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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.

Recipes
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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

Featured Recipes and Inspiration

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How to shop well for less

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Recipe Showcase

Bacon and Bean Soup
Canned chilli beans are healthy, filling and have loads of flavour so they make a substantial base for this quick hearty soup that only costs around $8.00 to make. Ingredients 1 tbsp oil 1 onion chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed...
Corn Fritters
Corn fritters are delicious any time of the day. Serve for breakfast with a rasher of bacon or your fave eggs, for lunch they're good with a salsa or even a blob of sweet chilli sauce, for dinner - use...
Digestive Biscuits
Digestives are a slightly crumbly, slightly sweet biscuit that are great with a slice of cheese, or spread with a thick layer of butter or even dunked in a cuppa. I use a food processor which not only chops the...
Easy Spring Onion Pancakes
Like roti, these savoury flat breads are cheap, easy and versatile. Great with a salad they also partner well with Chinese dishes, or just enjoy as a snack with your favourite dip. Ingredients 300g plain flour (approximately 2 cups) –...
Fried Rice
The real secret to successful fried rice is to use “day old” cooked rice. Either make extra the night before, or cook it in the morning and leave in the fridge till evening. Fresh rice becomes sticky and wont fry....
Hand Sanitiser from 2 Ingredients
Information currently available states that to be effective against the Covid 19 virus a hand sanitiser must contain a minimum of 60% alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol is a well known and trusted product used for cleaning anything from heavy equipment to...
Kedgeree
While Kedgeree was traditionally a breakfast dish, originating in the days of the British Raj, It’s good eaten any time of the day . The combination of mild curry flavours, smoked fish, and hard- boiled egg is very savory, and...
Lonely Sausage Risotto
One sausage a bit of bacon , 4 people, nothing much on offer? This risotto is tasty and filling, not to mention, cheap and easy.  Ingredients 1 ½ litres of chicken stock - 1 tsp stock powder per cup of water if...

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