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...
3 "C's" Enchiladas - Chicken, Capsicum & Corn
This dish is pretty quick to prepare, is mild enough for a family meal and makes 2 chicken breasts into a hearty dinner for 4-6. We serve it with a big pile of salad, but rice and steamed veg would...
35 Minute Crispy Chicken Burgers with Oven Fries and Slaw
Burgers are filling and family pleasing meal. This recipe uses a bag of premade slaw, but you can swap it for lettuce and tomato if you prefer.  Ingredients 4-6 large potatoes, scrubbed (I allow one per person) a dash of...
Apricot Shortcake Tray Bake
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...
Apricot, Fig, Orange and White Chocolate Pan Forte
Pan forte is the ideal cake to make as a Christmas gift as it gets better over a week or two, so its perfect for making ahead or taking away on holiday after Christmas. The name simply means "strong bread"...
Asparagus Pastries
These savoury pastries are quick and very easy to make, ideal for a light meal or serve them with drinks as a pre dinner nibble. Halve the amount if you are cooking for 2. Ingredients 2 sheets of frozen puff...
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...
Balsamic Roasted Vegetables with Garlic
Delicious as a side dish to roasted or bbq meats, these tasty roasties are also excellent added to a cous cous salad or scattered over a pizza or into a pasta sauce, so make the full amount even if it...
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 (banana bread)
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...
Barbecue Corn on the Cob with Herby Butter
Fresh sweetcorn is cheap and delicious when at the peak of the season. I like to cook it in the husk – 4 minutes in the microwave will do the job but it’s also great cooked on the barbecue making...
Basic Risotto with Pumpkin or Butternut
If you've never made a risotto before this one is a good basic formula, you can add a bit of chopped bacon or chorizo to the onion and garlic if you like or swap out the pumpkin. Ingredients 2 cups...
Bees Knees Cocktail
This prohibition era cocktail only needs one spirit - gin, to make a delicious tipple. It has a sweet sour flavour profile and makes a great pre dinner drink, another bonus of the Bees Knees - it's sweetened with honey,...
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...
Boob-alicious Shortbread Biscuits
I created these bikkies as an option for raising funds for Breast Cancer Research – easily packaged in twos in cellophane bags they're ideal for selling in the office or at a cake stall. The frosting bra’s are really fun...
Breakfast Bars
A breakfast bar should be like a portable bowl of cereal, nourishing, filling and not too full of sugar. It should contain some whole grains or complex carbohydrates for energy and some fibre. This recipe is a good foundation, you...
Bunny Butt Cupcakes
These cute as a button cupcakes don't require any actual decorating skills, and they are cheap and fun to make. You can also make them dairy free; substitute the butter for a dairy free spread and replace milk with rice...
Cafe Pancakes
These pancakes are light and fluffy, delicious with lashings of maple syrup. The recipe can be doubled or tripled depending on the number of people you are serving. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups plain flour – or substitute with GF flour...
Caitlin Amelia’s Rhubarb and Almond Tart
This dessert is a winner every time. A rich sweet almond filling contrasts with slightly tart rhubarb in a crispy golden crust. 11 yr old Caitlin liked this dessert so much we named it after her and they are both...
Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs
Wanting to mess with the kids heads this Easter? Serve them these super cute Cheesecake filled choccy eggs. They're yummy, fun, and surprisingly easy to make. Ingredients Per serve Small hollow Chocolate egg. Approx 17g each Approx 1/4 cup ready-made cheesecake...
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