Chocolate and cherry muffins recipe

I just baked these delicious muffins from this years good food vegetarian Christmas. I think they are a Paul Hollywood recipe. My only advice would be make sure the tinned cherries you buy are stoned. Mine were not and it took me ages to take all the stones out. Also eat them warm they are much better when the chocolate is still gooey.
Chocolate and cherry muffins recipe

If you want to make them here’s a link for the recipe.
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1803635/cherry-choc-muffins

Christmas stockings

I made this Stocking for George for his first Christmas as I had made one fro William when his was born. I failed to look at the size I had made William’s so Georges is considerably smaller. I used some remnants of Christmas fabric I had stashed and quilted it to give it a luxury feel. I also stitched the G from a pattern from ‘The world of Cross stitching’ Magazine and then added in the rest of Georges name.

 Close up of the cross stitched name.

Free cross stitch Holly Christmas pattern PDF

Here’s a free Christmas motif cross stitch pattern for your to sew. It would look great on cards or used on Holiday decor around the home.
If you like my patterns please check out my Etsy shop where I have a range of Christmas and other patterns. Just click on the read more link to download the free PDF file.

Free cross stitch Holly Christmas pattern PDF

Holly Free Christmas cross stitch pattern

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Free cross stitch Christmas Candles PDF pattern to sew

A heart warming Christmas motif. Christmas candles against Holly is yours for free! It’s a simple design using full count stitches and only uses a limited pallet. If you like my freebie charts why not have a look at my Etsy shop as well? 
Free cross stitch Christmas Candles PDF pattern to sew

Free Christmas Candles cross stitch pattern to sew

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Macaroni and butternut squash bake recipe

I got this recipe from the BBC Good Food Magazine Vegetarian Christmas 2012. I love this magazine and wait for it every year with great anticipation. I now have a back catalogue of them from 2007 and regularly turn to them in the winter months for recipes. This one is a real winner and goes down a treat each and every time I make it. Here is a link to the recipe so you can try it for yourself.  http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1742634/butternut-macaroni-cheese

Macaroni and butternut squash bake recipe