Category Archives: Treats

Camping

We have been enjoying our very first summer here in California with a couple of camping trips.  We left our camping gear back in Australia – neither of us can figure out exactly why we did that but everything was … Continue reading

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Bliss Balls

In my teens and twenties I would go weak at the knees for some elaborate dessert like triple chocolate brownie with ice-cream and fudge sauce.  Of course I’m still very partial to these sugar, butter and cream loaded goodies.  Some evenings … 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

Posted in Christmas, Kids In The Kitchen, Treats | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Baking, Christmas, Presents, Treats | 8 Comments

Chocolate Racing Cars

My baby boy turned 3 today.  The last couple of weeks have been particularly busy and poor Elliott had to follow me over the other side of town for yet another house meeting this morning, which isn’t the ideal way … Continue reading

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Caramel Milkshake

We are right in the middle of packing up all our belongings and getting ready to move.  Most of our things will go into storage and we will try and just keep out the essentials and some of the kids … Continue reading

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Chocolate And Pecan Higgledy-Piggledys

Next time you are needing to take a plate of something sweet to share, or next time you are just wanting a treat for yourself then make this.  If you like chocolate and you like pecans then you can’t go … 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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Tanya’s Chocolate Bubble Bars

School starts back on Monday and I don’t know whether I’m happy about that or not.  Levi and Tilly are raring to get back and I’m looking forward to the house staying cleaner for longer.  I can reclaim my table … Continue reading

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