Super Easy Chocolate and Vanilla Mix Muffins

Chocolate and Vanilla Muffins

It’s confession time. These muffins didn’t exactly turn out the way I had planned. I wasn’t even going to blog them but then my husband said that they were “the best muffins you’ve ever made”.    Well, I’ve made a lot of cakes in my time, and he has eaten even more, so this is high…

My Cranberry Mince Pies Recipe (Make My Day Creative)

Cranberry Mince Pies

There are some things which tend to divide people into two camps.  Mince pies are one of them, with a surprising amount saying they don’t like them! Personally I love a good mince pie, and this year I’m on a mission to convert those of you who think you don’t like them. I think what…

All labeled up

How to Make Jam

I had a great time at my local pick your own this weekend, which resulted in 22 jars of jam!  Not bad for a day’s work.  If you have one near you, I would recommend checking it out because you can get great fruit at great prices, and it’s fun too! We skipped the strawberries…

Yummy :)

Brandy and Chocolate Muffins

I love chocolate muffins and this variation is a good one; it includes brandy but you could omit this if you prefer alcohol free.  Just use some water to soak the fruit and for the glaze instead. Only 5 muffins left by the time I got my camera out, so they went pretty quick! (Only…

Ready in 10 minutes

Quick and Easy Salmon

I love salmon.  Unbelievably it is currently half the price of chicken at my local supermarket, and since it is also quicker to cook we have been eating a lot more fish recently! Here’s a dish I do fairly often as it is quick and pretty healthy too (if you miss out the butter)… Recipe (serves…

No pictures of the inside of this one... it didn't last long enough!

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Confession time:  this recipe is not actually mine!  I tweaked the original (from Green and Blacks Chocolate Recipes) by using regular dark chocolate, rather than Maya Gold (orange and spices flavoured) simply because I also had strawberries to serve on the side, and I thought plain would work better.  It turned out amazing and so…

Too good to eat?

Easter Bunting Cake

I love this coffee and walnut cake.  It’s a Delia Smith recipe, and I’ve made it many times as it always turns out gorgeous!  If you can’t eat nuts, try substituting milk choc chips. This year I have decided to make this cake for Easter and decorate it accordingly.  I don’t often go in for…

Ready to eat

Chocolate Loaf with Prunes and Choc Chips

Yes, I’ve been baking again.  I couldn’t help myself!  Chocolate cake is too easy and tasty to resist. I have made this loaf cake before and it went down very well with some friends, but unfortunately I didn’t write down what I did.  So this time I kept track of how much of everything I…