This is a great Christmas recipe – and it also makes a fantastic holiday gift. In this recipe, a tiny touch of vanilla combines with the peppermint to create a scent of candy canes or mint toffees. Delicious. 1 cup epsom salts (or if you prefer, you can use Dead Sea salts or sea salt) 3 drops peppermint essential oil 1 drop vanilla essential
You’ve got the food, you’ve got the decorations and you’ve bought the cake – but have you remembered one of the most important supplies needed for a party? In an environment which will involve rich food and, most likely, alcohol, there’s one thing you cannot forget to include when hosting a party – medical supplies. Here’s a quick rundown of everything you should have to
Green Spooky and Gooey Halloween Punch Makes 10 (1 cup) servings WHAT WOULD YOU NEED: 2 cups of boiling water 1 pkg. (8-serving size) lime flavor gelatin – your favorite brand 2 cups of cold orange juice 1 (1 quart/1 liter) bottle seltzer, club soda or lemon-lime soda chilled Ice cubes 1 pint (2 cups/half liter) orange or lime sherbet, slightly softened 1 orange, thinly
Bloody Cosmopolitan Serves 1 Ingredients: 1 slice blood orange sugar, for rimming glass 1 ounce vodka 2 ounces triple sec 1 ounce freshly squeezed blood orange juice ½ ounce pomegranate juice ice Directions: 1. Run a slice of blood orange around the rim of a chilled martini glass. Dip the rim in sugar and turn until well coated. 2. Combine all liquid ingredients in a
Vampire Kiss Martini Serves 1 Ingredients: 1 part raspberry liqueur, such as Chambord 1 part vodka, such as Absolut 1 part Champagne, such as Korbel wax teeth, candy corn, licorice, and/or blood orange slice, for garnish Directions: 1. Layer raspberry liqueur, vodka, and Champagne in a fluted or martini glass. 2. Garnish with wax teeth, candy corn, licorice, and/or blood orange slice.
These fun, yummy jellies are a hit at kids’ parties. Preparation Time 3-4 Hours Makes 4 Ingredients 2 x 65g packets of lime jelly 8 chocolate frogs Method Make up jelly following the instructions on the packet. Place the hot liquid in the fridge for 45 minutes to cool (taking care the jelly does not set). Divide 8 chocolate frogs between 4 small serving bowls.
No party is complete without fairy bread and these pretty shapes will capture the kids’ imaginations. Preparation Time 20 minutes Makes 24 Ingredients 90g butter or margarine 1/3 cup sugar 1 tbs honey 4 cups cornflakes Method Preheat oven to 150 degrees. Line muffin tray with patty pans (makes 24). Melt butter, sugar and honey together in a saucepan until frothy. Add cornflakes and mix
No party is complete without fairy bread and these pretty shapes will capture the kids’ imaginations. Preparation Time 20 minutes Makes 30 Ingredients 10 slices fresh white sandwich bread 100g butter, at room temperature 125g (1/2 cup) hundreds and thousands Method Spread the bread slices evenly with butter. Use a variety of 5cm-diameter pastry cutters to cut shapes from the bread, avoiding the crusts. Kids’
Kids will love these chocolate crackles with an Easter twist. Most adults won’t mind them either! Makes 20 small crackles Ingredients 200g Mars bars, chopped 2 tbs thin cream 2 tsp cocoa powder, sifted 3 cups Rice Bubbles Method Place the Mars bars, thin cream and cocoa in a heatproof bowl over simmering water (get an adult to help), making sure bowl does not
Sometimes you need a cake that is fancy. Sometimes you need a cake that is unique. Sometimes you need a cake that wows. And sometimes you just need a cake that is simple, delicious and timeless. Preparation Time 30 minutes Cooking Time 45 minutes Ingredients (serves 6) Melted butter or margarine, for greasing 50g (1/2 cup) cocoa powder 125mls (1/2 cup) boiling water 125g