We All Want Wantons!

I love dumplings.  My kids really really love dumplings!!

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Wantons! Nom nom nom!

When we go for yum cha (or dim sum) my sweet girly girls turn into dumpling guzzling machines.  It’s both scary and hilarious to watch them hoe through all those dumplings.   Continue reading

Christmas in July Cookies

The weather outside is frightful….but the fire is so delightful….

And since we celebrate Christmas here in Australia often on 40 degrees Celsius days, the tradition came about to celebrate Christmas in July (our Winter) so northern hemisphere expatriates could enjoy Christmas celebrations in the brisk weather.

We attended a Christmas in July event at Church recently and I brought these dear little cookies along. Continue reading

Winter Cupcakes

It’s July.  And here in Perth, the temperature is plummeting.  Brrrrr!!

I used to love Winter.  The chilly nights, the rainy days, the gorgeous coats and knee high boots.  But now that I’m a mum of young children, I love the warmer weather.  Warm days mean fun outings to the beach, picnics in the park, laundry that dries in a flash and less sniffles and coughs.  Cold wet days means cranky kids (and cranky parents) stuck inside.  Boo :(.  (On a side note, I still love winter fashion:))

I’m missing the warmer days and sunshine.

Hey winter cupcakes…..you make me smile. 🙂

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Home Made Bread

For a long time, I never understood why people bothered to make their own cupcakes, cakes or bread from scratch when all of it is so easily available at the local bakery or supermarket. I mean who has time to do all that?

But that was the old me. Fast forward a few years and I’m the one making cupcakes and rainbow birthday cakes from scratch and baking bread for dinner parties. The old me probably fainted on hearing what my future holds. 😉

I still lead a busy life, made busier with children and my job, but baking, cooking and renovation projects provide me the creative outlet that brings joy to my soul :).

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Hello and Welcome to What’s Bec Cooking!

Welcome to What’s Bec Cooking.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

I’m incredibly excited to finally start this blog. I love to cook for my family and friends and this blog was born as a result of friends asking for recipes and cooking tips over the years. I love to experiment with recipes and I’m a neurotic googler when it comes to planning my children’s birthday parties.

I often go home after a great meal at a café or restaurant and wonder if I could recreate it at home. Sometimes it’s easier to simply go back and pay someone else to prepare that great meal, but many times I’ve discovered it’s actually easier, cheaper and healthier to cook my version at home.

So with a flurry of fairy dust and a sprinkle of glitter, I present you with a recipe to change your life forever…….ok, that might be a slight overstatement, but it will most certainly impress family and friends.

Bonjour Palmiers!

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