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Easy Microwave Vanilla Fudge

I've always had a love/hate relationship with fudge because when you get it right, it's fantastic, but when you get it wrong, it still tastes good, but soft or runny fudge just doesn't have the same appeal. And because I still haven't splashed out and bought myself a sugar thermometer, I honestly can't be bothered… Continue reading Easy Microwave Vanilla Fudge

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Lime Sour Cream Cake

One of my lovely friends has a lime tree and she very kindly gave me a bucketful of limes, which is a real treat as they cost an arm and a leg in the shops. So the only thing to be done was to set about baking, and a light citrus tea cake with Chantilly… Continue reading Lime Sour Cream Cake

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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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Teaching Good Table Manners

As kids, table manners were drummed into us. Most nights we ate together at the table as a family, with each one taking turns to set the table before dinner, or clearing afterwards. And then, of course, came the washing up. These days, many families don't eat at the table much, and for those that… Continue reading Teaching Good Table Manners

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Weet-Bix Fruity Treats

Spring school holidays means more precious time with my little man and of course, more time in the kitchen! To celebrate, we went ice skating on Monday. What a hoot! I haven't been on skates in about 20 years but it was like riding a bicycle - I think your body just remembers what it… Continue reading Weet-Bix Fruity Treats

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Chicken Pasta Bake with Feta, Pumpkin and Kale

I always find that the last few weeks of term are packed to the brim with activities. It's like the school suddenly realises that they had planned to do a number of things during the term and for some reason, they all end up in the last three weeks. Even trying to catch up with… Continue reading Chicken Pasta Bake with Feta, Pumpkin and Kale

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Meatloaf with Apricot Sauce

I know that Meatloaf is not the most popular dish ever, and you probably think I've returned to the '70's but meatloaf actually pre-dates much of the history of the last 2,000 years, having first shown up in an old Roman cookbook! Many recipes call for the addition of oats or a bread and milk mixture,… Continue reading Meatloaf with Apricot Sauce

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Rich Tomato Pasta Bake

Nothing speaks to me quite like a wholesome pasta bake on a cold winter's night. It's a great standby as a midweek meal and if you double the recipe, you can freeze half for the next week! The name of this dish could be a tad misleading because it is not a vegetarian dish. It… Continue reading Rich Tomato Pasta Bake

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No-bake Peppermint Cream Pudding

This is one of those puddings that leaves you wanting more, more and more; and whether you make a round crushed biscuit crust or use the whole biscuits to line a square dish, the end result has a beautiful smooth texture. The taste is not as sweet as one would imagine, and all topped off with… Continue reading No-bake Peppermint Cream Pudding

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Beef Stroganoff

Stroganoff (or Stroganov) is said to date back to mid 19th-century Russia and is traditionally a beef dish, with either the strips or cubes of meat lightly coated in flour before being sauteed with onions and cooked in a sour cream sauce. There are now so many variations as this recipe spread throughout Asia after the… Continue reading Beef Stroganoff