Fun to eat and delicious – Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Sticky and sweet, cinnamony goodness is the way I describe this Monkey Bread. According to wikipedia, Monkey bread is served in the United States for breakfast or a treat. Oh my goodness! What we Australians are missing out on! Monkey Bread even has a great catchy...

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Luscious Vanilla Mascarpone Icecream

With summer fast approaching here in Australia, we all starting thinking of ways to cool down. A refreshing, not-too-sweet icecream is just the thing. This Vanilla Mascarpone Icecream is perfectly flavoured with just enough sweetness and a beautiful fragrance of...

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The Original Shoofly Pie Recipe

For me, up until now one of the mysteries of US cuisine was the Shoofly Pie! Yep, it's taken me a long time! I remember reading about Shoofly Pie as a child and thought, how good is that pie that you have to keep shooing the flies away. How sweet smelling it must be!...

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Simple but Delicious Roasted Pears that you must try!

It's pear time here in the Australia. Even in the tropical north we are enjoying beautiful pears from Australia's southern states.There are some wonderful varieties here in Australia each with it's own deliciousness. My favourite pear is the Josephine, richly...

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Quick and Easy Pancakes

These pancakes are so super quick and delicious that you can whip them up in the morning for breakfast! It's true! What makes these pancakes so fast is the oil which is used as the fat component. No melting butter for these pancakes. A bowl and a whisk is all you need...

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My little kitchen is in the middle of the sugarcane fields of far north Queensland, Australia. I hope to inspire you to cook and bake like an Italian.
Italians cook from the heart and for the love of those we feed.

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