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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

Dessert, Pies, Sweet

Father’s Day Lemon Meringue Pie

To anyone else I imagine that Father's Day and Lemon Meringue Pie don't have much in common, unless your Father is like mine and would eat Lemon Meringue Pie every day of the week if he could. This coming Sunday is Father's Day in New Zealand; the first Sunday in September so I'm sharing this recipe… Continue reading Father’s Day Lemon Meringue Pie

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have to admit that these are a little unusual. Well, not the cookies themselves, but the idea of a white chocolate chip cookie. I'd certainly never had them before, but when you're desperate for chocolate chip cookies and no dark or milk chocolate in sight, white chocolate drops have to do. And as it… Continue reading White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bread, Cakes, Icing, Lunch-box Ideas

Apple and Ginger Loaf

You know the old saying "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade", well, I've been a regular lemonade factory of late. It's really tough seeing the positive in a situation when the outcome is so desperately far away from how you'd hoped it would be. The last few years have held extreme disappointment, frustration and trials… Continue reading Apple and Ginger Loaf

Lunch-box Ideas, Slices

Chocolate Marshmallow Slices

Today I want to honour a woman I used to work with many years ago. She is vivacious, beautiful and full of life. At the time, I was completely intimidated by her and her overwhelming energy and enthusiasm and was at a point in my life when I was learning about me. Who I was, what… Continue reading Chocolate Marshmallow Slices

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

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

Lunch-box Ideas, Slices, Sweet

Lolly Cake

A friend recently had these ingredients on her kitchen bench-top and being the inquisitive me that I am, I asked what she could be making with a packet of malt biscuits, Eskimo lollies (sweets), condensed milk, butter and coconut. To her horror, I had to admit that I had never heard of, nor had I… Continue reading Lolly Cake

Dessert, Slices, Sweet

Lemon Slice

As I've said before, I love anything lemon flavoured and as yesterday was the first day of Spring and an absolutely beautiful day at that, I felt the need to bake something light and refreshing that we shared for afternoon tea while also celebrating the special man and Father in our lives on Father's Day,… Continue reading Lemon Slice

Fudge, Slices, Sweet

Caramel and White Chocolate Fudge

Fudge can be a tricky treat as you're working with sugar and sugar is not always a willing participant. Sugar needs to reach a very high temperature before it caramelises, but the trickiness is that it can seize/crystalise) and if this happens, I've been known to empty out the pot into the bin and start… Continue reading Caramel and White Chocolate Fudge