Christmas, Let's chat

No Christmas decorations yet please!

Every year I'm amazed at how early the Christmas decorations are up and for sale in the local shops and I know many people absolutely love seeing them up, and I do too, but not in October. My personal rule is that although I can start thinking about and planning for Christmas, I don't want… Continue reading No Christmas decorations yet please!

Christmas, Let's chat, Life

100 Days to Christmas!

Can you believe it? Sounds crazy! Where has the year gone? But then again, it is still only September with a lot to look forward to before the year is out, but while driving to work today I heard one of the Talk Show hosts say it is 100 days to Christmas! My heart nearly… Continue reading 100 Days to Christmas!

Cake Sale / School Fete / Church Bazaar, Christmas, Fudge, Picnic, Tea Time

4-ingredient Chocolate Fudge

Fudge always goes down well, whether for school fétes, church bazaars, fund raisers or "just because...". This was one of those "just because" moments. The freedom of doing something simply because I can and want to is exhilarating and then of course, the simple joy of eating and sharing the fudge afterwards. You need to… Continue reading 4-ingredient Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate, Christmas, Slices, Sweets

Festive Christmas Log

Only one more sleep until Christmas! Looking for that last minute easy solution to a Christmas Pudding? This is it! I love this time of year but the older I get, there always seems to be so much to do and the Magic of Christmas can get lost among the To Do lists, year end… Continue reading Festive Christmas Log

Christmas, Dessert, Sauces

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Sauce

As far as Christmas goes, I still think home-made gifts are the best. None of us really has a fortune to spend on gifts and to be honest, are they truly appreciated? You might say that home-made presents may not be appreciated either, but for me, personally, I would far prefer something that someone has taken the… Continue reading Old-Fashioned Chocolate Sauce

Christmas, Slices

Christmas Nutty Fruit Slice

As a parent, it's hard watching your children grow up. Don't get me wrong, it's one of the most wonderful and rewarding adventures many of us will have the privilege to participate in, but standing by while watching them learn life's lessons is tough. This week one of my son's friends tricked him into doing… Continue reading Christmas Nutty Fruit Slice

Cakes, Christmas, Slices

Candy Cane Christmas Tree Brownies

I know it's only the last day of November, but with Christmas just around the corner and so many shops already bursting with decorations, I thought I might as well jump on the bandwagon and start sharing Christmas ideas. A number of friends have already put their trees up too, but I try to get… Continue reading Candy Cane Christmas Tree Brownies

Christmas, Sweet

Chocolate Peanut Cups

These chocolate peanut cups are to die for and anyone you share them with will think you're very clever, but I can promise you, they are so quick and easy I think you'll be surprised when you make them. I remember being incredibly impressed when a friend made something similar a year or so ago for… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Cups

Christmas, Dessert, Sweet

Strawberry Double Chocolate Christmas Mousse

Merry Christmas one and all! I can't quite believe it's already come and gone for another year. Time is whizzing by and I'm happy to say that while holidaying at home, I've been able to spend a lot of time in the kitchen baking, cooking and experimenting until I've literally been too tired to stand… Continue reading Strawberry Double Chocolate Christmas Mousse

Cakes, Christmas, Cupcakes, Fruit, Tea Time

Banana Caramel Cupcakes

Well, there are only two sleeps left until Christmas day and I'm sure my little one isn't the only one almost bursting with excitement. I've been meaning to get to a few bananas in the fruit basket, but as there is so much fruit on offer at this time of year, I went a little… Continue reading Banana Caramel Cupcakes