Christmas Tree Cookies

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Christmas Tree Cookies This is my last post before Christmas and that's not far off now, just 30 minutes to go! :D The children are fast asleep snuggled in their cosy beds. Santa will be soon and will discover those indulgent brownie cookies I made especially for him. :) The kids will be up at the butt crack of dawn asking if Santa's been. 'Of course he's been' *wipes sweat from brow* I'll tell them watching their faces lighting up as they discover all the presents that mysteriously seemed to arrive overnight. *wipes more sweat off brow* The turkey is in the oven, as it has done over … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Truffles

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Candy Cane Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Truffles Heard of AA meetings? Well, I think there should be a new one… OO. Oreo Obsession. I know I'd have to go to those meetings and I'm hoping I won't be alone! ;) Who's going to accompany me? Ever since that magical day when Oreos finally hit the shelves in the UK (more about that here), I've been a member of OO. Who wouldn't be? Those sandwiched chocolate crisp cookies and the sweet vanilla cream are like a party in your mouth. It was a no brainer that I wanted to use Oreos in my truffles. And peanut butter! I wanted that festive touch too. … [Read more...]

Peppermint Christmas Lollipops

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Peppermint Christmas Sprinkle Lollipops As a mother of 3 children, it's fair to say that the events that occurred last week on Friday at Sandy Hook elementary school have left me feeling completely devastated. My heart breaks for the families, friends and the community of Newton, CT. I just can't stop thinking about the heroic teachers and the brave, innocent children, it's like a never ending puzzle going through my mind. Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for the families. Christmas will never be the same again for the rest of their lives. :( My children are my life. It's so easy … [Read more...]

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

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Chocolate Brownie Cookies Just 10 sleeps until Santa comes down your chimney! When Santa comes down my chimney, I want him to be greeted by something special. I figured that when he visits most homes on his endless list, he'd be greeted with treats. No wonder he has a strapping waistline eh? My home will be warm and cosy for Santa's arrival. The fire will be off (obviously) and there will be a warm festive glow from my Christmas tree directing Santa, like aircraft landing lights, to his destination. He'll shuffle under the weight of his giant sack breathing a big sigh of relief after … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Fudge

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Easy Gingerbread Fudge In my last post I confessed my sins that I didn't like mint on its own. I have another confession to make too. You're all going to think I'mma crazy but I haven't even started Christmas shopping yet. I know, I know. Like I said… crazy! The main reason is cash-flow issues. I'm sure a lot of you can relate to that in this economic crappiness. The story starts and ends in happiness. Very Disney-esq, but no singing I promise. :D Boy meets girl that he's known all along. Girl likes boy, boy likes girl. They fall in love and move in together. Girl has an evil witch that … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Chocolate Peppermint Creams

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Candy Cane Chocolate Peppermint Creams I'm one of those weirdo peeps that dislikes mint. I won't eat any mint confectionary. No to candy canes, no to mint rock. Although if it's fruit flavoured rock, then rot on teeth! But, if it's mint and chocolate then game on! Any flavour smothered in delicious, delightful chocolate is a good one in my book. Mint and chocolate just seem to compliment each other so perfectly! And wow, it's getting close to Christmas, right? It must be because the giant man-baby is getting all festive on me [don't faint now]. He asked for peppermint creams. His wish was … [Read more...]

Lump of Coal Cookies

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Lump of Coal Cookies Have you been naughty or nice this year? I'm going to prank the kiddlets this Christmas and it's going to be awesome! You know that little hiding place where you hide Christmas presents, every home has one. I must be special because I have more than one. The main area is in my closet in my bedroom but that's way too easy for the giant man-baby so each year I have to gain a creative view on hiding places in my home. But I'm not saying anything here in case of wondering eyes, ya'know. I'm so going to stuff their stockings full of these lump of coal cookies and ask the … [Read more...]

A4 Holiday Recipe Dividers – Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween & Christmas

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A4 Holiday Recipe Dividers - Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween & Christmas Looking to divide your recipes in your recipe binder into holiday occasions? Look no further with my A4 Holiday recipe dividers. Perfect to slip into an A4 recipe binder. So, I've been really busy sourcing online recipes for my recipe collection binder. This all started when I came across recipes online, as you do, printing them; adapting them in word processing software; and printing the adaptations of all the recipes I wanted to try. Then I quickly realised with a giant wad of paper in my hands that … [Read more...]