Cakes, Christmas, Slices

Candy Cane Christmas Tree Brownies

I know it's only the last day of November, but with Christmas just around the corner and so many shops already bursting with decorations, I thought I might as well jump on the bandwagon and start sharing Christmas ideas. A number of friends have already put their trees up too, but I try to get… Continue reading Candy Cane Christmas Tree Brownies

Salad

Lamb Salad

We've had a very unsettled Spring this year and with Summer supposedly just around the corner it's strange that we're still in winter pyjamas, with extra blankets on the beds, sometimes even having the heaters on although the last week has been a bit warmer. It's been rain, rain and more rain with crazy winds… Continue reading Lamb Salad

Biscuits / Cookies, Fudge, Lunch-box Ideas, Sweet

Coconut Fudge Balls

This past week a friend and I were chatting and she told me I've become a true Soccer Mum. We laughed at the time, but I suppose she's right, and I'll wear that badge proudly. Growing up all I really wanted was to be a Mother. I used to watch all the other mothers of kids… Continue reading Coconut Fudge Balls

Christmas, Sweet

Chocolate Peanut Cups

These chocolate peanut cups are to die for and anyone you share them with will think you're very clever, but I can promise you, they are so quick and easy I think you'll be surprised when you make them. I remember being incredibly impressed when a friend made something similar a year or so ago for… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Cups

Baking, Cupcakes, Halloween, Themes

Halloween Cupcakes

Ever had one of those mornings where you're woken up at some unholy hour of the morning by a very loud car droning it's way up a nearby hill and realise your peaceful bliss has been shattered so you best get up and get an early start to the day? But because your sleep was so… Continue reading Halloween Cupcakes

Lunch-box Ideas, Muffins

30-Day Health Muffins

The secret to baking the perfect muffin is to mix the mixture as little as possible. After combining the liquid with the dry ingredients, stirring just enough to moisten, the batter should still be lumpy. One of my oldest and possibly my favourite recipe books states that "over-mixing the batter will destroy the light texture of the muffins… Continue reading 30-Day Health Muffins

Baking, Cakes, Cupcakes, Themes

Ice-cream Cupcakes

I haven't made these eye catching little treats in a while but whenever I do, the kids (any kids, both big and small) absolutely love them! Not only 'cos they're a little confused as to whether they're actually getting an ice-cream or a cupcake, but they can hear something secret hidden away inside. They're also… Continue reading Ice-cream Cupcakes