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Mocha Lamingtons

Mocha Lamingtons are just unforgettably perfect for tea time, after dinner sweet spot or late munchie hour goodness. I absolutely love lamingtons, because like so many small bite size dessert it makes me think of my childhood days. These beauties were devoured after church alongside koeksisters, caramel tarts and milk tart. So many South African goodies that are in fact unforgettable and attached to my childhood memories.
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Hazelnut brownies

Hazelnut brownies have been on my mind for some time. I looked at raw options (too much effort and dishes) I tried some vegan versions but the texture just wasn't right. Then I just decided that I was going to give my own spin on this ever so delish dessert. So obviously a brownie has to be crusty on the outside and dense on the inside and so chewy and smooth when eaten.
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Peppermint crisp cups

Peppermint crisp cups are absolutely amazing... These desserts have been a lifesaver this week, just because we have come close to melting. The heat has been crazy this whole week. I made these cups one evening and they were so much enjoyed after we had a barbeque.
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Chocolate espresso pancakes

Chocolate espresso pancakes are the final batch of Sunday pancakes that I will be making before we head home for vacation. It's sad to leave since summer has just arrived, but I'll be heading back to loads of comfort food (that is good for the heart, neh, not so good for the waistline). But who am I kidding, life has changed quite a bit since I have become a mother. I'd rather be having a good time with my family, than worrying getting into my bikini. My priorities have slightly changed since I have become a mother (especially since eating is one thing my son and I love to do together- the sacrifices of parenting, lol).

Carb clever choc hazelnut granola

Carb clever choc hazelnut granola is my preference for breakfast. This granola is my guilty pleasure. Eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner...I just can't seem to attain myself when it comes to this carb clever choc loaded heaven. When we go back to visit in SA the very first thing I want to do is go to Woolworths. It's our equivalent of whole foods, homemade, luxury packed, what's for dinner store. a Store like that in my Ville is the thing that I miss the most. Here premade meals are the very worst and even healthy snacking alternatives can taste like cardboard...
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Almond butter popcorn cups

Almond butter popcorn cups are just heavenly. Things get super serious when chocolate and popcorn is involved...Oh and almond butter. All three of these are my favorite and I just simply can't resist. I used to munch buckets of popcorn during pregnancy and after because I was just so hungry. The munchies are so tough when your preggo or breastfeeding.
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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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Favorite festive treats

Favorite festive treats bring back so many memories of my Childhood Christmas. No our Noël experience in France has been somewhat different and sometimes challenging, but we remained optimistic as this season allows you to be. The smells of Speculoos spiced lattes, Nutella filled crepes and glue wine. When it comes to celebrating a French Christmas I have it pretty down to a T for this year to come. Come and read a bit more and get a few ideas for your Christmas table.
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Visiting Magical Brugge

Visiting magical Brugge was certainly a beautiful traveling destination. This enchanting little town brings all the warming things into one. Good food, coffee, chocolates and an awing view to boot. November was a great time to visit since it was not that cold or too busy just yet. Traveling with a baby certainly made things more challenging, but so worth it still. All things considered, it was very, Lekker indeed!
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Nutella surprise cake

Nutella surprise cake, I bake this goodie for a 16th birthday. Lucky fish, wish I could've had a cake like this on my 16th birthday. Kids these days, am I right?! Want a slice then get in line, because this recipe is pretty easy! You'll have this winner on the table ready in no time at all. Baked by all mothers who spend their babies naptime as a time of solace and enjoyment for all their hobbies, Nah, maybe not, but for those who do! This recipe is for you!