{Bake} Celebrate Australia Day with a Milo Cupcake with Tim Tam Frosting

Printables from a little delightful
Today l had a bit of a disastrous day in the kitchen but that was good since now l can give you pointers on what not to do and what l would do next time l made these Lil' Beauties!!  Yep in this post l am gunna lay on the slang cause l can!!  It is nearly Australia Day so l wanted to give all you Sheila's and Bloke's a recipe you could make to bring along to your Barbie that is authentically Aussie!.....Mmmmmm ok l will stop with the slang as much as l would like to continue it just isn't me and l may need to start cursing and l am a lady most of the time so l only let the occasional one slip!! Hahahaha! LOL!

{Bake} Say Happy Birthday with a Choc Chip Cookie!!

Hey my lovely readers just a quick post today as l wanted to share my Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe and a cute idea for birthdays or even Valentines day??  Why not give an edible cookie with a message instead of a card???  I am not sure if this is a new idea or not but it is one of my Bestest Friend's Birthdays tomorrow and we were catching up tonight and yep... you guessed it... l forgot to get a card!!!  But l had made a batch of choc chip cookies which just happen to be her favourite yesterday so l thought why not giver her a birthday message on a cookie!!

Birthday Message on Choc Chip Cookie

{Celebrate} What is pink, blue, red and has stripes all over it?? The Mooo Party Range and it is Stripealicious!

Cute Stripey Party Range from mooo.com.au
Ok l think you can tell by the title of this post that l am rather excited?????  Who would have thought on my quest for school labels l would come across a company that sells high quality paper party goods??  Well l certainly didn't!!!

I think l am in love with Mooo and would love to put together a pink and red stripey dessert table with their gorgeous party range for Valentines Day!! Who would have thought label shopping could inspire such creativity!! Hahaha! I know l always find it hard to find a party range where everything matches completely from table wear, to napkins, to loot bags and decorations and even straws but Moo has thought of it all... the only thing l would want as well are invitations but ...oh wait a second.... l think they are coming to the website too???  It is great to have a one stop shop where you can get everything you need for a party and not only does everything co ordinate perfectly but it is at a nice price too!!

Gorgeous Paper Chain Kits from Mooo.com.au
Sweet Paper Bowls from Mooo.com.au
Lovely Loot Bags from Mooo.com.au
So hop on over to Mooo http://www.mooo.com.au/party for your next party and make it stripealicious in Red, Pink or Blue!! Oh and they also have 20% off!!  YAY!!

I will be back in the kitchen this week dreaming up some new recipes and hopefully getting a chance to photograph them before the kids eat them all!!!

Take Care
Larissa  XOXO

{Bake} Celebrate 2012 with an icy treat!

It has definitely been a hot start to 2012 and the past 2 days we have spent it down at the beach enjoying the sun and frolicking in the water!  It has been nice to welcome in 2012 with a bit of fun in the sun and l feel a real sense of calm or maybe that is just heat exhaustion??  No seriously after such a busy end of the year it has been so nice just to spend time together as a family and not have to rush anywhere!! I have a feeling that 2012 is going to be a year of discovery for me where l learn a little more about myself and where l fit in this big wide world and l am hoping that this tranquil feeling remains with me through out the year!! (oohhh that was deep wasn't it??)  I have been so relaxed the past two days that l haven't even ventured into the kitchen and so feeling a little inspired today by the left over cranberry juice from NYE Cosmopolitans l decided to make an icy treat for the kids!! Ohhh and for us grown ups but next time l think l might make a Cosmopoiltan Icy Pole! Mmmmm Delish!
So here is a super duper easy recipe but it might be best to make in the evening to avoid the continual "Is it ready yet??" Whining from the kids!!