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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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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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homemade Hobnob-biscuits

CHOCOLATE COATED HOBNOB BISCUITS

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  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…

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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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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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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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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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CREAM EGG NEST CAKE

CADBURYS CREAM EGG CHOCOLATE “NEST” CAKE

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Well Easter is finally here, and all the chocolate goodness that goes with it. The shops are full to the brim with so many chocolate eggs in all sizes and flavours.  I think Tayto even brought out a cheese & onion flavour one this year!!  My son put in a special request for that one!! Easter wouldn’t be Easter in…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Strawberry Oreo fudge Cake

Strawberry & Cream Oreo Fudge Cake

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We’ve just passed Mid Summers Day June 21st and slowly  coming near the end of “strawberry month”, so it’s the perfect time to share another strawberry recipe with you a “Strawberry & Cream Oreo Fudge Cake” an absolutely delicious mouthful. Strawberries & Cream are always a scrumptious partnership, once called the food of the gods and of course the symbol…

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