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A date loaf worth dating

A date loaf worth dating

This unbelievably good date loaf is one of the quickest cakes you’ll ever make. If you don’t think you’re a baker, let this date loaf completely change your mind. I reckon anyone can make it and anyone would like it. It’s not messy, fussy or finicky, but it sure...

Healthy weetbix slice – reduced sugar, increased good bits

Healthy weetbix slice – reduced sugar, increased good bits

My son loves weetbix and we often have bags of 'leftovers' stuffed in the pantry, ready to be turned into weetbix slice. This month I was a bit stumped, though. We were doing a 'no sugar' challenge and my usual recipe for the slice was packed full of the stuff. So, I...

Easy apple muffins for afternoon tea

Easy apple muffins for afternoon tea

My local is lovely friend Soph (author of the absolutely wonderful A Basket By The Door) created a recipe for Alice’s easy apple muffins that we made once and then another 20 times. Since our first baking, the girls and I have modified the recipe so many times that...

Vegetable fried rice – your new go-to midweek meal

Vegetable fried rice – your new go-to midweek meal

This vegetable fried rice recipe is a ‘throw it all together’ one pot meal that my family are ga-ga for. It’s pretty much made with all the stuff you have in the freezer on any given Sunday and it’s yummy. If you've got brown rice, frozen or fresh veggies, eggs and...

Lucy’s mum’s no-fuss, no-bake chocolate slice

Lucy’s mum’s no-fuss, no-bake chocolate slice

Lucy is a friend of mine and her mum used to make this truly fab no-bake chocolate slice. That's not even the best thing about her, either. Although it's gotta be up there, a decent chocolate slice recipe being one of life's quiet pleasures. Years ago, Lucy used to...

Fab family dinner idea: Quick midweek Oyakodon

Fab family dinner idea: Quick midweek Oyakodon

Oyakodon is the kind of meal you make once and then have on high rotation forevermore. It's a Japanese classic for good reason.  First of all, oyakodon is super-quick and simple to make. I kid you not, the rice takes longer to cook than the rest of the dish. I've...

Ridiculously easy baked Sunday breakfast

Ridiculously easy baked Sunday breakfast

A while back, my family challenged ourselves to go a whole week of eating a cooked breakfast every. single. day. Our Sunday breakfast recipe was my favourite, mostly because it was as easy to make as pouring a bowl of cereal. Are you a big breakfast eater? Making...

Chicken satay burgers and a little pep talk

Chicken satay burgers and a little pep talk

These chicken satay burgers are the flipping bomb. They're the kind of thing you can make and keep in your freezer for busy work nights. They've been a saviour for me in recent years, when I started working outside the home again. Ah, the life of a working single mum....

Cheat’s coconut macaroons to make you swoon

Cheat’s coconut macaroons to make you swoon

At the risk of sounding like I’m writing an 1800’s manual for housewives, I quickly just want to talk about emergency afternoon tea provisions. Now, I’m fully aware that running out of biscuits to serve with a pot of tea is not exactly...

Fruit and yoghurt cones after school snack

Fruit and yoghurt cones after school snack

The first thing my boys do when they walk in the door is create a school bag minefield in the middle of the hallway. Then they head straight into the kitchen, open the fridge door and stare in there like they have never see food before. It's time to play after school...

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