Gingerbread Cake – A Festive Treat

Gingerbread Cake – A Festive Treat

I've been a little bit slow to get into the Christmas spirit this year. Usually, I'm in full swing making Christmas gifts from my kitchen but this year I was in a bit of a funk. I wanted to make something different! Then it hit me! When I was a kid we used to make gingerbread cake. It was one of my Continue reading

A Secret Skinny Smoked Salmon Hummus Dip

A Secret Skinny Smoked Salmon Hummus Dip

I think it's a little bit cruel that the "snacking season" aka Christmas is also our bikini wearing season. I don't know about you, but my swimwear seems to have shrunk over the winter. I've realised I'm going to need to lighten up some of my snacks if I intend on splashing around in the water this Continue reading

Authentic Homemade Masala Chai Recipe

Authentic Homemade Masala Chai Recipe

Namaste Dear Readers! I have just returned from India and I feel it may be time to make a cup of homemade Masala Chai. We had a fabulous time in India as you may have been able to tell from my recent stories: A Delhi Food Tour Feeding Delhi - Sikh Temple Kitchen Living in a Jaipur Continue reading

Simple Mini Oreo Cheesecake Dessert

Simple Mini Oreo Cheesecake Dessert

Today I'm sharing a simple dessert that looks and tastes pretty fantastic. These Mini Oreo Cheesecake are amazing served in an elegant glass at a dinner party. Happily, they're just as at home in these plastic wine tasting glasses. Given the weather is warming up, I feel we may be at the Continue reading

Kid Friendly Thermomix Mexican Chili Nachos

Kid Friendly Thermomix Mexican Chili Nachos

The other day I asked child number 4 what he wanted for dinner.  His answer was Mexican Chili Nachos. I don't often ask the children for dinner requests because I dread the answer. After having five children I now hate spaghetti Bolognese with a passion. Plus, the next request after spag bol, is Continue reading

Kids LOVE Crazy Pastry Hotdogs

Kids LOVE Crazy Pastry Hotdogs

Do you get stuck for after school snack ideas for the kids? I do! I don't like to give them chips or cookies because they have no nutritional value. These pastry hotdogs may not be as healthy as an apple but the kids love them. Happily the hotdogs are really quick to make. Four sheets of Continue reading

German Apple Streusel Slice

German Apple Streusel Slice

Today I want to share a recipe for a German Apple Streusel Slice. I think everyone has probably tried this dessert before. It's one of those homely, old fashioned sweets that tends to brings back warm memories. The slice consists of three layers. The bottom layer is a shortbread style base. Continue reading

Milko Chews Vanilla Fudge

Milko Chews Vanilla Fudge

Do you remember a sweet from Allens called Milko Chews, or Milko sticks? They were always kept on the corner store counter near the redskins. I've just made a Vanilla fudge that tastes almost exactly like a milko! This fudge has the same milky, sweet vanilla flavour, and is deliciously Continue reading

Salted Caramel Donuts – You know you want one!

Salted Caramel Donuts – You know you want one!

Sometimes it seems like my best recipes are born out of a desire not to waste leftovers. These salted caramel donuts definitely fall into this category. Regular readers will remember my Salted Caramel and Pecan Monkey Bread.  It was a big hit in our house, but now I have a jar of homemade salted Continue reading

Peppermint and Chocolate Bliss Bomb – Beware!

Peppermint and Chocolate Bliss Bomb – Beware!

I'm sure by now we have all tried a bliss ball or two. I published this Jaffa Bliss Ball recipe about a year ago and everyone loved it! The recipe included nuts and dates and was a lovely, healthy, wholesome recipe. So this Peppermint and Chocolate Bliss Bomb recipe is everything the Jaffa recipe Continue reading

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