• Chocolate Dipped Fruit Cones

    Day 12: Chocolate Dipped Fruit Cones

    I’m not usually a fan of both strawberries or watermelon.  Frankly, I think watermelon just tastes like nothing 😛 Add chocolate to both of these however, and they weren’t too bad.  The kids of course ate it all up – wish they’d eat their dinners as fast 😛 This canapé is kinda like a modern twist on the chocolate fondue.  There’s fruit, marshmellows and chocolate involved, & these make a great kids party dessert or even just a light dessert after dinner.   Ingredients: Fruit – I’ve used strawberries, watermelon & green grapes.  You can of course use any fruit you like but these were in season at the time…

  • Sriracha Strawberry & Salmon

    Day 9 : Sriracha, Strawberry & Salmon Ciabatta Bites

    When I first made this, my husband was quite sure I’d lost my marbles – the combination is quite unusual lol.  But the sweetness & acidity of the strawberry and heat of the sriracha work very well together with the salmon.  The ciabatta was chosen as I’ve always loved the taste of freshly baked bread, but even crackers or blini would work quite well 🙂   Ingredients: Strawberries Regal Sliced Smoked Salmon Ciabatta loaf Cream Cheese (spreadable) Sauce: 1 teaspoon Sriracha Sauce 1/2 tablespoon Soy sauce 1 tablespoon strawberry jam   Method: Mix the Sriracha sauce, soy sauce & strawberry jam, & set aside. Cut strawberries into pieces. Preheat the…

  • Chocolate Mousse Fruit Dip

    Day 8 : Chocolate Mousse Fruit Dip

    Chocolate & fresh fruit – the two things my kids are guaranteed to eat without any fuss.  A great party food, shared lunch for school or even just dessert 🙂   Ingredients: Strawberries Kiwifruit Banana Greggs Rich Chocolate Mousse Mix (will need 1 cup of milk)   Method: Prepare the chocolate mousse mix as per the instructions on the packet.  I’ve used lactose free milk. Decant into a serving bowl. Wash, & cut into smaller pieces, the strawberries, kiwifruit & banana. Use food picks to serve the cut fruit, with the chocolate mousse as a dip.   Enjoy! 🙂   Note: As with all my 12 days of Canapés recipes,…

  • Double Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake

    Double Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake

    Ok, so I love cooking & baking. Especially baking.  Got something sweet to make, I’m your girl!  But, with 2 kids, and everything that comes with two kids, my time in the kitchen has come down to the “necessary” only.  So I LOVE recipes that have only a few ingredients, and/or allow me to make something with minimal fuss and effort. Even better if I can use ingredients off the shelf to create something that would take more ingredients and time than I have, but still look great 🙂  This double chocolate brownie cheesecake is just that.   Ingredients: 1 box Edmonds Cafe Style Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie (you’ll also…