L&P Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

Have you heard the phrase “world famous in New Zealand”? It basically means that something is amazing and totally deserves to be world famous but New Zealand wants to make damn sure you know it came from the land of the long white cloud. L&P is one of those things. It totally deserves a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
Broken down it’s Lemon and Paeroa.
The lemon is the flavour and Paeroa is the town that provided the mineral water for the drink.
It’s sweet and refreshing and lovely and tastes like summer in a can.

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Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding with Chocolate Chips

Wow, talk about a long title. I’ve always been one of those people that think the shorter the title, the better but sometimes you need all of those delicious descriptions.
Easter is creeping up on us quickly. In fact, the whole year has just whizzed on by so far. It feels like just yesterday we were talking down Christmas decorations and now we’re buying hot cross buns and chocolate Easter eggs. Luckily for me, Easter is my favourite time of year because hot cross buns are like my kryptonite. I could eat them all year round but that takes the fun out of it.
A friend of ours offered us a weekend away as a honeymoon gift (as well as a board game) and I decided that I needed to make something tasty. I had just bought my first pack of hot cross buns for the year but as I’m the only one in the house that eats them, they needed to be used up. And that was how this delicious pudding came about.

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Crispy Chicken Wings in Asian Sauce

It’s been hot in Auckland. That plays it down quite a bit but the city has been muggy and humid and my hair as not been handling this well.
Get it together Auckland.
So I got up on Saturday and decided that wings were the order of the day. Who doesn’t love some crispy chicken wings to kick back and enjoy with a cold glass of wine? Rhetorical question there guys, the answer is everyone. These wings are salty and sweet and sticky but not too sticky and they’re perfect served with a creamy lime dip and lashings of spicy Siracha sauce. These wings are all I thought about all day and I’m sure I had a dream about them that Saturday night. I made them inside because the sky had opened up but next weekend, these wings are going on the BBQ.

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Marshmallow and Pretzel Chocolate Fudge

I got married. We did it. It was fun. It was perfect.
And next month will be the first Valentine’s Day we spend as a married couple. My orders are to make this Marshmallow and Pretzel Chocolate Fudge again. My husband (it feels so weird and awesome to write that down, guys!) has requested it as his Valentine’s Day present this year after he devoured the majority of this batch I made around Christmas time. Fudge is something he is incredibly fond of. Luckily for me, my matron of honour has this awesome recipe up her sleeve.
I nabbed that recipe and made a few adjustments because Lizzy’s version is very elegant and grown up and Michael and I are basically kids. Who doesn’t want a salty pretzel and brightly coloured marshmallow in their fudge?!

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