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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.…

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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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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 –…

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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…

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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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Pair of custard cream cupcakes

CUSTARD CREAM CUPCAKES


Today I’m talking Custard Creams.  I’m sure there has been a packet or two in everybody’s biscuit tin at some point in time. I know a packet always finds its way into my weekly shop. These tiny little “sandwich” biscuits are so addictive and have started so many arguments in my family, always about “which biscuit”  is the king of…

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LEMON & LIME BABY BUNDT

LEMON & LIME “MOJITO” BABY BUNDTS


We’ve just said goodbye to Easter and all the chocolate that goes with it. What I really want now is something citrus and light , something Lemon would do the trick. Though I have a confession I did buy two Mars Easter Eggs yesterday in Tesco. In my defense they were reduced to one euro, and I did need them…

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STRAWBERRY & CREAM NUTELLA CUPCAKES


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


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


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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CADBURYS HEROES CHOCOLATE TRAY BAKE

CADBURY HEROES CHOCOLATE TRAY BAKE


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


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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Cranberry Christmas Fruit Cake

QUICK & EASY CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE


“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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strawberry yum yum

Lazy Sundays and Strawberry Yum Yum


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


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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