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Easy Recipes’ Category

Easy recipes for weeknight dinners, our party stopper favourites, DIY birthday cakes, gathering & bbq party food ideas. All the favourite recipes we’ve tried and loved and keep cooking at our house.

How to make an Espresso Martini

  So, I went away on a girls mini break last weekend (so much fun) and we had these… Espresso Martinis. I’m not a coffee drinker. But maybe I’ve turned. OMG, just yum! I googled the recipe and found this one from the fabulous Jamie Oliver. Then set about recreating them myself.   How to make

Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork for Large Gatherings

  How to make the best pulled pork that’s gluten free in a slow cooker for 16+ people and look like a star in the kitchen at your next large gathering. This is a super easy recipe from a friend of mine. It’s cooked in a slow cooker which leaves you free to enjoy your party and not be

Free Pizza Party Invite Printable

It’s been a bit of a pizza theme at our place lately. So, I decided to continue it, with a pizza party invite you can make yourself. Here’s two pizza party invite ideas you can print out and add your own details for your next party. There’s two options… The Pizza Box Invite.   Or… The Pizza

The best pizza dip with cream cheese!

I do love a party dip…   Guess what…. I just found the best pizza dip ever to rival my favourite cob dip.   It’s made with cream cheese and sour cream, pizza sauce and cheese,   It’s looks just like a pizza…   And the best bit…   It can be gluten free too.     Here’s

DIY Gluten Free Ice Cream Cake

Last week I made this for my mum’s birthday, it’s a super easy Gluten Free ice cream cake, using Bulla Ice Cream, (gluten free) Nestle Chocolate Melts and home made Gluten Free Honeycomb. It’s a cinch to make and looks fabulous. I love the crunch in the ice cream, delish! Plus there’s an easy tutorial to

How to make Gluten Free Honeycomb

There’s this cool ice cream cake that mum made… She’s gluten free. It’s got honeycomb in it, which makes it yum, but store bought honeycomb isn’t gluten free…so she can’t eat it… Until now… I couldn’t help myself, I searched for gluten free honeycomb everywhere, There was none at any store online. Then, I found

Thank you for letting us live such a wonderful life

Today, as I walked  to a meeting at the Quay, I could feel a city getting ready to honour it’s bravest men and women. Anzac Day 2014! It is with endless gratitude that I write this post today. Tomorrow is Anzac Day here in Australia and I will be off to the dawn service, to

Super easy Spaghetti Boscaiola + stylish new menu planners in the shop

We’ve been meal planning at our house, such a fabulous way to save money and time every night. I’ve added 2 new stylish meal planner designs in the shop too. The guys are happier, and I’m feeling so organised, we’ve been trying some new recipes to boot. Check out this Spaghetti Boscaiola we’ve tried and

Cupcakes to celebrate Tomfo’s Ist birthday!

It’s been a year since I started this little blog… to celebrate, we made some cupcakes on the weekend. Any excuse to make a cake and lick the bowl at our house! I thought we’d share our lollipop sprinkle cupcake, we had fun dipping lollypops into icing and dunking them in sprinkles, the little guy loved

Jamie Oliver’s Herby Salad with grapes, prosciutto and fennel seeds

Over the summer, I’ve tried out a few new salads, here is one of my faves of the moment from Mr Oliver. A great mate introduced me to it last year from his 3o minute meals and I’ve made it about 3 times since. I’m in love with the fennel seeds, prosciutto and the grapes.

Chocolate Christmas Tree Pizzas

Here’s how to make these christmas tree pizzas, it’s a super simple recipe. … melt some chocolate in the microwave and add christmas decorations…you could get creative and make a snowman, a santa face or rudolf’s nose. Smiley faces could be cute too! They’re a fab idea when you have to take a plate to a

The easiest scone recipe – made with a can of lemonade!

This neat recipe has 4 ingredients and it tastes great too! My little guy and I had fun making these scones together…they’re a cinch to make. One of the ladies who looks after our little guy made these with the kids at daycare and I asked how she did it. Here’s the recipe… LEMONADE SCONES

Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Fajitas with Salsa and Guacamole – I love the salsa on toast too!

It’s no secret that I love Jamie, his food is so fresh and well… just yum. I have tried this recipe a few times and it’s been a winner on all occasions. I’m no chef for sure, but like all mums, I have to cook something every night and Jamie really does make my life

Sweet Chilli + Bacon Potato Salad + FREE meal planner download

You had me at bacon! I am a sucker for bacon and now with the weather warming up, it’s time to get the BBQ fired up, slap on a steak and have a go at this fab potato salad. My Aunty made this for me years back and it’s now a recipe that I take

Weekend breakfast – bacon and egg muffins

We don’t have big brekkys at our place during the week, but… on the weekends we sometimes do! This is a quick brekky we make with bacon as the case for our muffins. My little guy helps mix the egg, then we pour the mix straight into the “bacon lined” patty pan tray and bake

Super quick meatballs and pasta- weekday dinners

Here’s an absolutely fab idea for a super quick dinner and the best bit… it’s fast and tastes yum! My guys ate the lot and that’s saying something. The big one had seconds and thirds and the little guy ate the whole thing, zucchini, carrots and all. Love, love it! Premade meatballs and a fab

Thai beef salad with cranberries – dinner winner!

So, here is the “dinner winner” at our house this week. It’s an old recipe I used to make years ago. I used to make this for my husband when we were first lovers! Seven years later, it’s still yum, and as I’m on a bit of a health kick, (summer is a coming you

Apricot balls – “no cook” easy treat to make with the kids!

When I was a kid, I used to go over to the neighbours and make cakes and things. These apricot balls are etched in my memory, every year we get together at christmas and my neighbour still brings a selection of her slices and these over. Probably where I got my love of condensed milk

Easy Chicken Pie

Looking for an easy dinner that works every time? I make this chicken pie, it’s simple and my guys love it. I’m making a collection of my easy meals that I’ve made and tried, so I have a place to come back to refer to them. This was an old recipe I used to make

Pulled Pork Shoulder with BBQ Chilli Glaze – slow cooker meal in a box!

We tried the Pulled Pork Shoulder with BBQ Chilli Glaze, the new Made Easy range from Coles in a box! So yum, had to share it with you. The recipe called for rolls and a coleslaw type salad. I tried this Cabbage Salad with Wafu Dressing from Feast Magazine  and it was a cracker too,

A birthday party for a 4 year old! The Malteser Chocolate Cake + Tissue Pom Pom Balls + Party Games

I do love organising a party, and especially for my little guy. Here’s a few of the things I did for his 4th birthday. The theme was blue this year. Everyone knows a party is really all about THE CAKE and my little guy loves chocolate, so we made this malteser chocolate cake. I saw

Chicken rollups with hoisin sauce – easy to make – a shortcut version of duck pancakes

Oh no… what’s for dinner tonight? I’m all for shortcuts, check out this easy dinner… it’s a take on a duck pancake that I love at Yum Cha and easy to do.   Recipe:       Serves 4 4 chicken breasts (one breast per person) 1 cup cornflour 2 eggs 1 cup bread crumbs

Cheat’s lasagne – Risoni, spaghetti bolognese + cheesy béchamel sauce (in the microwave)

My little guy won’t eat anything green, so it is a constant battle to feed him veges. This cheat’s lasagne is my friends recipe, I made it on the weekend, OMG yum! I love the bechamel sauce in the microwave too, easier to clean than a saucepan. MLG said, “What’s this mum?”, I said “It’s

The best cob dip recipe – yummy gooey goodness + easy to make

    The easiest cob dip recipe to make, perfect for parties, when you have to bring a plate or bbq’s. Made with sour cream, ham, shallots and a cob loaf… too easy! When we are off to a party I say… “What do you want me to bring?” my friends say…”I need that cob

My marshterpiece – marshmallow pizza!

I originally posted this about a month ago, but then I saw the Pascall Marshterpiece Competition, where you could win $5K, I zipped down to the shops and picked me up some marshmallows and chocolate to make this to enter. You can check out the recipe here Yummy Chocolate Pizzas. I made flowers out of the

Jamie Oliver’s Fiery Noodle Salad with Chicken Satay Skewers – my short cut

This recipe by Jamie Oliver is so good and one of my favourites at the moment. I have made this about 5 times and had the best bbq compliments, even got called Mrs Oliver! Ha, thanks Jamie! If you haven’t got the book check it out here Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals I did this without the

Cook a frittata and make these dyed grass eggshells at the same time with your kids

This is one of my go-to weekday meals or bbq “bring a plate” dishes. My mum is gluten free so this recipe is also perfect to take when we all catch up as a family and it’s pretty healthy too!  While the frittata is cooking, dye the eggshells and plant some bird seeds in the

Yummy chocolate pizzas… so easy to make

I love this fab dessert. When we have family get-togethers we all bring a plate, I’ve been known to go to the local indian shop and buy a kofta curry to pass off as home made, but this is so easy, even I can do it. This dessert will knock everyone’s sox off at your

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