122 posts tagged recipe
I always see these amazing hand made creations at Christmas time like gingerbread houses with stained glass windows and fifty layer Christmas trees made from cookies and think… nope. My last attempt at a gingerbread house was a mess. The council should have come in and torn it down. But these little candy cane sleds? Super cute, check. super easy to make, check. Delicious. double check. Just try not to eat all the candy canes or you might end up with a bung sled!
There’s one thing my family seems to all love, and that’s chewy toffee. So this is a perfect treat to make for the upcoming Holiday season. If you’re going to attempt this, I strongly recommend you invest in a candy thermometer, it makes it so much easier to cook. I also strongly recommend you don’t use your best pot if you’ve never tried making toffee before… trust me on this. Burnt toffee is really hard to remove!
I just found the Brit + Co blog and I’m in love! There are so many amazing DIYs (that you’ll see links to here!) and fantastic recipes, and this one certainly caught my eye. I’m not a huge fan of cheese, but I’m addicted to the Queso Fundido dip at Montezumas. Seriously, I could eat a tub of that stuff! There are 9 variations here (mmm, bacon!) to keep you going. If anyone can tell me a similar cheese to use in Australia I’d be interested to hear!
If you love twix bars, you’ll love this recipe! And you’ll love the fact that it’s so easy to make too - you could knock out a couple of trays in a day. Great to make for a Halloween party or… for yourself. I won’t tell.
What a cute way of dressing up your Halloween drinks! Though this ‘Shirley Temple’ is just orange Sunkist, you could always make a more grown up version for yourself.
I know the name brand fruit roll ups are basically coloured sugar, but they’re so fun to eat! These fruit roll ups are slightly different, as in they actually contain fruit. A lot of fruit. Actually they’re just fruit! That’s right, just puree up your favourite fruit and then bake them to create the fruit straps. That’s the other thing I like about this recipe - you don’t need a dehydrator to make them.
If you’re anything like me, you like the idea of having fresh smoothies everyday, but the thought of getting up early, chopping, slicing, peeling, etc. makes me want to hit the snooze button. Well not only does ABM have some of the most amazing combos I’ve heard of, they also have a great idea on how to make it quick and simple! I’m going to have to try the raspberry & peach one…
There are three things in this world that I would be lost without: pizza, potatoes, and donuts. Mmm. Donuts. I thought I had tried my share of donuts but I clearly haven’t lived because I’ve never tried a Chai. Key Lime Pie, Strawberry Pop Tart or Oreo donut! I have to try those Chai ones…
Oh this cake? It’s just a plain cake. Yeah, nothing interesting about this cake… let me cut it open and - YAY! Haha! What an awesome cake. Click through to find out the secret to achieving this birthday surprise…
The best cocktail recipes are the ones you can make ‘virgin’ and still have the same taste - this one is a perfect example. Full of pineapple, cucumber and mint (plus rum if you want!) this would be so refreshing on a Summer day.
In Australia we have tons of ice cream bars, which I missed a great deal when I was in America… especially Golden Gay Times, Magnums and Bubble O Bills. Bubble O Bills are the kind of ice cream that you loved as a kid and love eating as an adult because they make you feel like a kid! Bubble O Bill is a cowboy with a chocolate back, and a big bubble gum ball as a nose. This fun DIY made me think of Bill straight away - it’s fun to make with little ones during Summer - or for yourself and friends too!
Peach Margarita | A Beautiful Mess
I’ve never been a big drinker, but what I do love is margaritas. I think it’s because they’re super fruity and sweet. As I’ve said before, I’m not a classy, shaken not stirred lady. So I was excited to see this peach version - a nice twist on the lemon version I usually drink. These would be great for a backyard BBQ - refreshing and fun!
I’m a little bit obsessed with the recipes on ABM (which I guess you can tell seeing that I reblog them constantly!) They always make simple food seem amazing. I used to really dislike French Toast - probably because they first time I ate it the cook soaked the bread too long and didn’t cook it long enough, resulting in some very nasty soggy eggy bread. But ABM declares they have found the perfect French Toast Stick recipe, and I’m more than happy to try it out!
We’re having a bake sale soon to raise funds for Beyond Blue, and I’m still thinking about what I’m going to make.. well I think I’ve found it! Seriously, I have never met anyone who doesn’t love Nutella (though I’m sure there’s someone out there!) and these look super fancy.
When I was in America I discovered my ice cream soulmate: cookie dough. I love cookie dough - I don’t know many people who don’t! But yeah… you shouldn’t eat raw dough if it has raw eggs in it. That’s just gonna lead to bad times. This raw, vegan recipe (don’t be scared! It still tastes awesome!) has no flour in it - it’s cashews, oats, agave, maple syrup, vanilla extract and chocolate chips. Mmm. These would be perfect for our upcoming bake sale, I’m pretty sure there won’t be any left!