Warm Artichoke Parmesan Dip

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Artichoke Parmesan Dip

Warm Artichoke Parmesan Dip I prised the recipe for this warm artichoke parmesan dip from the clutches of an American friend a few years back.  And I have literally not stopped making it since.  I’m a little apprehensive to share it on here, as it is the winning combination of wickedly delicious, but deceptively simple and easy to make. Obviously … Read More

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Hand Painted Plates Ikea Hack £1 each

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hand painted Plates Ikea Hack

Hand Painted Plates Ikea Hack £1 each I’ve become a little bit obsessed with making these hand painted plates.  My only constraint is the cupboard space to store them.  I was confined to barracks last month, as the kids were on study leave.  They are pretty self sufficient, but I need to be on hand to give some gentle (and … Read More

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Easy Striped Birthday Banner

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Easy Striped Birthday Banner

Easy Striped Birthday Banner My oldest turned 15 earlier last month. A huge cliche, but where have those years gone? For each birthday, I like to make decorations (despite no encouragement from the boy) to mark the occasion. This year had a bit of a Manchester United theme. His main present is a trip to Old Trafford for the last game of the … Read More

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Classic Espresso Martini Recipe and a variety of twists

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Coffee Martini

Classic Espresso Martini Recipe plus recipes with a twist Ahhhh Espresso Martini!  Any drink that combines my two favourite ingredients –  Coffee and vodka is always going to be popular at PaintSew Glue Chew Towers.  We were knee deep in studying last week (my kids).  They were pored over the books, while I was full time testing them (and testing and testing), … Read More

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Lime Place Settings

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Lime Place Settings

Lime Place Settings Regular visitors to PaintSewGlue Chew will know I love a name place setting.  These Lime place settings are a little bit quirky, but super easy.  My favourite combination. They may seem a little bit ‘precious’ for relaxed dining, but I always use them. Guests can be directed to the table, and can faff as much as they … Read More

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