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Christmas Cookies and Biscuits

Posted by: Marita on: November 25, 2014

Last year for the girl’s teacher gifts we made up gift bags full of biscuits and cookies. It wasn’t planned, Annie had been having a bad week and was very stressed. Baking is excellent therapy for stress, so she and I spent the day cooking together. We made (clockwise, starting at midday): Sugar Cookie Christmas […]

Menulog, so easy your 9 year old can order dinner!

Posted by: Marita on: August 4, 2014

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, I received Menulog vouchers to order 3 meals to test the service. All opinions are my own. Sometimes I’m a bit tired… well more accurately, a lot of the time I’m a bit tired, sometimes I’m beyond exhausted and those are the times that cooking gets dangerous, I drop […]

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Let’s Talk About Cooking

Posted by: Marita on: July 27, 2014

I’ve been encouraging both my girls to spend more time in the kitchen, they each have to cook one meal a week. After some spectacular failures I’ve also specified that until further notice all recipes must be chosen from the Women’s Weekly Basic Cookbook, thus teaching them a specific set of skills that will stay […]

Man Sized Fruit Jelly Cups

Posted by: Marita on: April 18, 2014

I’ve been making many more foods that we would usually purchase premade in the shops. One simple snack for lunches is the fruit in jelly, usually sold in a small cup at the supermarket. The beauty of making these at home is I can make larger portions for husband to take to work, which gives […]

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Nut free trail mix

Posted by: Marita on: March 8, 2014

Annie has been swimming a lot recently and her appetite has really grown. Not surprisingly with all the extra running around I’m doing to make sure she gets to the pool each day, there has been a serious reduction in the amount of time I’ve got for preparing food. One healthy filling snack I’ve been […]

For Heidi’s Great Big Blanket Fort Birthday Party I wanted to make some themed food, these biscuits are a yummy, easy to make, party treat. Once the chocolate was melted Heidi was able to do the rest herself. I would suggest putting the baking paper on top of wire cooling racks so the chocolate sets […]

Vegetable Victory

Posted by: Marita on: January 2, 2014

We’ve been having a few food victories with Heidi recently. Much like social skills groups are more successful during the holidays, I’ve also found that food issues can be tackled with some success during holidays. Those long, lazy, summer days with nothing to do, means we have the time to cook together, let Heidi play […]

Caramel is vile disgusting food of the devil

Posted by: Marita on: November 27, 2013

We made Florentines together Heidi and I. They didn’t really work, too spacey, big clumps and big gaps. As I tried to dip them in the chocolate they crumbled apart. It was messy and fun, the process itself enjoyable. However the end product was not what I had hoped, a Christmas treat to share with […]

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Disclaimer: I was at a PR event tonight, all opinions are my own. Cupcakes are yummy. First Christmas Party of the season tonight Madman Entertainment had a little Christmas do complete with the most awesome Adventure Time cupcakes. I’m thinking Adventure Time would be a really fun theme for Heidi’s 9th Birthday party which is […]

Onion and Leek Soup – Cooking with Kids

Posted by: Marita on: October 31, 2013

Annie is expanding her skills in the kitchen and it has been really exciting watching her joy at doing things by herself. We’ve been making cupcakes together for years now, but recently I stepped back and let Annie do everything herself, even take them out of the oven by herself :eek:. She is doing great […]

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