Since moving to Australia my interest in cooking has grown exponentially. I love being in the kitchen and trying new things. I’ve begun a small cookbook collection and I never miss an episode of Masterchef if I’m at home. I thought that I would start a new page to keep a collection of some of the things I’ve cooked up. Many of these are old recipes that I have already posted, but I’ll try to keep adding things as I go. So shoot me a message or leave a comment if you’d like the full recipe for any of the tasty treats you see here!
This is the 1st prize-winning White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake Matt and I made for our friend Thuy’s Masterchef birthday party. It won both Best Dessert and Favorite of the Birthday girl. You’re gonna want to try this recipe!!
The rule at Matt’s office is that when it’s your birthday, you bring a cake. This year I made a hummingbird cake for him to take. It’s a great one if you need to bake a few days in advance. The banana and pineapple in it keep it super moist. It tastes like a cross between banana bread and carrot cake. YUM.
I already had a chance to show these off in a recent post, but I couldn’t resist adding them to my Culinary Adventures collection. What a smart and cool idea. So happy I have Isabelle (of Three Belles) to inspire me.
This is a Donna Hay recipe, and it is a Chicken and Leek Pie. It tasted absolutely incredible and was so easy to make. It is the first savory pie I have ever made and I was gushing with pride over it. Matt and I thought it was completely delicious. It will surely become a staple in our household.
Here it is again with all of the filing spilling out. I can always count on DH to come up with fast and simple recipes to make cooking a delight, rather than a chore. I feel so fulfilled when I’ve put a reasonable amount of work into a meal and it turns out fabulous. I assured Matt that this is something he could easily make without me if the situation arises. Honestly this could not have been simpler and it was very tasty!
Peanut butter is my all-time favorite
Emma’s signature salad: Lettuce (duh), strawberries, walnuts and poppy seed dressing. I made this combo a few times several summers ago and after awhile my dad started suggesting, “why don’t you make your salad?” So simple, but delish! In Australia poppy seed dressing is hard to come by, so I often substitute honey mustard dressing.