Tomorrow my baby girl starts primary school.  I am sad.  There is no other way of describing it.  A small part of me just wants to keep all my babies at home forever.  But I think the best thing for me is to do is to reflect on how amazing the past five years have … [Read more…]

Wicked Cupcakes! by Luisa Zissman


Wicked Cupcakes! is a very FUN recipe book, lots of bright photography and quite detailed methods for most of the recipes.  Many of the recipes have the same basic buttery sponge base, with maybe one or two ingredients added to give a little variation to each one.  All nice flavours, but not exactly “WOW!’ . … [Read more…]

Super Easy Banana Bread

This is a great recipe and a super one to make with children! I was given this recipe at a Parent and Toddler group a few years ago so I can’t claim it as my own, but its been a success every time I’ve baked it.  All the ingredients are items you probably have in … [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Ingredients 300g milk chocolate 350g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 225g butter 350g soft light brown sugar 175g rolled oats 70g chopped mixed nuts 1 egg, beaten 400g canned condensed milk 70g crunchy peanut butter Method Preheat the oven to 180°C Finely chop the chocolate. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large … [Read more…]

Non-Alcoholic Christmas Cake

 Overall, I found this recipe very easy to follow, although next time I need to remember to turn the cake over before it is iced, as the top of it was quite bumpy, as you can probably see from the photos! Ingredients 325g (12oz) self-raising flour 125g (4oz) ground almonds 1 teaspoon ground mixed spice … [Read more…]

The Power of A Good Friend

Have you ever looked at your life and thought WOW!!!! I have some amazing people around me!  I hope at some time you have experienced this, recently I had cause to say this when I thought about the amazing friends and family I have been blessed with.  Specifically I was thinking about my girl friends from … [Read more…]

Thunder Dog

Blind since birth, the life story of Michael Hingson is truly amazing and enlightening.  He overcame many challenges in life, to become successful both professionally and personally.  The battles that face a blind person in a sighted world, are more than we can ever imagine, and many blind or visually impaired people rely on the … [Read more…]