Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

I love gingerbread. The kids love decorating gingerbread. Win/Win as far I I am concerned 😀

Today we baked gingerbread using THIS recipe from Exclusively Food, YUM!, and this is what we created.


Last year, we made trees
gingerbread trees

2 years ago we decorated a kit house

and 3 years ago we made…..trees….


Do you make and decorate gingerbread? Made a house?

Here are some from Pinterest to inspire you. Enjoy.

Source: via Tanya on Pinterest

Source: via Tanya on Pinterest

Source: via Tanya on Pinterest


Ok, so I touched on these in my previous post about food gifts, but then last night I decided it was time to make some, so went searching for the recipe I use. I don’t do the ones with sultanas, because the hubby wont eat them (the sultanas that is…he does adore rum balls!)

I am not entirely sure where I got the recipe, but no doubt it was a website such as or BestRecipes or similar.


1/2 cup dessicated coconut

2Tbl spoons cocoa powder

1/2 cup milk powder (Nestle Sunshine is good)

250g plain sweet biscuits (I use Nice usually)

3-4 Tble spoons Rum (I use Bundaberg)

1 410g tin of sweetened condensed milk


Process biscuits in blender or food processor until a fine crumb, then add to mis=xing bowl with other dry ingredients.

Add 2/3 of condensed milk and form into a firm dough, adding extra condensed milk as needed, then mix in the rum. Mix dough well, adding more condensed milk if it is still a bit crumbly. Allow the mixture to firm up a bit, in the fridge if required, then roll into balls about 2-2.5cm in diameter. Put some extra coconut in a bowl, and rolls the rum balls in it to coat. YUMMO!!


Yep, I know, FOOD!

I really enjoy giving food as gifts, especially when I get to make it myself. Over the years I have made gingerbread trees, rum balls, coconut ice, white christmas, cookies, fudge etc etc.
Cowgirl Cookies, and more granny love!

gingerbread trees

Here are also some idea I found on Pinterest and can’t wait to try 😀

Source: via Tanya on Pinterest

Source: via Tanya on Pinterest

Source: via Tanya on Pinterest


Yep, I LOVE Christmas Trees!! Putting up the tree, for me, signals the start of the silly season. The beginning of multiple parties, BBQs and get togethers with friends, family, the kids’ school etc. I am always excited about putting up our tree. This year, I have also started making some decorations for our tree, with the aim of moving towards a tree full of hand made ornaments in a whole rainbow of colours.






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And, here are some Christmas trees I found on Pinterest that I LOVE

Source: via Tanya on Pinterest

Source: via Tanya on Pinterest

Source: via Tanya on Pinterest