Creamy Five Vegetable and Salami Fusilli Pasta

Under $10 to serve six and packed full of vegetables and flavour from the salami this meal needs to be added to your families list of favourite dinners. I have been able to get onion, capsicum, zucchini, sweet potato and tomato into this pasta dish and the kids didn’t blink an eyelid when eating it.  […]

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Flourless Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

These would have to be the simplest cookies I have made.  There is no melting, no appliances and only six ingredients.  You will most likely already have these six ingredients in your pantry already. But be warned, they are super addictive.  They are crunchy and chewy all in one – making them a little to […]

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Cupcake Ice Cream Cones

Cupcake Ice Cream Cones

On the last week of term two my sons class had a bake sale to raise money for a charity.  We decided to do Cupcake Ice Creams cones so that they would be different from all the other cupcakes that were being sent in.  They turned out to be a success with a sell out […]

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Hawaiian Turnovers

Hawaiian Turnovers

On the school holidays I like to get the kids in the kitchen.  They get to learn some new skills and experience different foods that they haven’t been willing to try in the past. Mr 8 helped to make these Hawaiian Turnovers.  Simply ham, cheese ( two types) and pineapple wrapped in puff pastry.  Mr […]

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How to Run your Kitchen at Home like a Restaurant Kitchen

How to Run your Kitchen at Home like a Restaurant Kitchen

Until my mid 20’s I had always work in the food/hospitality industry.  From working in a shopping centre food court sandwich shop, to fast food (Hungry Jacks) to owning my own Cafe and then working for a coffee roasting company.  I have always had a passion for food, I even wished that I could marry […]

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Creamy Mushroom and Ham Pasta Bake

Creamy Mushroom and Ham Pasta Bake

Pasta bakes are one of my favourite lazy dinners, why you ask?  Because all you literally have to do is cook the pasta, add the flavoured ingredients whack it in the oven and viola dinner is ready.  It’s easy to serve, just spoon it out and you good to go. I am using my favourite […]

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One Bowl Orange and Choc Chip Muffins

One Bowl Orange and Choc Chip Muffins

Oranges are back in my fridge as Winter has returned and they are coming down in price and getting better in flavour.  The kids have been taking orange wedges as their morning fruit at school and I have been trying to include them in new recipes. This recipe for one bowl orange and choc chip […]

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One Bowl Melt and Mix Date and Apricot Loaf

One Bowl Melt and Mix Date and Apricot Loaf

This one bowl melt and mix date and apricot loaf is the perfect accompaniment to your morning cup of tea.  It is dark, dense and packed full of flavour. It is a simple melt in the microwave then add the remaining ingredients and mix, super easy and makes an impressive loaf. INGREDIENTS 3/4 Cup Brown […]

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Making Dump Bags for the Slow Cooker

Making Dump Bags for the Slow Cooker

In an attempt to make my Monday to Friday easier when it comes to dinner I have been making one or two dump bags on the weekend so that at least a couple of meals are prepared and ready to be “dumped” into the slow cooker before I leave for work. The reason I think […]

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