Baking, Dessert, Slices, Sweet

Great Aunt Mavis’ Milk Tart

I've already mentioned that I come from a rather large extended family on my Dad's side. His Dad, my Grandpa, was one of 4 children, the only son with three sisters - that in itself isn't a large family, but over the generations, and once they all had kids, and their kids had kids, there… Continue reading Great Aunt Mavis’ Milk Tart

Baking, Lunch-box Ideas, Slices

Chocolate Peanut Bars

Autumn is once again in the air. We're still enjoying beautiful warm, sunny days but I have noticed a chill in the early morning air. A relief from the humidity of the last few weeks, but I'm not ready for Summer to leave us just yet. Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting up with… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Bars

Baking, Lunch-box Ideas, Slices

Loquat Squares

Last Spring I finally beat the Wood Pigeons to harvesting our delicious Loquat fruit so I made jam, following the same recipe I use for Plum Jam. Then, using the Loquat jam, I made these delicious squares. The original recipe called for apricot jam, but any jam will do. They're an easy and delicious snack.… Continue reading Loquat Squares

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No-bake Chocolate Peanut Slice

Sugar or sugar-free? I have to admit that I'm getting so tired of listening to debates about the pro's and con's of sugar in all it's various forms. Tired of seeing programmes advertised on TV about the growing epidemic of obesity. What happened to enjoying a well-balanced life? Isn't it common sense anymore? Come on… Continue reading No-bake Chocolate Peanut Slice

Lunch-box Ideas, Slices

Nut-free Energy Slice

I never fully understood the ramifications of food allergies in children and have had no reason to, personally, but a friend's youngest son is allergic to tree nuts among other things, which makes feeding him quite a challenge. Over the years she's learned which brands prepare foods on nut-free lines so are safe to use… Continue reading Nut-free Energy Slice

Cakes, Dessert, Slices

Cheesecake Chocolate Brownies

Something strange happened the other day - I found myself on the couch, with remote in hand and absolute silence. I have to admit I had a mild rush of panic wondering what to do with myself as the notion of holding the remote, let alone having the house entirely to myself is definitely out… Continue reading Cheesecake Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate, Christmas, Slices, Sweets

Festive Christmas Log

Only one more sleep until Christmas! Looking for that last minute easy solution to a Christmas Pudding? This is it! I love this time of year but the older I get, there always seems to be so much to do and the Magic of Christmas can get lost among the To Do lists, year end… Continue reading Festive Christmas Log

Christmas, Slices

Christmas Nutty Fruit Slice

As a parent, it's hard watching your children grow up. Don't get me wrong, it's one of the most wonderful and rewarding adventures many of us will have the privilege to participate in, but standing by while watching them learn life's lessons is tough. This week one of my son's friends tricked him into doing… Continue reading Christmas Nutty Fruit Slice

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

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M&M and White Chocolate Blondies

Squidgy, colourful and delicious is how I'll describe these tiny squares of delight to you. I had never made a Blondie until a few weeks ago. My son had been asking to make the white chocolate fudge again so a trip to the store for more white chocolate chips was on the cards as I'd… Continue reading M&M and White Chocolate Blondies