AJ Mills’s cookie chunk dough won on Recipe to Riches on Tuesday night. AJ Mills’ kids always suspected she made a cracking cookie dough, and the Waratah mother-of-three hopes Novocastrians won’t be able to get enough of it – at least for the next week.
Her famed (among family and friends) chocolate chunk dough won last night’s episode of Ten’s Recipe to Riches, where contestants vie to turn their family recipes into top-sellers at Woolworths.
The supermarket giant will now sell the dough for seven days to gauge its popularity, with the overall series winner to be awarded a coveted permanent place on the shelves.
‘‘I have great memories of being in the kitchen with my mother,’’ AJ, 44, told Topics.
‘‘And all of those memories have gone into this cookie dough.’’
The treat is based on a recipe AJ found one day jotted among her grandmother’s possessions. Her mother, who died as a result of breast cancer when AJ was 24, crafted her own version and now the Laser Plumbing office manager makes it at home with her kids Jesse, Leeca and Ben.
She’ll be spruiking her winning wares at Woolies Marketown at 9.30am today. Victorian Garth Midgely won the first series of Recipe to Riches in January with his ingenius creation Chocorn.
THERE is a house in Carrington – a reader tells us, following yesterday’s news that Gough had died – called Whitlam House.
The revered former PM visited the neighbourhood in 1997, more than two decades after his immortal words on the steps of Parliament House, to unveil a plaque.
‘‘Whitlam House was opened by the Hon. EG Whitlam AC, QC, and blessed by Roger Herft, Eleventh Bishop of Newcastle, 21 November 1997,’’ it reads.
The brick one-storey was dedicated to the Missions to Seamen (now Seafarers), and our source tells us a big crowd gathered that day.
There also used to be a mural of the Great Man at Don Beppino’s Italian restaurant in Merewether, painted decades ago by the former part-owner Giuseppe Risicato.
Gough Whitlam standing in front of a portrait “Il Padrino” (The Godfather) painted by local artist Guiseppi Riscato. The portrait used to hang on the walls of the Don Peppino Italian restaurant in Merewether. Picture: Allan Jolly.
MELBOURNE City hosted Newcastle on Sunday in their first home game since rising from the ashes of the Melbourne Heart and, apart from the visitors relinquishing a one-nil lead at the death, all went well. With one exception.
The 15,000-strong crowd got what it wanted when star David Villa lashed in a late equaliser, but confusion reined as the teams were announced before kick-off.
According to the big screen, Kew Jaliens was suddenly in midfield, Marcos Flores shifted to the back and, weirdest of all, keeper Mark Birighitti came up as a striker. It’s to their credit that the players didn’t collectively demand: ‘‘don’t you know who I am?’’
As Villa’s strike bobbled cruelly into the net despite the Jets gloveman getting a hand to it, Birighitti might have wished he was playing up front.
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