• Piccolo Foods’ Favourite 1st Birthday Cakes

    May 26, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Food & Drink, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Party, Real life, Uncategorised

    Got your little one’s big 1st birthday coming up? We love celebrating birthdays – and by birthdays, we mean cake – so we’ve pulled together some of our favourite birthday cakes, made using our Piccolo pouches!

    These delicious birthday cakes are easy to make (if we can, you can), look impressive (step aside Mary Berry) and fun for your older kids to get involved with too (great way to focus their energy).

    Important notice, these cakes …

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  • Picnic at home in 5 easy steps!

    May 21, 2020Advice, Food & Drink, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

    This week, we’re bringing you our top tips to enjoy the outdoors indoors with a picnic at home. Lockdown is still in action and unfortunately many of us don’t have access to our own outside space – but you can still enjoy your favourite spring activities at home! This bank holiday weekend, do something different with your extra time and follow these 5 easy ideas to enjoy the perfect picnic at home. 

    1 – Make some …

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  • Shop essential items your baby needs from My 1st Years

    April 22, 2020Food & Drink, Information, Lifestyle, New Collections, Real life

    As lockdown continues, here at My 1st Years we want to do everything we can to make your life a little easier. You come to us to help celebrate your good times but we also want to be there for you when things feel a little more difficult.

    Why we’re doing this

    We understand how difficult it can be to shop at the moment, so we’ve also partnered with some of our favourite brands to keep you …

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  • How to deal with Fussy Eaters

    September 13, 2019Advice, Food & Drink, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    Struggling with mealtimes? Little ones can be difficult at the best of times but when it comes to their eating habits, fussy eating can be a huge frustration for any parents. Encouraging your kids to eat healthily and willingly is an age-old struggle. So, here are a few tips to help. 

    Introduce them to foods at an early age

    It may be stating the obvious at this stage, but if your kids are still young then it …

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    How to Make the Perfect Easter Biscuits | With Biscuiteers

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us, Food & Drink, Party

    Whether you’ve got an upcoming baby shower, children’s birthday party or want to start preparing for your Easter celebrations, hand-made biscuits make the perfect addition. We’ve teamed up with our experts in biscuit decorating, Biscuiteers, to show you how to make delicious and beautifully decorated treats for Easter.

    Biscuiteers easy vanilla biscuit recipe

    Ingredients

    Makes 24-30

    350g plain flour
    100g self-raising flour
    125g granulated sugar
    125g salted butter softened, diced
    125g golden syrup
    1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
    1 large egg lightly beaten

     

    How to make …

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    How to Make the Perfect Cake for Any Occasion | With Lola’s Cupcakes

    February 26, 2019Celebrate with us, Food & Drink, Party

    How to make the perfect cake that would work for any occasion…

    In our opinion there is not one perfect cake, however if we had to choose the ultimate party pleaser, loved by all, great tasting every time, it would have to be our classic Victoria Sponge cake! The Victoria Sponge is so versatile. You can enjoy over afternoon tea, a birthday party or even just as a sweet treat when you need a delicious bite …

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    How to Make Edible Christmas Gifts | With Annabel Karmel

    December 10, 2018Food & Drink, Lifestyle

    Forget socks, selection packs and smellies, edible Christmas presents are the ideal way to add a personal touch to gifts. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get the kids involved in cooking-up foodie treats for friends and family this holiday season.

    Even if your edible creation doesn’t look perfect – as long as it’s packaged up nicely and tastes good, you’ll be in for brownie points. Dig around for glass jars and bottles, corks, card, ribbon …

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  • Christmas Food Ideas to Impress Children | With Annabel Karmel

    December 3, 2018Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Uncategorised

    Words & images by Annabel Karmel

    Throwing a party this holiday season?  Get the whole family involved in creating a spread to remember!  From mini hotdog wreaths to sausage stockings and baked Rudolf’s, you’ll be the talk of the town.

    And there’s always lots of prep work for the kids do; whether it’s icing cakes, wrapping pigs in blankets or simply weighing out ingredients, it’s time you’ll all enjoy spending together.

    In need of some inspiration? These ideas …

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