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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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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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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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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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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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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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malteser spidercookies plate

MALTESER “HALLOWEEN” SPIDER COOKIES

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 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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mini baileys cheesecake

MINI BAILEYS CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKES

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  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

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  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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coffee mocha muffin landscape

MOCHA COFFEE MUFFIN

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“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

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  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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oreo muffin loaf

Chocolate Oreo Muffin Loaf

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You know that packet of Oreo Biscuits in your press the one with the first two missing?  I’m sure I’m not the only one who has a sneaky biscuit or two when no ones looking! Well I have a delicious Oreo Muffin recipe that can make these little black beauties into something absolutely scrumptious.  I’m going for a complete “Cinderella”…

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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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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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