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Friday, 23 December 2016

101 Sandwich Fillings - For Your Christmas Parties..


Sometime you can not quickly think what to put on your sandwiches when your in a rush. You might have plenty of different filling in and around your kitchen to make the perfect sandwiches too!!!

 Here is a quick list of some of our favourite filling for kids to adults, all ages really. A perfect list to keep handy for when you have an unexpected visitor arrives or if you are planning a party.


Only 2 thing you have to deiced is hot or cold and what kind of bread/cob/pitta to use !?



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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Gluten Free Vanilla Cheesecake...


Looking for a Gluten Free Vanilla Cheesecake recipe?

Nothing says party like cheesecake – especially when it’s gluten free! Super simple and absolutely delicious, this refreshing dessert is even tastier when topped with mixed berries.


Serves: 8 people Prep Time: 5-10 mins

Cooking Time: 20-22 mins
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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...
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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.
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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.


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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. 


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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Cavolo Nero, Cranberry & Prawn Cocktail...


Fancy shaking up your usual prawn cocktail recipe and adding some Cavolo Nero and Cranberry sauce into you next one?


Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes

Serves 4


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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Maple Glazed Cocktail Nuts...


Winter Warmers: Maple Glazed Cocktail Nuts...

How yummy!!




Ingredients:
  • 100g cup almonds
  • 50g pecans
  • 50g peanuts
  • 50g cashews
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. Stevia or your preferred sweetener
  • Salt to taste

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Christmas Maple Pudding, Maple Butterscotch Sauce...


Fancy making this Christmas Maple Pudding, Maple Butterscotch Sauce?


Serves 10


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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Baked Eggnog Cheesecake, Ginger And Maple Crust...


Fancy making a Baked Eggnog Cheesecake,  with a Ginger And Maple Crust?


Cheesecakes are one of my favourite treats alone side brownies, how yummy!!


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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.
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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
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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Persimon® and Pomegranate Pavlova Star..


Persimon® and Pomegranate Pavlova Star. This gorgeous meringue dessert is made with whisked egg whites and caster sugar, piped or spread out into a star shape. It’s slowly baked, then topped with whipped cream, sliced Spanish Persimon® and pomegranate seeds.

Perfect for a dinner parties, Christmas or a weekend treat.


Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours 
Serves: 6
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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.

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

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Saturday, 29 October 2016

10 Creepy Halloween Recipes...


Trick or Treat!?

This year my children will be staying indoors for Halloween. Or so they have said up to yet. They say "they are to old for going out trick or treating now." They have not even been in the Halloween box in the garage yet, so I think they have their minds set!! 

Also they don't like the idea of the Killer Clown pranks that have been going around the UK!! 


We are staying indoors this year where it is nice and warm, yeah!! I will be making them some nice  Halloween treats!!

How about you!? Anything fun planned?

Here is 10 creepy Halloween recipes you could try out over this weekend?
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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Double Decker Freakshake Minicakes...


Fancy making some Double Decker Freakshake Minicakes?

Makes 24


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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Double Decker Cookie Sandwiches..


How yummy do these Double Decker Cookie Sandwiches look!?

(Makes 20)

SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS :Contains gluten (wheat), milk, nuts, egg, soya. Does NOT contain gelatin or alcohol.


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Saturday, 15 October 2016

Irish Coffee Layer Cake...


Fancy making this : Irish coffee layer cake?

Preparation time:25 minutes
Cooking time:30 minutes
Total time:55 minutes

Serves: Makes 12 slices

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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Christmas Pudding & Sherry Cheesecake..


It's never too early for  thinking of getting your Christmas recipes sorted; right? Today I have this yummy Christmas Pudding & Sherry Cheesecake to share. Perfect for a dinner date, special treat or party...

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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Carrot Cake..


Fancy making this yummy Carrot Cake? Our carrot cake recipe is light and moist with a creamy cheese and yogurt frosting.

Makes: 1 cake 

Serving: 6 – 8 slices

Preparation time: 30 mins 
Cooking time: 50 mins

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