Beef Korokke

Beef Korokke

  During our recent Japanese holiday, we had a lot of amazing food. In fact, Japanese cuisine is so much more than just (fantastic) sushi and sashimi! My youngest daughter especially liked korokke (コロッケ), aka potato croquettes coated in panko and then deep fried. Need I say more? Maybe I should also specify that there…

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Kitty Cat Bread Buns

Kitty Cat Bread Buns

I made these savoury Kitty Cat Bread Buns for my daughter’s 5th birthday party and they were a hit.  Not only did they taste yummy, they also looked quite cute, which is always an important factor, especially for a kid’s party.  The brown dough is made with cocoa powder, but rest assured that the cocoa powder…

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Kitty Cat Doughnuts

Kitty Cat Doughnuts

I saw these on the internet while searching for ideas for my 5 year old’s kitten themed birthday party.  Apparently these Kitty Cat Doughnuts are quite popular in Japan.  So I set on a mission to replicate them at home.  I have a little confession to make.  I don’t like doughnuts.  Or so I thought. …

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Cheese Mouse on a Cracker

Cheese Mouse on a Cracker

Today’s post is not really a recipe, but I thought this Cheese Mouse on a Cracker looked too cute not to have a post of its own!  All you need to make these “mice” are cheese spread triangles, black sesame seeds, salami and… crackers off course!  I made these for Georgia’s 5th birthday party.  The theme…

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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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Playful Kitten Cake

Playful Kitten Cake

My youngest daughter loves animals and she has a true passion for cats.  So, this year, she chose to have a Kitty Cat party to celebrate her 5th birthday.  I had seen some Playful Kitten Cakes around the web before and I immediately decided to try my hands at one, as they perfectly fitted the…

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Georgia's 5th Birthday

Georgia’s 5th Birthday

On the 1st my youngest daughter turned 5!!  I cannot believe she is 5 already and that in January she will be going to “big school”.  Georgia is definitely ready for it… mum, not so much.  She’s the baby of the house and seeing her grow up so fast is both amazing and scary.  She…

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Condensed Milk and Coconut Cake

Condensed Milk and Coconut Cake

As you may know, my eldest daughter loves everything coconut at the moment, and she has a very sweet tooth (she took after her daddy in this).  So she always wants something sweet in her school lunch box and I try to make something from scratch for her, so at least I know what she…

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

My girls are home for their spring holidays… a much needed break for everyone before the beginning of the last term of this school year.  I cannot believe that my eldest daughter will soon be in year 2 and that my baby will start kindergarten in just a few short months!  During the holidays we…

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Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut Ice Cream

My eldest daughter loves coconut flavoured treats.  She asks me to make coconut cakes, muffins, cupcakes, cookies… You name it.  And off course, coconut ice cream is one of her favourite flavours!  I am happy to oblige as I too like coconut.  It always makes me feel like I am on a tropical island, enjoying…

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Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

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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Rock Candy Lollipops

Rock Candy Lollipops

I made these lollipops for Victoria’s Frozen party.  I wanted to make some candy that resembled ice and these seemed like a cute idea.  I actually loved the way they turned out.  They really looked like ice and they were rough and sparkly.  Just beautiful.  Rock Candy is very easy to make, but it requires…

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Snow Cupcakes

Snow Cupcakes

I made these Snow Cupcakes for my daughter’s Frozen birthday party.  She loves cupcakes, so they are always on her party menus… This time, I wanted to make them a little different.  You see, I love making cupcakes because I think they look really beautiful and you can play around with so many flavour and…

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Troll Cookies

Troll Cookies

Today’s post is about turning a failure into a success story. I had seen some beautiful cookies on Pinterest that looked just like snowballs.  They were covered in icing sugar, which gave the illusion of fresh snow.  So, I had no doubt that I wanted to make them for my daughter’s Frozen party and they…

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Sweet Popcorn Snowballs

Sweet Popcorn Snowballs

I made these Sweet Popcorn Snowballs as part of the menu for my daughter’s 7th birthday party.  As the theme was Frozen, I thought having edible snowballs would be a fun idea.  These are easy to make and look quite nice.  You can make them for a winter themed buffet or save the recipe for…

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Frozen Cake

Frozen Cake

Like all little girls her age, Victoria has a fascination with princess stories and the latest Disney movie is no exception.  She fell in love with Frozen (and so did her little sister)… movie, songs, costumes… everything.  She knows parts of it by heart, I am not kidding!  So for her 7th birthday party, she…

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