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I have finally made the jump to a new self hosted website!!! I am a combination of excited, nervous, packing myself and delighted!!

It has been a massive learning curve and not much sleep for 72 hours but it looks like it is going smoothly so far!!

So please all my loyal readers and subscribers head over to http://justamumnz.com and check out the new site, ooh and ahh and I would love your comments either on a blog post or my FB page http://www.facebook.com/justamumnz

Bring on the Next Stage in my blogging journey!


Divine White Chocolate Cheesecake with Berry Coulis

Need to find an excuse to make this again, so tasty and super simple – great go to recipe for a special occasion 🙂

Just A Mum

White Chocolate CheesecakeI discovered this recipe after endless requests from my lovely husband to learn how to make his favourite dessert – Cheesecake! I have no time for fancy ingredients or tricky techniques so after combining a few ideas from online this is what I have come up with.

It is a White Chocolate Cheesecake using a block of Whittakers White Raspberry Chocolate, but you can easily use your favourite white chocolate and it will still be just as tasty. And the couli? Only two ingredients 🙂 I said it was easy!

Prepare it at least 4 hours before you wish to eat it – it will still be fine after a day or two in the fridge so I will not judge if you have cheesecake for breakfast……..


100g butter
1 packet super wine biscuits

500g cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 Cup caster sugar
250g Block White…

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Bathtime Fun! Shaving Foam Bath Paint

Been a while since we did this – will do it tonight – the kids love it! 🙂

Just A Mum

Foam ingredients

Who wouldn’t love to paint the walls while you are having a bath! My kids love this simple yet fun activity – takes no time for me to whip up and no time at all to clean up either when they are done! Would be great for little ones who are reluctant to have a bath at night, of course use appropriate products if your kids have sensitive skin etc – but for everyone else – you MUST try this!

You will need:

  • Shaving Foam (I buy the cheapest I can find – Homebrand here in NZ)
  • Food Colouring

I mix in bowls or sometimes I use muffin trays to make lots of colours

Simply mix the foam and the various colours together – you will want to err on the side of less is more so that the colours do not stain, but I have not had this happen…

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Grandma’s Recipe – Banana Cake

Baking this weekend and dealing with some less than pretty bananas – and this is top of the list – LOVE this recipe, let me know if you give it a try 🙂

Just A Mum

Banana Cake 7
I was blessed to know my wonderful Grandma into my early 20’s until she passed from Cancer. She was a Wife to a Sheep Farmer, a Mother to seven, a Grandma to 21 and by now would be a Great Grandma to lots & lots of Great Grandchildren!

She was very special to me and some of the fondest memories I have of her are baking and preparing meals for her family & grandchildren and I am delighted to have many of her recipes, passed on by my Mum who was her eldest daughter.

This is one of the first recipes I made as an adult and continue to make often to this day always with her in my heart. Whenever bananas go past their best I pop them in the freezer – you can then get the bananas out a few hours before you need them, or you can…

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