Scones – How to make the PERFECT Scones Everytime

Scones with Strawberry Jam

In winter I love the smell of buttery, light, cooked perfect scones baking in the oven.  The best thing is getting the freshly baked scones out of the oven, breaking them open and smelling the delicious aroma. Of course, what would hot scones be without smothering them in butter? But what is the secret on … Read more

Masterchef Chocolate Brookie Recipe

Masterchef Chocolate Brookie

Masterchef is a source of cooking inspiration for me it’s what bought me baking this chocolate brookie recipe . The other night I watched as three contestants were asked to create a midnight snack for Nigella Lawson. One of the contestants made a Dark Chocolate Brookie served with a Frangelico cream. It looked amazing! I … Read more

12 Quick and Easy Christmas Treats to Make

Christmas Treats

I have been spending a lot of time trawling the internet looking for delicious Christmas treats to make with the kids.  There are so many gorgeous, cute ideas out there! I decided I needed to share some of my favourite recipes from other websites with readers.  If you follow me on Pinterest you would have … Read more

Beetroot & Chilli Chocolate Brownie

Chocolate Chilli & Beet Brownie

Today I wanted to share a recipe for Beetroot & Chilli Chocolate Brownies  from the Regional Future Chef Challenge.  Harry Mitchell of Macksville High prepared this dish for judges to win second place in the competition. The recipe he chose was with the help of a family friend who is a professional chef, Penny Moran. … Read more

Strawberry Tea Cakes

Have you ever had a secret that you were just dying to tell? I had a surprise phone call on Friday and I would love to tell you all about it! Unfortunately I am not sure if I am allowed to share… so I am going to have to settle for a  slice of strawberry … Read more

Sugar & Spice

dolly vardan cake, dolly vardin cake, white chocolate mud cake, barbie cake

Sugar and Spice and all things nice, that’s what little girls are made of. My gorgeous “little A” celebrated her 5th Birthday last week. She invited 10 other little princesses to share her special day. For the first time in almost a month the sun was shining so our planned indoor party was taken outside … Read more

Nutella & Banana Cupcakes

Nutella & Banana Cupcakes

So I have made some Nutella & Banana cupcakes for my baby’s first day of school today. She is my baby because she is my last little one to toddle off to big school.  Her siblings all started last week, but kindy at our school starts a week later. So will it be a sad … Read more

Australia Day Cake Pop Ups

I don’t know about you but all my original plans for Australia Day have gone out the window.  The weather is playing games, and camping on the beach no longer seems like a really good option. Even with the lousy weather I am always up for an Australia Day BBQ with friends.  So the Australia … Read more

Spring Jasmine Friand

Spring Friand Recipe

Spring is in the air!  By this statement I mean I can smell Jasmine, Orange blossoms, Gardenias  and all the gorgeous floral aromas that I associate with the warmer weather. I know it may not be a fun time of year for those with hay fever and allergies, but I love the overpowering sickly sweet … Read more

Grilled Banana Bread w Vanilla Mascarpone & Maple Syrup

Grilled Banana Bread and mascarpone

Sorry No Banana’s Since the cyclones up north I see this sign out almost everyday at one of our backyard suppliers of local fruit and vegetable. Thankfully after a long drought we are starting to get some local banana’s through again. Ironically whilst there has been no local banana’s available for sale until recently, I … Read more

Red Velvet White Mud Cake

Red Velvet White Mud Cake

Pictured above is the last remaining piece of Red Velvet Cake from my dear hubbys birthday dinner. I should add… my belly hurts; I have eaten way too much cake. I even skipped dinner because I was writing this story and needed more cake to keep me going.  Each time I have edited a photo … Read more

Heart Cake Pop

Heart Cake Pops

Little Miss A turned four recently and at the suggestion of a friend we decided to have a “tea party” theme. It was a great opportunity for me to “tizzy” things up a little and go overboard on the “girly” stuff. After all, with three older brothers it has been a while since we’ve “done” … Read more

Banana & Caramel Cupcake

Banana & Caramel Cupcake

I can’t believe it has been so long since I updated!  The time is just flying and I don’t seem to be able to catch up at the moment.  Some readers may know I have three kids at home at the moment, plus a Chinese student from Hong Kong staying with us until June, (her … Read more