Homemade Toasted Muesli

Homemade Toasted Muesli

Homemade Toasted Muesli is one of the best cereal options you can have in the house...seriously.  No pantry should be without it and here are 4 good reasons why. Rather than reaching for the usual cereal boxes that fall well short of providing a nutritious start to the day, reach instead for a ready made […] Read More

Nutty About My Homemade Nutella Recipe

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I have to confess.  In my past life Nutella was somewhat of an addiction of mine.  In fact, during my study years, I would often have a jar of it perched on my desk to keep me company during the long nights of tedious chemistry study.  With it so close to hand, it was easy […] Read More

Tuna, Tomato & Olive Pasta Bake

Tuna, Tomato & Olive Pasta Bake

Pasta bakes are always a popular family dinner and usually of the creamy variety with lots of cheesy sauce. This Tuna, Tomato & Olive Pasta Bake is a nice change and while there is still plenty of cheese on top, it has a nice tomato sauce wrapped around the pasta. The other great thing about […] Read More

16 (+2) Vegetables You Can Hide In Bolognaise Sauce

Hidden Vegies for Pasta Sauce

There is no doubt that bolognaise sauce always provides an opportunity to hide a few vegetables from the kids and I'm always interested in what others can 'get away with'. So, recently on my Facebook page, I asked what vegetables people hid in their pasta sauce.  There was a great response and I ended up […] Read More

Golden Rough Muffins – Tribute To A Childhood Favourite

Golden Rough Coconut Muffins

As a kid, my favourite chocolate bar (well, it was more like a disc than a bar) was called Golden Rough.  They were one of the smaller (and therefore cheaper) chocolates and a great size for curing any chocolate craving.  Plus, anything with coconut in it always goes to the top of the list for […] Read More

How To Make Perfect Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Puff Pastry Pinwheels

One thing I always have in the freezer is a packet of puff pastry because there are so many quick options for whipping up a snack or meal using it.  One favourite in our household are puff pastry pinwheels both sweet and savoury.  They can be made with a few simple ingredients or dressed up […] Read More

Easy Breakfast Ideas & Tips For A Smooth Start To The Day

Smiling Breakfast Bowl

Everyone agrees that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it is often the one where the least amount of effort is made.  It can also be hard sometimes to get kids to eat a decent breakfast, particularly if they aren't 'morning people' and just getting them out of bed is enough […] Read More

Easy Coconut Cake

Easy Coconut Cake

Baking recipes that are quick and easy are always something I'm trying out.  If it involves less than 5 ingredients, only one bowl or can be mixed and in the oven in under 10 minutes, that gets a big tick. This simple, but very tasty Coconut Cake recipe certainly gets a tick - only 4 […] Read More

Butter Chicken Curry

Butter Chicken Curry

I wasn't really sure why this curry dish was called Butter Chicken because the recipe I was taught (during a local cooking class) had no butter at all.  So, I did a little research and it turns out the original recipe developed a looong time ago, did use butter to combine with tomatoes, spices and […] Read More

Roasting A Whole Chicken In The Slow Cooker

There is rarely a week that goes by when I don't cook a whole chicken either by roasting it or cooking it in the slow cooker.  Both ways I get a quick and easy meal, plus a carcass that is used to make stock for another day. Cooking a whole chicken in the slow cooker not […] Read More