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Holly Hacks - peel away sandwich wrapper

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Love this hack from lifehacker.

If you can't be bothered with plastic bags or you've run out give this a go.

All you need is two paper towels that are still connected. Lay them out and put the sandwich in the middle so that the tear off line goes right through the middle of the sandwich.  Fold the bottom up, then that same section back the way it came.  Now bring the upper portion all the way around the sandwich and fold the sides under.

When you want to eat it just peel off the top section at the tear off line

Hols
xo

 

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Little Shop/Holly Hack

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New World's Little Shop is all the rage at the moment.  Collecting little mini toy food products with every $40 you spend.

I've been doing the maths (yes it's very rare that i venture into anything that includes the word 'maths')

So there's 50 new collectables and you need to spend $40 for each one.  Provided you don't get double ups you will have spent $2000 on groceries to collect them all not to mention all the little shop accesories.

Here's where it turns into a Holly Hack.  Yesterday when i was doing my gorceries i noticed they scan each little shop collectable before putting it in your bag.  When it's scanned it came up as 3cents (hoping my memory served me correctly on that one), so surely if it has a barcode and a price you could just buy them all and not spend a fortune.  Hey it may not be a possibility but worth a try.

Ok this has to be the most random blog i've ever written.  

I can't deny that Little Shop was a clever idea and the little food products are so cute!

Hols
xo

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Sistas Catchups With Holly & Laura

28th July - Practical ways to help a sista out when they're struggling

30th July - Hangout ideas with girls

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Part 2

1st August - Best 'Chick-Flicks' and how to have the best movie night

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4th August - Random acts of kindness for a sista you might not even know

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6th August - Laura & Holly's favourite recipes

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My Favourite recipe was Chelsea Winter's Triple Chocolate Brownie.  It is the easiest brownie i've made and such a crowd pleaser.

MY TIP: Use Cadbury's Top Deck chocolate which already combines milk and white chocolate.

Triple chocolate brownies

Ingredients

100g butter
1 cup sugar
2 free-range eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla essence
¾ cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ cup good-quality cocoa
100g good-quality white chocolate, cut into small chunks 
100g good-quality dark chocolate, cut into small chunks 
Icing sugar to dust (optional)
Whipped cream and berries to serve (optional)

Method

Preheat the oven to 180c conventional. Grease a slice tin, and line the base with baking paper.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. Remove from the heat, and whisk in the sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla essence, and whisk to combine. Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa into the mixture, add the white and dark chocolate chunks, and very gently fold with a wooden spoon or spatula until just combined. Don’t overmix or the brownie will toughen. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.

Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes then test with a skewer. These brownies are done if the skewer still has a little of the mixture clinging to it. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin before slicing. Store in an airtight container for a week.

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Laura's favourite recipe is this divine White Chocolate & Raspberry Shortcake from Rice & Kai.

White chocolate and raspberry shortcake

Ingredients

1 C caster sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 C flour, sifted
2 tsp baking powder
½ C good quality white chocolate, chopped
200g butter, softened
2 C frozen raspberries
icing sugar to serve
cream to serve

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 22cm square cake pan with baking paper.

Cream the butter and sugar with an electric beater until light and fluffy.

Add the egg and vanilla and beat well.

Fold in the flour and baking powder until well combined.

Press two-thirds of the shortcake mixture into the base of the baking pan.

Spoon the raspberries and chocolate over the base.

Sprinkle the remaining shortcake mixture on top and press down gently.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Cool in the pan.

Serve dusted with icing sugar and accompanied with cream.

 

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11th August - How to talk about the hard stuff in life

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13th August - Girly DIY projects

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14th August - Everything you need to know about Sistas

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15th August - Favourite books and recap

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