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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Fruity Cocktail Trifles....

Me and my husband love trifles and I would say ...These are the best I've made so far!!So yummy...

Weekend Blog Hop..

Hello and welcome to the weekend blog hop a time to find new blogs and new follower ...

Friday, 30 December 2011

Fitness Fridays : New Year Plans...

This months fitness plans didn't really happen.Been a busy month getting everything ready for Christmas,buying Christmas food and drink early and eating and drinking them,then having to buy again!...

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Creative Thursday....

This is the last ever Creative Thursday posted today and we will re-posted next Thursday lasting for 10 day though out the Christmas Holidays.

We love this hop so much we have decide to change it to Creative Mondays.Starting from Monday 2nd January 2012 each Monday the hop will be started and the linky will be open until Sunday night so you have all week to pop back and link up with us.

Hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thoughts this is a hop to share fun thing's you have been doing and you can link as many posts as you like as long as it something creative.All welcome wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and we hope you will join us in the New Year....

This week I've been making Christmas Cupcakes....

  • 115g Butter at room Temperature
  • 115g Caster sugar
  • 115g Self raising flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • Few drops green food colouring
  • Few drops orange extracts

For icing
  • 200g Soft cheese spread
  • 300g Icing sugar
  • Half a teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 Tablespoon of milk
  • Few drops of green food colouring
  • Christmas sprinkles

  •  Pre-heat oven to 180c.
  • Place 12 muffin cases in a muffin backing tray.
  • Put the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add  a little flour then one egg at a time will a little flour added to each then mix the remaining flour in.
  • Add the milk food colouring and orange extracts.
  • Place the mixture into the muffin cases and cook for around 20  minutes until well risen.
  • Leave to cool completely.
  • Beat the cheese spread and the icing sugar together until all mixed in.
  • Add the milk, food colouring and orange extract and mix well.
  • Place in a icing bag and swirl around the buns.
  • Add sprinkles and place in refrigerator to set....

Creamy Chickpea And Coriander Soup....

Serves 4


Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Bulgur Wheat Stuffed Tomatoes....

A delicious tasting vegetarian dish, that only needs a fresh salad as an accompaniment.

Tomatoes are packed with vitamins and antioxidants and by using the juices and pulp in the recipe, none of these are going to waste.


Wordless Wednesday : Diet Starts Tomorrow ???.....


Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Welcome To Wednesdays Last Blog Hop And New Changes For 2012....

Creative Thursday is Changing to Creative Mondays but open all week...

Monday, 26 December 2011

Music Monday : Whats Your Favourite Song Of 2011?

This is the last Music Monday,new changes to all my blog hops Here


Sunday, 25 December 2011

Welcome To The Weekend Christmas Hop...

Hello and welcome to the weekend blog hop a time to find new blogs and new follower ...

Friday, 23 December 2011

Next’s New Shoe And Fitness Collection In Collaboration with Davina McCall..

3 of my favourite hobbies are running buying shoes and eating cakes.Come the new year one of these will have to go.Reluctantly its going to have to be cake, which will hopefully make way for my new fitness regime.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Good Natured Banoffee Pie Pots....

The new Ban-tastic Bananas from Good Natured are grown using only natural predators (good bugs) to control pests (bad bugs) and disease, so you can be sure that the range is grown in harmony with Mother Nature and free from pesticide residue.


Apple and Pear Crumble....

Simple fruit filling, the crumble topping is made from the Jordans Honey Country Crisp and honey, and served with silky soft cinnamon cream...


Billington’s Orange and Cranberry Mini Christmas Loaf....


New Blog Hop Button...


Wordless Wednesday New Button....


New Day For 2012


Christmas Pudding Whoopie Pies....


Sunday, 18 December 2011


Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus 1 hour chilling time

Cooking time: 10 minutes


Coffee Chicken with a hint of smoked paprika....


Douwe Egberts Coffee Sticky Toffee Pudding...


Chocolate Macaroon filled with Milk Chocolate Ganache....


Creamy Lincolnshire Sausage and Apple Hot Pot....

A great winter hotpot for all the family...

The creamy sauce is an ideal way to disguise the recommended daily vegetable allowance!


Tandoori Roast Duck with Yoghurt and Sweet Potato Gratin

Keeping your guests warm and satisfied, this superb dish is well worth the prep!


Lemon and Basil Prawn Cocktail Canapés with a Yoghurt and Sun Blush Tomato Dressing...

A fab twist on the traditional Prawn Cocktail often served on Christmas Day. Serve these canapés when guests arrive to whet their appetite for what’s to come!


Luxury Bread Sauce....

A great classic British sauce. Beautifully creamy, it’s the perfect accompaniment to chicken or turkey.


Christmas Eggnog....


Silent Sunday...


Pecan and Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls from Lotte Duncan....

Difficulty : Intermediate

Prep time : 40 mins

Cook time : ¼ hr

Serves › 16


Andy's Bates’s Maple-Glazed Ham

Difficulty : Intermediate

Prep time : ¼ hr

Cook time : ½ hr

Serves : 10


Saturday, 17 December 2011

Saturday Is Caption Day! ...

Now it's up to you to think of a caption.....


Welcome To The Weekend....

Hello and welcome to the weekend blog hop a time to find new blogs and new follower ...


Spinach and Smoked Salmon Eggs Royale With Pumpkin Seeds...

This colourful, healthy and tasty brunch idea can be part prepared ahead of time and then be ready in moments.

Prepare and cook the tomatoes and the pumpkin seeds the day or evening before and you’re ready to go.

House Chai...



Christmas Cranberry And Clementine Sauce...


Cornish Rum Nickys...


Cornish Crackler Cheese Straws...

Serves 16 large straws or 22 small


Fruit Juice Cocktails....

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