Mince Pie and Brandy Cheesecake

Mince Pie Cheesecake


Nothing quite sums up the taste of Christmas than a mince pie with brandy cream! As i’m not a huge lover of pastry, I decided to set about trying to make a cheesecake as a twist on the classic mince pie, that incorporated all these festive flavours in a delicious dessert perfect for the upcoming holiday season.

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Spicy Pumpkin Soup


This time of year pumpkins are in abundance! As soon as Halloween is over, they are practically giving them away (some shops actually are!), but pumpkins can be used for so much more than just carving a Jack-o-lantern.  Here are a few ideas of what you can do with a pumpkin for low cost yumminess!

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Our Halloween Party

This year we decided to have a little Halloween party for the kids and a few of their friends.  It was a good excuse to get dressed up, and gave purpose to some of our Halloween crafts we’ve been doing and of course a good excuse for me to bake some Halloween goodies.  Want to know what we got up to?

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Halloween Ghost Crafts

Ghost Crafts

With Halloween around the corner, it’s a great excuse to do some ghost crafts.  I’ve been meaning to try out some ghosts for a few years, but just never got around to it. So this is my first attempt, and I was really pleased with the outcome.  I have a feeling ghost crafts will be featuring in our Halloween celebrations for years to come!

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Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Autumn Scavenger hunt

I love the Autumn, when the leaves start to fall, and the nights start to draw in.  As a family we love getting outdoors, and just because the weather isn’t as good, it doesn’t put us off! I have been meaning to do a scavenger hunt for the kids for ages now, but what better time to do it than the beginning of Autumn, when there are loads of acorns, conkers and other treasures to find!

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