EEEEEE Less than ONE week until Christmas!!

 

Are you excited? I can’t wait to spend time with my family and this year (for the first time ever) OH has managed to get 2 weeks off, so we can spend some quality time together… like when we get bored and he decides to measure my hair just because.

Man, I love that guy. Some of my favourite times with him are when we are just talking rubbish, but make each other cry with laughter. Anyone else would probably look at us like we were mad, but hey, whatever makes you happy! :D

Do you know what you’re getting for Christmas or do you like surprises? I hate surprises, I’m so nosy. OH likes to tease me, but I do know what my main present is – a new tripod! I cannot WAIT to use a tripod which isn’t wonky and almost falling over!

Quick note: there won’t be a party next week as we figure everyone will either be with family or like me, stuck on the couch with my fat pants on as I’ve eaten too much. ;)

Enjoy the party this week and we’ll see you all in a couple weeks – MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

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These Candy Cane Fudge Cookies have melted chocolate in the batter to make them super fudgy along with chunks of oozing white chocolate and the refreshing mint flavour of crushed candy canes. The perfect contrast between soft and crunchy, these festive cookies need to be on your bake list!

These Candy Cane Fudge Cookies have melted chocolate in the batter to make them super fudgy along with chunks of oozing white chocolate and the refreshing mint flavour of crushed candy canes.

I think I should rename this blog “Annie’s Cookie Addiction” – I just can’t get enough. There are endless possibilities don’t you think!? Literally anything… my mantra is “if a chocolate bar/candy tastes good on its own, it’ll taste even better in cookies”.

It’s the simple things in life ;)

Anyway, I figure that Santa doesn’t want the same cookies every year, so I’m giving you lots of ideas for this year!

In fact, I’m sharing another cookie recipe with you next week. Although that one is super quick and easy. Santa will LOVE them! :D Continue reading


Adagio Tea Review | Annie's Noms

Today, I’m bringing you a review of some artisan loose leaf teas from Adagio.

As it’s almost Christmas and I know how difficult it is to find presents, I want to bring you lots of different ideas for what you could get your friends and family and some of these teas would make a lovely gift!

I was first contacted a few weeks ago and I jumped at the chance to try something different as we are big tea lovers in this house!

I let them choose which ones to send me as there was too much choice! However, I did want to try a variety of types; black, green, flavoured etc. and I was not disappointed when my teas arrived!

The teas I received were: Blood Orange, Earl Grey Bravo, Matcha, Citron Green, Christmas, Yunnan Jig, Formosa Bai Hao and Masala Chai.

For the purposes of this tea review, I am going to feature the Christmas, Earl Grey, Citron Green and Blood Orange. I also sifted my teas for the photos to make sure they were clear, when you brew your tea you can leave the loose tea in the cup. Continue reading


 A layer of lightly spiced, creamy Panna Cotta topped with a homemade Raspberry and Beetroot Jelly makes this a simple, but festive dessert. Just perfect for Christmas!

A layer of lightly spiced, creamy Panna Cotta topped with a homemade Raspberry and Beetroot Jelly makes this a simple, but festive dessert. Just perfect for Christmas!

Are you in need of a simple, but unique and pretty dessert this Christmas?

Look no further than this Raspberry and Beetroot Jelly with Spiced Panna Cotta!

They look fancy, but the hardest part is waiting for them to set!

Today I’m teaming up with the guys from V8 Juice to bring you a recipe which uses juice in a new and different way!

When I was first asked to collaborate with V8, my mind went into overdrive with what kind of thing I could make. I think sitting, brainstorming recipe ideas is my favourite part of being a developer! – I just love coming up with things that will blow you away taste wise, but don’t take 10 hours to make!

Now, juice obviously isn’t the first thing you’d think of when you’re thinking of making a dessert, but I like a challenge and if I can eat a scrumptious dessert and get 2 of my 5 a day at the same time, then I’m in… ;) Continue reading


I created this Cranberry and Orange Stuffed Roast Duck alongside Gressingham Duck as an alternative to the traditional Turkey Christmas Dinner. Stuffed with fresh fruit and served alongside honey roasted parsnips, this is succulent, tasty and festive and shows that you don’t have to always follow traditions!

I created this recipe as an alternative to the traditional Turkey Christmas Dinner. Stuffed with fresh fruit and served alongside honey roasted parsnips, this is succulent, tasty and festive and shows that you don't have to always follow traditions!

Me again!!

Haha, sorry are you bored of all the food I’m throwing you way yet? ;)

This is something very different, but equally as delicious!

A while back, I created an Asian Style Duck Salad for Gressingham Duck and a few weeks ago they contacted me again to create an alternative to the traditional Turkey for Christmas dinner.

I had so much fun creating the last recipe, I jumped at the chance to challenge myself and create a recipe for a stunning, festive centre-piece for your Christmas table.

It also means we will have had 2 Christmas dinners by 26th December which is no bad thing when you love food as much as me ;)

Head on over and get the RECIPE! :D

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These Cranberry and Ginger White Chocolate Chip Cookies are just perfect for Christmas! With my famous cookie dough, chunks of crystallized ginger, white chocolate and dried cranberries, these marry tart, sweet and spicy together perfectly!  

With my famous cookie dough, chunks of crystallized ginger, white chocolate and dried cranberries, these marry tart, sweet and spicy together perfectly for Christmas!

Hello friends!!

I know it’s Monday and I don’t normally post, but today I’m taking part in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.

Cranberry and Ginger White Chocolate Chip Cookies | Annie's Noms

I’ve wanted to participate for the last couple of years, but either didn’t have time or wasn’t blogging frequently enough to join in with the fun!

However, this year, since I’m now blogging full time, I couldn’t wait to sign up! If you don’t know – the Great FB Cookie Swap is run by two of my favourite blogger’s ever: Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil and Julie from The Little Kitchen

This is the 4th year of the cookie swap running and it works by each person being assigned 3 “swaps” – so we all get three people to send 12 cookies to and we get 3 people sending us 12 cookies in return.

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Happy Friday!

When I think about Christmas at the moment, I’m like “Oh yea… it’s ages away” then I look at the date and really think about it and I’m like “OMG it’s the week after next!!”

How has this happened? I feel like I’m pretty organised, but I don’t actually feel ready for this year to end! I’m so excited to see what 2015 brings, but I’ve just been finding it hard to comprehend that 2014 really is nearly over!

Last year I couldn’t wait for the New Year as it meant I was closer to finishing Uni and starting work, so I should be enjoying the start of a new year, but I guess I’m just kind of scared as I’m actually an adult with a proper job now…

Anyway we can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to – I love looking through and seeing all kinds of recipes, crafts and articles – have fun!

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This Eggnog Loaf is soft, tender and has a double eggnog hit! Eggnog is baked right into the batter and then poured on top whilst it’s still warm. There is also a rich, chocolate cream cheese layer baked into the centre, to add a contrast to the sweet eggnog! 

This Eggnog Loaf is soft, tender and has a rich, chocolate cream cheese layer baked into the centre, to add a contrast to the sweet eggnog!

I finally tried Eggnog friends!!

Obviously. Otherwise this recipe wouldn’t exist…

Anyway. I’ve wanted to try Eggnog for years, but we don’t get it here – correction – I’ve seen it once in Tesco in the World food aisle. But it was about £10 for 1 litre.

Sorry, I didn’t want to try it that much…

However, I found a recipe online for a booze free version and made plans to make it.

Then I realised I didn’t have any cream.

So a few days later, I did actually get round to it and I LOVE IT!

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