Category Archives: Christmas

White Chocolate, Pistachio and Cranberry Slice

I hadn’t quite envisaged how busy life would be moving back to Australia as well as studying and Joel travelling each week for work but we are on our way to feeling settled.  There is still clutter to be sorted, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pavlova

With four children there is always something on – something to organise, something to do or something to attend.  This week there were 3 separate sports days to attend for 3 of my kids which required a great deal of … Continue reading

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Chocolate Orange Cookies and Favourite Cookbooks

I wish I had a little more time to sit down and rant about my favourite cookbooks but the clock is ticking and I have a list of ‘to do’s’ as long as my arm before we head to Lake … Continue reading

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Lemon Shortbread and Christmas Giving

At school tomorrow is a Sugar and Spice Holiday Cookie event where each class brings in several batches of homemade cookies which are all displayed in the staff room.  All the teachers get to choose which cookies they would like … Continue reading

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Peppermint Marshmallows

It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!  And a much cooler Christmas then I am used to which is novel.  No stifling heat which makes it far more pleasant to put the oven on and get into a … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Rocky Road

This recipe is a keeper.  It is a recipe from my friend Jo, originally from her friend Kirani, which I have ever so slightly tweaked.  It makes a huge slab to feed the masses.  Perfect for Christmas gifts, parties and … Continue reading

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Pavlova For A Crowd

Christmas has been and gone and we have returned from our holiday up in Far North Queensland at Joel’s parents’ farm.  Joel and I got to sleep in every single morning so it was truly a holiday.  The kids got … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

These last couple of months have been such a blur of activity and it is hard to believe Christmas in only 4 days away.  Joel has been working day and night and all my time has been devoted to keeping … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts For Foodies

Christmas is only one month away and each year I work super hard to ensure I have all the gifts sorted before December so I don’t have to set foot in any crowded shopping centre on the holidays.  So this … Continue reading

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Ricotta, Fruit And Almond Cake

This cake is quite different to the cakes I normally make and unlike any cake I have tried before.  It has dried apricots and currants mixed through the cake itself and then more scattered over the top along with some … Continue reading

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