GINGERBREAD CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

  Hello SEPTEMBER!!!  Who can believe it, it seems only a few months ago I was taking down my Christmas Decorations now I’m ALREADY thinking about this year’s Halloween & Christmas Baking!!! Speaking of baking wait till you meet my new Brownie Friends.  DO you LOVE Chocolate Brownies & Gingerbread?  Well get your Aprons on…

RASPBERRY & CRANBERRY “MULLED WINE” UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

  So here we are, November all ready and the countdown to Christmas has begun in earnest. The shops are decked out in all their Christmas finery and playing Christmas music non-stop.  I was shocked to hear today that Santa will be arriving next week in my local shopping centre, yes for real!!  He comes…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

CADBURYS CREAM EGG CHOCOLATE “NEST” CAKE

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!!…

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…

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…