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How to make a Malteaser Christmas Tree.

Image Credit So, the image above has been floating in my head as a treat to have on the table for Christmas Day. I decided it couldn’t be THAT hard and today I tried to recreate it in all its chocolate malty goodness. Here are some of my failed attempts and (eventual) success tips My FIRST idea was to use that icing that comes in a tube that you write with. I got two layers on and quickly realised that it wasnt going to work; I needed something gooier. So I decided to melt some chocolate (I wasted half...
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Pigs In Mud Cake – step by step.

So, I made this cake to enter into our local towns annual Fair for Best Chocolate Cake Competition…. (It won – there were two entrants) I saw it on facebook somewhere and thought meh, I can do that. And guess what?? So can you! If you can tie a ribbon and make a play-doh piggy bum you are a shoo-in for it!!! The INGREDIENTS So, what you will need….. 1. Two packet cake mixes – I used some sort of Moist Chocolate Cake one that was on Special. 2. A butt load of KitKats. These are the most expensive...
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My Food Fight with Point Five

SO, Wednesday night just gone, Point Five and I had our first proper barny since we moved here.  You know the sort, where one of you (usually me) storms out the front door, slamming it indignantly behind you and sulks in the driveway until you realize your partner isn’t coming out as they are righteously fuming as well and there is nothing for it but to eventually skulk back and hope they haven’t locked the door. Yep, one of those ones….. All over one of THESE Does anyone know where I am going with this?? No?? Lemme fill you in! I was at work all...
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Piffle to Trifle

I was watching an episode (or two) of “Everybody Loves Raymond” on New Years Eve (by myself with a bottle of wine as you do with two kidlets and a working hubby) – you know the one where Deborah tries to recreate Ray’s favourite dish that Marie makes, her famous MEATBALLS. If you havent seen this episode I wont give away the ending but let me just use the word “sabotage” and remind the cooking hopefuls that tarragon is NOT a classic meatball ingredient, no matter what the label says.  Anyway, I digress. My gorgeous mother-in-law is nothing like...
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