Baking, Chocolate, Lunch-box Ideas, Muffins, Picnic, School Holidays

Banana Choc Chip Muffins

Term 1 has flown by and was quite a shock to the system with the volume of homework increasing from primary school, settling into a new school, an earlier start time and a later finish, new routines. Plus making time for all the extra mural activities...and that's just me! Let alone my poor child! But… Continue reading Banana Choc Chip Muffins

Easter, Picnic, School Holidays, Sweets, Tea Time, Uncategorized

Peppermint Crisp Chocolate Log

This little post has apparently had 190 views in the past week! So I thought I’d share it again. Not my recipe, but very tasty indeed. Gosh, 4 years flew by. I think it’s time to make it again. Leave your thought/comments if you made it and what you think.

I have to be honest and admit I’ve only made this once, but it has got to be just about the easiest non-baked treat I’ve come across. A friend recently shared the original link on Facebook (you can follow Chocolate Goose on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/chocolategoose?ref=hl) and it looked so delicious I had to give it a go. It didn’t last very long either so it will definitely be made again, and again, and again…you get the picture ;).

If you can’t find Peppermint Crisp chocolate bars (they hail from South Africa and we are lucky to be able to get them from a few SA shops in Auckland), then perhaps peppermint Aero or any delicious minty chocolate might do the trick.

Peppermint Crisp Log

I also realise this has nothing to do with Easter, and although I was planning on doing another Easter themed treat, this log got the better of me so please…

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Christmas, Let's chat

No Christmas decorations yet please!

Every year I'm amazed at how early the Christmas decorations are up and for sale in the local shops and I know many people absolutely love seeing them up, and I do too, but not in October. My personal rule is that although I can start thinking about and planning for Christmas, I don't want… Continue reading No Christmas decorations yet please!

Christmas, Let's chat, Life

100 Days to Christmas!

Can you believe it? Sounds crazy! Where has the year gone? But then again, it is still only September with a lot to look forward to before the year is out, but while driving to work today I heard one of the Talk Show hosts say it is 100 days to Christmas! My heart nearly… Continue reading 100 Days to Christmas!

Cake Sale / School Fete / Church Bazaar, Christmas, Fudge, Picnic, Tea Time

4-ingredient Chocolate Fudge

Fudge always goes down well, whether for school fétes, church bazaars, fund raisers or "just because...". This was one of those "just because" moments. The freedom of doing something simply because I can and want to is exhilarating and then of course, the simple joy of eating and sharing the fudge afterwards. You need to… Continue reading 4-ingredient Chocolate Fudge

Baking, Cakes, Easter

Easter Celebration Cake

Happy Easter everyone! And if you don't celebrate Easter, then happy long weekend to you. I hope you enjoy the extra time home with your families and loved ones. Easter came early this year and took me a little unawares I have to admit. Seems silly, I know, but normally it falls in with the… Continue reading Easter Celebration Cake

Biscuits / Cookies, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Shortbread Chocolate-dipped Hearts

I'm always amazed at how much some people invest in Valentine's Day, whether financial or emotional; while others prefer to spread the love and attention out throughout the year. Whichever type of person you are, why not give a home-baked gift this year? Personally, I'm not phased if this day comes and goes because I think it's… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Shortbread Chocolate-dipped Hearts

Baking, Cupcakes, Icing, Valentine's Day

Red Velvet Cupcakes

With Valentine's Day just around the corner I decided it's time to make my delicious Red Velvet Cupakes again. Not very "in vogue" at the moment, but then I never seem to follow trends, I do as I please, and I feel very pleased while writing this enjoying one of these smoothly-velvety-textured chocolate yet red little… Continue reading Red Velvet Cupcakes

Dessert, Easter, Sweet

Chocolate Easter Tart and New Beginnings

With Easter just around the corner I thought I'd better get myself into gear and share a few ideas with you. For many Easter is a long weekend filled with chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate, but it represents so much more to so many and I find myself trying to focus on the true meaning of… Continue reading Chocolate Easter Tart and New Beginnings

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