Iron Chef Shellie

Apricot Chocolate Chip Cake

Theme 7: Celebration Cookbook Used: Food We Love Author: Australian Women’s Weekly Fortnights are going too quickly and I’m overdue for the celebration theme. Who doesn’t think cake when they think celebration? I was however going to go with a French onion soup for something different, as my Mum would sometimes cook it when she […]

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Grilled Chicken & Corn Fritters

You! Yes, you! You need to get these corn fritters with paprikannaise (smoked paprika + mayonnaise = a whole world of awesome you didn’t know existed) in your belly… STAT! Tweet

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Are You A Pecan Fan? + Your Chance To Win!

Bet you’re thinking I’ve gone and put the wrong picture on this post… I’m meant to be blabbing on about pecans and here is a picture of a burger with wedges…. right? I’ll be honest, pecans never used to be a nut I was interested in. I was a pistachio, peanut, cashew kinda gal. But […]

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Coq Au Riesling

I saw the recipe for this on one of Nigella’s shows, where she uses a whole bottle of Riesling. Hamsley loves coq au vin, and will often request it from time to time; but this seemed like a much quicker and easier alternative. I cooked it on the Sunday and reheated it on the Monday […]

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{Behind the Scenes} Making Hot Cross Buns @ Bakers Delight

I was lucky enough to be invited into the kitchen at Bakers Delight Carnegie to get a hands on experience on what goes into making their famous hot cross buns (or bums as I like to call them). I’ve always been a fan of Bakers Delight, from their ham and mayo twirls, pizzas, crunchy rolls, […]

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{Book Review} Audrey Gordon’s Tuscan Summer

I must admit, I thought this book would just be like one of those other ones I’ve seen; country style cooking with waffly stories and recipes I’d never try. Hardie Grant the publishers offered to send me a copy, and boy was I glad they did. On closer inspection, Audrey Gordon is actually Heidi Arena, […]

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Apple & Blueberry Bircher Muesli

We somehow got into the bad habit of not eating breakfast on the weekend and just having a fairly average lunch. I decided that enough of bad habits, it’s time we turned ourselves around. After eating such a good breakfast, I felt so good for the rest of the day. It was so filling and […]

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Maple Ribs

Theme 6: American Cookbook Used: Nigella Express Author: Nigella Lawson I was so sure I’d be cooking from Jamie’s America or the New Orleans cookbook my aunty gave me. I was also certain I was going to be doing ribs, but bought spare ribs instead of rack ribs… doh. I was also running low on […]

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Pandan Chiffon Cake

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Thanks again to the lovely Penny for hosting the International Incident Party. I forgot about the cooking party for a while there, but I’m hopefully back for good. Ahhhhh nostalgia! I managed to fill a whole page with meals I loved growing up. I always think back to eating noodles at my aunty/godmother’s house. She […]

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Oven-Roasted Pulled Pork

I think there is a pulled pork craze going on in the blogasphere. I’d been wanting to make mine for months and finally got around to it on the long weekend. I was going to go with Chocolate Suze’s recipe, or Hamish’s recipe.. but something told me to do this random recipe I found on […]

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