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Frozen Peppermint Crisp tart

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This looks soooooo good. It is easy to make too! Recipe Source: www.rainbowcooking.co.nz Ingredients 1 tin (380 ml) of caramelised condensed milk. 300 ml fresh cream. It should be well chilled. 1 packet (200 gram) Tennis biscuits (you won’t need all of it, but don’t sneak away too many while building the tart, else you may run into trouble.) 2 ... Read More »

7 ways to maintain order in your home

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By Heidi Meyer We hear a lot about maintenance or the lack thereof which for example leads to power outages because maintenance to the power stations had not been done, poor maintenance on Telkom lines lead to breaks in internet connection. The poor conditions of roads due to lack of maintenance despite allocation of funds. So does everything degenerate into ... Read More »

What to do when you like one child more than the other (eek, it does happen)

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By Mia Von Scha We all have times where we favour one child over another. Children go through different phases and some of these can be extremely challenging. It is easier to get on with and ‘like’ the child not going through a difficult phase or one who has a naturally more cooperative temperament. These are usually transitory fluctuations in ... Read More »

Puff pastry toppings

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By Heidi Janit Puff Pastry is in my eyes an absolute gem. It is so easy to prepare (you roll it out and stick it in the oven) and you can get so creative with the toppings! Great to serve at a braai and a dinner party! They can be served hot or cold. First: The puff pastry! If you have ... Read More »

Date night ideas!

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You don’t have to spend a fortune or go out on the town. You can spend some quality time with your partner at home and enjoy a romantic night reconnecting. Here are a few ideas to help you along: Dinner and a movie: Rent a dvd, decide on a dinner theme (Italian, French, Thai, etc) – get a bottle of ... Read More »

Your guide to the benefits and risks of facials

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By Sheree Epstein  Facials are known to be one of the most popular spa and salon treatments worldwide behind massages, manicures and pedicures. Facial treatments cleanse, smooth, exfoliate and moisturize the skin. Not many people have absolutely flawless facial skin without Photoshop or airbrushing of a picture. Therefore, there are always ways to help improve the look and feel of ... Read More »

No bake Bar One cheescake

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From You Magazine, comes this delicious, no bake cheescake. As easy as pie to make and promises to be delicious. Impress your guests with this gorgeously yummy recipe. Serves 6 Preparation: 20 min Chilling: 3 hours CRUST 300 g chocolate digestive biscuits 150 g butter, melted FILLING 15 ml (1 T) gelatin (use pectin for a vegetarian option) 250 ml ... Read More »

The New BB – CC creams for your skin

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By Naomi Gurney If you’ve set foot in Edgars, Woolworths or anywhere near a cosmetics counter lately, chances are you’ve been bombarded by a bewildering array of flesh colored fluids. The alphabet formulations, BB cream, CC cream, and soon DD creams have joined tinted moisturizers and standard foundation on the shelves as potential skin-perfecting options. But what do they do ... Read More »

Hot chocolate pudding cake

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Sticky, gooey, hot and chocolatey!  This hot chocolate pudding cake recipe comes from www.seasonsandsuppers.ca Ingredients 4 oz./1 stick (115g) unsalted butter, cubed 6 oz. (170g) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped (somewhere around 70% is good) 3 large eggs, at room temperature 2/3 cup (134g) white sugar Pinch of salt Instructions Preheat the oven to 375° F. (190° C), with ... Read More »

Holiday Season – planning leave, bonuses and expectations with your domestic worker

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  By Ruth Kloppers With only 12 weeks left until Christmas, and even less left until everyone begins their annual December holiday “migrations”, it is now the perfect time to begin communicating with your staff and plan leave dates, Christmas bonuses and expectations for 2015. Most employers tend to plan leave dates with staff just before the leave takes place, ... Read More »