Double Chocolate Digestive Truffles

So while browsing Facebook this morning I came across a recipe from the Somewhat Simple website for Oreo chocolate truffles.
As a massive fan of chocolates, particularly truffly ones(!), I decided to give it a go with my son this afternoon.
We substituted the oreos for some amazing looking double chocolate digestives that we saw in the corner shop!

You need:
1 packet of chocolate digestives, crushed
1 regular sized tub of philadelphia
1 milk chocolate bar
1 teaspoon caster sugar
Cocoa powder

1. Mix together the crushed biscuits, cream cheese and sugar.
2. Roll into small balls and chill in the fridge for 1/2 hour.
3. Melt the chocolate.
4. Roll the balls in the melted chocolate and place on baking tray
5. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and refrigerate until hard.


Mum and Dad in Manhattan – day two!

Our second day in New York was also filled with sightseeing – albeit at a more leisurely pace than the day before , legs and feet were a tad sore!!
We headed straight to the Empire State Building, hoping to avoid the crowds, and the plan worked well!


We got tickets and without much queue started our journey upwards.
We took a detour to do the Skyride, which is a simulator flight over the city. It wasn’t as good as I expected and seemed rather dated and blurry, but for something that cost us nothing it was good!
Next up to the 86th floor! Continue reading Mum and Dad in Manhattan – day two!

Mum and Dad in Manhattan – day one!

Last weekend, hubby and I packed the kids off to their grandparents and we headed off for a few days in New York, just the two of us. We drove down to London early on the Saturday morning. James’ uncle and aunt, kindly said we could park at their house and took us to the airport. We flew with American Airlines and what a lovely airline! We had seatback tv’s with loads of movies, tv shows, music and games available. The food was pretty impressive for an airline!! And we had the whole row to ourselves so we could stretch out. I watched Saving Mr Banks – and highly recommend it, just maybe not on a plane full of people desperately trying not to cry!! We arrived at JFK mid afternoon. Queues at customs were ridiculously long and it took ages to get into the country! We took a rather cramped shuttle bus across the city in the torrential rain, but luckily we were the first to be dropped off.


Our hotel was next to Central Park, and we had amazing views of the city even in the pouring rain! Continue reading Mum and Dad in Manhattan – day one!

Gingerbread Cupcake Mix – by the Cooperative

We made some of the Co-ops gingerbread cupcakes this week!
And they are delicious – if a little bit spicy for the kids, and they are not keen on the cinnamon dusting on the top!

They are really easy to make. Continue reading Gingerbread Cupcake Mix – by the Cooperative

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