Family Traditions

One thing I remember about my childhood, is baking every Sunday. I am one of 9 so making treats for our lunchboxes for school helped the budget for my parents then. I remember baking choc chip cookies ( well eating most of the mixture before it was cooked ), cakes and slices. It was so exciting to be in the kitchen at a young age and deciding what to bake for that week. I would use my imagination icing the cupcakes was fun!!

As the years have gone gone by, and I have my own family, I have bake nearly Sunday and trying to make it a little healthier for the kids. I usually make banana muffins or banana bread, fruit flavored pikelets  and  muesli bars. I d thought I would try apple and pear cupcakes. Its quite easy… just a vanilla cake mix and place steamed apple, pear and cinnamon onto the mixture in the cupcake trays. And voila!!. they turned out awesome and the kids love them.

I would like to know if you have a family  cooking tradition you follow?And if you have any quick healthy snacks to share just comment below.

Until next time…. Jess

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All It Takes Is A Bit Of Colour

As some of you may have read, my partner and I will be tying the knot later this year. So every chance I get to save money I do! Although I am usually a tight arse on most things- which my partner gets annoyed with LOL , saving money on the little things helps out quite a bit in the end.

This weekend I decided to make the kids some cupcakes for school lunches.( I now have 1 starting his 2nd year in primary and another starting preschool 5 days F/N).

So everything is going great- I’m making homemade banana cupcakes, kids are watching over me to fight for the bowl (how i loved…still love to eat the left over mixture out of the bowl) , cupcakes go in and start cooking away. Later that afternoon I go to give the children a taste test. They weren’t to keen on them…what have I done ? they love cupcakes???

So this morning I woke up and thought  ” I might just give it a bit of color”. That’s what I did, I got cracking on making some icing and  decorated them with white icing and Rainbow soft sugar pearls( edible). And MY OH MY they were a hit not only for the kids but the hubby- to be woke up and started scoffing them down!!!!