Posts in category Christmas

Vodka Jelly Shots

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  I made this several days before my party which is fantastic as it was one less thing I had to worry about on the day. I was trying to keep things simple and easy going, less stress equals more fun! This is so easy to make and fun to share at any party. As […]

Mars Bar Cheesecake with Chocolate &#...

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I think this no bake Mars Bar cheesecake would have to go down in the books as one of the favourite recipes in this house. All the children loved it as the flavour is not too rich but absolutely delicious. Some even came back for more. If you are a Mars Bar fan like me this […]

Leche Flan in the Slow Cooker (Creme ...

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This recipe is a Filipino sweet. Often served at special gatherings like Christmas, birthdays, parties and celebrations. It is quite sweet so a small serving is adequate. This is a really simple dish with only 4 ingredients needed and not much preparation. In other parts of the world it is more commonly known as Creme […]

My Little Sweet Revenge at Christmas

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Christmas is a time for giving, celebrating and not getting revenge, right?  Well if your partner or husband is anything like mine maybe you would consider a sweet revenge like this. They say, ‘you often buy your partner a gift that you would love to receive yourself’, well this was one gift that was bought with […]

Angels We Have Heard on High – ...

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I love this piece from thepianoguys and wanted to share it with you so you can enjoy it too. Angels We Have Heard on High – Thepianoguys   Like it….share it

Kebacadatjes

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This is a Dutch delicacy that my mum would make, just like her mum did. Every Christmas as a part of our celebration feast the little bacon wrapped sausage/meatball would be the first to be devoured. It would not have been Christmas without them and now I am going to share this special recipe with you so […]

Need Help With Some Christmas Recipe ...

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Are you in charge of organising Christmas dinner this year? Like to have something new to offer or something more traditional? Here I have put together some of my favourite recipes for special occasions. I know that each one of these recipes are always a hit every year and have everyone coming back for more. […]

Dutch Chicken Croquettes

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  This is a traditional Dutch recipe that my mother gave to me. She would make these only for special occasions, like Christmas or Birthday’s! They are certainly a special treat, especially because the making of them is quite a bit involved but definitely worth all the effort in the end. This recipe will make approximately 120-130 croquettes […]

Lumpia – Filipino Spring Rolls

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Said (Loum-pia), this is a  Filipino spring roll. Taught to me by my mother in-law, this recipe is absolutely delicious and perfect for any party or celebration. They tend to disappear faster than they are served, and they go perfectly with some sweet chilly dipping sauce. Like it….share it

Fraises à la Crème Sucrée (Strawberri...

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Everyone loves strawberries and cream, well this is like strawberries and cream with a touch of class. A little bit of sweetness with a beautiful flavour of strawberries. This will sure be a crowd pleaser at any large gathering. No one will be able to resist the temptation of a second helping. So easy to […]

Sweet Tropical Fruit Salad

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This is a traditional Filipino dish, made easy by using canned fruits. Just what everyone needs for a quick and easy dessert when friends or family are coming over for a feast. It is great for any festive occasion but goes down perfectly after a Christmas dinner. This dish always tastes better made a day […]

Christmas Gingerbread House – A...

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I have posted the instructions on how to make this gingerbread house in three parts because that is really how the whole process occurs, in three stages. The making of the Gingerbread, the cutting and baking of the house parts and the building of the house. Which is what I will show you now. Like it….share it

Christmas Gingerbread House – P...

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This Gingerbread House is something I really enjoy making for Christmas, I make it in place of the traditional Christmas Cake. Everyone loves it when it comes time to break up the Gingerbread House on Christmas Day. It may look complicated but with the right instructions and patience anyone can bake, build and decorate this […]

Traditional Gingerbread Christmas Bis...

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  Every year at Christmas time I love to bake this traditional Gingerbread recipe and have my children join me in creating these colourful Christmas delights. I also use this same recipe to create a Gingerbread house which I will post shortly. Like it….share it

Home-Made Baileys

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Home-Made Baileys I have tasted this Home-Made Baileys drink and it is delish, made by my friend Lisa at no excuses easy organising. If you are game you should give it a go. Click on the Home-Made Baileys Link for the recipe. Like it….share it

Sweet Pastry

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This is a sweet pastry recipe, used for flans, tarts, pies etc. This is used for my recipe – Clafoutis Like it….share it

Blackberry Clafoutis

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Clafoutis can be made with different berries but i usually make it with blackberries as we have a lot of blackberry bushes nearby. This also tastes delicious with blueberries, but you can experiment with other berries like cherries. Like it….share it

Pavlova – Always a Crowd Please...

Pavlova – Always a Crowd Pleaser!

Pavlova was always a family favourite, being made to perfection by my mum. Every birthday, Christmas or any celebration her much desired pav would be made, and always the first dessert to be devoured. Bad luck if you were too busy in conversation, if you did not get to the pav straight away you would […]

‘Twas the Night Before Christma...

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’

Wishing you all a Happy & Holy Christmas with a traditional poem! Clement Clarke Moore (1779 – 1863) wrote the poem Twas the night before Christmas also called “A Visit from St. Nicholas” in 1822. It is now the tradition in many American families to read the poem every Christmas Eve. The poem ‘Twas the […]

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