Pancake donuts

Howdy everyone! How are we all doing? I will be the first to admit, that some days I find things hard and some I fly through. There is no rhyme or reason for either particular mood which makes it hard to get through the rougher days without feelings of guilt and over thinking, but all…

Dark chocolate and berry muffins

I think everyone in the whole world might have had a long week this week. Whether you have kids or not, it just seems that first week of September was a doozy. Most people I know have kids starting school or heading back after a glorious summer. The chatter around is just how frustrating and…

Gingerbread men

Oh my lord, this last month has been just crazy, anyone else with me on this? Between my son’s birthday, the death of a friend, relatives visiting and buying a house, I have just been out of my normal sorts and routine and only now feeling the relief of getting back to basics. My youngest…

Little Alexander’s Boat bars

A lot has been happening in our house recently. Alexander is coming on leaps and bounds. Gone are the days when I didn’t know what he wanted or was saying within his little “eeehhh eeeehhhh’s”. Now we have full on conversations all day long. All be it that they are about planes in the sky…

Chocolate chip oat bars

I am a big believer in snacks. I think they are just great. Yes I have a good breakfast, usually an easy lunch and a big dinner to get me through the night feeds. But sometimes (most days actually), I need a snack in order to stay human. My favourites are the likes of my…

Six months on

For most people, six months means very little. For parents, it is huge. At the beginning you start by counting the days, then the weeks and slowly that progresses into months. Today marks six months since our little girl was born. That is one half of one whole year!!! In one way, it seems likes…

Chocolate truffle overload!

Sometimes, there is nothing quite like a little bit of chocolate. Every so often, my mind and body crave that little mouth full of chocolaty goodness. I don’t buy chocolate bars and I don’t like to snack. But in the evenings, especially on days when the weather is bad, I like to curl up on…

Hot cross buns

Easter is fast approaching, although I’m not hosting the family Easter dinner this year, I am still in the mood for some of its festive delights to snack on at home. What better than Hot Cross Buns? I’ve made these many times before, sometimes they have worked and sometimes they have been like little rocks…

Profiteroles

Last week it was my hubby-to-be ‘s birthday. We’re not exactly in the celebrating mood these days yet but when I asked him what he wanted for his birthday he replied ‘fire logs’. That’s all he wanted. I didn’t complain, this was the easiest present ever to buy him and I was relieved at the…

Chocolate and coconut pound cake

In all honesty, I have written this post and re-written it a dozen times. I keep starting it and going to do something else and when I come back to it, I have changed my mind on what I want to say or cook. That’s my brain pretty much all the time these days. This…