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Christmas crisps

Decadent as well as pretty, these Christmas crisps are a real treat to gift to friends. Although you might want to keep a few for yourself too - these little sweets are too good to give up!

New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 15, 2018

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  • Pistachio and goji berry biscotti

    Homemade biscotti makes a wonderful Christmas gift, as it keeps well and it’s much better than the store-bought variety. Your friends and family will definitely be impressed!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 15, 2018

  • Mum's Christmas loaf cakes with easy icing

    Nici Wickes shares her mum's delicious gift idea. This recipe sees one big batch of Christmas cake mix divided between smaller loaf tins and dressed up with a simple icing and some glacé cherries

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Dec 03, 2017

  • Little chewy meringues with cacao and raspberry

    Nici Wickes' chewy meringue recipe creates a wonderful gift. They’re very shelf-stable, will last for ages in an airtight container and can be made ahead of time. Plus, they’re absolutely delicious!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Dec 03, 2017

  • Chocolate dipped Italian butter biscuit wreaths

    This Nici Wickes recipe is a variation of the Italian shortbread-like butter biscuit that's traditionally dipped into chocolate. They are rich but not too sweet, and the chocolate coating is almost chewy

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Dec 03, 2017

  • Spiced mixed nuts with paprika and honey

    Nici Wickes' spiced nuts recipe creates such a scrumptious snack that's perfect for sharing. These oh-so-moreish treats are savoury yet sweet and can easily whipped up in less than an hour.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Dec 03, 2017

  • 8 edible homemade Mother’s Day gifts

    It doesn’t get much more thoughtful than a homemade Mother’s Day gift. Wonderfully personal and kind on your pocket, edible presents are a great option. Make Mum’s day with these delicious ideas including homemade tea mix, muesli and infused oils.

    Food To Love|May 04, 2017

  • Lynne’s Christmas cake

    Mum’s made this cake for many years since her dear Aussie friend Lynne shared it with her. It is always a success, thus their friendship remains intact! Photography by Todd Eyre

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 17, 2015

  • Homemade chilli oil

    This spicy oil makes an attractive, useful gift. As well as giving pizza a kick, it is superb in vinaigrettes or wherever you use oil but yearn for a little extra heat. Photography by Jani Shepherd/Gatherum Collectif.

    New Zealand Taste|Nov 09, 2015

  • Pomme prisonnière tipple

    This gift takes a few months (so start now for the following Christmas), but the magic and shared wonder is well worth the wait. Photography by Jani Shepherd/Gatherum Collectif.

    New Zealand Taste|Nov 09, 2015

  • Citron prisonnier limoncello

    This icy cold limoncello keeps guests guessing as to how the lemon got inside the bottle. The secret is patience. Photography by Jani Shepherd/Gatherum Collectif.

    New Zealand Taste|Nov 09, 2015

  • Sugared cinnamon peanuts

    Like the hot, roasted, sugared nuts sold outside the marchés aux puces, the Parisian flea markets, these peanuts are gorgeous and fragrant. Photography by Jani Shepherd/Gatherum Collectif.

    New Zealand Taste|Nov 09, 2015

  • Mexican cocoa pecans

    Rich and warming, these dark morsels are a delicious treat on their own or a great way to finish off a Mexican-inspired summer meal. Photography by Jani Shepherd/Gatherum Collectif.

    New Zealand Taste|Nov 09, 2015

  • Smokey cashews

    Good-quality smoked paprika teamed with creamy cashews with a slight bite of heat makes these nuts a perfect pre-barbecue snack. Photography by Jani Shepherd/Gatherum Collectif.

    New Zealand Taste|Nov 09, 2015