Orange Chocolate Drizzle Cookies That Melt In Your Mouth

Our orange tree is laden with fruit again, so I’m finding ways to use up all the delicious fruit before the cockatoos eat them all.

We have 4 dogs at our house at the moment (we are dog-sitting 2 dogs, as well as having 2 dogs of our own), and they have been chasing the cockatoos!  Thanks to this extra protection, there are plenty of oranges on our orange tree at the moment.

These cookies are delicious. The combination of chocolate and orange in a cookie is always a winner, and the soft biscuits just melt in your mouth!

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Tasty Roast Vegetable and Quinoa Salad Recipe with Orange Balsamic Dressing

What is Quinoa? It has been touted as a superfood, so what exactly makes it so super?

Quinoa looks like a grain, but it is actually a seed. It is often called a grain because it is used and cooked like one. Originally grown in the Andes, it has the positive points of being high in protein, iron and fibre. Quinoa is a great low GI seed, which makes it perfect for diabetics. The United Nations have even named 2013 the International Year of Quinoa because they see the exceptional nutritional value of the seed, and its potential to contribute in the fight against malnutrition and hunger around the world.

Quinoa has a mild, slightly nutty texture which is a little like couscous. It can be used in salads, cooked and shaped into patties, used as a substitute for pasta or rice, and even used for thickening up soups. Try Quinoa yourself with this tasty recipe 🙂

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Supremely Simple Easter Egg Choc-Chip Cookie Recipe

So you have leftover Easter eggs in the house, huh? You’re not alone! We have a box of them in the pantry that I’m slowly sharing with the kids. They are still small enough (at 1.5 yrs and 3.5yrs old) to ration them out to. They don’t even notice if one goes missing some nights when my cup of tea and belly are lonely.

My youngest son and I have just made some of my Ultimate Choc Chip Cookies with some of the left over Easter Eggs – the perfect way to use them up. You can find the recipe here.

Simply crumble the Easter Eggs in your clean hands, and add to the mixture instead of the chocolate chips.

How simple is that?

3 Simple Steps For Making Delicious Strawberry Easter “Carrots”

Want an easy no-bake Easter treat? Well here’s an easy recipe for you!

These Strawberry Easter Carrots are simple and delicious. I found a similar idea on Pinterest (soo many ideas on there!) that suggests using candy melts. I think white chocolate is probably tastier. You do need to ensure you use an oil based food colouring for this – I use Creative brand stocked at my local cake decorating shop. Water based food colouring will make the chocolate seize and harden.

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