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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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 –…

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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…

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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…

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