Category Archives: Christmas

You Can’t Catch Me I’m A Gingerbread Man

I was standing in line for a coffee on Saturday holding Essie’s hand.  A lovely, soft spoken, elderly lady came up to me and was commenting on Essie’s beautiful blonde curls and how beautiful children are.  She told me not … Continue reading

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Chocolate And Pistachio Biscotti

Biscotti is perfect to dunk into a good strong coffee.  My kids like to dunk it into a glass of milk and in fact they insist on having a glass of milk everytime they get biscotti.  Biscotti is for dunking … Continue reading

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Russian Caramels

I have spoken previously about this recipe and how it is my idea of fudge – crumbly caramel perfection.  It has taken me a while to post up seeing this is from Christmas.  I can’t trust myself to make another … Continue reading

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Bûche de Noël

In case you hadn’t picked up over the last month, I really love Christmas. The kids and I have had so much fun this last week baking and decorating. Yesterday we made our own bon bons, cinnamon sugar crusted almonds … Continue reading

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Mrs Smith’s Lemon Balls

Mrs Smith was a lady who lived over the road from us when I was a kid. Mum acquired the recipe for her well loved lemon balls which is basically a kiddie friendly rum ball. We like to make it … Continue reading

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Spiced Orange

In last years Christmas edition of Gourmet Traveller is a beautiful feast that I have been dreaming of.* grilled lobster and vine leaves with confit garlic and tomato* turkey with pan roasted vegetables, muscat glazed onions and spiced orange* red … Continue reading

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

The weekend was a big melting pot of all my favourite Christmas activities. A big roast turkey dinner on the Weber, Christmas parties, Christmas carols and a bit of Christmas baking. Thanks to the downpour all day yesterday it seemed … Continue reading

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Salted Caramels

This is one of my all time favourite recipes. Possibly my favourite, at least in the top 3. Boiling sugar scares me or rather I should say ‘scared me’. I have overcome my fear as these caramels are so worth … Continue reading

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Panforte

After years of wanting to make this Italian delicacy I finally tried my hand at it and I’m over the moon with the result. I put in all the things I love in Panforte like roasted nuts and orange zest … Continue reading

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Jo’s Fabulous Fudge

Brisbane’s summer has finally arrived. Hot, humid and cooking in the kitchen is not appealing to me at all. But I did work hard last week, when the weather was cooler, to make lovely little gift boxes full of sweet … Continue reading

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