Posts in category Birthdays

Is 40 The New 30? Here’s One Wa...


My 40th birthday was coming up fast, suddenly I was faced with making a decision on whether or not to celebrate this age changer. Should I have a party or should I just let it pass and no one would be any wiser to this supposedly older me! For me I think any excuse is […]

Vodka Jelly Shots


  I made this several days before my party which is fantastic as it was one less thing I had to worry about on the day. I was trying to keep things simple and easy going, less stress equals more fun! This is so easy to make and fun to share at any party. As […]

Easy Large Family Size Chocolate Cake

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This has to be the easiest chocolate cake to bake. It is great for birthday cakes, special occasions and large gatherings or functions. It is quite moist and can be covered with your choice of icing. I have made this cake for birthdays but also as an after school snack or for the kids lunch […]

Mars Bar Cheesecake with Chocolate &#...


I think this no bake Mars Bar cheesecake would have to go down in the books as one of the favourite recipes in this house. All the children loved it as the flavour is not too rich but absolutely delicious. Some even came back for more. If you are a Mars Bar fan like me this […]

Cornflake Honey Bakes


Need a snack that is quick and easy to make when the kids are hungry and begging you for food, a lunch box filler, or even that ol’ faithful treat for a birthday party? No matter who you are making these little beauties for everyone will want them and most likely they will come back […]

Home Made Lemon Cordial (Lemonade)

Home Made Lemon Cordial (Lemonade)

Home made lemon cordial (lemonade) is a nice refreshing beverage for parties, picnics and entertaining. This is not only a refreshing drink in the summer months but a great way to keep the dreaded colds away in the Winter months. Try it out you will see how easy it is to make, my 12 year […]

Fraises à la Crème Sucrée (Strawberri...


Everyone loves strawberries and cream, well this is like strawberries and cream with a touch of class. A little bit of sweetness with a beautiful flavour of strawberries. This will sure be a crowd pleaser at any large gathering. No one will be able to resist the temptation of a second helping. So easy to […]

Pikelets for a crowd


    The good old Aussie pikelet! Loved by most, especially my kids, and such a quick and easy snack, meal, lunchbox treat and sweet or savoury food. Spread it with jam & cream, butter or a dollop of cream cheese and they will all be gone in a flash. Try this easy recipe and enjoy!  […]

The Stocking Game

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  Got some old stockings lying around in your drawers? Wondering what to do with all those stockings with ladders in them? Well don’t throw them out! What you say? Well I may just have the solution. Collect them up and your next party may become the most memorable of all, with lots of laughs!!! […]

Easy Chicken and Vegetable Curry Puff...

curry puffs

Pre heat oven to 180 degrees Celcius   Ingredients Olive Oil 500 grms Chicken breast diced 1 can coconut cream 2 tablespoons curry powder 1 tspn chicken stock 1 cup water 1 cup mixed frozen vegetables (peas, carrots, corn) 6 sheets puff pastry approx. Like it….share it

Pavlova – Always a Crowd Please...

Pavlova – Always a Crowd Pleaser!

Pavlova was always a family favourite, being made to perfection by my mum. Every birthday, Christmas or any celebration her much desired pav would be made, and always the first dessert to be devoured. Bad luck if you were too busy in conversation, if you did not get to the pav straight away you would […]

Easy Birthday Cake

Easy Birthday Cake

I made this birthday cake in one morning, it is so quick and easy! My daughter asked for a cake covered in lollies (who doesn’t love that).  So first I made this One-Bowl Easy Chocolate Cake recipe. Click on Link below. It is great, you just throw all the ingredients in a bowl and mix! […]

Christmas done, what’s next?

Christmas done, what’s next?

So the count down is on, only a few days until the New Year!! On top of the New year I have 3 of my children’s birthdays to think of, my husbands birthday and our wedding anniversary. Not to mention my dad and brother’s birthday. So todayI trotted off to the mall to find some […]

Double Chocolate Mousse Cake

Double Chocolate Mousse Cake

Ingredients 450g/1lb plain chocolate, broken into pieces (or use choc chips) 450g/1lb butter, cut into cubes 200g/7oz castor sugar 200g/7oz single cream (thickened cream) 8 eggs Chocolate Glaze 175g/ 6oz plain chocolate chips 30g/ 1oz butter 3 tablespoon milk 2 tablespoon golden syrup 1 Preheat oven to 180C / 350F. Grease 23 cm / 9 inch spring-form cake […]

Last Minute

Last Minute

So it looks like I have left the wrapping of presents to the last minute!  I had been planning to do it all this week but have been distracted by too many other things and now I will be wrapping presents the night before Christmas Eve. I think this is the closest I have ever […]


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