Christmas Canapés for Easy Entertaining

The trick for winning at entertaining during the festive season is by arming yourself with an arsenal of recipes that you can make ahead. You don’t want to be chained to the stove while your family and friends are sipping all the bubbly without you. It’s important to strike a balance between impressing your guests…

Chocolate, Salted Caramel & Toasted Marshmallow ‘Bonfire’ Cupcakes

While I’m definitely a summer girl through and through there’s still something quite magical to me about the autumn. From the end of summer until Christmas day it’s like the weekend of winter, the best bit. There’s excitement in the air, cosy nights in are relished and layering up in woollen jumpers and scarfs is…

Red Velvet & Vanilla Baked Cheesecake Wedding Cake

Lots of people told me I was crazy for making my own wedding cake…but then again lots of people say lots of things, so I ignored them and did it anyway! The reason it was so important to me was not because I am a control freak who wanted to take over everything (although I…

Salty & Sweet Millionaires Rocky Road

This recipe is definitely not for the faint hearted, in fact It’s best not to even think about the calorie content!  You’ll only be able to manage a small square anyway leaving you with the lovely job of making 15 other people happy with a slice too! It’s a lot of fun to make and…

Chocolate, Strawberry & Vanilla Drippy Cake

I love making birthday cakes. For me the enjoyment is twofold, firstly the pleasure gained from making the cake, which if you take it slowly and tackle it piece by piece can be also very therapeutic and relaxing. Secondly the gratification that comes from seeing how happy you’ve made someone else. It would take the…

Chocolate Truffles & a Thank You!

We can also use cooking as a way to say thank you. Those who suffer from anxiety or mental health issues are rarely suffering alone. There’s a mother, a father, a brother, a sister, a partner, a friend or ally who suffers with us. While it’s not the same kind of pain, it’s suffering none…

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Brownies

Luxuriously dark with a glossy shine and a delectable snap, chocolate and happiness go hand in hand. Dark chocolate contains resveratrol, an antioxidant that has the ability to boost levels of serotonin, which can help lift our mood, improve functionality and social behaviour. One of the issues anxiety sufferers have in common is low levels…