More Cook Less Eat

I have a confession…

I like food.

I also like cooking food.

And currently, I like cakes.

See below for a recent attempt at a large bakewell sponge, and a few mini bakewell sponges.

You can quickly see how the larger sponge died a fiery premature death and its smaller siblings survived the intial bake, only to be devoured by myself moments after the photo.

Burnt Cakes

Bakewells Missing... Last Known Photograph Attached

Bakewells Missing… Last Known Photograph Attached

Do you cook / bake much?

Any healthy treats I can try instead of fattening myself up?

Random picture of Chloe because no post is truly complete without one…

Chloe Coat

I also tried a cinnamon swirl at starbucks today. Was good. Very good.


What have you been up to this weekend?


Oreo Cheesecake

Lisa (my better half) made this today and I need to tell everyone how amazing it is!

This combines 2 of my favourite things. Oreos and Cake.

You do not need to bake this so its incredibly easy to make and fun to let your kids help make…

The following recipe is taken from



36 pkg. OREO Cookies, divided
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tub (8 oz.) Whipped cream


CHOP  15 cookies coarsely. Finely crush remaining cookies; mix with butter. Press onto bottom of 13×9-inch pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.

BEAT  cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gently stir in whipped cream and chopped cookies; spread onto crust.

REFRIGERATE  4 hours or until firm.



Last night I tweeted / blogged about “the rain” (to be pronounced in an ominous voice…).

A few people got back to me telling me to brave it commenting that once your out running its not a problem. So today I took that advice and immediately retreated back inside. Only joking. I went to my local 5k Parkrun in the rain and after running a 23:18 I returned home looking like the monster from the Black Lagoon. Muddy is an understatement.

So in response to those comments last night. I agree. Its not that bad when your out in the rain. Dress appropriately and it shouldn’t be a problem.

The downside… I now have to clean my trainers (volunteers welcome).


To reward myself for my triumph over Mother Nature. I enjoyed a Starbucks with a Jam and Coconut Sponge. Wow. Just wow.


Tomorrow I’m hoping to run over 10k for the first time in 3 months. Wish me luck (or sunshine)…