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Another year has passed, and I’m apparently a year older according to the universe. Am I any wiser than this time last year? Who knows; let’s take a stab in the dark and say, yes.
I decided to make a stack of pancakes to celebrate, because why have cake when you can have pancakes?!

This quick and easy recipe makes great edible gifts at Christmas.

With the inclusion of candy canes, anyone who loves the choc-mint combination will love this!

Christmas treat don’t get anymore simpler than this!

Not only are they super easy to make, they look super cute too.

Another cute culinary gift you can give, are these mini brownies, smothered with ganache and topped with candy canes. You can make them cupcake size, or mini cupcake size I have done here.

Nope, not a typo. These cookies have chickpeas in them.

A WHOLE can of chickpeas.

They are incredibly moreish, and to be honest, I’d prefer a batch of these over normal cookies!

The cake I made for my Dad’s 60th. Checkerboard inside, with a working clock movement on the top. My most insane cake yet!

Why make lots of cookies, when you can make one giant one in a skillet?

Add ice-cream and a chocolate drizzle sauce, and you’ll have the ultimate indulgence!

Ok, maybe not 101 reasons, I don’t have time to list them all. In fact I didn’t even have enough time to do all the recipes I wanted to before I put this post up, but if you’ve ever been on Pinterest, you’ll know skillets are so hot right now!

Cooking with cast iron skillet has many benefits. Read on to see what I made in mine, and your chance to win a voucher.

Sometimes you buy pretty cookbooks with the best intentions to cook from them but never do. I finally decided it was time to cook from Miette, and make a cake for our receptionist’s baby shower / going away.

What a gorgeous and moreish cake!

Hot due to the chilli and cayenne pepper in them. If you haven’t tried the chilli chocolate combo, get onto it. Heck, chicken with a chocolate mole is also good, those South Americans know how to really be versatile with chocolate.

For a person that only drinks coffee a few times a year, the Lavazza Modo Mio has amped that up to slightly more. A great little unit for home!

What better way to end my birthday weekend than with a gorgeous high tea at Bursaria, at Abbotsford Convent.

Today I turn 28.

For some reason, I like being an even number instead of an odd number.

I always like chocolate cake though, even if that comes in odd numbers!

Things a 400g jar of Nutella can make… that is if you don’t end up eating it out the jar with a spoon first!

It’s peanut butter jelly time!

Chocolate cake with a peanut butter swirl, smothered in ganache frosting and fresh raspberries. Happiness!

Home made hot cross buns and Easter egg mousse cups.

As well as some Easter treaties you can purchase from around town.

La Madre Bakery have a chocolate twist on the lamington, and it’s a winner!

The Yarra Valley just got sweater, with the opening of the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice-Creamery.

The frozen yoghurt that was frozen in the clouds, finally arrives at my doorstep!

To help celebrate the launch of Lindt’s newest icon – Lindt Teddy Bear; there is a chance to win one of three Lindt packs valued at $30.45!

Two of my good friends from the blogging world get hitched, and I help make their wedding cake buffet!

I join a restaurant safari to see what you can expect at this year Taste of Melbourne.

A chocolate mousse made in the Thermomix, that is also great for icing cakes!

Home made Nutella and peanut butter in the Thermomix. Pretty damn good if you ask me!

A very rich, chocolately and salty tart. So rich, I couldn’t even finish a whole slice! … perhaps I cut slices that were too big.