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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

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Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

Helpful skills and techniques

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Fashionable Food

Fashionable Food

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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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Featured Recipes and Inspiration

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Cosy Casserole Tips

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How to shop well for less

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Recipe Showcase

Lime and Mint "Mohito" Tart
An easy dessert that makes the most of any surplus limes during citrus season. Ingredients 300g chocolate wheat biscuits -1 1/2 packs approx 110g melted butter 3 eggs 1 300ml can condensed milk A handful fresh mint leaves ¾ cup...
Easy Almond and Berry Tart (Baptism Sunday Almond Tart)
Our annual church picnic is an informal affair where everyone shares their picnic. I am always asked for the recipe for the simple almond tart that it has become my habit to take. So in the spirit of the  "baptism...
Espresso Martini Trifle
Trifle is best made at least 6 hours ahead so it has time to soak and the flavours infuse. I use store bought custard and cake so it's super easy to assemble. I've made it using a 2 layer chocolate sponge...
Mandarin and Vanilla Custard Tart
Mandarins, Clementine’s, Satsumas – these small sweet citrus fruits have a more delicate flavour than oranges so work well with creamy custard. This tart is easy and the candied fruit decoration is optional. Ingredients 2 sheets sweet shortcrust pastry, defrosted...
Feijoa, Apple and Ginger Crumble
Feijoas are great in a crumble. A family sized crumble uses more topping than individual ones; if you have leftover topping the mixture can be frozen or you can double the fruit and make a single family sized one. Ingredients...
Chocolate Nutella Tart
This chocolate tart is always a hit. The delicate chocolate pastry makes a little more than needed, so I cut the remainder into cookies, (see tip below)  which when baked are really good sandwiched together with Nutella or jam,  If...

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