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HALLOWEEN-CHOCOLATE-MUD-CAKE

HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATE MUD CAKE


  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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milky bar cheesecake

MILKY BAR WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE


  I was thinking about making a White Chocolate Raspberry Tart this weekend, but a “special request” was put in at the last minute by my 17-year-old middle son – “would I please make something with Milky Bar Chocolate”. Milky bar chocolate, now that brings back some memories – gosh we haven’t had that in the house in a long…

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PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CUPCAKES

EASY & DELICIOUS PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CUPCAKES


  Pineapple Upside Down Cake has always been a classic in my house and evokes great memories of many special occasions. My Mum made one for nearly every family occasion, birthdays, christenings, funerals. You would always find my Mum’s special Pineapple Upside Down Cake somewhere on the table. I love this cake as much as I did in my childhood …

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STRAWBERRY MOCHA CUPCAKES


  Everyone who knows me will say without any hesitation that I am a coffee addict.  I cannot function without at least 5 cups during the day and please don’t even say good morning until I have had my morning cuppa Lol.  I’m first in line at my local Starbucks or Costa when any new flavour coffee drinks are released.…

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apricot & cream sponge tray bake

APRICOT & CREAM SPONGE TRAY-BAKE


Well about 5 days ago this yellow looking ball appeared in the skies over Ireland lol  –  Yes the Sun has finally made a long waited appearance and he brought a beautiful blue sky with him and temperatures of up to 25C in some parts of the country. Believe me this is a rare occurrence in this part of the…

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cornflake oat cookies

CORNFLAKE OAT COOKIES


  Hello everyone!  Hope your all having a great weekend.  Who would believe we are nearly 1/2 way through the year already & still know sign of the weather improving not in this part of the world anyway!  What an earth happen to spring this year? Mother Nature must be in a very bad mood lol The sun had made…

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mini easter egg cheese cakes

MINI EASTER EGG CHEESECAKES


  Well is everybody well and truly had their fill of Easter Eggs?  I say yes absolutely but my kids say no lol. It seems that Easter began very early this year, in this country anyway.  I remember seeing Easter Eggs in the shops two days after Christmas, before the New Year had even begun. I will admit to buying…

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CAPPUCCINO COFFEE LOAF

CAPPUCCINO COFFEE LOAF


  So Winter made a second appearance (with a vengeance) in Ireland on the first day of Spring. So typically Irish. We are completely snowed in and the country is in shutdown!  So what to do when you have a “snow day” BAKE of course, and this Cappuccino Coffee Loaf is the perfect bake for a snow day. As well…

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Ferrero Rocher Gateaux

FERRERO ROCHER CHOCOLATE GATEAUX


      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,…

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red velvet ring cake

Christmas Red Velvet Ring Cake


  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…

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christmas cupcake shoes

CHRISTMAS CUPCAKE SHOES


    Jingle Bells and all that jazz, can you believe it’s just over 2 weeks the Christmas!!  These past few weeks have flown in. I’ve just managed to finish the Christmas decorations in time for the 8th December which is always my latest. We now have 6 Christmas Trees.  YES, that’s not a mistype I definitely mean 6.  My…

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candycane mint chocolate cake

“CANDY CANE” CAKE & VANILLA FROSTING


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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GINGERBREAD CHOCOLATE BROWNIES


  Hello NOVEMBER!!!  Who can believe it, it seems only a few months ago I was taking down my Christmas Decorations now I’m getting ready to put them back up. Yes seriously, they go back up this weekend and when I say we I mean my Son Adam aka Mr Elf who is Chief Christmas Decorator and already in Christmas…

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spooky Halloween muffins

SPOOKY HALLOWEEN MUFFINS


  “Disclaimer : I was provided with this product for review, all opinions expressed are my own.”   Happy Halloween everyone –  only one more day to go! We LOVE Halloween in our house and look forward to our family Halloween Traditions – HORROR MOVIE & HALLOWEEN TREATS and now that two of the kids are older (sorry Andy and…

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halloween gingerbread mummies collage

HALLOWEEN GINGERBREAD MUMMIES


  Who can resist a Gingerbread? Certainly not me! I’m very fond of the chocolate dipped Gingerbread Man that they sell in my local cafe, delicious with one of their special Autumn Lattes! This recipe is just as good as the cafe ones! I promise. It’s my favorite gingerbread recipe. I have used it since my kids were small.  They…

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trick or treat cake

HALLOWEEN CANDY BASKET CAKE


Happy Halloween or “Saimhain” in the Irish Language.   How quickly 2017 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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