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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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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

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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Recipe Showcase

Passionfruit Custard Slice
Lovers of this bakery classic will be delighted by a customisable home-made option. Swap the passionfruit for vanilla, or lemon or whatever flavour you fancy. Ingredients 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, defrosted ½ cup custard powder ½ cup caster sugar...
Christmas Cake Ice-Cream
Several years ago we ran a competition that asked people about their Christmas cake traditions, the results were a total surprise. Literally hundreds of the respondents admitted to buying, receiving or baking Christmas cakes every year religiously when not a...
Chocolate Nutella Cheesecake Brownie Bars
This indulgent dessert makes a drop dead delicious finish to a meal, or cut in bite size bits to take to an event or shared morning tea.  Both brownie and cheesecake freeze well for a few weeks. Ingredients 150g butter,...
Gin and Lemon Trifle
Trifle is great for an informal gathering or special event as it’s so easy to assemble. If making for a family dinner you could make in individual glasses (see tip below) and omit the gin from the kids ones. Ingredients...
Lemon Curd Krummeltorte Slice
I have made this recipe literally hundreds of times. Originally as a dessert in a 23-25 cm cake tin, these days I make it as a slice, resulting in way more serves from the recipe. You can assemble it either...
Lemon Berry Swirl Shortcake Bars
With its lemony curd layer on top, a tangy pop of raspberry and a melt in the mouth shortcake base, this easy slice is destined to be a citrus season favourite. You'll need around 3 juicy lemons. Ingredients 250g plain...

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