Party & Festive

Recipes for parties and festivities, including birthdays, Christmas, Halloween, and Easter.

Louise Cake

Lousie Cake - NZDads

I'm amazed at how many people have never heard of Louise Cake... if you have, you're clearly one of the lucky ones. Buttery moist cake like base (it's almost a pastry to be honest!), baked, then smothered in jam (traditionally raspberry), then topped with a coconut meringue, before being baked again. I recently purchased a […] Read More

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Rice Bubble Crunch - NZDads

There's something insanely delicious about nostalgic foods like this. We would always have these at birthday parties growing up, except mum would make the honey version (she was a health nut), which although tasty, is mighty boring compared to these! I searched the internet high and low for a recipe for ones which were peanut […] Read More

Yoyo recipe - NZDads

Okay, so I didn't create this recipe. It's from the classic Edmonds Cookbook that you'll find in most NZ households. It is, however, one that I've been enjoying for as long as I can remember. I have the best memories of sitting on the kitchen bench at my Nana's house, helping to roll the dough […] Read More

Passionfruit Cheesecake - NZDads

Cheesecake, you either love it or you hate it and my house has always been divided. Well everybody loves it, and me, not so much... and seeing I am the one who tends to do most of the cooking, we don't often eat cheesecake. I'm not sure why I never liked it, maybe I just […] Read More

Sultana Oat Cookies

Sultana Oat Cookies - NZDads

COOKIES! I am all about the cookies at the moment. Maybe it's part of being a new mum and the fact that I'm constantly hungry, or needing to snack on the go, either way, give, me, the, COOKIES. I have to admit however, this is the first batch of cookies that I have made myself […] Read More