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honey biscuits

Its almost Rosh Hashanah the Jewish new year,  At our Rosh Hashanah seder dinner, we enjoy fried fish cakes, matzo ball soup, roast chicken, tzimmes (sweet baked carrots and pumpkin) and of course slices of …

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vanilla apricot oat cookies

I’ve been baking lots of cookies lately.  I’m trying to find great cookie recipe that doesn’t have choc chips in it.  You see Mr L is cutting down on chocolate, and the boys love just …

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greek yoghurt double choc muffins

  INGREDIENTS 1 cup plain flour 1/2  cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup cocoa 3/4  tsp baking soda dash of cinnamon 1/4  tsp salt 1/3  cup dark choc chips and 1/3 cup white choc chips 2 eggs 1/2  cup  Greek yogurt 1/2 cup  low-fat milk 1/4 cup grape …

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chocolate banana muffins

The boys had a couple of mates stay over last night, and I decided to surprise them with a  batch of these super easy chocolatey-banana muffins for breakfast.  The recipe comes from Nigella’s blog, but …

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Rosie’s cheese scones

Theses tiny baked goodies are not quite scones, but more like little cheesy pops.  The baking powder gives them a fluffy texture and as they do not contain any butter or oil, they are light …

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soft baked pretzels

I have always been a little timid about baking with yeast, but today, I decided to try bake some soft pretzels.  I found this recipe on a food blog that I recently came across. http://www.fifteenspatulas.com. …

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oatmeal, choc chip and apricot cookies

It’s one of those glorious long Sunday afternoons, when everyone in the house is either out or busy and Ive got absolutely nothing to do.  The boys are back at Uni tomorrow and I’m thinking …

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christmas cupcakes

 I just love this time of year……….I love the songs, the lights and the busyness of Christmas time.  And the best part is that I can enjoy this time with my family and special people, …

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choc chip cookies

We all love freshly baked cookies, especially when they are thick and chewy and very chocolately on the insides.  And this Mocha choc chip cookie recipe is one the best Ive tried.  It comes from …

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orange and almond syrup cake

Don’t you just love eating almonds, raw or roasted, and its great to know that these nuts are actually quite good for us.  The healthy fat in almonds has been proven to reduce LDL or …

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double chocolate choc chip banana cake

My two all time favourite ingredients when it comes to baking cakes are chocolate and bananas, especially when the bananas are sweet and over ripe.  This decadent recipe is from www.smittenkitchen.com and I love the way …

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granny’s apple slice

This delicious slice is for those that believe the best recipes are found in their grandmothers hand written recipe books….while googling for something new to bake, I found this little beauty…….”granny’s apple slice” ready to …

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little fruit tea cakes

Today, I wanted to make something easy for the boys to eat when they came home from school.  So I looked through a Donnah Hay recipe book and decided on making some little tea cakes. …

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hamantaschen

It’s the Jewish season of Purim, a holiday that commemorates a time when Jewish people living in Persia were saved from execution.  Purim is a time for dressing up and gifting food.  And traditionally, Jewish …

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chocolate fruit cake for christmas

I just love this time of year…..I love the sparkle, the festivities, the merriment of christmas and the laziness that closes out the year.  And some time during the first week of each December, I …

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