Chocolate Marshmallow Popcorn

Seems we can never get enough popcorn in our house and although the plain variety is always welcomed, the flavoured ones are definitely preferred (but we have to be healthy sometimes…don’t we?). Caramel Popcorn is a favourite, but recently I made up this...

Creamy Tuna Mornay

Sometimes the cupboard can be looking pretty bare around dinner time and it can be a struggle to pull a meal together.  Luckily there are always a few staples that most of us have such as tinned tuna, vegetables (fresh, frozen or canned) and rice.  With that...

Two Mushroom Risotto

Well it might seem an obvious statement but this fabulous risotto uses two different types of mushrooms – shitake and regular button mushrooms.  It is the shitake mushrooms that are the star of the dish as they add a wonderful depth of flavor, thanks to not only...

Menu Plan #8

Well I’m back on deck after a lovely week’s holiday on the Gold Coast (last minute change of plans meant we didn’t go to Lennox Head).  It was a great week with lots of swimming, eating and resting involved.  We also enjoyed a day at the Currumbin Wildlife...

Homemade Lemonade (and Cordial)

Sweet, tangy and refreshing is the best way to describe Homemade Lemonade. Not only that, it really is so simple to make and compared to store bought alternatives, contains no additives that you’d rather your kids didn’t drink. The recipe can be adapted to suit any...

Menu Plan #6

Last week’s Menu Plan ended up with a few alterations, including a last minute family birthday party on Thursday night where takeaway Chinese was served. The highlight was the dairy and egg free cake we made for Charlie’s birthday.  Although it was a bit of a...

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