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Roasted hazelnut and pear muffins

I must take pause, and thank everyone who has left comments on my last few posts both here and through other channels. I am a truly fortunate woman to have family and friends who helped me through that...

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At Her Table: Caramelised Onion and Cumin Scones

‘Excuse me, is this seat taken?’ ‘No, come sit next to me. Hey, you’re one of the other…’ And so started our first lunchtime conversation, and a friendship that has seen us through eight years of every...

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She invited me to the dance: Ricadonna Cupcakes

People move in and out of our lives like partners in some celestial dance beyond our control. Sometimes in the midst of this promenade we are partnered with someone we don’t want to let go: someone who...

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Ready to Climb. Ready to Fall. Four Days to the Cadbury Half Marathon.

Four days until the Cadbury Half Marathon and I must admit that over the past few days I have been a little apprehensive/nervous/freaked out. Now, this is not unusual for me in the countdown to a major...

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Let’s Talk Family, and Muffins, Definitely Muffins

It’s Tuesday. Let’s talk about muffins. But first let’s talk about family. Let’s talk about my family. Muffins, but first – family. My family: we are a circus without a ringmaster; we are loud –...

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Peanut Butter Lindt-Ball-Filled Chocolate Cakes

Today was National Bookshop Day in Australia, and as I am a complete and utter bibliophile I had to celebrate the occasion with a visit to my favourite independent book store: aptly named ‘The Really...

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Sweet Silent Saturday

Happy weekend-ing everyone! I just thought I would share a few of my favourite photos of the cupcakes I have created over the past few months. Let’s get this weekend off to a sweet start! What is...

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Coffee Banana Date Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

How do you say thank you? Are you a flowers or chocolates person? Perhaps a nice note? Thank you notes are exciting and old fashioned and polite. No one ever seems to send them anymore. Note to myself:...

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Carrot, Zucchini, and Thyme Muffins

We are at the tender part of autumn right now. The ferocity and passion of the summer season has passed and the heat lingers gently like the last parting kiss of two lovers. The morning light is a...

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Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

The Easter Bunny is my spirit animal. I have sound reasoning for this proclamation. Firstly, he eats a balanced diet of carrots and chocolate – totally my style. Secondly, he hops around all the time...

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Ten Recipes Perfect for Easter Baking

We are planning a quiet Easter weekend filled with family and friends and feasting. Luckily I come from a family of cooks and bakers so I know there will be plenty of delicious dishes filling the...

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Chocolate Chip Orange Muffins

It’s Friday. Let me share some true things with you. These things are true: I love taking walks outside the office in the middle of the day just to stare at the sky. When I reach the end of the street...

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Peanut Butter and Millet Muffins (gluten free)

Thanks to all your kind comments on my last post and the decision I have made regarding university and choosing to pursue my writing goals instead. Each one meant so very much to me. If we were having...

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Banana and Coconut Baked Doughnuts (gluten free)

I had to get these doughnuts out of the house. After eating two on Sunday and another two on Monday, when I was reaching for my third (all before dinner mind you) I knew that I had a good recipe on my...

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Beetroot Chocolate Cupcakes with Golden Syrup Buttercream (gluten free)

I fed Chris one of these cupcakes, well a bite (I’m still learning how to share), while he was still half asleep because I needed someone else to confirm the amazing combination of flavours. He...

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Mocha Banana Muffins

I believe that if you can eat chocolate for breakfast you should, and if that chocolate happens to be healthy, paired with coffee, and baked into soft muffin-y form then all the better. If you have...

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

It was a dark and spooky night…all around the cottage nothing could be heard but the rustling of cupcake papers…. Halloween is almost here! Halloween isn’t a big thing here in Australia, but my family...

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Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream

Fluffy coconut cupcakes topped with silky coconut buttercream and crunchy toasted coconut chips- these bite size treats are a gluten free tropical treat of the sweetest kind.  I feel a cupcake moment...

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Gingerbread Cupcakes | Gluten Free

Christmas in a cupcake. A fluffy, moist spiced cupcake topped with spicy-sweet cream cheese frosting combines the best flavours of the season all in each festive bite! I think I’ve found my favourite...

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Healthy Mixed Berry Muffins | Gluten Free

Fluffy, low-fat, low sugar muffins, bursting with berries fulfil the breakfast needs of the New Year. Pair these with a small tub of low fat Greek yoghurt for the perfect breakfast on the go, or bake a...

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