Decadent Caramel Macadamia Tart

Decadent Caramel Macadamia Tart

Macadamia nuts are native to Australia, plus they’re super delicious and nutritious! Given that our country is blessed with something so fabulous I feel we should embrace our natural nut and cook the most decadent of desserts in its honour. So, I give you the...
The Cutest Reindeer Caramel Fudge

The Cutest Reindeer Caramel Fudge

Christmas is almost upon us again! I’m busy making last minute treats for neighbours. I thought I would share this Reindeer Caramel Fudge. I saw the cute packaging idea on a Thermomix sharing forum and I couldn’t wait to make my own reindeers. Is it just...
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...
Buche de Noel – French Christmas Cake

Buche de Noel – French Christmas Cake

Bûche de Noël – Nutella and Spéculoos Today I need to introduce you to the newest member of our family, her name is Romane. Romane has been living with us for just over one month now, and is a 16 year exchange student from France. We have been having an awesome time...
Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Christmas Tree

Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Christmas Tree

I’m getting into the Christmas spirit a little early this year. I may have also made this Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Christmas Tree centre piece a fraction early also. What do you think? Each year my mother in law puts a Ferroro Rocher Chocolate Christmas tree on...
Chocolate Brownie Christmas Trifle

Chocolate Brownie Christmas Trifle

The upcoming Christmas season is the perfect excuse for me to start trying out some delicious dessert recipes. This weekend was also a friends birthday, so I knew I had to make a Christmas Trifle to bring along to the party. I figured it would make a good practice run...
Christmas Detox Beetroot Salad

Christmas Detox Beetroot Salad

The silly season has just began and already I am feeling the need for a detox! December means Christmas parties and pre-Christmas get-togethers. These are all great reasons to celebrate with a drink or two. Just 15 days into December and I’m feeling a little...
Honey Macadamia Christmas Cake

Honey Macadamia Christmas Cake

How are your Christmas preparations going? Why not add this Honey Macadamia Christmas Cake to your Christmas baking. I am still in the kitchen cooking! This year I was looking for an elegant yet simple Christmas Cake for my family celebrations.  I am a little bit over...
White Christmas Rocky Road

White Christmas Rocky Road

Sometimes it takes me a little while to photograph the things I make. The White Christmas Rocky Road took a particularly long time! It was so easy to make, the kids even helped, but I just didn’t get a chance to take the pictures. When I run short of time the...
Sweet & Savoury Compost Christmas Cookies

Sweet & Savoury Compost Christmas Cookies

What a strange name, “Compost Christmas Cookies.” The original compost cookie was the brainchild of Momofuku Cafe. They’re so named because they have a random mix of sweet and savoury ingredients all thrown together. I’ve made compost cookies...
Christmas Rum Balls & Truffles

Christmas Rum Balls & Truffles

Christmas Rum Balls are a tradition in our house. Every year we have rum balls right throughout the month of December. This year I have started a little earlier so you too can have them ready for gift giving, or devouring as you put up the Christmas decorations. These...
Christmas Candy Cane Chocolate Bark

Christmas Candy Cane Chocolate Bark

I have a confession to make, it is Christmas Eve and I haven’t helped Santa with the wrapping of the children’s presents. I also haven’t made my usual Christmas Shortbread Tree; I haven’t made fruit mince pies or Christmas pudding. Oh, and I’ve eaten all the ham! Hmm,...
White Christmas

White Christmas

My childhood memories of Christmas centre around the kitchen. There was always the aroma of dried fruit and butter boiling away on the stove top for the Christmas cake, delicious fresh cherries and plums in the fruit bowl and shortbread baking in the oven. Even as...