Last Minute Christmas Cakes

There is nothing like a traditional fruit cake, made in advance and regularly drizzled with rum or brandy for weeks before Christmas. However many of us find that being organised enough and having the time to make a cake like that can be a challenge with our busy lives. So what to do if you have left everything far Read More…

Orange and Cranberry Cupcakes

With our Christmas preparations in full swing, I’m spending a lot of time in the kitchen these days! I’m baking everything from Lemon Crinkles to Mincemeat Cake and lots more. Family recipes like Aunt Dorothy’s Butterscotch Squares and Auntie Irene’s Coconut Date and Cherry Squares always feature on our cookie trays. Of course, I try Read More…

Our Family Christmas Traditions

Like most families, my family really loves Christmastime. It’s special to us because of our Christian faith and also for the chance it gives us to get together with family and friends. But what traditions do we have at our family Christmas that might be different from other families? I’m one of those people who decorates Read More…

Easy Bacon and Cream Cheese Appetizer

This Bacon and Cream Cheese Appetizer features at so many of our parties, particularly this time of year. It’s the creation of my wonderful cousin, Esther. Fried onions, bacon and creamy cheese are encased in a pastry shell that is easily made from refrigerated crescent roll dough (croissant dough over here in the UK). This is Read More…

My Best Roast Potatoes

I first posted My Best Roast Potatoes Recipe five years ago for Christmas 2010. During one of my website relaunches, the post was too old to be carried over and disappeared. Within a week I had three requests for its return! I’m bringing My Best Roast Potatoes back again today because a) they really are amazing, b) I Read More…