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    • Chocolate Pine Cones
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Christmas is my favourite of the eating holidays. My main focus for Christmas baking this year was my first attempt a gingerbread house which was a success (!), but at this time of the year it feels like there’s nothing better than munching on a few biccies. So it’s good to have a few options and varieties to keep it fun. For my birthday I got a set of beautiful Autumn leaf cookie cutters, which perfectly echoes the traditional idea of Christmas. Continue reading »

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Gingerbread houses have always held a special place in my heart. There’s just something magical about a house made of cookies and candy. Hansel, Gretel and the witch aside, I can’t think of a single reason not to love it. For years I’ve stared and salivated at the creations in bakery windows, books and movies, but no longer is this fancy treat out of my reach. Ha, no longer! Continue reading »

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The problem with making old favourites like blueberry pie over and over (and over and over and over) again is trying to make it interesting without starting to fool around with the recipe. There are some recipes that you can stop tweaking after a while. For these, it’s necessary to find other ways to make things interesting. Continue reading »

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R8499.99 (available at Incredible Connection)

 

What you need to know:

- small portable projector with a remote

- supports many formats

-100 lumens bulb (it’s bright and clear indoors, with adequate colour) Continue reading »

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double chocolate raspberry pie

As someone who is not in the habit of blowing my own horn, you should take it very seriously when I say that this is one of the best things I’ve ever made. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it was really hard for me to share when all I wanted to do was shovel huge spoonfuls into my mouth. This was the first chocolate pie that I’ve made, which is strange given my penchant for pie. I think I was afraid that the chocolate would be too overwhelming or so sweet that my teeth would ache, but this was just lovely – subtle, velvety and so, so yummy! Continue reading »

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