Chocolate Orange Brownies

First off, I love Terry's Chocolate Oranges SOOOOOOOO much! I literally will eat a whole one on Christmas every year. So when I saw recipes for combining them with brownies I was absolutely hooked and needed to try them! The results are really nice. A moist rich orange flavoured brownie with pockets of the real … Continue reading Chocolate Orange Brownies

Inverse Chocolate Chip Cookies

After ploughing through the Brownies I made a few days ago at record speed, we needed another chocolate-based food in the house (this is a van Wessel-Dyer house rule). I thought it would be a good time to try these fun inverse chocolate chip cookies. White chips inside, chocolate outside! They come out nice and … Continue reading Inverse Chocolate Chip Cookies

Scrummy Homemade Brownies – The Perfect Present

So its been a little while since I posted. J and I had a big adventure! We were over in my home town of Vancouver for a HUGE archaeology conference and then off from there to Hawaii where I got to watch my friends Leila and Wayne get married on a beach in Kauai (it … Continue reading Scrummy Homemade Brownies – The Perfect Present

Chocolate Cranberry Oat Bars

I always forget how much I like oat bars, but I was trying to come up with something to bake yesterday with the things I already had in by cupboard and I remembered how yummy these can be. This is a really nice healthy recipe with whole meal flour, oat and peanut butter, plus some … Continue reading Chocolate Cranberry Oat Bars

Pink Mocha Macaroons

These are very cute and very yummy little treats and with the pink colour I thought they would be excellent for Valentines Day, although I made them up for a slightly different reason. It was my friend's baby shower this weekend and I made up some little treats to add to the party bags. I … Continue reading Pink Mocha Macaroons

Super Easy Baileys Fudge

I designed this recipe from scratch based on my other easy fudge recipes and a challenge from my friend Helen. Helen came up to stay with us in Edinburgh last weekend and I was getting her to try the mint chocolate brownies when she asked if I thought I could make them with a baileys cream inside. … Continue reading Super Easy Baileys Fudge

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

It was my friend Fiona's birthday yesterday and she very sweetly offered to spend part of it looking after Max while I had a meeting. Maxxie got the snip on Monday and isn't enjoying the recovery process very much. I wanted to make sure Fiona had an amazing day even while she was babysitting, so … Continue reading Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Mint Chocolate Brownies

If you follow my blog posts it is probably really obvious that mint chocolate is a favourite flavour of mine. I thought I would continue with this theme and try a new brownie recipe that combines a nice rich chocolate brownie with a yummy soft peppermint layer. Hope you enjoy this scrumptious recipe! Mint Chocolate … Continue reading Mint Chocolate Brownies

Day 24: Sweet Georgia Browns

It is Christmas Eve! This month has absolutely flown past for me (probably because of all the baking). Tomorrow is Christmas, so I thought it would be good to leave you with one of my families preferred Christmas treats - Sweet Georgia Browns. My mum and brother discovered these treats at Purdy's several years ago … Continue reading Day 24: Sweet Georgia Browns

Day 23: Peppermint Oreo Christmas Bark

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve(!) and if you are as semi-unorganised as I am, you may still need a fast last minute present, or just a nice treat to have out for Christmas day. Chocolate bark is a wonderful way to do this. The whole process takes less than an hour and over half of that … Continue reading Day 23: Peppermint Oreo Christmas Bark