busy Mum’s Cookbook is the latest publication from food writer Annabel Karmel and was published a couple of months ago. My family have grown up with Annabel’s recipes right from when I started weaning my daughter back in 1998 using purees from the Baby and Toddler Meal Planner. I’ve bought several of her books…

Lemonade and Ginger Beer Drizzle Loaf Cakes- Fentiman’s Drinks.

    A couple of weeks ago I was so happy to win an Easter Hamper in a competition on Fentiman’s Facebook page.  I couldn’t believe it, I never win anything like that and there were loads of entries.  The hamper was a huge, gorgeous wicker basket filled with a massive selection of Fentiman’s popular…

TasteCollectiv- Fresh Romesco and Pesto Sauces.

Last Tuesday afternoon another lovely treat arrived from the BBC Good Food Show by courier.  I was so excited to get samples of a brand new product that would be launching a few days later at the Good Food Show in Harrogate, which was a Pesto sauce and a Romesco sauce.  Mark and Victoria will…

The Bursary Award Winners at The Good Food Show Harrogate.

Last Friday as part of my role as a Community Blogger at the Good Food Show in Harrogate, we were given a tour of the show.  This gave us a brilliant chance to see local, Yorkshire producers as well as some new faces at the show.  I have been to the Good Food Show every…

My Day At The BBC Good Food Show Harrogate 2016.

A few weeks back I was asked if I would like to join the Community Blogger team for this year’s Good Food Show in Harrogate. I jumped at the chance. It is the show’s third year running in Harrogate and to me, virtually on my doorstep living in North Yorkshire.  I have been posting about…

Afternoon Tea at the Great Victoria Hotel, Bradford.

A few weeks back I was contacted by the Marketing Team at  The Great Victoria Hotel in Bradford asking if I was interested in visiting their establishment and then writing a review about my experience.  I jumped at the chance and found out the Great Victoria did Afternoon Teas. My lovely friend Sharon from Cake Club…

Family Mealtimes with Dr Oetker Pizzas

     This is a blog post I was meant to write about last month and due to all my crazy commitments it never got written. Now half term is here I’m beginning to catch up with myself again. Blogging ends up being pushed to the back of the queue when I’m trying to get everything…

Chicago Town Takeaway Stuffed Crust Pizzas.

Well hello there, long time no see! I’ve just looked through my blog and realised the last time I posted was during the Easter holidays.  All has been very busy in SmartCookieSam land.  I’ve been doing a lot of supply teaching and generally trying to juggle everything life has to offer.  I couldn’t do any…