Pesto Pinwheels

Pesto Pinwheels

  For parties, I always serve something made with puff pastry. It is somewhat due to my Italian heritage… I can’t remember a birthday party without puff pastry treats. We have them with anchovies, sausages, or all kinds of vegetables and even pizza ones. You name it. I love to make both sweet and savoury…

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Earl Grey and Chocolate Shortbread Teabag Cookies

Earl Grey and Chocolate Shortbread Teabag Cookies

  I made these cookies for my daughter’s 8th birthday party. The theme was “high tea”, so these teabag cookies were perfect for it. I had seen them on the web before and I was just waiting for the right occasion to try and make them myself. I have used my shortbread recipe and added…

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Rosette Cake

Rosette Cake

  I made this cake for my eldest daughter’s birthday party. As she turned 8, she wanted something a little bit more “grown up” than the usual fondant cakes. The theme of the party was “high tea”, so I though that a Rosette Cake would do the trick. This was my first Rosette cake and…

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Victoria’s 8th Birthday

Victoria’s 8th Birthday

  On the 16th my eldest daughter turned 8!!! I cannot believe it’s been 8 years already since the first time I got to hold her in my arms. She was so tiny! <3 And now she is turning into a beautiful girl. We love you so much princess and we are all very proud…

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Valentine's Day Recipe Roundup 2015

Valentine’s Day Recipe Roundup 2015

As Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I thought of putting together a roundup of a few of my favourite recipes that I think would work great for a romantic dinner.  Ready to drool?? Here goes MsM’s Valentine’s Day Recipe Roundup for 2015!  Ah!  And don’t miss my next recipe as that too is…

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Super Bowl Roundup

Super Bowl Roundup

Today’s post is not about 1 recipe. As Super Bowl is approaching, I thought to make a list of the best party food MsM has to offer.   Being Italian, I do not follow football… but I enjoy some good soccer.  And a good spread during a game!  In this post I am going to give…

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Asian Chicken Sliders with Sriracha Mayo

Asian Chicken Sliders with Sriracha Mayo

This weekend is all about Super Bowl food, so if you are like me and LOVE the kind of food that is served for such sporting events, you are in for a big treat!  As you know, I don’t follow football and not living in the USA, also means no Super Bowl… but Italians are…

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Kitty Cat Bread Buns

Kitty Cat Bread Buns

I made these savoury Kitty Cat Bread Buns for my daughter’s 5th birthday party and they were a hit.  Not only did they taste yummy, they also looked quite cute, which is always an important factor, especially for a kid’s party.  The brown dough is made with cocoa powder, but rest assured that the cocoa powder…

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Kitty Cat Doughnuts

Kitty Cat Doughnuts

I saw these on the internet while searching for ideas for my 5 year old’s kitten themed birthday party.  Apparently these Kitty Cat Doughnuts are quite popular in Japan.  So I set on a mission to replicate them at home.  I have a little confession to make.  I don’t like doughnuts.  Or so I thought. …

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Cheese Mouse on a Cracker

Cheese Mouse on a Cracker

Today’s post is not really a recipe, but I thought this Cheese Mouse on a Cracker looked too cute not to have a post of its own!  All you need to make these “mice” are cheese spread triangles, black sesame seeds, salami and… crackers off course!  I made these for Georgia’s 5th birthday party.  The theme…

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Kitten Chocolate Cookies

Kitten Chocolate Cookies

I made these cookies for my daughter’s 5th birthday party.  If you follow this blog, you will already know that the theme was “kitty cats”.  These cookies are really quick to make.  I used a chocolate cookie dough that is not too sweet and that is very easy to work with.  I always make cookies…

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Playful Kitten Cake

Playful Kitten Cake

My youngest daughter loves animals and she has a true passion for cats.  So, this year, she chose to have a Kitty Cat party to celebrate her 5th birthday.  I had seen some Playful Kitten Cakes around the web before and I immediately decided to try my hands at one, as they perfectly fitted the…

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Georgia's 5th Birthday

Georgia’s 5th Birthday

On the 1st my youngest daughter turned 5!!  I cannot believe she is 5 already and that in January she will be going to “big school”.  Georgia is definitely ready for it… mum, not so much.  She’s the baby of the house and seeing her grow up so fast is both amazing and scary.  She…

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Glacier Fusion Daiquiri

Glacier Fusion Daiquiri

I must admit that I love all rum based drinks the most and Daiquiris are among my favourites.  They are easy to make (and to play around with) and I really like the fruity varieties (I do have a thing for sweet drinks).  For my daughter’s Frozen birthday party, I wanted to prepare something for…

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Smorrebrod

Smorrebrod

You may not know this, but I have always had a fascination for Scandinavia.  I have visited Denmark a few times and I have been to Finland and Norway too.  Growing up, I have had my share of Scandinavian food and I must say it is delicious.  One of my favourite dishes is definitely Smørrebrød…

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Elsa's Plait

Elsa’s Plait

I love savoury dishes much more than sweets, so I always make sure to have a few savoury options at parties as I know kids will need something more than sugary treats.  I made this bread plait for Victoria’s Frozen party, to simulate Elsa’s long plait.  It’s a soft bread filled with ham and mozzarella. …

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