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Do you use Pinterest? If you do you can follow me here. I’d love to see what you are pinning. You can see what others have pinned from Katie’s Kitchen here. And hello! to those who have found Katie’s Kitchen via Pinterest.

A snapshot of my Pinterest boards. Click to enlarge image.

For those unfamiliar with Pinterest, it is –

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and share their favorite recipes.

Each image you pin, if pinned correctly, links back to the original source. If you don’t want your own images to be pinned, there is html “no pin” code you can add to your site. It’s found on the Pinterest site.

Goodbye 2011

Thanks for visiting in 2011. I’m ready for 2012! May your new year be a happy one.

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Donna Hay Magazine

Update – Christmas has come early thanks to my mother-in-law Emma. Thank you Emma! Looking forward to the first delivery.

This year I’m asking Santa for a subscription to Donna Hay Magazine. The photography is always amazing, I’ve always found it inspiring. Take a sneak peak here. Imagine receiving a homemade selection of cookies like on the cover of the current issue!

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Four Years, 250 Posts

Four years ago, I started a little blog with a recipe and a very average-looking photo of some very average-looking cupcakes. I thought it might be fun to combine my hobby of baking with my passion for images. I was right, I do enjoy it – and I enjoy having people read it. Over time, I started posting not just about baking, but also about my other creative pastimes – mainly crocheting and sewing. There aren’t enough hours in the day to do all the crafting I would like to do!
This is still a little blog but I hope to continue it for as long as I still enjoy posting. I appreciate everyone who takes time to comment or ask questions. Thanks for reading!

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My 30th Birthday

The Kitchenaid is out on her maiden voyage today. Snickerdoodles are in the oven.

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Rockpool Bar and Grill

Our fourth wedding anniversary was last Thursday so we went to Sydney’s Rockpool Bar and Grill for dinner. The interior was lovely, the service great, the meat delicious, the Wagyu fat baked potatoes awesome, the mac and cheese decadent but the jaffa mousse was out of this world. Best dessert I’ve ever had in a restaurant. Now, what do I have to do to get the recipe?

Illustration by Sybella Thompson (click to enlarge)

The “suggested” present for the fourth anniversary is appliances. We have just about every appliance under the sun already. I stretched the theme a little and got hubby a small barbecue. For some reason, us owning a barbecue made me feel even more like a “family”. When we have our own place no doubt we’ll upgrade to one of those hi-tech looking jumbo-size grills. As for my present, it will be delivered closer to my birthday in May (for the first time my age will start with a three). A hint, it’ll be red, shiny and appliancey!

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No Bun In This Oven. (No cake, cookie or pudding either)

On Wednesday morning I was making green velvet cupcakes for St Patrick’s Day when the poor little oven lost its thermostat. Literally, it fell off. The thermostat had been in a bad way since we moved in, hanging precariously from the inside if the oven. On Wednesday it just couldn’t take it anymore, the thermostat boke away and fell to the bottom of the oven. Friday came with an electrician and a new thermostat. Hurrah! Until Friday night when the poor little oven wouldn’t turn off . The temperature dial now likes to spin and spin with no rhyme or reason. Another call to the electrician and we may be without the poor little oven for a week.

Of course, today the idea to bake something has popped into my head about 64 times. Followed by a d’oh!

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The Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book

It’s back! Reprinted and available now.

 I won’t be scanning any more recipes from this book as it has been republished and available for purchase. Thank you.

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These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things

A new project underway

Christmas M&Ms

Granny square blanket almost finished

Great seats for my favourite band

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