Sticky Toffee Apple Cupcakes

Remember, remember! The fifth of November,  The Gunpowder treason and plot! The 5th November is Guy Fawkes night in the UK, an annual celebration of Guy Fawkes' failed plot to blow up the House of Lords with gunpowder and kill King James the First. Every year we now celebrate the survival of the King with large bonfires, topped with a … Continue reading Sticky Toffee Apple Cupcakes

Halloween Fright Night Fudge

Why do the weekends always go too quickly? Especially when they are great weekends like the one I just had. It was typically cold, wet and grey outside, but I spent most of it inside, cosy and warm, huddled up on the sofa with my hubby. I didn't even have to cook as our Mom … Continue reading Halloween Fright Night Fudge

Spookadoodles Halloween Snickerdoodle Cookies

Trick or treat? Trick or treat?  Let's bake something good to eat,  Something spooky, scary and mean, Spookadoodles for Halloween! It's just one week until Halloween, and yes, I'm still excited! I have eaten so much pumpkin I'm starting to turn orange and my waistline is steadily becoming pumpkin-shaped due to all the Halloween candy I've devoured. By the … Continue reading Spookadoodles Halloween Snickerdoodle Cookies

Ghoulishly Great Halloween Cocktails

With Halloween being just two weeks away you're probably 'up to your neck' in Halloween planning - finding the perfect Halloween costume, buying 'Trick or Treat' candies, and organising the Halloween party of the century - and what party is complete without signature cocktails? So, being a self-confessed cocktail advocate, I thought it only my duty to share this definitive guide on how to … Continue reading Ghoulishly Great Halloween Cocktails

Halloween Pumpkin Spice Pops

It's only 17 days until Halloween (my first in the USA!) and I'm as excited as Buffy at a Vampire party! Halloween is a huge occasion in the USA and they certainly know how to celebrate. The stores are brimful of Halloween treats, from Pumpkin flavoured Oreo's and Pumpkin Spice Lattes to eye ball shaped bubblegum and gravestone … Continue reading Halloween Pumpkin Spice Pops

A Pumpkin Bread Affair

My husband has another love. He has been very open about his love affair and I have known about his "weakness" for a few years now. But who am I to complain? Especially as I also share in this particular love fantasy. So when he returned from a business trip away this week, I thought we could both be there to welcome … Continue reading A Pumpkin Bread Affair

Baked Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

What's better than a hot, fresh doughnut? A hot, freshly baked pumpkin spice doughnut, that's what!!! That's right, this recipe doesn't call for a dreaded deep fat fryer and the associated hours spent red-faced on the treadmill trying to burn off the calories afterwards. These doughnuts are baked in the oven and are guaranteed to make your … Continue reading Baked Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

Pumpkin Pie Pops

Fall has officially hit the States. How do I know? PUMPKINS!!!! With Thanksgiving and Halloween approaching, the entire country looks like a scene from the horror movie "The Birds", only the birds have been replaced by a tsunami of pumpkin. Pumpkin scones, pumpkin bread, pumpkin Oreo's (these are SO good!), pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cereal, pumpkin … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Pops