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Simone

Dinner, Recipes

Cashew Chicken

I do love a good stir fry. You can include as many veggies as you want. You can also add some meat or just have the veggies by themselves.

We love eating stir fries especially with a good sauce. This recipe for Cashew Chicken sounded quite yummy, so I decided to make it for the family.

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Dinner, Recipes

Chilli Garlic Prawn Spaghetti

Our family dinners have had a big overhaul. I decided over the recent school holidays that I wanted some variety and some changes in our eating habits. My kitchen also had a big clean out, and I have found joy in cooking our meals again.

I was getting tired and bored of the same meals over and over again. The kids were starting to ask why we were having the same meal that we had just five days ago. I must admit I couldn’t be bothered looking for other recipes to use, and it was easier to make a meal that I could just chuck together.

Well, things have changed! I have found some wonderful new meals, and I can’t wait to make them.

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Celebrations

Good Food and Wine Show 2015

Did you know that the Good Food and Wine Show is coming to Melbourne soon? I have to admit that it has been awhile since my hubby, and I went to see the Good Food and Wine Show. The last one we went to was a few years back, and we had a fantastic time. We thoroughly enjoyed trying all the different cuisines and seeing new products that were being released soon. It wasn’t until our fourth baby came along that we ended up missing out on the next few shows. It was either the time wasn’t right to attend or we were busy doing things with the family. This year though, everything is aligned right, and my hubby and I are heading to the show. Since I love eating delicious food and thoroughly enjoy baking we are very excited that we will be able to go this year. I have found out there are lots of great things that will be on at the show!

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Celebrations, Chocolate, Recipes

Easter Bark

Now I know Easter is over, and we have probably eaten so many Easter eggs that we are just sick of chocolate. But if you do have some Easter eggs left over and don’t know what to do with them, you can make this yummy, irresistible Easter Bark.

Since it contains lots of delicious Easter eggs, I couldn’t think what to call the bark. Easter is over, and all I could think of was Easter Bark. Maybe it could be called Surprise Bark since it has popping candy eggs in it? Loaded Bark as there are loads of chocolate in it?

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Baking, Bread, Celebrations, Kids, Recipes

Mega Hot Cross Buns

The Easter holidays are here, and that means I can make an abundance of Hot Cross Buns. We love eating Hot Cross Buns in our house. My hubby and I love the traditional fruit ones. The kids love the choc chip variety. But whatever delicious bun it is, we love smothering them with a thick layer of butter.

If you don’t know what a Hot Cross Bun is, it is a spiced sweet bun made with sultanas or raisins and is marked with a cross on the top. Traditionally it is eaten on Good Friday but they do start to appear in stores as early as January. You can read more about the tradition of a Hot Cross Bun here. We do resist the temptation and don’t buy them until it is closer to Easter. It is hard, but they are worth the wait.

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Baking, Cakes, Celebrations, Kids, Recipes

Easter Vanilla Surprise Cupcakes

I love a good cupcake. They are the best when they are soft and fluffy, not too dry and just the right crumb texture. Sometimes I like a cupcake without icing on top but when it has the perfect icing and a sprinkling of a little decoration, they are a special treat.

Most weekends I always bake a batch of cupcakes. I enjoy testing new recipes and making sure that a cupcakes result is a perfect little patty pan full of goodness.

With Easter just around the corner, I thought a special little cupcake would be a lovely baking treat to celebrate the joys of Easter.

I came up with a light and moist vanilla cupcake with a special surprise inside.

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Celebrations, Chocolate, Recipes

Reeses Easter Choc Chip Cookie Slice

It’s nearly Easter time, and I think I have indulged in copious amounts of chocolate already. I just can’t go past those aisles of Easter eggs and not pick up a couple of bags. The mini eggs are soo easy to eat, just unwrap and the chocolate goodness is there. My favourites at the moment are the popping candy eggs, mmm it’s a party in your mouth egg! Oh, let me not forget the mini eggs that have no wrapping. I could eat a truck load of M&M’s speckled eggs, Milky bar mini eggs and Reeses Pieces Peanut Butter eggs.

Now since the Easter eggs have started appearing in the supermarket, I have come home with a few packets of something different each week. My kitchen cupboard is getting full of some amazing eggs. I am looking forward to using these eggs to do some Easter baking.

When I stumbled upon a packet of the Reeses Pieces Peanut Butter eggs and Reeses Peanut Butter Mini Reester Bunnies, I knew that I had to bake something with these.

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