Carrot Cake with Orange Cream-Cheese Frosting

A deliciously moist Carrot Cake with a light and fresh Orange Cream-Cheese Frosting. This carrot cake recipe is sure to become a favourite with your family and friends!

carrot cake on metal tray with blue tea towel

One of my favourite past-times is chatting online with my foodie friends. We talk about a whole manner of things, mostly food-related, frequently veering off-topic but somehow always circling back to the matter at heart.

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Ginger Snap Cookies

Crunchy and slightly chewy Ginger Snap Cookies, spiced with ginger and sweetened with honey. They are deliciously addictive and so easy to make. You won’t be able to stop at one!

stack of ginger snap cookies on cooling rack with white tea towel

There is a book shop in Zurich which has a large section filled with English books, and a curiously large section filled with American and British food for the expats. I use the term “food” loosely because it is really only snack food (or, rather, junk food) on offer, but I suppose these are the sorts of things you miss when you move to another country.

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Oreo Pound Cake

A delicious and fun Oreo Pound Cake. This is a vanilla pound cake baked with crushed Oreo cookies to give a delicious texture and chocolate flavour. Great for birthday parties and entertaining!

oreo pound cake on wooden board with jug of cream in background

This post has been prepared in collaboration with Tchibo (Schweiz) AG, but the content and opinions are my own.

I have a weakness for shop-bought biscuits and I fear I may have passed this on to our children. Although I practically grew up in a bakery (my parents ran a busy French-Vietnamese style bakery in Australia during my childhood) and I was spoilt on a daily basis with freshly-baked bread and cakes, the bakery never really produced biscuits or cookies.

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Instant Pot Chicken Pho

Make Chicken Pho in less than 30 minutes with your Instant Pot or pressure cooker! A classic and authentic recipe for Vietnamese Chicken Pho or Instant Pot Pho Ga, just like my mother’s recipe. Instructions for stovetop, Instant Pot and pressure cooker.

instant pot chicken pho in bowl on metal tray with fresh herbs and lime wedges

A fragrant and soul-soothing Beef Pho is often what I crave when only a steaming bowl of noodle soup will do. But when time is sparse and I don’t have 3 hours to potter about in the kitchen, a chicken pho is a rather wonderful alternative.

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