7 wonders of the perfect cake


A sponsored post for Sunbeam To me the perfect cake is a combination of a few things. Home made With a recipe from someone you love Have memories of eating it from another time, with other people Absolutely not be good for you Include chocolate Be easy to make without any fuss Be … [Read more...]



Last night one of the birthday boys (my brother) cooked us a traditional Croatian dish called Peka (peke) a traditional Dalmatian dish which is any kind of meat and vegetables cut up and cooked in a pot or dish in the embers of the fire. I thought I'd share the dish - perhaps for someone to make, … [Read more...]

All hail the mighty schnitzel: how to make chicken schnitzel


A sponsored post for Woolworths Macro Tell me someone (besides someone who doesn’t eat chicken or who likes chicken schnitzel) who doesn’t love a chicken schnitty? Go on! You can’t right? Told you. You HAVE to make your own schnitty that’s just all there is to it. Say what you like about pre made … [Read more...]

Tomato & Vegetable risoni soup


A sponsored post for Woolworths Macro Organics With a very late summery autumn my veggie garden has been still going strong instead of slowing down at its normal winter pace. Which means one thing for me: upping the green intake. The best way for me to do this is to make a big batch of … [Read more...]

Pumpkin & Ginger soup


A sponsored post for Woolworths Select Winter is fast approaching and you know what that means? Soup! Nothing warms you up more when you are cold all the way to your bones than a bowl of hot delicious soup – especially if it’s home made. For me I love soup for lunch when I’m home in winter. I … [Read more...]

Oven baked risotto: Spicy tomato chorizo


I made this cheat version of risotto last night for a soft pant party sitting around the fire. This recipe first was shown in BEVERLEY but I thought I'd share it here too. Dead easy and yum - and no stirring! You can add any flavours to the basic cooked base - limited only by your imagination! … [Read more...]

Winter Warmer: Beef & vegetable stove top stew


A sponsored post for Origin LPG When it starts to look like this through the window. And the temperature hits a top of this for the day… There’s only one thing for it. Good, hearty winter food. Comfort food. Food that warms up your insides as well as your cheeks. Food that’s like a … [Read more...]

Mothers Day Breakfast in bed: cheat Bircher Muesli


A sponsored post for Woolworths Select In an ideal world, on Mothers Day I would awake in a hotel room. I’d wake up of my own accord, roll over in those 1000 thread count Eqyptian cotton sheets and then go back to sleep. Then I’d wake again, have my children spontaneously appear for 4 minutes to … [Read more...]

Fattoush (Lebanese Summer Salad)


We had a lovely lunch for my Mum's birthday on Sunday. Even though it was at her place  we tried to make sure that she spent as much time as possible sipping Prosecco and being the Birthday girl rather than being in the kitchen. My step dad is an amazing cook and entertainer so he took to the BBQ … [Read more...]

Jamie Oliver’s whole baked salmon in salt


Good Friday round our parts means seafood. And as like other years we usually have a pretty big crowd so a whole baked fish is a good way we've found to feed lots of people. A few years back I watched while my brother in law whipped up a Salmon en croute for us all and this year seeing as he was … [Read more...]

Easter lunch: slow cooked lamb


A sponsored post for Woolworths Macro An Easter tradition for our family is a long lunch on Easter Sunday. Long after the chocolate hunts are over there is time for everyone to sit around and enjoy something delicious for lunch before heading off for a long afternoon walk in the crisp autumn … [Read more...]

Cheat Easter cookies

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It's Easter school holiday time and you know what that means? Well, for a start your children will tell you they are hungry 138 times a day. They will also tell you that they are bored 139 times a day. I have a solution! Something that combines food AND activity. And there isn't a fucking rainbow … [Read more...]

The fussy breakfast eater: Apple Pikelets


I have one kid who would happily eat two eggs on toast, some fruit and yoghurt and then something else if it was on offer for breakfast every single morning and one kid who doesn't want to eat a thing. I kind of get the second one, sometimes you don't feel like eating anything for breakfast but as … [Read more...]

Cauliflower & Parmesan crisps


You've got to love my Mum Sue. She is a fabulous cook - taught me everything I know about food and entertaining, she and my Dad raised 4 children that are all (pretty) well adjusted and together and she has now taken to new technology with gusto. A few years ago she didn't even know how to turn on a … [Read more...]

Sustainable lunch for one


A sponsored post for Woolworths Woolworths have recently changed their fishing methods for Select tuna and it’s something they should be proud of! As Greenpeace reported last month “By the end of this year, all of Woolworths 'Select' tuna will be caught one-by-one with a pole and line, and by 2015 … [Read more...]

Recipe Roulette: Prawn & Chilli Linguine


I will admit that this round of #babymacreciperoulette was a little on the random side. I grabbed the book that was sitting/laying on top of the other books on the shelf - you know how you whack ones sitting on top of the others that are standing up straight? My cupboards are a disgrace as I have … [Read more...]

Bite club Round 1: MINCE OFF


My mate Matt from Dad Down Under sent me an email challenge a few weeks ago and after a bit of to-ing and fro-ing  BITE CLUB was born. The rules are pretty simple: The first rule of Bite Club is that recipes must come in under $20 and feed 4. The second rule of Bite Club is that all … [Read more...]

Chicken pot pies


The other week I had a whole lot of left over roast chicken in the fridge. There's only so many chicken sambos a gal can eat so there was only one solution: a chicken pie. I put the question out there on social media for the best recipe that you guys had and then from there I made a few tweaks and … [Read more...]

Feeding School Kids: Sultana Cake


A sponsored post for Woolworths Macro Organic We are now into the first few weeks of the School year and it must be said, I am already over the packing of the School lunch box. Actually, it’s safe to say that I was over that on day 2. If it’s not coming up with stuff to put IN the lunchbox, there … [Read more...]

Recipe Roulette: Rigatoni with zucchini, lemon & mint


Round three of #babymacreciperoulette takes me to BOOK 5, PAGE 134. Which is this Women's Weekly book given to me that I can safely say I have NEVER even looked in before. Terrible right? These are the kinds of books that specialise in everyday weekday style meals - quick, easy and no fuss. And … [Read more...]