Category Archives: Recipes

Friday Favourites: Making a Soccer themed birthday cake

Soccer themed birthday cake

I enjoy making themed birthday cakes for our grandchildren.  I’m not a professional cake decorator but the cakes are designed and made from love.  I love planning what I’m going to make and try to think of a theme that will be relevant to the grandchild. As they are getting older, they know that ‘Nanna Sue’ will be making a… Read more »

Friday Favourites: Individual Frittatas with spinach, capsicum and mushroom

Individual Frittatas

    Individual frittatas are great to have on hand for a healthy snack or light lunch.  Preparing a batch ahead of time will provide a healthier alternative for snacks.  They are also quick and easy to prepare and can be stored in the refrigerator or frozen in batches.  Served warmed or cold they are perfect for unexpected afternoon tea… Read more »

Easy, Healthy and Delicious Coconut Milk and Chia Pudding


Want to serve a dessert at your next dinner party that is not only delicious but a healthier alternative? My daughter recently gave me a recipe for Coconut Milk and Chia Pudding.  I don’t use Coconut Milk or Cream very often, if at all and so I decided to give the recipe a try. To be healthier, we use the… Read more »

The Best Ever Recipe for Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie always reminds me of our visits to the East Coast of the USA and Quebec during Fall.  It is my favourite time of year to visit as the colours of the leaves are magnificent and fill me with warmth and joy. This year, I decided as we weren’t visiting the home of Pumpkin Pie (North America) that I… Read more »

Banana & Oat Muffins – Dairy Free, No Added Sugar and Delicious

Banana & Oat Muffins

It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon and I’m feeling a little bored.  Okay, I’ll do some baking.  I found a recipe for banana muffins to use up some bananas that were a little over ripe.  Great!  Oh no eggs in the house not to worry I’ll improvise.   These muffins are Dairy free, Sugar Free and Egg Free and make a… Read more »

Make an impression at your next dinner party with an Antipasto Platter

antipasto platter

Want to impress at your next dinner party or drinks party? An Antipasto platter is so easy to put together yet it looks tempting and exotic to serve at your next dinner or drinks party.   I’m married to an Italian who has lived most of his life in Australia, however, we both enjoy visiting his cousins in Italy and… Read more »

Plan the perfect High Tea & Impress Your Friends

plan perfect high tea

  There is something special about ‘High Tea’ which has become so popular in recent years.  I love the British tradition of making ‘tea time’ special and using beautiful teapots, cups and saucers.  It brings back an age of refinement, very ‘Downton Abbey’ style and I always like to add a glass of bubbles to make it an occasion. Here are my tips… Read more »

Finger Sandwiches

finger sandwiches

When I think of Finger Sandwiches or Ribbon Sandwiches as they can be called, I immediately think of an elegant High Tea.  These dainty, crustless sandwiches are the epitome of an elegant by-gone era and a worthwhile inclusion to your next High Tea menu. Click here to read How to Plan the Perfect High Tea & Impress your Friends Be… Read more »

Mini Scones with Jam and Cream

  I love the traditional Devonshire Tea – Scones  with jam and cream and no High Tea menu would be complete without this favourite. This is a twist on the traditional recipe as it uses only 3 ingredients.  They take no time at all and taste light and fluffy.  Combined with jam and cream they are the perfect addition to… Read more »

Mini Chocolate Mousse served in Shot Glasses

mini choc mousse

  Chocolate Mousse is a quick, easy and delicious dessert.  Try this variation serving the chocolate mousse in shot glasses for an extra special treat. This recipe is a perfect addition to a special High Tea menu. Ingredients 150gm dark chocolate 3/4 cup thickened cream 2 eggs separated 2 tablespoons caster sugar Method Place chocolate pieces into a microwave proof… Read more »

Easy Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen

Easy Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen

Looking for some Christmas Gift Ideas that you can make? Here are some ideas from the Kitchen that are sure to be a winner. I love baking for special occasions and I especially love planning and preparing for the Festive Season.  Over the last few years, I have made gifts for my friends and neighbours.  I think that making your… Read more »