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Delicious Dinners

Delicious Dinners

Memorable & affordable meals

main meals
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Desserts & Sweets

Desserts & Sweets

Family treat or grand finale - you deserve dessert.

Dessert
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Main Meals

Main Meals

The all important main event.

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Brilliant Baking

Brilliant Baking

Beginner or expert, homebaking isn't just delicious it's economical

Baking Recipes
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Shop Cook & Save

Shop Cook & Save

Learn new skills and techniques

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Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

Helpful skills and techniques

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Fashionable Food

Fashionable Food

Doesn't have to cost a fortune

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Eat Well & Save More

Eat Well & Save More

Enjoy delicious dishes that dont break the budget.

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Tips + Tricks

Conversion Charts

Handy measurement conversion charts for weights, liquids and ingredients.

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First Steps in the Kitchen

Helpful tips for teaching your kids to cook, so one day you wont have to.

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The "Be Prepared" Pantry

Useful ingredients to have in the pantry in case of emergency.

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Spotlight

Current Recipes and Ideas

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Citrus Season

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Lemony Berry Swirl Shortcake

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Hand sanitiser from 2 ingredients

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Recipe Showcase

12 sweet Muffins - master recipe
This master recipe allows you to adapt a batch of muffins to the ingredients you have available. Add spices, nuts, fruit or chocolate, play around and develop your own favourites. Ingredients 2 cups self raising flour ½ tsp baking powder...
Apricot and Chocolate Chip Easter Buns
The “hands-on” time for homemade bread is only around 15-20 min but it does need time to rise, so allow a minimum 1 ½ hours, longer if it’s a cold day. Ingredients FOR THE DOUGH 4 cups plain flour ¼...
Apricot Shortcake
Melt in the mouth shortcake with a tart apricot filling, perfect for afternoon tea or serve warm for dessert with a scoop of ice-cream. Ingredients 500-600g stewed apricots – 2 generous cups – crushed and cooled 500g plain flour 2...
Banana Cake
Banana cake is a favourite for picnics as well as dressing up nicely with cream or frosting for a special occasion. The recipe can easily be doubled – one for now and one for the freezer; or for a really...
Banana Walnut Loaf
This is an easy cake to make for a picnic. I assemble the whole thing in the processor taking care not to over mix but it’s easy to make without one. Banana loaf is lovely in thick slices warm from...
Beetroot and Feta Tarts
You'll need to allow an extra 40 minutes if making your own onion jam, (see below for recipe), it's very easy and cheap or use store-bought onion jam if you prefer, it's an easy recipe to double and the tarts are...

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