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STRAWBERRY & CREAM NUTELLA CUPCAKES

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Easter’s nearly here and the shop shelves are stocked with Easter Eggs of all types including the “infamous Cadbury’s Cream Eggs”. I was all set to do my traditional Easter Creme Egg Bake on Saturday, that is until I came across a box of Red Ruby Treasure  – the first of this years Keeling’s Irish Strawberries. The Irish Strawberry truly…

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St Pat's Lemon & Ricotta Rng cake

ST PATRICK’S DAY LEMON & RICOTTA RING CAKE

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Gosh it’s hard to believe St Patrick’s Day is nearly here, it only seems Christmas was last week.  Towns all over Ireland are looking greener than normal and my part of the world the lovely Co. Meath is looking particularly beautiful this week. The bunting is up, there’s a market in the square and my town is getting itself ready…

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Biscoff & Bread

BISCOFF, BANANA BREAD & COFFEE

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Are you a coffee or a tea person or maybe your neither like my son!  I can say with hand on heart that I am most definitely a coffee lover.  I  drink about 6 cups every day. It’s not too much I don’t think I know people who drink up to 10 cups but as long as I have my…

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Raspberry Bundt

Raspberry Pink Bundt Cake & “Taste Memories”

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A Taste Memory is what my eldest son calls the ” Raspberry Jammy Thumb print Cookies”   that I made the other day.  They remind him of his 8th birthday in particular – a birthday he had to share with his younger brother who was turning four. Their birthdays are actually a week apart but I thought I would do a…

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CADBURYS HEROES CHOCOLATE TRAY BAKE

CADBURY HEROES CHOCOLATE TRAY BAKE

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Well what has a Cadbury Heroes  Chocolate Tray Bake got to do with spring cleaning you may ask.  Well with No 1 on my New Years Resolution list the “Keep January Healthy” one already a “lost cause”,  between you & me that was never going to happen.  I decided to act on No 2 on my list –  spring clean…

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Raspberry & Muffin Loaf Facebook

RASPBERRY & CHOCOLATE “MUFFIN” LOAF

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After being totally “baked out “ over Christmas I took a little baking hiatus! It’s been over two weeks and to be completely honest I’m surprised I lasted this long,  but just because I wasn’t “baking”- I couldn’t stay away all together.   I have spent the past few weeks devising new recipes and doing some research into publishing a…

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Ferrero Rocher Gateaux

FERRERO ROCHER CHOCOLATE GATEAUX

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  Well that most definitely was a whirl wind Christmas!  All the planning and the excitement and its over so quickly. We have just finished off the last of the Christmas Ham in the Ryan House, and as for the Turkey, the turkey never made it to the oven!! Huge disaster it still hadn’t defrosted by Christmas Morning, so ended…

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Christmas Red Velvet Ring Cake

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It’s the middle of December. The tree is up and I’m sort of making headway  through the present list.  So I think it’s the perfect time to share this Christmas Red Velvet Ring Cake with you. There is something so christmassy about a  Red Velvet Cake and this time I’ve baked the cake in one of my favorite baking tins…

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CANDY CANE CAKE

“CANDY CANE” CAKE & VANILLA FROSTING

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I love everything to do with Christmas – the decorating, wrapping presents, old  b/w Christmas movies, but if you ask me what my most favorite thing is about Christmas – I would have to say it’s Christmas baking. Baking cookies with my now teenage kids is still top of the baking list, along with the baking of our Christmas pudding…

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Cranberry Christmas Fruit Cake

QUICK & EASY CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE

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“Hand Me Downs” and not the recipe version always caused uproar in my house when I was growing up, and it was no different with my own kids.  I was lucky as the eldest I didn’t suffer the “shame” but for my brothers there was no escape, they shared clothes, toys and football boots.. With four kids of my own…

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halloween basket cake

HALLOWEEN CANDY BASKET CAKE

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Happy Halloween or “Saimhain” in the Irish Language.   How quickly 2015 has gone.  I love this time of the year, the Autumn colours, and of course Halloween Baking  and all those flavours – pumpkin, toffee apple, cinnamon.   I can say hand on heart I love Halloween Baking  almost as much as Christmas Baking. We’ve just finished carving our…

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strawberry yum yum

Lazy Sundays and Strawberry Yum Yum

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After a few hectic days in London with my daughter Amy, this Sunday has definitely been a lazy Sunday but that still didn’t stop me baking a yummy strawberry cake or putting together a shorter than normal blog post! I needed  something quick and easy but delicious.   This Strawberry Yum Yum ticks all the boxes.  I always make this…

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rolo cupcake

ROLO CUPCAKES & FAMILY NIGHT

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Friday night has always been movie night in our family. It started out with just the hubbie and I and so began the Friday night ritual , heading to Xtra Vision to rent the DVD, arguing over what DVD, picking up the takeaway on the way home , which also involved an argument over what kind!!  It always ended up…

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jammy bun

ALL IN THE COOKING , JAMMY BUNS & BAKING MEMORIES

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I spent a couple of happy hours down memory lane yesterday thanks to a new “old” cookbook which I was lucky enough to be given to review  “All in the Cooking.” When I actually held this little gem in my hands and saw the familiar black & white cover the memories just came flooding back,  after school and weekends were…

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Pear & Berries Up-side down Cake

The Magic of a Pear & Berries Up-Side Down Cake

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Last Night my eldest Son sat us down to show us his new incredible ” Magic Card Trick“. Nine out of ten times these never ever work and the one time they do he thinks he’s the next Dynamo. His fascination with magic cards tricks knows no bounds, of course I blame his Nana for this. From the time he…

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Chocolate Orange & Salted

Tenerife & A Chocolate Orange Salted Caramel Tray Bake

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  Hands up who doesn’t like Chocolate Orange!! Well I can never say NO to anything chocolate in any shape or form, so hands up from me straight away. The first time I ever tasted anything “Chocolate Orange” was when I was eight years old. It was a “Terry’s Chocolate Orange”.  The reason that it stuck for ever in my…

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PEACH & BERRY DELIGHT

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I love comforting easy recipes the kind that are no mixer required, quick & easy and use what ever you have in your press or fridge. This Peach & Berry Delight is definitely  a slice of Summer in the middle of Winter. I noticed recently that most of my favorite recipes use tinned or frozen fruit  of one sort or…

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up-side Down Blueberry

Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

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One of the first things I ever baked in my Home Economics class in School was an Upside-Down Cake. An Upside-Down Pineapple cake to be exact, made with tinned pineapple slices and dotted with red cherries in the middle of the rings.. what a classic.  I think I must have made one every Sunday for dessert for about a year.…

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Turkish Brownie

Cadbury Turkish Brownies aka “Nana Mac’s Brownies”

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    I think there is most definitely a love/hate relationship regarding Turkish Delight especially in my house. My hubbie, myself and my daughter love it but the boys absolutely hate it. Which makes it more bizarre that they really love this particular brownie. There is always an argument between us Turkish Lovers which is the best Turkish Bar –…

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Raspberry & Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Raspberry & Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

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I love a simple recipe, one of those that uses up ingredients from what you have to hand in your press, fridge or freezer.  Thrown together in a few minutes, bakes fast and most important of all tastes delicious… Yep this Raspberry & Chocolate Buttermilk Cake is most definitely my kind of bake….. We all have our “Go To” recipes..…

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