Gingerbread Muffins

Makes 12 Now I'm at home all day, I'm trying to emulate the original domestic goddess herself, Nigella. She is my total kitchen hero.  I have tweaked her original recipe, dabbled with the [Read More]

Sticky Date Cookies

Makes 18 I first fell in love with sticky date when I was backpacking around Australia. My travels took me to the Warrambungles (best place name ever!) where we stayed in a holiday park. Apart from [Read More]

Mandarin and Cranberry Muffins

Makes 12 These muffins are sugar and spice and all things nice! For me they taste like Christmas, but they're so delicious you'll want to eat them all year round. They're not super [Read More]

Christmas Tree Cookies

A few weeks ago I was invited to an event. It was called Make It Merry. It was an event presented by Spotlight. And it was all about Christmas. That's a hat trick of happiness right there. Have you [Read More]

Christmas Hedgehog Slice

Cuts into about 30 squares This festive Hedgehog Slice is for life, not just for Christmas!  Hedgehog slice is one of my favourite things. It's  kind of a cross between fudge and a [Read More]

Thermomix Rudolph the Reindeer Cookies

Makes 12 I saw these Rudolph cookies in an old AWW copy of Christmas Baking. As I am a fan of the Lazy Girl of Cooking, I decided to simplify them some and make them in my Thermomix. They're packed [Read More]

My Top 5 Christmas Treats

Well in light of recent events, I haven't had time to think about, let alone do anything, about Christmas! I can hardly believe we're half way through November... already? Christmas is just around the [Read More]

Lisbeth’s Chocolate Spice Biscuits

Makes about 24 biscuits, depending on size of cutter These biscuits are as pretty as a picture and taste of chocolate, spice and all things nice. It was love at first sight when I first saw [Read More]

Red and Green Christmas Shortbread

Makes 18 I fell in love with these cute, Christmas coloured (egg free)  cookies at the Festive Flavour Cooking Class. I love the contrast of the chewiness of the cranberries with the crunchiness of [Read More]

Best Baileys Cheesecake

Serves 16 This cheesecake is the daddy of all desserts. I remember when I first made this decadent delight for two friends' joint birthday. Since then there has been much tweaking and tasting of [Read More]