Bake Your Own Insanely Delicious Krispy Kreme Donuts

Donuts or Doughnuts? Whatever spelling you prefer, they are very tasty treats. Definitely a ‘sometimes’ food, according to my kids.

My oven stopped working over 2 months ago. As it’s almost 30years old, I decided not to get it repaired, but to get a new oven instead. The only issue was that instead of a wall oven, I wanted a freestanding oven. So last month my husband knocked out a kitchen cupboard and in the past week, we’ve had our electrician connect our new oven. I didn’t realise how much I would miss cooking in an oven.
In the 5 days since it’s been connected I’ve cooked pizza, 2 x slices, biscuits, lasagne and baked doughnuts.

These doughnuts could be fried like normal doughnuts, but I’ve baked them – that means that we can enjoy a doughnut or two (or three) without feeling as guilty!

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This Chocolate Chip Oat Bar Slice Is Perfect For Busy Parents

My eldest son has just started his first year at our local school. In the lead up, we organised lots of things – uniform, school shoes, bag and his lunchbox.

He had a few requirements when it came to choosing his lunchbox. First, it had to be blue. Secondly, it had to have a drink bottle. And third, it had to have lots of compartments. We found a suitable one at a local department store. It was perfect – especially as one of his friends had the same lunchbox.

Every morning, he likes to inspect his lunchbox before he heads off to school – just to see what treats I have included for the day’s breaks.

This chocolate chip oat bar slice is a perfect lunchbox treat. The oats contain a slow releasing energy which means they will keep you feeling fuller for longer. They are also perfect for busy parents, because they are simply a one bowl slice which takes no time to mix together. You gotta love that!

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Heavenly White Chocolate and Strawberry Tart Full of Taste and Nutrients

I was at my local supermarket the other day and I got a nice surprise. As soon as I entered the store I saw strawberries on display – for only 50 cents a punnet. That’s bargain prices!

Of course I stocked my trolley with a few punnets. But I also wonder about the farmer who grew these strawberries, and how much the supermarket has paid the farmer for the strawberries? Supermarkets have a history of undercutting producers….

I love strawberries – they are simply delicious and so good for you. Packed full of vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants, they are nutrient dense and also low in natural sugars.

When I got home, I just had to make something with strawberries in it. This is how this White Chocolate and Strawberry Tart recipe came about:

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Unbelievably Tangy Lemon Passionfruit Slice Recipe

I have been meaning to post this slice for a few weeks now but my SD card reader broke , so I was unable to access the image files on my camera card. Thankfully I now have a new one (thanks Ebay!), so I can get back to posting.

This slice recipe has a lovely tang from the lemon and the passionfruit. I used lemonade lemons from my parent’s tree, but ordinary lemons will work just as great in this recipe.

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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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