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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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Celebrations, Recipes

Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

Yes, yes, yes!! It’s Shrove Tuesday! In Australia, it is known as Pancake Day.

For two years now we have celebrated Pancake Day and enjoyed indulging in some pancakes for dinner. I make up a whole heap of yummy fluffy pancakes, and we cover them in a variety of delicious condiments, strawberries, Hershey’s chocolate sauce, whipped cream and whatever else we can use.

So if you feel like making some pancakes today for lunch, dinner or dessert, I have found six yummy pancake recipes that you could try.

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Celebrations, Chocolate, Recipes

World Nutella Day

Did you know that today is World Nutella Day! I had heard about it but didn’t know when the actual day was. If my kids found out this morning, then I would have had to make something with Nutella in it. I don’t have time on a school morning to do any baking so I might have to surprise them and make a yummy baked treat today.

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Celebrations, Valentines Day

10 special treats for your Valentine

So the kids are back at school, and I spent most of the time looking after them during the holidays. Now I thought with Valentines Day coming up, it would be nice if I steered some of the looking after over to my hubby.

With just 11 days to go until Valentines Day, I jumped on Pinterest and found 10 special treats for your Valentine!

 1. Valentines Day White Chocolate Bark Bites

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2. Strawberry Brownie Kabobs

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3. 15 Valentines Date Ideas

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4. Conversation Heart Cheesecakes 

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5. Valentines Popcorn (White Chocolate Popcorn)

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6. Valentines Oreo Pops 

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7. 30+ Amazing Free Printable Valentines

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8. Candy and Flowers for Valentines Day

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9. Peanut Butter Chocolate Hearts

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10. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts

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I might need to give hubby a few hints as those chocolates and flowers in a vase look fantastic. Flowers and chocolates in one, you can’t go wrong. And those Chocolate Strawberry Hearts look delish. Hubby loves strawberries, so that’s a yummy treat for him.

Are you planning anything special for your Valentine?

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