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Fresh Cranberry sauce & orange Christmas mufffins

Fresh Cranberry sauce & orange Christmas mufffins

These are utterly delicious! Full of fresh ingredients and the gorgeous scent of Christmas. Cranberry and orange are perfect combination and I think these muffins would be perfect served warm for Christmas breakfast maybe with some Greek yoghurt. I have made them using homemade cranberry sauce opposed to just fresh cranberries as they can be quite tart for some people’s taste. I have also used freshly squeezed orange juice instead of milk so they are in … Read entire article »

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Chocolate & spice Christmas muffins

Chocolate & spice Christmas muffins

Our household is divided between 50% who love dried fruit and 50% who hate. I can just about get dried cranberries passed on to the fussier two but anything else is met with dead fly comments and general eeeewwww sounds. But Christmas baking has to have the scent of Christmas in and I had never tried mixed spice with chocolate before and it works really well. I made ginger and chocolate squares before which were lovely … Read entire article »

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Smoked Chicken & Orange salad

Smoked Chicken & Orange salad

Christmas time is the biggest time of year when lots of people get together with their families of all generations. From little tots to the much older and wiser generations it lovely to get together but hitting the spot with meals that everyone will like can be tricky. Elderly people usually eat much less and really rich food would not be on their chosen menu. But that does not mean it has to lack taste. The … Read entire article »

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Cheeky cheese on toast with wine

Cheeky cheese on toast with wine

Whilst having a think what recipes I could come up with for the #FronteraChallenge using Frontera Wines I read an article about cheese on toast falling right out of fashion! I know, we can not let that happen I thought. Cheese on toast is childhood Saturday lunches and later on after a hard nights play when you could not quite muster a kebab on the way home and a bowl of cereal was not going … Read entire article »

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Frontera Rose Chocolate Mousse

Frontera Rose Chocolate Mousse

As it seemed the combination of chocolate and wine together in my last Frontera Wine blogger challenge recipe Gutsy Vegetarian Chilli seemed to be a hit, I thought we try to work it again. This recipe is simplicity itself. 3 ingredients plain chocolate, Rose wine and cream. Yes it is rich in a nice way. The Frontera Rose’ wine is rather gorgeous and one I have in fact had before. It is a very drinkable … Read entire article »

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Gutsy vegetarian chilli with wine and chocolate

Gutsy vegetarian chilli with wine and chocolate

Wine and chocolate I hear you cry, I know I spoil you. This my first recipe is for Frontera Wine blogger challenge. I always like a bit of a challenge and when it involves wine too, well who can refuse! I often use a little bit of wine here and there in recipes usually meat recipes. So I decided I try it with a vegetarian recipe first. The result with the addition of the wine … Read entire article »

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Roasted pear & dark chocolate tray bake

Roasted pear & dark chocolate tray bake

This recipe was a look in the cupboard etc and what can I make kind of bake. Friday evening once a month I go to a ‘Take a Bake’ club. Where we all bake something along a theme. This time was Autumn, I planned to bake my iced pumpkin and orange slices until I realised a bit too late that the pumpkin had gone lets say a little past baking with! So thinking cap on … Read entire article »

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Date and orange Crumble slice recipe

Date and orange Crumble slice recipe

There was an air of Christmas whilst making these, although no spices were involved. I think I may well do a Christmas version of this! After I did my blackberry slice recipe I have craved something similar. These remind me of the apricot slices we used to have at school at break time but with dates. I cooked the dates in orange juice for 10 minutes which is where the Christmas smell come from I think. … Read entire article »

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Beef & pumpkin burgers with spicy pumpkin seeds

Beef & pumpkin burgers with spicy pumpkin seeds

Firstly excuse the photography with these. The dark evenings and hungry people to feed is not a happy mix always. That and our table is out of action as mid decorating so it is currently covered in books, 50% of which are recipe book! Anyway with the pumpkin still in the fridge, they do last a long time I thought how about adding them to the burgers and do you know what they were mighty tasty, … Read entire article »

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Finger of fudge flapjacks

Finger of fudge flapjacks

Firstly I apologise this are gorgeous, who would think a packet of Cadbury’s Finger of Fudge could transform flapjacks into a completely different league! Don’t get me wrong I love flapjacks but these quite frankly were delicious. They are of course sweet and to be honest I don’t really do over sweet things but I really loved the flavour of these. They of course went too quickly! I fancied a change from the standard squares and … Read entire article »

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