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Rum & Pecan French Toast With Salted Burnt Honey Sauce

You know what?  I have absolutely nothing to write about today.  How long have I been sitting here, trying to think of something, anything, to go along with this recipe?  I don’t know. This morning we did the usual getting-ready-for-school rush.  It was pouring with rain.  We were late to school, as usual.  Everyone was… 

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KitchenAid Bakeware Review

When I first became interested in baking cakes (let’s say, at least 35 years ago), there was one thing I realized that I absolutely needed.  A stand mixer.  I was using mom’s hand mixer, but as any baker would know, there just isn’t anything like a stand mixer and some jobs (for example, meringues or… 

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Macabella Cupcakes

I’ve been sitting here at my kitchen table “desk” this morning doing a bit of online window shopping.  My handbag zipper isn’t working anymore – when I zip it closed, the zipper behind it remains open.  I found a few pretty bags but I’d have to have them posted to me from the US, which… 

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Joined Up With Bloglovin’

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Pardon the silly post, but I have to publish a post with a link to Bloglovin’ in order to “claim my blog”. *eyeroll*

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No-Bake Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Bites

Before I begin, I must apologize for the lack of updates.  As some of you know, my blog’s SEO was hacked and displayed ads for certain medications in Google’s search results.

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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cupcakes

If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Twitter, you’ll know that we have a new (temporary) addition to our family.  We have chosen to raise a Guide Dog puppy for 14 months.

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How To: Froth Milk Without Fancy Machines

When it comes to coffee, I’m a snob.  I spend up to 30 minutes every day making coffee in my coffee press and frothy milk in my manual milk frother (I usually have up to 3 coffees per day, and spend about 10 minutes each time preparing it).  I don’t even use water that has… 

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Peanut Butter Spelt Cookies

A funny thing has happened to me recently.  You may have even noticed this, if you’ve been following my blog for some time.

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Homemade Mocha Frappuccino

I remember the first time I ever stepped foot inside of a coffee house.  It was Starbucks at Circular Quay, here in Sydney.  Many years ago, my husband and I had arrived early to meet some friends, so he took me into Starbucks while we waited.

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Homemade Chocolate Sauce

I’ve discovered a new thing.  Homemade chocolate sauce.  Sure, I grew up dousing my ice cream in Hershey’s syrup, but recently when I was about ready to walk into one of the only shops in Sydney to stock Hershey’s syrup and buy a bottle of it, I stopped.

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Strawberry Lychee Sorbet

I’m not going to lie; I have a love/hate relationship with Donna Hay.  I’ve followed her recipes countless times, and more often than not, they end up in disaster.

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Watermelon Milkshakes

Throughout the history of cooking, there has been one essential tool in the hand of every chef – the knife.  Without it, we couldn’t cut through meat or vegetables to get them down to the right size for cooking and eating.

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No-Bake Espresso Walnut Brownies

Valentine’s Day isn’t really very special in our family; it’s just any other ordinary day.  My daughter made everyone a heart-shaped card this morning, though, and I stuffed heart-shaped watermelon pieces and heart-shaped sandwiches into my kids’ lunch boxes for school today.