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happy valentines day


December 20, 2011

not to plan

Today I decided to try a new recipe – Lemon Slice.

I love any dessert with lemons.  The recipe looked delicious.

Unfortunately things didn’t go as I had planned.

I am still getting used to the oven in my new house and I had a small problem.



I completely over cooked the lemon filling!

Not a total disaster, they are still edible.

But they are not the soft, tangy, lemon deliciousness that I had imagined.

Oh well – that’s life I guess.

I will give this recipe another try one day soon.

In the meantime if you would like to have a go, then you can find the recipe here


December 6, 2011

in the kitchen


I love chocolate and yes I know I’m not alone here – lot’s of us love  it.

There’s only one problem and that is – if I want chocolate – I want it now!

So when I make a chocolate cake it needs to be quick.

If you want a fast, simple  recipe then this is the one for you.

Oh and did I mention that it’s super tasty too.

Get your chocolate fix here


November 6, 2011

this week


Baker’s Royale

 Yummy baked goodies are what you’ll find if you check out Naomi’s blog – Baker’s Royale.

Her wonderful recipes are always matched with amazing photographs.

Check out these pics for Meringue Kiss Cookies and Appletini Cupcakes




I can’t wait to make Fran’s Dark Espresso Chocolate Cake

  Anything with the combination of  chocolate, coffee and alcohol has to be good.

 My hips are getting bigger just thinking about it!


October 24, 2011

in the kitchen


This morning I made some Anzac biscuits.  This is a good Aussie (Australian) recipe…….oaty, syrupy and crunchy ( is oaty a word)!   I bake them often as they are a favorite in our house.  They are also super easy to make,  so I thought I would share the recipe with you.

Wondering where the name came from……………….?

Get ready for a short history lesson!

Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand  Army Corps and refers to the soldiers who fought in World War I and II . There are some varying opinions as to why the biscuits were given this name; one is that they we sent to the soldiers during the war; another is that they were sold as fund-raisers after the war for returned soldiers.

I’m not sure about the reason for their name, however, I am sure that they are delicious!

If you would like to make some, then here’s the recipe.