BAILEYS & MALTESERS CHEESECAK

BAILEYS & MALTESERS CHEESECAKE


  First things first, I have to apologize in advance to anyone on a diet, or watching their weight for their holidays (like moi) lol.  This Baileys & Maltesers Cheesecake is  going to put ALL of your will power to the test.  Trust me on this fact, my will power packed its bag and jumped out the window the minute…

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RICH & CREAMY MINI OREO CHEESECAKES


  Who ever said “good things comes in small packages” was spot on.  Especially when it comes to these dainty but very scrumptious Mini Oreo Cheesecakes.  I love-making cheesecakes at any time but these “bake in a muffin tin “mini” versions are a sheer delight to make. You get all the flavor and deliciousness of a regular baked cheesecake but…

creme-egg easter cupcakes

THE MOST INDULGENT CADBURY CREME-EGG CUPCAKES


  Well there is no escaping the fact that Easter is fast upon us!.. The shops are brimming to the top with every kind of Easter egg under the sun INCLUDING  and I kid you not a cheese one. Check out this  CHEASTER EGG now available in Iceland supermarkets. That is most definitely not on my Easter Bunny’s List. I…

homemade Hobnob-biscuits

CHOCOLATE COATED HOBNOB BISCUITS


  I can officially say with hand on heart that these Home-Made Chocolate Hobnob Biscuits are even better than the shop ones. These are buttery, nobbly little rounds of hobnob heaven.  With just a few ingredients  including the goodness of  wholemeal flour and oats you can have freshly baked hobnobs on the table in 20 mins.  So delicious served with…

fudgy chocolate avocado brownie

FUDGY CHOCOLATE AVOCADO-BROWNIE with SWEET POTATO CHOC FROSTING


  Yes, you are not seeing things!!  I actually baked something “healthy”, but still delicious and chocolaty.  Check out this scrumptious, fudgy CHOCOLATE AVOCADO-BROWNIE.  To take these brownies over the top,  I covered them with a very tasty Sweet Potato Chocolate Frosting. “What now”  you say,  veggies in a chocolate brownie!  Does such a thing exist?  Yes it bloomin well…

choc-orange-muffins

CHOCOLICIOUS “TERRY’S CHOCOLATE-ORANGE MUFFINS


  What can you say about chocolate-orange, it’s a partnership made in heaven, the ultimate partnership. I’m not ashamed to say I have a secret stash of Jaffa Cakes for those bad days when I need a chocolate lift. Those bad boys are  definitely one of my weak spots.  That is why these simple but very delicious  chocolate-orange muffins are…

LEMONICIOUS- LEMON POPPYSEED -MUFFINS GROUP

“LEMONICIOUS” LEMON & POPPY SEED MUFFINS


  Well it’s the middle of February all ready, St Valentines Day has been & gone and I’ve had my fill of chocolate for this week! I need something special to brighten up a rainy gloomy Friday and there is only ONE thing that can do that for me –  Zingy and Zesty LEMON.  Yes,most definitely something lemonicious to clear…

coca-cola -chocolate- cupcakes-christmas

GET THAT CHRISTMAS FEELING WITH COCA COLA CUPCAKES


  Last week the “whole” family got to do something really “Christmassy”.   It was absolutely a rare occurrence for our family – with work, school, college & football – I can never get everybody together! So last Sunday I pulled everyone out of bed early (and I do mean pulled), packed 3 flasks of hot chocolate and we headed…

christmas-ice-cream-comes-landscape

YUMMY CHRISTMAS “ICE CREAM” CONE CAKES


  Four weeks to the big day and so the Christmas countdown has officially begun. It seems like only yesterday we were putting the decorations up in the attic.  Next week all the boxes will come down and someone named (Adam)  will have to sit down and spend hours unravelling all the Christmas lights.  So glad that’s not my job…

CRANBERRY-RASPBERRY-MULLED WINE-UPSIDE-DOWN-CAKE

RASPBERRY & CRANBERRY “MULLED WINE” UPSIDE DOWN CAKE


  So here we are, November all ready and the countdown to Christmas has begun in earnest. The shops are decked out in all their Christmas finery and playing Christmas music non-stop.  I was shocked to hear today that Santa will be arriving next week in my local shopping centre, yes for real!!  He comes earlier every year. But best…

NUTELLA -CHOCOLATE- SPIDER- CUPCAKE

NUTELLA & CHOCOLATE SPIDER CUPCAKES


  Only four more days to All Hallows Eve, or as it’s more popular known in this part of the world “Halloween”.  A time of celebration , superstition and trick or treating for the kids. When we were young we never said “trick or treat”, it was always  Help the Halloween Party.  All our costumes were home made from black…

blackberry & ginger creamcheese loaf

BLACKBERRY & GINGER CREAM CHEESE LOAF


  This Blackberry & Ginger Cream Cheese Loaf is all about the berry and there’s not a hint of any of chocolate in sight ” I swear”.   You know I think I might actually prefer baking with berries over chocolate. There is so much choice with berries, the flavour possibilities are endless. In the summer we have our lovely…

HALLOWEEN-CHOCOLATE-MUD-CAKE

HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATE MUD CAKE


  Not long now to Halloween, the weeks are flying by and  October is sure going very fast. I’m just wondering how many of you go all out on the Halloween Decorations? My problem is I tend to go overboard on the Halloween Baking.  I leave the decorating to my Son who loves all that stuff.  This year he had…

GINGERBREAD LATTE CUPCAKES


  Well, Autumn is well & truly upon us. The mornings are cold and frosty and the leaves are beginning to fall. This morning I decided to join my two teenage boys on their walk  to school. It’s something I haven’t done in a while,  the walk I mean, they usually get dropped to school by car!   We laughed and…

malteser spidercookies plate

MALTESER “HALLOWEEN” SPIDER COOKIES


 The leaves are falling from the trees, the mornings are beginning to get frosty and all around us are hues of golden brown and beautiful reds.  Yes Autumn has finally arrived in all its golden glory. Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. I especially love all the “Tastes” it brings, cinnamon, ginger, toffee apples to name…

COCA COLA LOAF

COCA COLA LOAF WITH CARAMEL DRIZZLE


  Well it’s Friday night which usually means Movie Night in our House. Out of the blue three of my four kids are down with flu but are very content to play XBox in their bedrooms , while Mum (as in me) acts as “nursemaid”.  Mind you not even flu has managed stop them arguing so they can’t be that…

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RED VELVET RASPBERRY CUPCAKES


  When I was 15, I discovered “The Red Velvet Cake”.  With its stunning red colour and the scrumptious cream cheese filling, I thought it was the most sophisticated cake ever invented!!  I still do –  I never get tired of making it or eating it. So last week I wanted to make something special as a treat for my…

mini baileys cheesecake

MINI BAILEYS CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKES


  It’s  that time of year again, my absolute favorite, GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF aka GBBO time.  The only time when I take control of the TV remote. I don’t give two hoots what football match is on.  This is my hour for the next couple of weeks.  Every Wednesday I’ll make sure I have a special  GBBO treat ready.…

LEMONGRASS BLUEBERRY BUNDT L/S

LEMONGRASS & BLUEBERRY BUNDT


  Well last weekend was the best.  I got to spend it in TK-MAXX.  Ok I’m exaggerating a little. It was only a couple of hours on a Saturday, but I was on my own and I could spend as much time as I wanted to wander around on a little treasure hunt. Yes I did manage to find something…

l/g mini lemon cheesecake

Mini Lemon Meringue Pie Cheesecakes


 It’s the last Bank Holiday of the Summer here in Ireland AND of course its raining – typical Irish weather.  So to cheer my self up I’m making Mini Lemon Meringue Cheese Cakes. Lemon always reminds me of Summer and warmer days (I wish). How I wish we had proper  seasonal weather  – a Spring , Summer, Autumn, Winter –…

coffee mocha muffin landscape

MOCHA COFFEE MUFFIN


“A PARTY WITHOUT CAKE IS JUST A MEETING” – Julia Child     Coffee is one of my most absolute favorite things in the world. If I was asked just to bring three things to a desert island, they would be coffee, popcorn and my kindle. Yes  – I will put my hands up and admit  I am a coffee…

CHOCOLATE POPCORN CUPCAKE LANDSCAPE

CHOCOLATE POPCORN “CINEMA” CUPCAKES


  Well hello there, long time no see !!! I’ve been away for a while. I took a “blogging” break to update my Blog and Face Book Page. I gave it a complete make-over which I really  hope you like. I also kept away from social media which wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be – I  got…