Posts Tagged ‘Recipe’

I love gingerbread. The kids love decorating gingerbread. Win/Win as far I I am concerned πŸ˜€

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


So, It’s Easter…the time of year to indulge in some chocolate. OK, LOTS of chocolate. And this yummy Chocolate peppermint Fudge is super yummy! I adapted the recipe from Donna Hay’s Chocolate Fudge recipe, because I couldn’t quite find what I was after…or a recipe that used the ingredients I had in my pantry.


400g Dark Chocolate, broken into pieces

395g tin Condensed Milk

150g butter, chopped (mine was a bit to soft to chop)

Peppermint essence to taste


Place butter, chocolate, and condensed milk into a saucepan, and melt over low-medium heat stirring continuously. When almost totally melted and combined, add a splash of peppermint essence. Continue to stir until mixture is smooth, and starting to thicken. Taste and add more peppermint if desired. Mix again. Pour into a greased and lined slice tin, smooth, and place in refrigerator to set. Cut into small pieces and serve.

The Organised Housewife

This is not the way I would have thought to describe the combination of carrot and pineapple….but it really is! They go SO nicely together in the following recipe, that even my 7-year-old is in love!

Now, this is not my personal recipe, and admittedly I only looked into making these after my husband came home from work raving about some muffins that a co-workers wife made, so it is a bit of a “keeping up with the IT wives” scenario lol.

InΒ my Meal Planning post, I listed these as part of my baking, and obviously sparked some interest, so as requested by Katrina a.k.a. The Organised Housewife, I am sharing this recipe with you πŸ™‚

Carrot and Pineapple Muffins

Now, as I stated before, this is not my recipe, I found it over at Best Recipes after having a good old Google, and all I can say is WOW! I am totally not a carrot-type-cake person, but these muffins are delish! So moist, slightly sticky on top, and terribly moreish. I add a little extra cinnamon, because frankly, I LOVE the stuff in baked goods, but other than that, I don’t change a thing about this recipe.


1 cup plan flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarb soda

2/3 cup brown sugar

1 carrot, finely grated

1/2 cup drained, crushed pineapple

2 eggs

2 Tbsp oil (I use vegetable)

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp mixed spice (I used all spice as it was what I had on hand)

The ‘how to’

Sift flour, baking powder and bicarb into a bowl. Add sugar and mix well.

Add grated carrot, pinapple, eggs, oil, cinnamon and mixed spice, and stir until just combined.

Spoon into greased muffin tray, or cupcake cases, and bake for 15-20mins at 180.

Stand for 5 mins, then cool on wire rack.

Enjoy πŸ™‚