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Pineapple Cheesecake

Recently we were lucky enough to get a visit from my Aunty Irene who lives in Mittagong in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.   She doesn't get to visit too often so we had a family get together celebrate and my contribution to the occasion was this Pineapple...

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Pearl Couscous

Last night I cooked Pearl Couscous for the first time and was really delighted with the result.  I'm a big fan of regular couscous, so should have expected to enjoy this version as well.  Given that I bought two packets at the Good Food and Wine Show in Brisbane last...

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Painted Biscuits

These fantastic Painted Biscuits were the subject of a recent weekend cooking session with Maggie (see Chocolate Brownies).  For kids this is an ideal combination- cooking, painting then eating. First the kids can help to make a batch of biscuits and cut into any...

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Roast Chicken – The Ultimate Fast Food

Recently the humble Roast Chicken has become a star attraction in our family.  I love it because it is so quick and easy to prepare, and the family just love consuming it - lock, stock and barrel. Not only do we get a yummy dinner, but there is always some leftover...

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Chocolate Brownies

It is starting to become a weekend tradition that Maggie (my daughter) and I cook something together from one of her cookbooks (e.g. Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookies). She's got a few in her collection now, including 'cooking' sections from craft books and magazines....

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Perfect Peach Chutney

With peach season fast coming to a close, here is a great recipe for Peach Chutney to take advantage of any cheaper buys that are around.   There are lots of great spices and flavours in this chutney that makes it a great match for any meat. One word of caution is...

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Pizza Sauce

If you've been following along with me for a while you'll know that Friday nights are pizza nights in our house.  Well actually, we've made it every Friday fortnight now so we don't overdose on pizzas.  After refining my easy pizza dough recipe, I've now settled on a...

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Leftover Chicken Recipes

Using up leftovers is always a great way to create a meal and it is really close to criminal to waste any chicken leftovers.  So today I've dug up two great Leftover Chicken Recipes you'll love. You can use chicken leftovers of any kind - roast, breasts, thighs, BBQ....

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Hi, I’m Sam…The Klutzy Cook

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