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Christmas, No Bake

Lemon Cheesecake

Lemon Cheesecake - a nice easy dessert for anytime of year, but it would also work really well after Christmas dinner. It's not heavy like some other traditional desserts and is a real crowd pleaser. This recipe is from my old school book, 'All About Home Economics'. It's a book that many people who did… Continue reading Lemon Cheesecake

Christmas, Fun Stuff

Christmas Book Advent Calendar

For the last three years, I've wrapped 24 books & for the month of December, my kids take turns opening one each night at bedtime. Yes, there is some bickering about who's turn it was (usual carry on), but they love it. I also really love seeing them run up the stairs at bedtime 😂 I'll… Continue reading Christmas Book Advent Calendar

Decorating

The best chocolate fudge frosting

Frosting - the word sounds very American to me, but the recipe below is definitely not icing. This works so well on a cake. It’s a lick the spoon (ahem and bowl) kinda recipe. It would also be delicious on cupcakes, a traybake or even slightly heated and poured on ice cream. I have the… Continue reading The best chocolate fudge frosting

Decorating

Chocolate Buttercream

This is my ultimate Chocolate Buttercream. Great on cupcakes and cakes. It contains dark chocolate but it's not bitter, it's like a magical combination. Kids and adults adore this icing. Ingredients: 200g softened unsalted butter 400g icing sugar 2 tablespoons of cooled boiled water 75 g dark chocolate melted Method: Melt the dark chocolate –… Continue reading Chocolate Buttercream

Days Out, Fun Stuff, In Dublin

Malahide Castle & Gardens

I used my Tesco points to get some vouchers for Malahide Castle & Gardens. I've wanted to see what was behind the turnstiles for ages and also was curious about their new butterfly house. It cost us €5 in Tesco points instead of €20 on the day for a family ticket. as €2.50 in points… Continue reading Malahide Castle & Gardens