Marzipan Mince Pies

Marzipan Mince Pies

These Marzipan Mince Pies are a fun twist on a classic recipe! Scroll down to find out how to make them this Christmas. Christmas eve baking We have a tradition in our house that every Christmas Eve we make mince pies, and not a day earlier! 

Cranberry and Pistachio Nougat

Cranberry and Pistachio Nougat

So who else is working over Christmas? I’m getting some of my best blogging done these days while whizzing from Southgate to central London on the tube and I’m sure this Christmas will be no exception. I no longer work in retail or the service 

Classic Vanilla Fudge

Classic Vanilla Fudge

Just three sleeps ’til Christmas! How did this happen?! The last few weeks have absolutely flown by. Both Jon and I are working right up until Christmas day, as well as during the week between Christmas and New Year so our evenings are about to 

Christmas Character Cupcakes

Christmas Character Cupcakes

I hear those sleigh bells ring-a-ling-ding-ding-ding-a-ling-doo. I’m not even joking! I swear everywhere I go these days I can hear Christmas music and sleigh bells! I should probably get it checked out… I think I’ve got a case of Tinselitus! Ok…that joke may have come 

Bourbon Glazed Ham

Bourbon Glazed Ham

Swap the traditional turkey for a Bourbon Glazed Ham this Christmas or Thanksgiving! Get the recipe below. Family feasts When my sister and I moved away from home, we were keen to start inviting the family over for a big feast. For years my Dad 

How to make the Perfect Pickled Onions in time for Christmas

How to make the Perfect Pickled Onions in time for Christmas

Pickled onions are so simple to make at home and taste way better than those you can buy in the supermarkets. Scroll down for my full proof recipe. A Christmas classic Pickles are always present on our Christmas buffet table. Just the sight of a 

Cranberry Infused Gin with grapefruit and star anise

Cranberry Infused Gin with grapefruit and star anise

This recipe was originally posted in 2013. Two years on this Cranberry Infused Gin still a firm favourite during the festive period.  Christmas Preparations Two weeks ago Christmas descended upon Windsor Court. On the Sunday Jon and I took a drive through the countryside to buy our 

Cinnamon Pancakes with Stewed Apples and Caramel Sauce

Cinnamon Pancakes with Stewed Apples and Caramel Sauce

Pancakes are for life, not just for Shrove Tuesday. Until two or three years ago I was a strong believer in the idea that pancakes should only be eaten on Pancake Day. For some silly reason I thought it made them extra special – a 

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House

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Christmas Buffet – Spinach and Ricotta Pie

Christmas Buffet – Spinach and Ricotta Pie

Just a few days ago I shared with you my Christmas Canapés! They went down a treat at our first Christmas party, but I’m sure you’ll all agree a few blinis won’t fill anyone up. As my family has gotten older and all of the