Cheesecake Flavoured Muddy Buddies

Cheesecake Flavoured Muddy Buddies

Have you heard of Muddy Buddies before? I hadn’t until about one week ago. I stumbled across a bowl bearing a sweet snack on the internet.  It was a Pumpkin Pie flavoured version, but this one is a delicious bowl of Cheesecake Flavoured Muddy Buddies. I...
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...
Sweet Pizza Supreme Cookies

Sweet Pizza Supreme Cookies

I love my mini pizza supreme cookies! Obviously this is not a healthy lunch box recipe, but my kids thought these were awesome. I think if mother-of-the-year was up for grabs my children would have nominated me in a flash.  Although something tells me serving sugar...
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...
Kid Friendly Potato & Meatball Cupcakes

Kid Friendly Potato & Meatball Cupcakes

Why is it that children of a certain age want to eat treats instead of good food? My older kids are all fantastic, healthy eaters now, but my little ones would still fill up on junk food if I turned my back for long enough. These Potato & Meatball Cupcakes look...
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

How have the school holidays treated you? Let’s have a sweet treat, like this Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark, and a little chat. I’ve had an amazing two weeks with my little ones. As you may well imagine, most school holidays we pack in a lot of family travel....
Three Ingredient Jaffa Fudge

Three Ingredient Jaffa Fudge

How sweet is too sweet? Once upon a time I had an amazing sweet tooth, nothing was ever too sweet or too rich for me.  Somehow my tastes have changed and I find that I no longer crave ridiculously sweet treats. This Jaffa Fudge is very sweet and loved by kids. Anais...
Tasty Tic Tac Toe Cookies – Step by Step Recipe

Tasty Tic Tac Toe Cookies – Step by Step Recipe

How are the Summer holidays going? Do you have children at home? My little ones were “bored” yesterday so we all decided to make some cute Tic Tac Toe cookies together. We sat down and flicked through recipe books trying to decide on the perfect baked...
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...
A Loaf of Bread

A Loaf of Bread

I had a dream last night that I was walking through the most delicious smelling bakery.  In my dream I inhaled a giant lungful of the delicious aroma and was then floating around on a cloud made of the baked bread smell. Slowly I began to wake from my very satisfying...
Stormie D’s Cupcakery & a Mini Masterchef Class

Stormie D’s Cupcakery & a Mini Masterchef Class

“Whipping up a storm!” is the Stormie D’s Cupcakery catch phrase! That is certainly what was happening at the cupcake mini masterclass I attended with my two small children. It is a certain kind of person who is prepared to open up their kitchen to a group...
Homemade Hawaiian Pizza – From Scratch

Homemade Hawaiian Pizza – From Scratch

With children home from school and an abundance of leftover ham from Christmas, I decided I would put both to work, and we would make Hawaiian Pizza for dinner. Now I know everyone knows what is on a Hawaiian Pizza but have you ever made one from scratch? I make the...
Kids In The Kitchen – Basic Cupcake Recipe

Kids In The Kitchen – Basic Cupcake Recipe

As it is still school holidays here, I thought I might do an article on “kids in the kitchen.” I feel very fortunate to have always been allowed into the kitchen as a child. Whether at my nan’s house or at home I was always “helping” with the cooking. Mostly by...