Gingerbread Cake – A Festive Treat

Gingerbread Cake – A Festive Treat

I've been a little bit slow to get into the Christmas spirit this year. Usually, I'm in full swing making Christmas gifts from my kitchen but this year I was in a bit of a funk. I wanted to make something different! Then it hit me! When I was a kid we used to make gingerbread cake. It was one of my Continue reading

German Apple Streusel Slice

German Apple Streusel Slice

Today I want to share a recipe for a German Apple Streusel Slice. I think everyone has probably tried this dessert before. It's one of those homely, old fashioned sweets that tends to brings back warm memories. The slice consists of three layers. The bottom layer is a shortbread style base. Continue reading

Lemon & Poppy Seed Mug Cake

Lemon & Poppy Seed Mug Cake

During the colder months I tend to crave something sweet of an evening. Typically though, by the time I've put the kids to bed I'm all out of energy. This's where a quick, individual serve, dessert recipe like this Lemon & Poppy Seed Mug Cake comes in very handy. Do you remember my Continue reading

Salted Caramel Donuts – You know you want one!

Salted Caramel Donuts – You know you want one!

Sometimes it seems like my best recipes are born out of a desire not to waste leftovers. These salted caramel donuts definitely fall into this category. Regular readers will remember my Salted Caramel and Pecan Monkey Bread.  It was a big hit in our house, but now I have a jar of homemade salted Continue reading

Salted Caramel & Pecan Monkey Bread Recipe

Salted Caramel & Pecan Monkey Bread Recipe

Good Morning readers, have you heard about, or tasted Monkey Bread? I have to admit it's pretty new to me also. At first I presumed it was a type of banana bread... well monkey's like banana's?? But no, monkey bread has nothing to do with banana's. So what is our latest US recipe import, Continue reading

Masterchef Chocolate Brookie Recipe

Masterchef Chocolate Brookie Recipe

Masterchef is often a source of cooking inspiration for me. The other night I watched as three contestants were asked to create a midnight snack for Nigella Lawson. One of the contestants made a Dark Chocolate Brookie served with a Frangelico cream. It looked amazing!  I loved the way Nigella Continue reading

Chocolate Mint Brownie w Peppermint Crisp

Chocolate Mint Brownie w Peppermint Crisp

Chocolate Mint Brownie with, Peppermint Crisp, I finally made a dessert my family love! My family doesn't really like sweets. I know I have mentioned this before but it's the source of disappointment for me because I love making desserts and feeding them to people. I have noticed though, the Continue reading

Luscious Nutella Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Luscious Nutella Chocolate Fudge Brownie

I have a treat for all the chocoholics! I'm sharing the most luscious Nutella Chocolate Fudge Brownie recipe EVER! Granted, my timing may be a little imperfect... I know we have just finished the chocolate binge known as Easter. I'm counting on the true chocolate lovers to embrace the mantra, "go Continue reading

A Traditional Easter Cake

A Traditional Easter Cake

Do you have any Easter traditions?  We really don't have many, and the ones we do have are ALL about chocolate! Don't tell anyone, but I'm not that much of a chocolate fan... this is strictly a secret between you and I please readers, shh. Anyway, in our house it's all about the Easter Bunny, and Continue reading

Easter Egg Cupcakes

Easter Egg Cupcakes

Easter is just around the corner! Have you been lulled into a sugar coma yet by all the supermarket chocolate displays? Maybe I'm getting old, but I remember a time when you only ate chocolate Easter Eggs and hot cross buns on Easter morning? Or perhaps that was just what happened in our house? Continue reading

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