Our Christmas Day..

Hoping you all have had a lovely Christmas day? We have been having a great time. Too much food, not much sleep, lots excitement and quality family time together. Even snow on Boxing day made it just that bit extra special!!

So many fun things have happen over the last few days which really do feel like weeks. Husband and children all home with time off work, school and university. Family visits, baking party cakes, Christmas day and opening presents. Christmas dinner, parents visiting for tea, more food, tasty cakes and drinks. Boxing day out for a party lunch at my mum and dads. More amazing food and cakes and home before the snow arrived. Snow came. Straight out at night to play in the snow in-case it disappeared by morning. More party food. Out to the park in the snow. Walking 3 miles to the shops for a spot of sale shopping. More snowy walks. 2 and a half miles walk around the woods to make the most of the snow. Sit down, heat on, feet up, nice cup of tea, more chocolate!!...

This is my catch up! What have you all been up to?

Sharing our Christmas eve through to Christmas day pictures today...


A present for Santa and Rudolph...



Now I really do need to get back to the gym, the weight is starting to creep on!! but it is still so cold, snowy and icy outside when it is lovely and warm inside..

Linking up with Jamie over at ~

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15 Trifle And Desserts In Glasses Ideas To Make At Christmas...


Just planning party food and treats as it is my sons 18th birthday this Friday. We are having a family party on Sunday and I am thinking of Christmas treats to make. I love to make trifle and creamy, fruity, nutty or any desserts in glasses.

 What's not to like?

Love the adult ones to with a little alcohol added ...
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Gallo Family Vineyards Summer Rosé Canapé Cakes...


Gallo Family Vineyards Summer Rosé Canapé Cakes
  • Preparation time: 40 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 12
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Easy Pizza Muffins


My kids love having pizza muffins every Friday at school so I decided to surprise them and make lots of yummy pizza muffins at home to share. These pizza are great for party food too...
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Cauliflower Cheese And Ham Tart...


Serves 6 lunch portions
Prep Time 15 mins
Cooking time 45 mins
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Mince Pies...


Mince Pies with a crumbly twist! ...yum, yum...
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Pumpkin Cookies And Toffee Apples...


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Halloween Chocolate Pots...


Kids will love these simple chocolate pots with spooky tombstone cookies for Halloween
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Creepy Halloween Cupcakes...


Fancy making some fun Creepy Cupcakes with the children for Halloween?
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Cake Pops...



I thought you had to have a cake pop maker to make cake pops, not with this recipe!!How sweet are these cake pops...
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Chocolate Brownies : Childrens Party Cakes...


With 4 children its always like a party here, and that is just at dinner time. Today's guest post is how about trying some tasty Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies?
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Tiered Strawberry Jelly And Custard...


Favourite combo ...

 Bring back childhood memories of jelly and custard with these fun looking two tone jellies, a clear fresh tasting strawberry jelly flavoured with cranberry and raspberry juice then topped with a second creamy custard layer.
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Mini Rainbow Jellies : Great For Childrens Birthday Party...


These tiny jellies are just three bites big, so perfect for a children’s birthday party. Make them in plastic shot glasses that can be easily picked up in the supermarket and you won’t even have to wash them afterwards, simply throw them out.
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Peachy Keens And My youngest Boy Turns 10...


Last night we let my son pick somewhere special to go for dinner as one of his treats for his 10th birthday which is today ( Happy Bithday Son x) . He pick Peachy Keens in Nottingham an all you can eat multi-cuisine buffet ( with all you can eat treat too :))  It just happens to be one of his mum and dads favourite places to go on a rare date night, so he had not yet got around to trying but knew they had a great selection of  yummy food and cakes!!
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Rainbow Rocky Road Cupcakes...


I made these rainbow rocky road cupcakes as something to keep the children's energy levels up when running around in the snow this weekend. This recipe made 34 cupcake sized bun so you could half the recipe or make a big batch up for children's party's. Found some rainbow drops in a shop a few weeks back, not seen these in ages so had to try something with them!!you can replace the rainbow drops for rice krispies.

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Meringue Topped Mince Pies ...


This twist on the traditional mince pie recipe includes a light, fluffy meringue top.
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Sausage And Tomatoes Envelopes ...


Makes 12

You will need 

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Party Food Ideas ...


Garner’s Pickle and Mackerel/Smoked Salmon Bites
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Parmesan-Pesto Cheese Straws ...


Cooking Time: 30 - 45 mins

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Chicken Liver Pate with Blackberry Chutney...


Impress your friends : Chicken Liver Pate with Blackberry Chutney /  Brandied chicken liver pate with quick cook blackberry and red onion chutney

Making your own party canapés needn’t be fiddly. The pate can be made in less than 15 minutes the day before then simply spread on toasted ciabatta and topped with a little watercress and a spoonful of this very moreish blackberry chutney.

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