Snickerdoodles – the perfect Christmas cookie!

Cinnamon is one scent that immediately takes me back to Christmas in my mind, which is why these cookies will make the perfect addition to your Festive baking repertoire! I have used the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction and it doesn’t disappoint!   For the cookies: 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp cream of tartar…

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The best Christmas Shortbread!

If there’s one bake I have to make to get me in the Christmas spirit, it’s homemade Shortbread. It reminds me of my childhood, and my Mom and both grandmother’s baking it. Dredged in Caster Sugar, this crisp and buttery Shortbread is delicious with a cup of coffee or mug of steaming tea, or to…

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{Easter} Bunny Bark

I can’t quite believe it’s Easter time already, but, it is! That means decadent treats and a little indulgence. Scrolling through Instagram one night I came across these amazing shards of heavenly chocolatey goodness. It’s so simple they barely require a ‘recipe’ – I feel I bit silly even typing it up, but here it…

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Valentine’s Day Jam Cookies

This year, from the moment Woolies stocked their stores with their Valentine’s range, Oli became absolutely obsessed with Valentine’s Day. He wanted to buy everything for his teacher. Instead, I convinced him we could bake for him and Soph’s teachers, which he happily agreed to.

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Easy Banana Breakfast Muffins

The kids and I bake most weekends. They love the process of measuring, pouring and mixing and of course enjoy tasting the end result! Faced with a bowl of overripened bananas (this heat ripens everything so much faster!), we decided to bake Banana Muffins in our jaarmies on Saturday morning. Perfect for a quick breakfast…

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Baking with YUM YUM – The best Peanut Butter Cookies!

Flourless and gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies – they’re virtually sinless if you don’t count the sugar and chocolate chips.  A few days ago YUM YUM dropped off a fabulous gym kit for me (did you read this post about getting my BC body back?) and two boxes of peanut butter sachets for the kids. Inspired by the delivery, we…

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Decadent Christmas desserts

In our home Christmas time is synonymous with delicious meals and decadent desserts. I thought I’d share two of my all-time favourite desserts to make at Christmas time with you this year!

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The importance of breakfast with Gourmet Moods

My kids wake up super early every morning.  Breakfast for them during the week consists of a hot bowl of porridge at school, but on the weekend, it’s either eggs, crumpets/pancakes with fresh fruit, croissants, cereal or French toast.  Starting the day with a nourishing meal sets them up for a good day.  They need a meal that’s going to…

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