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nutella-swirl banana muffins

Nutella-Swirl Banana Muffins

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  What do you do with a bunch of ripe bananas sitting in the fruit bowl, – you know those ones that are a bit black that the kids won’t touch – Make Banana Muffins of course. Fair warning though, this is NO ordinary Banana muffin.  As well as being sweet and fruity with all the goodness of 3 mashed…

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carrot cake tray bake

AUNT BIDDY’S CARROT CAKE TRAY BAKE

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  When I was developing the recipe for my Carrot Cake Tray Bake, I knew I was going to name it after my Great Aunt Biddy – not because it was her recipe but because it was definitely inspired by her memory!     Carrots and I have had love/hate relationship since I was very young and when I say…

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m&m's oat squares

M&M’s CHOCOLATE FUDGY SQUARES

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  It’s the last Bank Holiday of the Summer – and yet again the grey clouds have been looming all day!! We did have plans for a family drive up to Cavan Lakes, but by the time  everyone (the kids) fell out of bed and got breakfast it was late afternoon. They were up late into the night playing Mario…

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up-side down apple sponge

UPSIDE-DOWN APPLE SPONGE

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    “An apple a day keeps the Doctor away, do you remember that saying”. I still use it to this day, it really annoys my kids, but still doesn’t stop them from going through more than  30 apples per week ! Don’t get me started on Bananas . I’m sure my local supermarket thinks I have a couple of…

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Apple -Crumble Muffin

APPLE-CRUMBLE MUFFINS WITH FRESH WHIPPED CREAM

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  So today I’m talking muffins!!!  I never expected to write this recipe up as a post, (which is why I don’t have many photo’s) but these Apple-Crumble Muffins were so delicious  that it would be shame not share the recipe. The unexpected, spur of the moment bakes always turn out to be the best, don’t you think?  Much like…

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bourbon-biscuit brownies

BOURBON-BISCUIT BROWNIES

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  Well it’s here at last the brand new season of Game Of Thrones!!  Season 7  – Episode 1  debuts tonight .  Yes it’s definitely going to be a late one BUT so worth it. My daughter Amy & I have been binge watching S1-6 over the past month in preparation for tonight’s premier which is on at 2AM our…

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TIRAMISU-CUPCAKES

TIRAMISU CUPCAKES

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  In need of a coffee “pick-me-up” !!  Then look no further, I have the perfect RECIPE for you.  It’s boozy, laced with strong dark coffee, topped with mascarpone and a dusting of cocoa. Hey, I know what you’re thinking it’s Tiramisu – that really delicious Italian Dessert and yes, your absolutely right, but not in it’s usual “traditional” form.  This…

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BAILEYS & MALTESERS CHEESECAK

BAILEYS & MALTESERS CHEESECAKE

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  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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creme-egg easter cupcakes

THE MOST INDULGENT CADBURY CREME-EGG CUPCAKES

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  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…

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fudgy chocolate avocado brownie

FUDGY CHOCOLATE AVOCADO-BROWNIE with SWEET POTATO CHOC FROSTING

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  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…

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choc-orange-muffins

CHOCOLICIOUS “TERRY’S CHOCOLATE-ORANGE MUFFINS

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  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…

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LEMONICIOUS- LEMON POPPYSEED -MUFFINS GROUP

“LEMONICIOUS” LEMON & POPPY SEED MUFFINS

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  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…

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coca-cola -chocolate- cupcakes-christmas

GET THAT CHRISTMAS FEELING WITH COCA COLA CUPCAKES

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  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…

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christmas-ice-cream-comes-landscape

YUMMY CHRISTMAS “ICE CREAM” CONE CAKES

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

RASPBERRY & CRANBERRY “MULLED WINE” UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

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  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- CUPCAKE

NUTELLA & CHOCOLATE SPIDER CUPCAKES

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  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 creamcheese loaf

BLACKBERRY & GINGER CREAM CHEESE LOAF

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  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

HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATE MUD CAKE

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  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

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  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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