New Year Centerpiece

New Year Centerpiece1 Black charger plate – 4 paper flowers on the 9 / 12 / 3 / 6 feathers as the “arms” of the clock held into place with an upturned crystal glass tealight  holder and a glittered tealight on top 2014 in glittery numbers The paper flowers have glitter in the center too Continue reading →

TopHat Decor

NY TopHat Decor1   This is what I used to make this TopHat Decor piece for New Year:   An empty cream cheese container, some hard varnish {used as a glue and to cover the glitter} and lots of glitter; I then added a clock face {photocopied} to a cupcake holder and stuck it to the front with […] Continue reading →

New Year Party Favors

DIY New Year Party Favors1 I love how these New Year Party Favors turned out ! And so easy to make. It literally takes minutes to make one: I used a flattish empty tin can with a lid – wrapped some black tissue paper around with a simple silver lace ribbon and glued a {photocopied} clock face to the top […] Continue reading →

Chocolate Lovers Trifle

Chocolate Lovers Trifle Print Chocolate Lovers Trifle Ingredients1 Brownie Cake/Loaf, broken into pieces 2 Boxes Instant Butterscotch Pudding {and Milk as per the boxes} 3 1/2 cups Chocolate Bars, chopped {I used Snickers and Bar One} 1 cup Fresh Cream, whipped {double cream/whipping cream} DirectionsPrepare the Instant Pudding as per the instructions on the box – chill 5 […] Continue reading →

Coffee Custard Slices

Coffee Custard Slices1 Coffee Custard Slices Print Coffee Custard Slices Ingredients2 Rolls Frozen Puff Pastry, defrosted 3 cups Milk 3 TB Instant Coffee Powder/Granules 8 Egg Yolks 3/4 cup Caster Sugar 1/2 cup Cornflour 75g Butter, coarsely chopped 1 t Vanilla Glaze 160g Dark Chocolate, good quality 30g ButterDirectionsPre-heat oven to 240 deg C (450 deg F) – […] Continue reading →

Beefed Up Mac & Cheese Soup

Beefed Up Mac & Cheese Soup Today is our Silver Wedding Anniversary – yep, 25 years of marriage and we both survived this far !  I threaten to divorce Roy every second day – okay, maybe not every second day, but at least every third day ! And I am sure the feeling is mutual ..haha.  Main thing is… we are still […] Continue reading →

Chunky Goulash & Vegetable Soup

Chunky Goulash & Vegetable Soup Every family has their own favorite soup recipes. Chicken soup, Beef soup, Vegetable soup – name them and you will have a favorite. I am sharing our Goulash and Vegetable soup today, which I might add, does not get served this way – with the pastry topping – every time. It’s just different and to […] Continue reading →

Cheats Palmiers

Cheats Palmiers ~ quick and easy recipe to this favorite treat! #cookies #sweettreats #palmiers One of the quickest treats to make !  It might be the cheat’s way, but if you want something in a hurry,  for tea time, or just to snack on, this is for you. You can also play around with the spices you use, think maybe cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice instead of nutmeg .. […] Continue reading →