Friday, September 30, 2011

New Graze Nibble Box-Free Box For You!

Hey everyone! I'm signed onto this website called studentbeans.com, and it was talking about this company called Graze, that sends you a nutrition box filled with lots of goodies such as dips, breads, crackers, flapjacks, olives, natural treats, dried fruit and nut mixes, and seeds!

I came across Blance and Lola's post about this company, Graze, and had to try it. It was a sign! They provided a friend code that gets you a free box, so why not?

My first box comes Monday, and I want to share the love with you!

Sign up to their Graze website and type in this code: R388YQ6


You also get your 4th box for free! Each box costs £3.49, which is well cheap!

I hope you sign up! If you do, let me know what you think!


Smooches! xoxo

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cherry Chocolate Muffins

Have you heard of Herman the Cake? Mr. Sweets came home with a tub of Herman mixture, and I was to follow this cute recipe for 10 days and share the mixture with a 3 other people.

So Day 10 finally arrives, and I start to add the final ingredients. But guess what I forgot to do in Day 9? I forgot to divide the mixture up into 4 portions!! Since I'm not good at math, and I ran out of ingredients, oh and I don't have a humongous bowl, I had to throw poor Herman away.

But I wanted Mr. Sweets to have *something* to bring with him to work! We bought maraschino cherries and chocolate just for Herman because that's what Mr. Sweets wanted.

So muffins it was! Who doesn't love muffins?




Recipe from here!

  • 175g Self-Raising Flour
  • 50g Margarine
  • 50g Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons Milk 
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 200g Chocolate Chunks
  • 1 Little Tub of Marashino Cherries 

♥ Mix the flour and sugar in a bowl and make a well in the middle

♥ Mix the eggs, vanilla extract, milk and margarine in another bowl, then add to the flour mixture

♥ Stir all the ingredients until just combined. Over-mixing will make the muffins dry.

♥ I then mixed the cherries in a food processor because I don't like pieces of cherry in anything! But it's totally up to you!

♥ Add the cherries and chocolate and mix!

♥ Pour the muffins into a muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes at 200 C/ 400 F!


These were very delicious! Mr. Sweets really loved them! 


Smooches! xoxo   

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bruschetta

Broo-sket-ta. Yes, that's the correct pronunciation, unfortunately! I grew up thinking it was Broo-shet-ta! Then I went to Italy, and I was very wrong!




Bruschetta is one of the easiest, most delicious side dishes ever. If you haven't tried it yet, please do! It goes with any Italian dish, and it's definitely a must-have.




If you haven't noticed, it's super easy with very few ingredients! Just take some French or Italian bread, fry it in oil and butter on both sides, add some chopped tomatoes and basil, and you're set!




This was my best bruschetta recipe yet! Normally I brown the bread with olive oil in the oven, then add the tomatoes and basil. But I watched Julie & Julia, and her genius plan was to fry it in a pan on the stove with butter as well as olive oil! Brill! I happened to have Garlic Olive Oil, so I used that, because bruschetta usually has garlic too!


Smooches! xoxo

Friday, September 23, 2011

New Facebook Page

Hey everyone! I just created a Facebook Page for Kissed By Sweets! So have a look and "like" it if you want, please!


Thanks, everyone!!
Smooches! xoxo


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Taco Thursday

Happy Almost-The-End-Of-The-Week!! Woo! I hope you all have some fun plans this weekend! For me, it's my birthday on Saturday! Eep! I'll be 26 years old. In other words, I'll be 4 years away from 30. Goodness me.  When did I get this old?? I keep saying to myself that age is just a number, and I'm thankful I've gotten to live another year!


So one night, I was talking to Mr. Sweets about Tacos, and how delicious they are. Do you know what he said to me?

He has *never* had a taco! I guess growing up in Arizona, you always have Mexican food. But he's English, and their Mexican food isn't the greatest, even though they are fairly close to Spain. 

So I got the ingredients and made a taco station, with vegetarian mince meat, of course! I was so excited and I thought they were delicious.

But you know what Mr. Sweets said? 

They taste like cardboard. 

!!!

Well, I actually understand that because the taco shells were a little stale. Failure for him, win for me!

Next on the list in Mexican food? Enchiladas! They are always a hit with Mr. Sweets!


Enjoy your weekend! Smooches!! xoxo

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Motivation to Cook and Bake

Hi everyone! Do you go through times where you're not as motivated to do something you were once passionate about? If so, what makes you get back on track?

Since Mr. Sweets had off for a few weeks, I haven't been in the mood to cook as much or bake! In the past month, I've baked a cheesecake, cakepops, cookies, and muffins. That. is. it. Okay, so it works out to about one dessert per week, but still! Haha!

Help me! Help me find the motivation and the passion to start cooking and baking more!! What dishes and desserts should I start out with?? Please make them easy :)

Smooches! xoxo