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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

Christmas, Dessert, Sauces

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Sauce

As far as Christmas goes, I still think home-made gifts are the best. None of us really has a fortune to spend on gifts and to be honest, are they truly appreciated? You might say that home-made presents may not be appreciated either, but for me, personally, I would far prefer something that someone has taken the… Continue reading Old-Fashioned Chocolate Sauce

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

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas

Afghan Biscuits

Yesterday we went to the Auckland Home Show. The weather was forecast to be miserable and the traffic and parking at these types of shows is always a nightmare, but my dear husband decided that it was time to go. You see, we have a few ideas for home renovations and these shows are always great to… Continue reading Afghan Biscuits

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas, Sweet

Chocolate M&M Cookies

This past week Winter finally arrived with a vengeance...we've been treated to a very mild Autumn so far, with well below the average rainfall and very moderate temperatures, but we were advised to brace ourselves for a storm with "cyclone-strength winds" which, it turns out, gusted up to 170km/hr along the peninsula where we live.… Continue reading Chocolate M&M Cookies

Cakes

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

No birthday party is complete without a cake, and as June is Chocolate Goose's 1st birthday, it seemed appropriate to bring out the big guns and celebrate with this deliciously smooth Chocolate Cake. I have to admit, I was in a desperate chocolate mood and this recipe will soothe even the most ardent lover of… Continue reading Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Dessert, Easter, Slices, Sweet

Best Chocolate Brownie – ever!

This has got to be one of my favourite treats to bake and of course, to eat. Growing up, I was never fond of Brownies, in fact, I tried to avoid them at all cost , but the older I got and as my penchant for chocolate increased - especially dark chocolate - I turned… Continue reading Best Chocolate Brownie – ever!

Easter, Slices, Sweet

Peppermint Crisp Chocolate Log

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… Continue reading Peppermint Crisp Chocolate Log

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

Chocolate Oaty Easter Nests

With Easter just around the corner I decided to pull out a few old family favourite recipes from my childhood. My sister used to make these, or something very similar, just minus the Easter eggs, and we'd impatiently wait for the freezer to set them sufficiently before we attacked them with relish. She would heap… Continue reading Chocolate Oaty Easter Nests