NECTARINE CUSTARD TART

-Pastry90gms butter, cubed2 1/2 cups plain flour1/2 Cups castor sugar1 EggEnough icy cold water to form the pastry – Place the butter, flour and sugar in a food processor and combine until it resembles fine bread crumbs, add the egg and process and then gradually pour the cold water until a ball forms.  If you […]

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CHICKEN CASSEROLE WITH VEGETABLE MEDLOY

I was completely stumped what to cook for dinner so I put together this little simple and tasty one dish casserole. INGREDIENTS: 4 Chicken Marylands (or enough to feed your family)1 Leek, sliced4 Carrots, sliced4 Potatoes, cubed1 Eggplant, cubed1 Capsicum, sliced4 Asparagus stalks, sliced500ml Chicken Stock1 Tin Tomato Soup This mix of vegetables were used […]

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GREEK LAMB WRAPS

This is a quick, easy and healthy work night meal the the whole family can enjoy.  The Greek Seasoning used is free from preservatives as it is simply a mix of dried herbs.  At $3.30 for the bottle it is great value compared to buying the ready to go kits for about $5.00 as this […]

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CORNBREAD – SCHOOL LUNCH BOX IDEA

INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Polenta1 1/2 Cups Plain Flour1 tspn Salt4 tsp Baking Powder1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil1/4 Cup Brown Sugar1 3/4 Cup Milk LETS PUT IT ALTOGETHER 1. Grease a loaf tin or muffin tray and dust with some polenta2. Place all the ingredients into a bowl as listed above.3. Mix to combine.  The consistency should […]

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Coconut Flavoured Chocolate Cupcakes

INGREDIENTS 100gm Margarine1/2 Cup Sugar1 tsp Coconut Essence2 Large Eggs1/2 Cup Milk2 Cups Self Raising Flour3/4 Cup Cocoa1 Cup Boiling Water LETS PUT IT ALTOGETHER  Combine the Cocoa and boiling water until no lumps.In a food processor – (or hand mixer)Cream the margarine and sugar, adding each egg and mixing well after each additionAdd the […]

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CHRISTMAS PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS:1/2 Packet cooked cooled Penne Pasta4 Boiled eggs cut into segments1 Punnent Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half2 Tablespoons garlic chives sliced finely2 Cloves garlic sliced finely1 Cup Ham, cubed3/4 Cup Whole Egg MayoSalt and Pepper to taste LETS PUT IT ALTOGETHERPlace all ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Serves 4 – 6 as […]

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DINNER IN 10 MINUTES FROM WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE IN THE FRIDGE

I created this last night as a last minute dinner.  I had leftover bbq chicken, an already opened tub of Philadeliphia cooking cream, peas in the freezer.  So that’s how this quick and easy meal came together. INGREDIENTS Diced bbq chicken (you can use ham or bacon) Cooked spaghetti – I use the thin spaghetti […]

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LEEK & PEA FRITTATA

INGREDIENTS 1/2 Large Leek, sliced1 Cup Peas defrosted4 Eggs, whisked1 Cup Cheese, gratedSalt & Pepper to taste LETS PUT IT ALTOGETHER 1. In a small fry pan, saute the leek in a little olive oil.  When starting to brown add the peas and season.  Cook for 1 minute to heat through.2. In a bowl whisk […]

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QUICK & EASY PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS 4 Cups cooked spiral pasta3 Rashers Bacon – diced and cooked2 Tomatoes – diced and deseeded1/2 Cup Chopped Parsley1/4 Cup Chopped Garlic Chives1/2 Cup Mayo1/2 Cup Tomato SauceSalt & Pepper to taste LET’S PUT IT ALTOGETHER 1. Cook the pasta as per packet directions – place in the fridge to cool – or freezer […]

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