Monthly Archives: December 2008

Daring Bakers Challenge – Cherry Ripe French Yule Log

Another month is almost over and another Daring Bakers challenge has been made and eaten a thousand times all over the world! This month’s challenge is brought to us by the adventurous Hilda from Saffron and Blueberry and Marion from Il en Faut Peu Pour Etre Heureux. They have chosen a French Yule Log by […]

Festive Season Update!

With my best intentions I had posts planned for almost every day last week, but as you can see they never got written. Although, with the craziness of the festive season taking over – last minute shopping, baking, present wrapping and catch ups – mixed with Jeff finally coming back from his month long trip […]

Mediterranean Carrot Rolls & Salad (Cookbook Challenge #17)

I’m starting to think I should stop buying ‘healthy’ cookbooks, because all I do is criticise them! (although, in my defense I didn’t actually buy this one…) A couple of weeks ago I bagged out another so-called health conscious cookbook and I have even been known to throw a cookbook in the bin after it […]

New Truffles for the Taste Cooks Club

My time hosting the Cooks Club Challenge over on the Taste forums has come to an end. The other recipe that I chose for my round was Chocolate Truffles (with the first two recipes being M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies & Mediterranean Lamb Pizza), I have already blogged about the two recipes I use regularly for […]

Menu Plan Monday (& Turkey, Leek & Cranberry Pie)

Although this pie is meant to be made out of leftover turkey meat, I loved the look of it so much that I made last night using fresh turkey steaks. It is from Issue 12 of Donna Hay Magazine and there was a rather large omission in the recipe. That is, they forgot to put […]

Challenging Myself in the Taste Cooks Club

As I have mentioned before, I am hosting the Cooks Club Challenge on the Taste Forums at the moment. One of the 3 recipes I chose to challenge everyone with was my M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies, which I made some Christmas versions of last week in an attempt not only to get into the spirit […]