White Chocolate Shortbread Stars

DianaPuddings & Deserts, Recipes

White Chocolate Shortbread Stars

White Chocolate Shortbread Stars These White Chocolate Shortbread Stars are fiendishly easy to make.   And in little mini shapes, are a perfect foil to a really rich pudding.  (Plus mini means a great excuse to eat lots of them!). These babies were part of my New Years Eve dinner party menu, to accompany chocolate espresso cups. Unfortunately too much alcohol … Read More

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Bloody Mary Shots with Parmesan Tuiles and Parma Ham Crisps

DianaDrinks, New Years, Recipes, Starters & Nibbles, Styling & Decoration

Bloody Mary Shots with Parmesan Tuiles and Parma Ham Crisps

Bloody Mary Shots with Parmesan Tuiles and Parma Ham Crisps In an attempt to inject a little fancy pants-ery in to our  New Years Eve Bash, I made these mini bloody mary shots. They looked so cute as our “amuse bouche”. Lets face it, you barely need a recipe for any of these items, but just in case……Bloody Mary quantities … Read More

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Spinach Mint and Feta Filo Pie

DianaMains, Recipes

feta filo pie spinach and mint

Spinach Mint and Feta Filo Pie This Spinach Mint and Feta Filo Pie was the vegetarian main at my New Years Eve bash.  Its fairly rustic, but a huge crowd pleaser even with confirmed carnivores.  Even better it can be assembled in about 20 minutes. Serve warm, or room temperature with salad.I am giving the ingredients that I used here, but … Read More

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New Years Eve Party

DianaNew Years, Seasons

New Years Eve Party

New Years Eve Party Mr PaintSewGlueChew and I hail from Scotland.  The undisputed best place to celebrate Hogmanay…….(that’s New Years Eve for all you Southerners).  Listen and learn England….Scotland even gives its revellers an extra day off on the 2nd as a public holiday to get over the hangover. How Civilised. Growing up, Christmas was spent with family, and Hogmanay was … Read More

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Chalkmarker Christmas Decorations For Windows and Mirrors

DianaChristmas, Decoration, Party decorations, Seasons

Chalkmarker Christmas Decorations For Windows and Mirrors

Chalkmarker Christmas Decorations For Windows and Mirrors I am obsessed with chalkmarker decorations at the moment.  At the back of our house, we have glass windows (and no curtains) that are crying out for a little christmas “juujing up”.  Chalk marker decorations are the perfect solution. I am well know in my family for my loooooove of chalk markers.  There … Read More

DianaChalkmarker Christmas Decorations For Windows and Mirrors