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


Steak & Mushroom Pie

My darling husband seldom makes meal requests, so when he does, I try my best to provide exactly what he's asked for. Some people think making pies is all a bit much work and prefer to buy a ready-made one, but I prefer the labour of love (and this one includes a little labour if you… Continue reading Steak & Mushroom Pie

Biscuits / Cookies

Passionfruit Kisses

I saw this recipe in a magazine a while ago and earmarked it for further investigation, but life got in the way and I promptly forgot about it. Then the other day while in our local fruit and vege shop, I noticed that Passionfruit were on sale. For those who have no idea what Passionfruit… Continue reading Passionfruit Kisses

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas

Easy “no fail” Shortbread Cookies

Yesterday was the last day of the school holidays and my little man had a friend over to play, keeping each other busy for hours setting up marble racers, train tracks, army name it.  I took this as my cue to withdraw to my lovely kitchen and create my favourite Shortbread Cookies. All was… Continue reading Easy “no fail” Shortbread Cookies