Monthly Archives: December 2014

Little Christmas Touches: George at Asda and Joann’s Fabrics

I can’t be the only person who will frequently slow down to rubberneck at a house that is gaudily overdone for the holidays: multicoloured lights blink, a plastic Santa and his sleigh on the roof, perhaps a nativity scene in the front yard?  Yeah, it’s a bit over the top. I love Christmas and the […]

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

I love participating in the annual Blogger Cookie Swap – not only is it for a great cause, but it’s also a chance to force myself to get creative and come up with a new recipe.  I use the feedback from my family and recipients to see if it’s going to be a keeper (and […]

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls and The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays

It doesn’t get bigger in the food blogger community than Ree Drummond, founder of the Pioneer Woman blog and presenter of her own show on the Food Network.  Her food is much beloved for a reason – it can be quite easy to make as well as incredibly delicious.   So when I started browsing in […]

Creme de Menthe Cookie Truffles

I pretty much consider Christmas to be baking season – while yeah, who doesn’t enjoy Christmas classic movie (Die Hard, Home Alone, How the Grinch Stole Christmas) and receiving Christmas cards and seeing family and snuggling up on the couch with hot cocoa while watching snow fall – but definitely the best part is baking.  […]

Ganache Macarons Masterclass

Last Saturday, I organised a special girls’ day out for Beardy Mum and two of my friends.  Our destination?  The macaron making masterclass at Ganache Macarons.  I had won the class from a Facebook competition – after pressuring everyone I knew into helping me with it (this amazing class was NOT something I was prepared […]