Victoria’s 8th Birthday

Victoria’s 8th Birthday

  On the 16th my eldest daughter turned 8!!! I cannot believe it’s been 8 years already since the first time I got to hold her in my arms. She was so tiny! <3 And now she is turning into a beautiful girl. We love you so much princess and we are all very proud…

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Kitten Chocolate Cookies

Kitten Chocolate Cookies

I made these cookies for my daughter’s 5th birthday party.  If you follow this blog, you will already know that the theme was “kitty cats”.  These cookies are really quick to make.  I used a chocolate cookie dough that is not too sweet and that is very easy to work with.  I always make cookies…

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Mini Carrot Cupcakes

MINI CARROT CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

I always make cupcakes for my kids birthday parties as I love how festive they look and kids always devour them!  As my youngest daughter’s birthday party was all about Miffy (and bunnies), I thought of making carrot cupcakes in the hope of keeping things on the “healthy side” (well… at least they did have…

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Miffy Chocolate Cookies

MIFFY CHOCOLATE COOKIES

I made these cookies for my daughter’s 4th birthday party.  If you follow this blog, you will already know that the theme was Miffy, the little bunny.  I made some Mini Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, some Miffys/Bunny Marshmallow Pops, a Miffy Cake and these cookies.  They were quite successful and they were all gone…

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MIFFY CAKE

My little Georgia loves Miffy. She has had a Miffy doll since she ws very little and has never separated from it. She sleeps with it and takes it everywhere she goes… it even came with us to Tahiti!  So when I asked her what cake she wanted for her 4th birthday party she had…

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GEORGIA’S 4TH BIRTHDAY

On the 1st my youngest daughter turned 4!  If you read this blog regularly, you will know that my family has been hit by a bout of flu that put my husband and daughters in bed for a week.  We had planned Georgia’s birthday party for the 1st of December.  Her nonni were meant to…

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SALTED NUTELLA CHOCOLATE FUDGE

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Tinkerbell Cake

TINKERBELL CAKE

My eldest daughter Victoria loves Tinkerbell… she has all 4 movies and watches them endlessly together with her little sister.  They sit together on the couch, under a blanket and watch these movies with great pleasure.  When the time to choose her birthday cake came, she requested a “Tinky Cake”.  I immediately decided to make…

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VICTORIA’S 6TH BIRTHDAY

On the 16th my eldest daughter turned 6!!!  I cannot believe how fast time flies.  Before I had kids, a year seemed to last forever… now it’s finished before I even get used to saying “Victoria is 5”!!!   She is turning into a precious little girl and she can look so “grown up” at times……

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STRAWBERRY, BANANA AND APPLE SMOOTHIE

I won’t lie… my kids, especially my 5 year old daughter, do not like fruits.  Yes, I know what you are thinking “you are food blogger, and you can’t get your own kids to eat their fruits?!”… ehm… sort of.  But I am working on it and smoothies are a great way to get my…

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Banana, Coconut and Passion Fruit Smoothie

BANANA, COCONUT AND PASSION FRUIT SMOOTHIE

Lately I have been experimenting quite a bit with smoothies and shakes.  The truth is, I have been left with some ripe fruits that needed to be used and I wanted to make something light and healthy with it.  Besides, I always find that smoothies are a great way to get my fussy children to…

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Prosciutto, Rocket and Grana Cheese Pizza

PROSCIUTTO, ROCKET AND GRANA CHEESE PIZZA

My husband adores pizza… so, to please him (and the kids!), I usually make pizza on Sunday evening.  Home made pizza can be quite healthy, depending on the toppings you use and it is quite common in Italian houses to make pizza once a week.  While my husband enjoys his pizza with salami, I like…

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FRIED NUTELLA

Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso have declared February 5th “World Nutella Day 2013″ – “a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly, to EAT Nutella”. I usually don’t follow “national or world food days”… not because I have something against them, but I usually forget and cannot keep track of all of these special occasions. …

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BEEF SCHIACCIATINA

This is one of my “go to” recipes for a quick, yet delicious mid week meal.  Schiacciatina means “something small that has been pressed”, and it is basically a very flat burger made with only ground beef, Parmigiano Reggiano, salt and pepper.  My mum used to make this often for me as a child.  I…

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Peppa Pig Chocolate Cookies

PEPPA PIG CHOCOLATE COOKIES

I made these cookies for my daughter’s 3rd birthday party.  If you follow this blog, you will already know that the theme was Peppa Pig.  I made some Peppa Pig Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcakes, Pizza flavoured Piggy Buns, Muddy Puddle Cups, a Peppa Pig Cake and these cookies.  They were quite successful and they were…

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Chocolate Cookies with Orange and Mint Glazes

CHOCOLATE COOKIES WITH ORANGE AND MINT GLAZE

A little while ago, my friend Diane from Muppys asked me if I wanted to take part to this year’s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  I checked it out and immediately said yes.  The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap brings together food bloggers from around the world in a big cookie swap: you sign up, receive…

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