Easy rainbow fudge for children’s marketday.

  Our  primary school annually have a market day for our grade sevens as part of their Economic Sciences project. My daughter and I took to the kitchen, naturally, to whip up some delicious treats to sell.  This included Oreo pops, lemonade, chocolate fudge and rainbow fudge which seemed to be the best seller at…

Notsoskinny’s favourite baked cheesecake with fruit topping

I can hardly believe that the holidays have come and gone already and that the rat race have started again for most of us.  It feels like the few weeks of just having to do sheer nothing, sleeping late and spending time with family and friends have sped by way too fast.  Luckily the memories…

Hummingbird Cake with Goat’s and Cream Cheese Frosting

I have been drooling over photos of Hummingbird Cakes, in recipe books and Pinterest for quite some time now.  The thought of some of my favourite foods (pineapple, banana, pecan nuts, cinnamon and cream cheese frosting) all being combined into one beautiful cake has left me fantasizing about it at two in the morning. I…

Fritata for a lazy summer brunch….

I have recently discovered that Fritata is a great way to use up all that left overs that tend to sit in your refrigerator.  I had my in-laws over for dinner a few nights ago and made some pork fillet for them.  Although everyone enjoyed it thoroughly some of it ended up in the fridge.  So yesterday morning…

Orange Cake For A Dreary Winter’s Day

The weather has been horrifically cold this weekend and I find myself longing for summer days with hot weather and a long glass of icy orange juice beside our pool.  Don’t get  me wrong, winter certainly has it’s perks as well, as I am writing this I am sitting in front of the fireplace with…

Mexican Chili with Tomato Salsa

I have been getting that feeling for a while now…. it is time to still my need for chili and Mexican food.   Fresh Mexican food, not just tacos that come in a shop-bought-kit with  spices and one or another suspicious sauce… but  homemade with lots of zesty limes,  sweet tomatoes, freshly roasted spices, golden cheddar cheese and of…

Chocolate and Marshmallow Camp Bananas over the coals

This is one of those recipes that I am not even sure can be called a recipe.  I am not sure where or when I first saw or ate this but it has been part of our barbecue (braai in  my home language, Afrikaans)-repertoire for a very long time now.  I thought that most South-Africans were relatively…

Sunday Evening Mediterranean Open Sarmies

On a Sunday evening just before all the madness of another week starts again, I like to just kick back and relax!  That is why I usually choose something easy like sandwiches for dinner.  Please don’t frown! Nobody said sandwiches had to be boring!

Fresh Hake in Beer Batter

We all know that fish is good for us, right?  Right!  What is not so good is  fish in batter, loaded with preservatives and trans-fats, that we buy in our local supermarkets.  As a mom that is trying to improve the quality of my children’s food I am on the lookout for the above mentioned nasties most…

Homemade hamburgers with bacon and zesty guacamole

I truly love a great hamburger!  Hey who doesn’t?  Not the type that fast food restaurants mass produce…. but hamburgers that is made lovingly without all sorts of nasties like preservatives and transfats. Oh the joy of all the beautiful textures, colours and tastes that are all embraced by a fresh sesame seed bun!