Rhubarb Bakery

diabetic cookies

Being told that your child is diabetic is a daunting experience and one that takes time to adjust to and fully understand.  One’s immediate reaction is how will they cope but in fact they often cope better than the parents initially. A clear understanding is the key to successful management in everyday life by learning the relationship between diet and insulin and their effects on blood sugar levels.  Approximately 30 000 children are affected in the United Kingdom alone with a further 1 500 being diagnosed annually. Child diabetes is known as juvenile onset diabetes.

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christmas baking

Christmas time is a time of giving, a time of sharing and although this sounds wonderful, it is simply not possible because of the expense.  How often do you just buy anything for the sake of having to have a gift for someone?   However there are small gestures that one can use to pass on the Christmas cheer to a neighbour, teacher or anyone else that you have on your list. Therefore making something for a friend, colleague or family member is often more special as it shows the thought and dedication that went into the preparation of the gift.

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muffins

Looking for something quick and easy to bake that is ideal for an in-between snack and perfect for those dreaded lunch boxes?  Well look no further – muffins are your answer.  These can be changed in so many ways that the family will never tire of them.

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My Mom was a great baker and my fondest childhood memories are of all the biscuit tins in our pantry that were always packed to the brim with wonderful goodies.  No one went hungry for treats in our house.  This has been a feature that I have tried to in still in my family household and I could not help smiling recently when I received an email from my daughter who is currently working in South Korea as an English teacher.

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food allergy

Any mother who has a family member with allergies to certain foods will know how difficult it is to modify ones ‘normal’ cooking to their needs.  One is usually just told by a medical practitioner, “Your child is allergic to milk/egg/gluten etc.  Therefore keep it out of their diet”.  This is much easier said than done.  When food sensitivity has been identified, it is best to eliminate it from the diet, but this necessitates a new style of cooking for the family member with recipes which either substitute or do not contain the problem food stuff.

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Baking is one way to worm your way into someone’s heart. We all know that baked goods serve more purpose than merely eating and may at times be incredibly useful.  These goods may express ones emotions such as ‘I’m sorry’, ‘I love you’, ‘thank you ’or ‘get well soon’.  Therefore knowing a few simple baking recipes could save you a great deal of time and effort and simply make your life easier.  However it is most certainly true to say that we are not all naturally born bakers and this chore could pose as a rather challenging task to say the very least.  If this is a problem that you are faced with, then you are in luck because below is an easy step by step recipe to make a delicious Milk Tart that will undoubtedly melt in your mouth.  I would go as far as to say that this is a ‘Milk Tart Recipe for Dummies’ and will make you popular amongst friends and family with this instant winner.

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handy hints

I remember that if I ever had a problem with a stubborn stain or just a general problem while trying to bake or cook, I always use to turn to my Mom who was full of great ideas, advice and handy hints.  I am sorry now that I never wrote more of them down for future referencing as I knew she would have had an answer to my question.  However these are a few that I have noted and I would like to share them with you should you ever experience a similar problem.

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bannana bread

Bananas are the one fruit that are actually harvested green as they continue to ripen after picking and furthermore once purchased and placed in your fruit bowl.  It is this continually ripening process that causes the family to no longer want to eat them within a few days of them being in your fruit bowl.  To eliminate the wastage of these useful fruits, use them effectively to bake a delicious loaf of banana bread.  They will once again be in demand by your family.

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cooking dash dinertown

Just when players had begun to forget about our tried and true heroine, Flo, the people over at PlayFirst have offered up this delectable story starring Flo, and her ever-helpful Grandma. In Cooking Dash, when Flo decides to give her head chef, Cookie, a well deserved holiday so that he may star in a television cooking show; she realizes quickly that she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Not to worry; as always, Granny shows up with her speedy cooking expertise and helps Flo through yet another daunting venture.

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burger bustle

Burger Bustle is a challenging game and requires a lot of speed, particularly when you get to the final four locations.  It also requires a vast amount of planning so that you can beat all those hard hitting time targets to get a golden award.  We have spent a lot of time playing the game, and have come up with some useful hints and tips that will help you to succeed in the game.

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