Fluffy dessert dumplings
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Cinnamon dumplings

Cinnamon dumplings aka souskluitjies are the ultimate South African comfort food. Lazy days, rainy days or just flat out days. This recipe is a fixer-upper. It's my pint of ice cream (if I was a Gilmore girl). It's doughy, soft like a cloud and drenched in a sweet cinnamon syrup, that makes you want to lick the bowl after...
Strawberry salted caramel cheesecakes
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Strawberry salted caramel cheesecakes

Strawberry salted caramel cheesecakes show just how much I miss my mom right now. Women should be celebrated, mothers should be celebrated because being a mother is a hard job. I wish I could celebrate my mother this Sunday, she raised four kids, which makes her pretty amazing!
Rhubarb strawberry pie pops
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Rhubarb strawberry pie pops

Rhubarb strawberry pie pops are my celebratory pie eating way of welcoming the first of May. Since I don't have the celebratory flower (lily of the valley) that is known as the fist of May, pie has to do the trick!
Healthy milktart crepes
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Healthy Milktart crepes

Milktart Crepes have become my ultimate favorite way to eat crepes. Even though Nutella coconut filled crepes right next to the Ifle tower is hard to beat. Crepes with a view can be anyone's favorite am I right? No matter what they taste like. Now you don"t have to go all the way to France to experience good enough crepes. I combined the much loved French dessert with a well-known favorite in South African. One thing that we have in common is that we love crepes too. I guess that I am finding more and more similarities to cure the "missing home" blues.
vegan meringues
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OH SO SWEET Vegan meringues

OH SO SWEET Vegan meringues have seriously surprised me. What do these vegan (dairy & Animal free) meringues entail- chickpea brine? First of all, I thought these would taste pretty weird because of the whole using chickpea brine and all, but I have to say they taste pretty good. Almost like regular meringues to be honest and the bonus adding of rose water extract just added that extra bit of flair that every meringue needs.
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Chocolate tahini cranberry brownies

Chocolate tahini cranberry brownies are delectably sweet and perfect for an afternoon treat. Goey, chocolaty and tangy sounds about right, right up my ally that is! What is it about chocolate, coffee and stranger things that have me hooked? They all resemble a little bit of me time when baba has gone down for his afternoon nap. I won't ramble on about these yummies because you'll just have to make them for yourselves to try. I don't know what it is, this weather, the rain or what that makes me crave chocolate so much lately. It has been this bad since my son has been born and he is almost a year. One more month to go- that's crazy!!
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Hazelnut jam buttercream cake

HAZELnut jam buttercream cake is quite a mouthful to say and to enjoy because there is no taking small bites of this delicious cake. I made this beauty for a baby shower that was supposed to take place but instead the little princess made a surprise entry right on the day of the baby shower. Hazelnut cake was quite fitting for the lady in pink because she was given the pretty name Hazel. What are the chances right? But the perfect way to celebrate was with cake indeed!
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Vegan Coconut Milktart

Vegan coconut Milktart is the real deal, I assure you. Can you make this beloved dessert healthy? Yes indeed. It's a traditional dessert that resembles something close to a custard flan. In my house, I try to healthify a few recipes, even though I do love the old favorites just the way they are. I love coconut milk and have a few cans lined in my cupboard to whip up something when the time calls for it.
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Marie biscuit Brownie Caramels

Marie Biscuit brownie caramels are a combination of my two most favorite sweet treats. When I was younger my mother would make a batch Marie biscuit brownies also known as "skurwe jantjies" in Afrikaans. This batch was special like ever batch was because this dessert is my dad's favorite. Therefore we had to be either super sneaky to cut off a slice and place it back in the fridge on the exact spot or ask very nicely after supper.
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À la mode French

À la mode French is the French lifestyle, fashion and decor all summed up. They know how to be "chic" and timeless. I visited a new store in town that just has the trick to brighten up your day. It's filled with orchids, succulents, decor items and even a pause cafe for those weary days. I brought them some Wild blackberry cupcakes. For the recipe and more stylish ideas, read a bit more here.