Brownies are totes the new Banana Bread of Lockdown,right?…Or maybe it’s just me. Or maybe I’ve always just been a brownie fiend and will always have a weakness for them, regardless of lockdown. But this is the one thing I’ve been making every week in lockdown, so it’s kind of become quite a staple in our home. And now we’ve added these TWO divine variances to the mix, and I just cant get enough. There’s another Continue reading
Super easy butter beer
(2019 Edits added below!)
Potterheads- I know you’re out there…’cause when I posted about my schweet HP satchel from the UK on instastories, you all wanted in on that! And I love that. But its also no surprise, because WHO doesn’t love Potter, right? Well, this one is just for you…
So, long time readers would know how big we go on all holidays, and just how much of a nut I am about Halloween, and all about our Annual Halloween Bash we host. You’d also know I’ve been wanting to throw a Harry Potter themed since 2015, but each year something has come up. This year, a little surpise pregnancy has definitely thrown a spanner in those plans. But what I’ve discovered since last year’s Potter night (see here), is that whilst it may not be this massive bash with props, frills and spills I had envisioned, it was still very well received.
We spent a lot time last year trying to get the Butter beer recipe just right for our shenanigans. The girls even tried using their Continue reading
…Delicious, silky, yummy AND super easy to make pumpkin pie
So. With “pumpkin season” upon us, and my excitement dials amply turned up, I’ve got to say I was left a little disappointed once more this year. You see, I’m desperate to find some form of pumpkin festival or spot that would become my metaphorical encapsulation and release of the Halloween feels that course through my veins. Think pumpkin patches as you hunt for the perfect pumpkin, face-painting, pumpkin carving stations, hay bale mazes and themed rides..just another world of fun for littles and those young at heart. But alas we do not have such things in SA.
Granted our Continue reading
Its still the month of love, and what better way to bring it to a close than with some comforting pastry treats, like this little love pie with it’s warm and welcoming crust, that oozes sweet & tangy berry sauce.
It’s the perfect way to end off a Valentine’s day lunch, and an even sweeter way to celebrate a woman we all love. A honeypot of a woman who has all our hearts indeed: My sweet mother-in-law.
It’s her birthday Continue reading
Summer is still here folks..(said captain obvious, just in case the constant heat waves didn’t make it obvious to you)…which means indulging in ice lollies is a totally legit way to cool down without feeling guilty.
Now, whilst this popsicle is not my typical lolly that my kids are used to me making ( last year I whipped up lollies with a spinach and carrot twist, and still had my girls asking for more) it is still one we enjoy. In fact, it’s got enough sugar in there for me to not even try and pass this off as a pseudo healthy snack. BUT it’s flavourful, fun, tangy, and also had my girls’ drool factories going. (Can we have more please?) Continue reading
[UPDATE: Amended the flour content to the recipe after three out of five attempts, I discovered the most reliable amount to use for best results.]
I had been wanting to try this idea out for some time now, and with the recent teacher gift season we just had, I thought would be a great reason to get cracking on it. I had also been hunting for jusssst the right recipe for some time now – brownies, cake-in-a-cup, etc., but then I realised I’m actually a bonafide cookie monster (seriously, you should see my posts on cookies already), so why not just stay true to myself and go with that.
Of course, if you throw in a big bag of Christmas, and my major weakness for it, I thought something cranberry-ish would be just the perfect compliment to the season itself. Therefore, Continue reading
So recently, as mentioned in my October Round Up post over here ( you really should check that post out – its all things Octoberish and fun), we were blessed with a visit from my brother-in-law, all the way from the States.
Now whilst you may think, ya, ya, so what, a relative from overseas,blah, blah, blah, the thing is, this visit was an extra special one! You see, it would be the first time he EVER Continue reading
So if you’ve checked out my post about my daughter’s Dora the explorer 3rd birthday party over here, you’d have noted the crazy colourful birthday cake, as well the Estrella (star shaped) cookies used as part of the Thank-you take-homes. Both of which, I thought, are SO Dora…colourful, vibrant and fun!
Fortunately they are also quite delicious – even if I say so myself. The fact that my cakes normally get polished off real fast at a party, leads me to believe that Continue reading
So I have nothing against chocolate. In fact, Ive got nothing but lurrrv for chocolate. However, I am against the sugar frenzy that face our kids everyday, in this very commercial world we live in. Yes, my kids do get to indulge in treats now and again – Im no sugar-nazi. It is part of the world, so no ducking it. But when I do get a chance to eliminate/reduce it, I grab at that chance. Like say, at Easter…Yes, at Easter!Just hear me out… Continue reading
…Or a just because :cookies!
So Im off to a bit of a late start with our Valentine’s Day Spread the Love mission – but rushing off from meetings to spend the afternoon with your kiddy in the ER will do that to you! So with a little anaesthetic and a few stitches later, my beasty was ready to help me ( and small beast) whip up a batch of Valentines Day goodies again.
Last Valentines, we went with a delicious Almond Cookie recipe, but this year, I found this cool Continue reading