RECIPES

Quickly whip up a batch of pesto - Basil and macadamia nut pesto recipe

Basil & Macadamia Nut Pesto Recipe

I have an abundance of basil growing in my herb garden and what better way to use it up than Pesto. Today I thought I’d share my Cheat’s Pesto Recipe with you because not only is it colourful and easy to make, it’s delicious! This is the second time I’ve made it and because I don’t use exact measurements, it…

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Bake some Santa shaped Christmas Cookies

Santa Cookies – A Perfect Christmas Cookie Swap Recipe

I’m really looking forward to Christmas preparations this year. Emma is getting super excited at any glimpse of tinsel and has already requested a pony!! I’m hoping by making gifts and treats together she can start learning that Christmas is not just about opening presents, but about generosity and giving. We had a fun time making these Santa shaped cookies,…

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fruit and yoghurt push pop popcicle recipe

Healthy Fruit and Yoghurt Popsicles

I’m always looking for fun and healthy snacks that Emma will enjoy. Lately as the weather warms up she has been asking for ice-creams and frozen treats incessantly, so rather than being a ‘mean mummy’ and saying “No” all the time, we’ve made a tasty and healthy alternative that we both like. These delicious and healthy Fruit and Yoghurt Popsicles…

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smores

Gramping in the Grampians + How to make S’mores

After months of renovating at home and living without a kitchen for over six months, I was looking forward to getting away from the construction chaos and enjoying some quiet time in the Grampians with Emma and my in-laws. Emma’s grandparents live over three hours away from us, so it’s always lovely when we can get together and just hang…

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Swwet and sticky pork recipe - food in Hong Kong

Mouth Watering Sweet & Sticky Pork + Travels to Hong Kong

A few years ago we took a family trip to Hong Kong, it’s an amazing city, bustling, dazzling, and at times, oppressive and overwhelming. So many sparking lights, and people rushing around in every direction like worker bees, and then you get onto the harbour, and the crossing on the star ferry is like a short sweet respite before the…

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Spicy Tomato & Red Wine Meatballs with Spaghetti

Spicy Tomato & Red Wine Meatballs with Spaghetti

It’s a sad truth that I find preparing meals a chore, I’m never organised enough to plan ahead and then find it really frustrating to scrape something appetizing together that I actually want to eat. The Mr is rarely home for dinner as he usually works late most nights, so it’s just Emma and I every night for dinner –…

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easy and delicious banana cake recipe

Favourite Banana Cake Recipe – with cute video

We love making and eating Banana Cake at home, it’s quite quick and very tasty! Sometimes I think the bananas get ignored in the fruit bowl on purpose just so they can over ripen, and then the only option is to bake a cake. I’ve tried a few recipes, but this one simplified from Charmaine Solomon’s Family Recipes (sadly out…

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2 min chocolate brownie in a mug

Easy Recipe: Two Minute Chocolate Brownie in a Mug

Craving a little chocolate fix? Well if you have a few minutes and a microwave, you can make this Easy Chocolate Brownie in a Mug Recipe I discovered this recipe on one of those unsourced Pinterest internet hint meme things. It’s super easy and just the thing to satisfy a Chocolate craving without baking a whole cake. I shared the…

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