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Best-Ever Toffee Sauce

This has to be THE yummiest Toffee Sauce ever - serve spooned over ice-cream, waffles or pancakes (or eat it with a spoon!) Even better - it takes just 6 minutes to prepare!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Guess what I am making for Kayla's school Fun Day tomorrow? The only question is whether or not there will be anything left to sell once I have finished sampling the merchandise! YUM!

Nigella’s Meatzza

I told Philippa about this fabulous recipe which I picked up from a recent episode of Nigella Lawson’s Nigellisima series. (And in true Philippa style, made it the same day just to annoy me!)

For those last-minute baking needs!


Eeeeep - so my mom-in-law is flying overseas tonight and is popping in for tea this afternoon before her flight. So of course I have prepared a gorgeous chocolate cake, have fresh flowers all over the house and have purchased gifts for her to take to my sister-in-law in the UK. Not.

Garth’s Tart

I am an enormous fan of self-medicating with food (which is possibly why I am quite enormous right now), but I defy anyone to feel even SLIGHTLY depressed after eating a slice of this incredible dessert. Or the whole thing, really....

The Ultimate Winter Comfort Food!

Oh my greatness. I made this on Sunday and have to say that it is THE most delicious winter soup (although it's not very watery so I think it's more like a stew!) Stephen had two bowls of the stuff

Meatballs in tomato sauce

Philippa first introduced me to this recipe - the ultimate in comfort food. But be warned - because it is a Gordon Ramsay recipe, it has been taken to a whole new level. Serve with loads of crusty bread, an enormous salad and some ice cold white wine. Heaven!

Easter Rice Krispies Treats

These adorable Easter nests are simply Rice Krispies treats moulded into the shape of birds' nests using a muffin tin. The treats are then topped with coconut, jelly beans and/or chocolate Easter eggs. Make these treats with the kids, and serve at your Easter egg hunt.

No-Bake Peanut Butter-TOBLERONE Cheesecake

Rochelle introduced Philippa and I to this recipe, and we hold her fully responsible for all the diabetic comas this dessert has induced in family members and friends. It will literally silence your guests whilst they chew, smack their lips, and weep silently – it really is that good.

Shelli's Easy Peasy Mince Pies


Let's be honest, there are very few Mince Pies that can beat Woolies' selection. But i have to say that there is simply no substitute for homemade. Some years, I have made my own fruit mince, and it really is rather fabulous. But this year I am using the ready-made version and have to say that it is just as good. I just add a little more whiskey….