5 Ingredient Granola Bars

These No-Bake 5 Ingredient Granola Bars are just the thing to make for a snack on the go.

5 ingredient granola bars

When it comes to snack time for the children, I frequently reach for easy options like cut up fruit, yoghurt, or maybe rice crackers spread with butter and Vegemite. If we have friends visiting during morning or afternoon tea, I love to make a batch of pikelets which are always a hit with the children.

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

A quick and easy no-bake chocolate chip cheesecake. It takes only 15 mins to prepare!

chocolate chip cheesecake

I have previously, in my post for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake, lamented about my inability to make a baked cheesecake work and I am afraid the situation remains unchanged. But I make no apology for it – I’m still happy to stroll to the local Starbucks for my fix of their New York Cheesecake (which I LOVE) – and especially since a no-bake cheesecake is just so much quicker and easier to make.

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Easy Chocolate Cake

An easy chocolate cake that is quick and fool-proof, and perfect for birthdays and celebrations.

easy chocolate cake

I am mindful that I have already shared quite a few chocolate cake recipes here on this blog, and that they all happen to be recipes which I frequently return to whenever a special occasion arises. But recently, it occurred to me that I am often tweaking the recipes a bit here and there, particularly if I want to bake the cake in a different sized cake tin or if want to mix and match the cake with a different frosting.

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Chestnut Cream Bundt Cake with Chocolate Chips

A simple and delicious bundt cake using sweetened chestnut cream.

chestnut cream bundt cake chocolate chips

It has been a few months since I had the wonderful opportunity to meet and cook with Mimi Thorisson in her home in south-western France. I find myself frequently reminiscing about the recipes we cooked, what we chatted about while we were sitting at her vast dining table, and the recipe notes which I exchanged with the other ladies in the workshop. I think often of her impossibly beautiful children with their impeccable politeness, not to mention their envious appetite for everything their mother would put before them.

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Giant Chocolate Chip Sablé

These Giant Chocolate Chip Sablé, or French shortbread cookies, are the perfect snack with a glass of milk.

chocolate chip sable

We recently returned from our annual family retreat to Grindelwald, a small but popular ski resort in the Swiss alps. We have been going there since our son was a mere 1 month old baby, so it was somewhat awakening to accept that, this year, he attended ski school for the first time. Not only did he exceed all of our expectations at being able to focus and participate willingly during his morning lessons, it turns out that he is a bit of a natural at skiing too. Wow. My little baby boy can now ski. He can already speak French and Swiss German better than me, and soon he will be zooming down the black slopes, leaving me behind in the dust!

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