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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

7 Canape Ideas...

We love party snacks, canapes and nibbles. 

Perfect for parties, weekend teas time treats and Christmas.

Today I am sharing some party ideas. Starting with these fun Tomato Pops.

7 Canape Ideas...

10 Christmas Treats To Bake With The Kids..

My children break up from school at lunch today then it is a few weeks off for Christmas!! Yeah..

Today I am sharing 10 Christmas Treats To Bake With The Kids. 

Some fun ideas to keep the children busy over the next few days and pass some time on before Christmas. 

Monday, 19 December 2016

Turkey, Fennel Seed and Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage Cheese Parcels...

Turkey, Fennel Seed and Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage Cheese Parcels.  By Lee Westcott for Davidstow®.

If you’re looking for festive finger food to wow your guests with over Christmas, and use up any leftovers from Christmas Day, then my recipe for turkey, fennel seed and Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage cheddar parcels is perfect for you.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Quince, Orange And Chestnut Chutney With Davidstow® Cheddar...

Quince, Orange and Chestnut Chutney with Davidstow® cheddar. This is a great festive chutney that pairs well with Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage and Davidstow® 18 Month Extra Mature cheddar. Make the chutney well in advance to when you’d like to use it as it develops in flavour as the weeks go by.


5 Holiday Cookies...

Today I am sharing 5 Holiday Cookies ideas for you to try out and bake with the children.

We love cookies here; especially when they have just been cooked and are still slightly warm from the oven.


Delicious Yule Log Dairy And Gluten Free...

Looking for some Gluten Free Christmas Ideas? If so, you have come to the right place then 😼.

Today I have a Delicious Yule Log. Dairy and Gluten Free.

The basics:

Preparation Time: 40 mins (including filling and decoration)

Cooking Time: 15-18 mins

Serves/Makes: 8 slices Made using: Delicious Alchemy Gluten and Dairy Free Vanilla Sponge Cake Mix.


Saturday, 17 December 2016

5 Holiday Salads...

The Christmas holidays are always a time for eating; more eating and then even more eating!! The best thing about time off from the usual routine though; isn't it!?

I love eating party food and especially mixing in some salads. Today I am sharing 5 healthier options to eat between the mince pies. 


Fruit And Nut Stuffing Bake..

Fancy making some Fruit And Nut Stuffing Bake?

Serves: 4-6

Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes

Product: Pyrex Asimetria rectangular roaster 35x27 cm


Friday, 16 December 2016

Bramley, Cranberry And Rosewater Jelly With Davidstow® Cheddar...

Today I am sharing a tasty looking cheeseboard idea that is perfect for sharing at Christmas. Bramley, Cranberry and Rosewater Jelly with Davidstow® cheddar.

 This winter themed jelly pairs perfectly with Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage and Davidstow® 18 Month Extra Mature cheddar and can be made and stored well in advance for the busy Christmas period.


Thursday, 15 December 2016

6 Trifle Recipes To Try Out : Perfect For Christmas...

I love to make trifles recipes up and trying different ones out. Especially at Christmas

Trifles are such a tradition in my family. My Mum use to make them for anyone's birthday or for any celebrations when I was little. My Grandma always use to love making them up for us all at Christmas too. 


Sunday, 11 December 2016

10 Yummy Cakes To Try Out..

Christmas is coming so what better reason to make and eat yummy cakes? 

Do you like to plan ahead and try and find the perfect cake recipes before you need them; like me?

Are you looking for a cake recipe that stands out for your dinner or Christmas parties? 

Looking for a cake to share with family at the weekends. Or just love cake as much a I DO!?

Today I am sharing 10 yummy cake recipes to try out and impress you friends and family with.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

9 Christmas Dinner Sides Recipes..

Little side foods on our Christmas dinner make it all the more special. 🎄

For us Christmas dinner is the best meal of they year. It has to have all our favourite things on it. Also it has to have Brussels, even though I hate them!! 😁😁

Today I am sharing 9 Christmas side recipes that you can add to your Christmas dinner.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Holiday Mulled Cranberry Juice...

Fancy making some mulled cranberry juice over the holidays?


Sunday, 4 December 2016

Ian Cumming’s Merry Berry Steam Pudding...

Fancy trying Ian Cumming’s Merry Berry Steam Pudding out?

A blueberry steamed pudding oozing with a cranberries and cordial topping.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Goats Cheese Crostini...

Hosting this Christmas?

 Impress your guests with these bite-size treats:

Serves 12

Preparation time: 15 min

No cooking

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Christmas Cupcakes...

Christmas cupcakes: Not everyone is a fan of fruit cake or mince pies, these light coconut cakes speckled with jewel like ruby raspberries make a great alternative and can even be made in advance and frozen ready iced but without the raspberry and holly decoration. Simply defrost at room temp for 2-3 hours before finishing.

Great for all ages

Makes 12

Prep: 35 minutes
Cook: 15-18 minutes


Friday, 25 November 2016

Homemade Mince Pies...

Homemade Mince Pies. Homemade mincemeat is absolutely delicious and this version is very quick and simple to make. The mincemeat and pastry recipe can also be used to make a large tart, which works very well as a Christmas dessert served with ginger ice cream or brandy flavoured crème anglaise.


Sunday, 20 November 2016

Branston Turkey Nachos..

Love Christmas dinner and Nachos?

Today I am sharing a dish you could make for your Christmas night tea with any leftover Turkey from your dinner. 

A sharing dish that’s perfect for family time this season.

Serves six

Preparation time: 5min

Cooking time: 10min

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Gluten Free Festive Fruity Mincemeat Puddings..

Ae you following a Gluten Free Diet? If so today I have some yummy Gluten Free Festive Fruity Mincemeat Puddings to share with you. (Dairy + Gluten Free). Delicious individual spiced sponge puddings with a festive fruity mincemeat topping.


Serves: 10 individual puddings ❄
Prep Time: 15 mins ❄
Cooking Time: 20 mins ❄


Monday, 5 September 2016

Skinny Tiramisu...

Introducing Canderel Sugarly Festive Skinny Tiramisu.

Why miss out on this Italian treat!

Serves 4 | Prep 20 mins | Cook 30 mins

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