Christmas Breadsticks

Christmas breadsticks

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. Christmas is nearly upon us and I love this time of year when we get to hang out with our family, sing songs and enjoy each others company. My kids love cooking and sometimes it is hard to get all 3 kids involved in the kitchen but […]

No Bake – Bedtime Teddies

No Bake - Bedtime Teddies

With no baking involved – these only take minutes to make. They are perfect for a little kids party, fun activity or baby shower. No Bake – Bedtime Teddies Tiny teddies Milk arrowroot biscuits Icing sugar Food colouring Water Make the icing which will act as the blankets that the teddies sleep under. Mix 1 […]

Easy Olympic Cookies

Easy Olympic Cookies

I love watching the Olympic games. It’s probably the only sports coverage I happily watch continuously when the games are on. Swimming, rowing,  gymnastics, diving and the track and field events are usually my favourite competitions to watch. You can sometimes find me yelling loudly at the Australian teams to ‘Go, Go, GO!’ or I’ll be tearing […]

The Cookie Monster down under

Cookie Monster Biscuits

On his recent visit to Australia, the insatiably hungry Cookie Monster sampled some local cookies, including the iconic Tim Tam and ANZAC biscuits. But as he told Be a Fun Mum Writer, Cath, whichever cookies he’s enjoying, he always shares them with his Sesame Street friends. On April 3rd, the 46th season of Sesame Street […]

Chocolate Heart Freckle Biscuits

chocolate heart freckle biscuits

I had excess melted chocolate from another baking project that I didn’t want to waste. My five year old daughter had helped me, and requested we bake some biscuits. I really didn’t feel like baking so I thought how could I use up the chocolate without having to turn the oven on and came up […]

Damper Cooked on a Stick: Green tree twist

Damper on a stick green tree twists on rosemary stick cooking one hand

Nothing is more ‘Aussie’ then cooking a damper in a camp oven when camping, but did you know you can also cook damper on a stick? My Mum use to call them ‘green tree twists’, because you use ‘green’ sticks or branches from a tree to cook the damper on. It was always so much […]

Strawberry Hearts

Strawberry Hearts

Strawberry hearts are super simple to make. They are great for dipping in chocolate, the lunch box, fruit salad or made into fruit kebabs.   Here’s a 30 second video on how to make them. 

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

DIY Washi Tape Cake Bunting

I adore the look of bunting on a cake. It’s such a simple way to take a cake from looking nice to absolutely gorgeous!  This type of cake decoration is great for baby showers, kids birthday, teens and right up cakes for adults and general celebrations. You can easily make cake bunting yourself with decorative […]

Mini Nutella Brownie Bites: 3 Ingredients

Nutella cupcakes - 3 ingredients

These are rich to eat and quick to make.  The texture is somewhere between a cupcake and a brownie.   I make these mini brownie/cupcake bites for an afternoon treat for the kids sometimes.  I do recommend doing them in a mini cupcacke/muffin size rather than regular size because they are rich and delicious. Great […]

Pancake Recipe: 3 Ingredients

3 ingredients pancakes

This pancake recipe is so easy, the kids can do it. There are only three ingredients. Ingredients 1 cup self raising flour 1 cup milk 1 egg Method 1. Whisk all ingredients together. 2. Cook pancakes to size over medium heat 3. Flip when golden. We usually cook our pancakes on the BBQ and they […]

Camping Food: One Pot Beef Nachos

camping food: one pot nachos

The meal is great for camping because most of the ingredients are imperishable food items.  Plus you can throw it all in one pot and the meal still has a good dose of fibre (from beans) and there are veges in there too which makes it more of a complete meal. Another great thing is […]

Decorative Tape Cupcake Flag Toppers

Cupcake Flag Toppers Make these cute cupcake toppers in a jiffy. Toothpicks, tape and scissors is all there is to it!  This is a great way to tie in cupcakes treats into the theme of the party. For an easy cupcake recipe, click here: Easy Cupcake Recipe. Materials Toothpick Decorative Tape (I used Scotch® Expressions […]

Christmas Doughnut Wreath

Christmas Food Ideas - Doughnut Wreath - beafunmum.com

Christmas fun food: it’s something I struggle with because I’m not really into sweet food.  I remember one year attempting a Gingerbread house and it was a disaster.  I laugh now but it was so stressful at the time and I vowed NEVER AGAIN to attempt such a creation. Charli and Ashlee from Charli’s Crafty […]