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Have you ever had one of those moments where something in life absolutely blows you away for all the right reasons? Well, I had one of those moments while perusing the aisles at The Food Show a few weeks back. The prompt? Seeing my maiden name printed on a huge banner covering the back wall of one of the stands.

I pointed it out to Kevin and scurried in to take a closer look and find out what it was all about. While I was busy taking a photo of the banner on my phone, one of the ladies working at the stand came over and said to Kevin, ‘Do you know Kirsten McConchie?’ to which he replied, ‘Yeah, I’m married to her!’. He pulled me around as he said this and I popped out with ‘That’s me!’ – then the ladies brought us aside, filled  me in on what was going on and even asked me to do an impromptu book signing!

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Chocolate & peanut butter mug cake


Ever have those nights when you desperately want something sweet for pudding, but the cupboards are bare and you don’t have the time (or energy) to bake something from scratch? Me too!

Well, did you know that with just a few ingredients you’re bound to already have in your pantry you can whip up a delicious mug cake – a flavoursome, warm cake for one that’s mixed, baked and eaten straight from a mug.

This recipe for chocolate and peanut butter mug cake is my absolute favourite – it’s warm, chocolatey and moist with a delicious, creamy peanut butter surprise tucked away in the middle. Not a fan of peanut butter? Don’t worry, just leave it out – the cake still tastes amazing.

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