AUNT BIDDY’S CARROT CAKE TRAY BAKE

  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…

M&M’s CHOCOLATE FUDGY SQUARES

  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…

UPSIDE-DOWN APPLE SPONGE

    “An apple a day keeps the Doctor away, do you remember that saying”. I still use it to this day, it really annoys my kids, but still doesn’t stop them from going through more than  30 apples per week ! Don’t get me started on Bananas . I’m sure my local supermarket thinks…

APPLE-CRUMBLE MUFFINS WITH FRESH WHIPPED CREAM

  So today I’m talking muffins!!!  I never expected to write this recipe up as a post, (which is why I don’t have many photo’s) but these Apple-Crumble Muffins were so delicious  that it would be shame not share the recipe. The unexpected, spur of the moment bakes always turn out to be the best,…

BOURBON-BISCUIT BROWNIES

  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…

TIRAMISU CUPCAKES

  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…

BAILEYS & MALTESERS CHEESECAKE

  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…

THE MOST INDULGENT CADBURY CREME-EGG CUPCAKES

  Well there is no escaping the fact that Easter is fast upon us!.. The shops are brimming to the top with every kind of Easter egg under the sun INCLUDING  and I kid you not a cheese one. Check out this  CHEASTER EGG now available in Iceland supermarkets. That is most definitely not on…

FUDGY CHOCOLATE AVOCADO-BROWNIE with SWEET POTATO CHOC FROSTING

  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…

CHOCOLICIOUS “TERRY’S CHOCOLATE-ORANGE MUFFINS

  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…

“LEMONICIOUS” LEMON & POPPY SEED MUFFINS

  Well it’s the middle of February all ready, St Valentines Day has been & gone and I’ve had my fill of chocolate for this week! I need something special to brighten up a rainy gloomy Friday and there is only ONE thing that can do that for me –  Zingy and Zesty LEMON.  Yes,most…

GET THAT CHRISTMAS FEELING WITH COCA COLA CUPCAKES

  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…

EASY-BAKE CUPCAKES & CHOCOLATE TREATS – MY NEW FREE eBOOK

Hi everybody, hope your week is going well and you have survived all the Black Friday Madness.  Black Friday is a very recent phenomenon here in Ireland but has really taken off in recent times. The shops are trying to outdo each other with offers sometimes to good to be true but that hasn’t stopped…

YUMMY CHRISTMAS “ICE CREAM” CONE CAKES

  Four weeks to the big day and so the Christmas countdown has officially begun. It seems like only yesterday we were putting the decorations up in the attic.  Next week all the boxes will come down and someone named (Adam)  will have to sit down and spend hours unravelling all the Christmas lights.  So…

MINI VICTORIA SPONGE CUPCAKES – THE ULTIMATE TEA-TIME TREAT

  Well, I hope everyone had a great Halloween and ate their fill of chocolate and Halloween treats.  My kids are all in their late teens now, so going out “trick or treating” is a thing of the past for us.  I still had bucket loads of sweets and little baking treats for the young…

NUTELLA & CHOCOLATE SPIDER CUPCAKES

  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…