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

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Butterscotch self-saucing Pudding

Father's Day in New Zealand is in September - today in fact. Unlike the rest of the world who celebrate in June, we get to wait until Spring to spoil the fathers in our lives...or they get to wait, not sure, but today looks like it's going to be a gloriously fresh Spring day. I… Continue reading Butterscotch self-saucing Pudding

Fudge, Slices

Apricot Fudge

A friend recently asked for a few ideas for a school cake sale and it got me thinking. So many ideas out there and so many resources, but how many of us have the time these days to actually make something from beginning to end and package it beautifully to attract the attention it deserves,… Continue reading Apricot Fudge

Dessert

Mother’s Day Apple Crumble

The last time I wished my Mother a Happy Mother's Day was 34 years ago. I was just 6 years old, and, two months later, she died. Not a day has gone by without me missing her terribly, wishing I could talk with her, ask her advice or hear her voice. I would have loved… Continue reading Mother’s Day Apple Crumble