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29 September 2011

Happily Ever After

Today is our 4th Wedding anniversary and i woke up alone :(
Its hard with Andy out in the mines so i am going to go through all our wedding photos and share the love with you!
We had such an amazing day, amazing weather, amazing family and amazing friends xxxxx
Recipe for Love
2 Hearts Full of Love
2 Heaping Cups of Kindness
2 Armfuls of Gentleness
2 Cups of Friendship
2 Cups of Joy
2 Big Hearts Full of Forgiveness
1 Lifetime of Togetherness
2 Minds Full of Tenderness
Stir daily with Happiness, Humor and Patience.
Serve with Warmth and Compassion, Respect and Loyalty.
~ Author Unknown ~

Such a beautiful photo <3

This is my favourite, it is hanging up in our loungeroom x

                          My wonderful bridal party

                           Gorgeous bridesmaids! x

                  The moment my $2 wedding knife broke!

                          Mr & Mrs Marshmallow

          Cant have a wedding without your best friends

                 I dont remember this part, its a blur!

 Marshmallow Mum without makeup folks!!! The  morning of the wedding.

                                 Reception fun

                       My little boy was so.... little!!

Ive taken my hair out, ive got my stuff and im ready to leave!

Happily Ever After xxxx

26 September 2011

Marshmallow Cones

Marshmallow cones..... I buy them from the bakery sometimes and they are ok but i thought i would give them a go myself. WELL! I thought that they would taste even worse then the bakery ones, but i was wrong! These are the creamiest and thickest marshmallow cones i have ever had!

Homemade all the way!

They also happened to be the cheapest things i have ever made as i had everything in the cupboard!

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp powdered gelatine
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Flat based ice cream cones
  • Sprinkles
  1. Place sugar, water and gelatine in saucepan on med/high heat and stir until dissolved (about 2 mins)
  2. Stop stirring, bring to a light boil, reduce heat if it starts to rise but maintain boil.
  3. Boil 10 mins without stirring.
  4. Remove saucepan from heat and place on wire cake rack to cool for 15 mins.
  5. When marshmallow has cooled it will look like this:

6. When marshmallow has cooled, add vanilla and beat with beaters for 5 mins until thick, white and creamy.

7. Add food coloring if you like at this point.
8. Spoon into ice-cream cones and decorate with sprinkles.

For best results leave to set in refrigerator 24 hours - I wouldnt know, i ate one after 2 hours in the fridge and it was amazing! 

13 September 2011

Choc Coconut Slice

This recipe is exactly the same as when i make Rum Balls - minus the rum.... EW!
This recipe can also be rolled into balls and then rolled in coconut for a perfect Christmas present or just because. If you like, rum or rum essence can be added.

  • 250g packet plain biscuits
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1x can condensed milk
Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Crush biscuits leaving a few larger chunks. (I go to town with a potato masher and a mixing bowl!!)
Stir 1/2 cup coconut with rest of dry ingredients.
Add condensed milk and mix until combined.
Spoon mixture into pan and flatten with back of a spoon. Sprinkle remaining coconut on top.
Chill 3 hours or overnight. Cut into squares to serve.
Best stored in a container in the fridge. :)

Lemon Slice

People rave about this slice, the recipe was given to me by my sister when i was a teenager and i have been making it since then!

  • 1/2 can condensed milk
  • 1/2 packet crushed Marie biscuits
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Lemon rind of 1 lemon (Lemon is then used for icing.)
  • Mix squeezed lemon juice with icing sugar and a little hot water to make a spreadable paste.
Melt butter and stir in condensed milk. Add crushed biscuits, coconut and rind. Press into a baking paper lined tin and set in refrigerator. Ice with lemon icing. Sprinkle with extra coconut if you like.

12 September 2011

Mars Bar Slice

A friend made this for me and i instantly asked for the recipe! A also ate the lot in one go and could of had more!

  • 3 cups rice bubbles
  • 5 mars bars
  • 90g butter
  • 1x block chocolate - milk or dark. I used dark as it makes it really rich!
Line a tray with baking paper.
Melt mars bars and butter together in the microwave.
Mix through rice bubbles and put in tray.
Melt chocolate and spread on top.
Refrigerate and cut in slices to serve..... BIG slices or you will be going back for more!

*** The picture is a slightly different version as i had 2x packets of fun size mars bars and wanted to use the lot like the pig that i am.... I threw in 100g butter and an extra cup of rice bubbles to compensate for my junk food obsessed mind ***

My helper eating a bowl of rice bubbles while the slice is setting!

08 September 2011

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

No these are not ice creams, they are cupcakes! Dont you think they are just the cutest things? Even cuter was my beautiful little helper for the afternoon:

These are really easy to make and lots of fun. All you do is make any cake batter (I put hundreds and thousands through mine) and pour it into flat bottomed ice cream cones (stand each cone in a muffin hole) and fill until 3/4 full.
Bake for around 20 mins and you have yourself an ice cream cone cupcake!
The cones stay crunchy but they are best eaten on the day.

Ice with your favourite butter cream and add sprinkles and a jaffa on top, or in my case a malteaser.