Savoury Feta and Tomato Muffins

Savoury Feta and Tomato Muffins

These Savoury Feta and Tomato Muffins are freezeable and lunchbox friendly and can easily adapt to gluten free or alternative flours. Muffins are a great option for 'non-bakers'. They are generally a single bowl mix, like this one , with a lot of forgiveness around...

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Lunch Box Recipe: Bacon & Egg Quiche

Lunch Box Recipe: Bacon & Egg Quiche

Bacon & Egg quiche is a hit dinner, perfect to bring to a picnic, park play date in the school holidays or serve cold for an easy dinner or lunch after a big day.This is a great one to make a double batch of and freeze for busier days. We've made this recipe with...

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Easy Victoria Sponge Cake with Jam and Cream

Easy Victoria Sponge Cake with Jam and Cream

This delicious but impressive looking sponge cake is honestly so easy. The five year old in the photo below made it with very little help! This isn't the fluffy sort of dry sponge cake that requires separating eggs and excessive beating to get the airy and almost...

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Ultimate Beginners Guide to Big Batch Cooking

Ultimate Beginners Guide to Big Batch Cooking

So this is for you if you’re a busy mum and sick of thinking about, shopping for, prepping for and cooking dinners 7 nights a week - oh we hear you, sister!  We’re sick of it too and that’s why we’re here - to ease your cooking burden! What is batch cooking?...

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3-2-1 Perfect Shortcrust Pastry

3-2-1 Perfect Shortcrust Pastry

Shortcrust pastry that’s manageable on a weeknight without a messy food processor? I know, it sounds like a ridiculous expectation, but I promise it’s not as crazy as it seems. I'd practice it on the weekend first, but 3-2-1 perfect shortcrust pastry is definitely...

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Two-ingredient pizza base

Two-ingredient pizza base

There are two kinds of pizza-at-home nights, I reckon. The weekend take-your-time kind, and the fast-and-fun weeknight kind.  They’re all good at different times and the second two - where you’re making the pizza in some way - are also a fab way of getting kids to...

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San choy bau

San choy bau

Chinese cuisine is the inspiration for a million stir fries in Australian homes every night, and it’s also the source of a favourite fakeaway option: San Choy Bau (which research shows is spelled at least four different ways on ‘authentic’ Chinese recipes so I am...

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Roasted tomato blended sauce

Roasted tomato blended sauce

I’m never, ever, ever going to judge you for using a jar sauce! You’ve got people to feed and a job and a million things on your mind and if you just need to get dinner on the table then you do it however you can. However, if you’re also trying to get more fresh...

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Pear and passionfruit cake

Pear and passionfruit cake

This Pear and Passionfruit Cake is just one of the variations possible when you’ve got your head around the basic 4x4 cake recipe.  To recap, the 4x4 is my Australian version of quatre-quarts (four-quarters) cake and it is perfect for non-bakers like me. You just take...

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Fast and easy one-pan tomato pasta sauce

Fast and easy one-pan tomato pasta sauce

This recipe is a slightly faster variation of the Roast Tomato Sauce [link] and it uses one pan on the stovetop instead of a baking tray and a blending pot.  You can add a grated carrot for sweetness, chopped celery for depth, or some fresh chilli for zing, if...

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The original 4×4 cake

The original 4×4 cake

Most baking is an exact science and I confess, that’s why I avoid it. It’s also why the world of home cooks is split between bakers and non-bakers. Us non-bakers tend to feel all that precision measuring and sequential adds to an already stressful life. But bakers...

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Fast and creamy ricotta pasta

Fast and creamy ricotta pasta

I’ll be honest, if I’d told my kids the very first time that I was serving them ricotta cheese with their pasta they’d probably have screwed their noses up - or at least, the ringleader would have and the other two would have followed. But when I said we were having...

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

I’m not obsessed with hidden vegetables, but that doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes hide them and see if anyone notices! If your family loves chocolate cakes, this version uses up in-season zucchinis and stays super moist with minimal oil because the zukes add a lot of...

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