7 Healthy Substitutes for Baking

Two things that I love in this world might seem contradictory to most people: baking and eating healthy. I have always been a healthy eater and my love of baking has recently grown stronger because I have been learning about healthy substitutes for baking recipes. I started experimenting with these ingredients by making muffins, dessert breads and cakes the healthier way and I learned this: I cannot tell the difference. The things I baked with healthy ingredients were delicious, moist and guilt-free!...more

Easy Recipe for Delicious Danish Pastries for New Year's Day Brunch

These pastries are great to make for brunch.  So, I'm often found putting them together around the holiday season whether it's Christmas, New Year or Easter - or just a lazy Sunday, they work at any time.  Don't worry, this is a very easy recipe, using shop bought pastry (why not?) and a simple filling....more

What's the 'X' factor in these popular recipes on my blog?

I was scrolling through my 2014 blog posts, not for any particular reason, and it jumped out at me.  There were a few posts that had been visited literally thousands of times.  I decided to pay attention.  There were quite a few that surprised me in those top posts, although thinking back, they were the ones I got the most comments, feedback and questions about, and were the most popular with clients in cooking lessons....more

Swiss Onion Bread

Swiss Onion Bread - soft bread swirled with caramelized onions and gooey Swiss cheese.Get the recipe HERE...more

Chewy Molasses-Spice Cookies

Candy-Cane Cupcakes

Cupcakes are my absolute  favourite things to make. I love piping, it’s the only art work I create (I’m a terrible drawer and painter), you can be so creative with them and there are so many possibilities for beautiful and tasty combinations.According to one of the lovely ladies in my mothers group, these are the BEST cupcakes I’ve made so far, and she’s eaten alllloooottt of my cupcakes, so that’s a good endorsement ;-). These are super delicious though, they aren’t overly sweet, the icing is soft and creamy and they are super festive, what more could you want....more

The Most Delectable Sugar Cookies

Are you in need of an amazing sugar cookie recipe? Look no further. ...more

White Chocolate Dipped GingerSnaps

There is just over a week left until Christmas! Thank goodness I have all my shopping done, the shopping malls are bonkers right now and I don’t really feel like bulldozing people with my pram....more

A Very Grinchy Cookie

Funny story about these cookies. I really wanted to put a red heart in the middle to be like the Grinches little heart (you know the one that grew 3 sizes) but I could not find red hearts anywhere! So I used red food dye to dye some white ones hehe, I was very committed to this bit.The cookies themselves are basically a red velvet cookie, or a green velvet…….. Grincy velvet? Whatever you want to call them they are tasty, just don’t eat them all in one sitting or your tummy may grow 3 sizes, or do, it’s probably worth it....more

Vegan spiced spelt pumpkin bread

Today, I made this stunning vegan pumpkin bread studded with yellow raisins, infused with an organic cinnamon, ginger & cardamom tea. Yummy, I assure you that! I made my bread not so sweet because I saw recipes on the internet that were stuffed with lots of sugar. I didn’t want that! :) So, I made this stunning & very appetizing pumpkin bread! This is great & tasty enjoyed with the same ginger, cinnamon & cardamom tea in your tea mug!  Check it out for yourself, my lovely ones! ;)...more