Oreo Cookie Brownies

This week I am back in the UK - my god, how cold is it here?!!! I've been as busy as a bee catching up with family and friends. I was also fortunate to celebrate my dear friend Tracey's 40th birthday at The Crazy Bear restaurant in Beaconsfield. If you haven't been to this decadent restaurant before, you … Continue reading Oreo Cookie Brownies

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

Three Ingredient Pumpkin Oreo Chocolate Brownies

We 'Millennials' are often criticised for falling victim to the law of instant gratification. Instant gratification is basically the desire to have what you want and to have it now.  Imagine the scene... ...I'm having a fantastically successful girls night in when the unthinkable happens - we run out of wine. Do we go without??? Do we stop … Continue reading Three Ingredient Pumpkin Oreo Chocolate Brownies

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