Melted Snowman Biscuits

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

MELTED SNOWMAN BISCUITS It is that time of year and soon we will be bombarded with end of year parties, kindergarten get-togethers, endless parties and family gatherings. Are you always stuck with – “bring a platter or something to share?” Here is a cute little idea that the kids will go bonkers over. I usually […]

Passionfruit Cheesecake Slice

Passionfruit Cheesecake Slice

Cheesecake is one of my favourite desserts but I only make it for special occasions. This is because it is too dangerous for a whole cheesecake to be sitting in our fridge at home. My husband doesn’t eat it so I will work my way through it piece by piece until the whole thing is […]

Cheesy Veggie Muffins

Cheese and Vegetable Muffins

My friend Susan from The Book Chook (and if you haven’t seen her blog, you should check it out) gave me this recipe YEARS ago, and I found it again the other day and decided to do up a batch for lunch boxes this week. They went down really well with my kids (3 out […]

Gingerbread People

Gingerbread Recipe - Gingerbread man

Who doesn’t love gingerbread? These delicious cookies are easy to make and keep for a long time.   You can even freeze them (prior to decorating) to always have them on hand and actually, they are even better if you eat them straight from the freezr – cold and crunchy! To make my life easier, I […]

Cheesy Meatballs

Cheesy Meatballs - this recipes makes a huge amount so you can make and freeze ahead of time

This is a HUGE meal that is perfect for a large family, leftovers or for freezing. You can make it with any mince your family prefer but I like it with pork mince since we don’t eat a lot of pork in our house. My pre-requisite is that any meal that I make for my […]

Fun Coloured Appliances

Mint Kettle

Sponsored by Spotlight and Nuffnang Spotlight has launched the IMK Colour range of appliances including kettles, toasters, blenders and stick mixers.  I have been using some of these appliances recently and I couldn’t be happier! They are affordable, stylish and best of all, they come in in a range of fun and vibrant colours. Below […]

Whole Food Lunch Box Ideas

Whole food lunch box ideas

School lunch boxes: over the years, I’ve changed my perspective from trying to work out how to fill them to looking at it as an opportunity to feed nutritious food to my kids. For me it stated with challenging myself to pack left over dinner items in the lunch box for a week (blogged about […]

Tuna & Fettuccine Bake

Easy Family Meal - Tune Fettuccine Bake

We love tuna pasta and this is a great way to have it – in a bake covered with cheese! It is easy to prepare and perfect for that busy week day as you can make it earlier in the day and it will be in the fridge waiting for you to cook at dinner […]

Best Chicken Noodle Soup

Best Chicken Noodle Soup

It is warming up in Queensland but it is still cold in many parts of Australia (and around the world) so this recipe will still come in handy. It is especially good at the moment given there is a lot of sickness around and a big hit of protein and vegetables is bound to kick […]

Jurassic World Inspired Cake

Jurassic World Inspired Birthday Cake

My 8 year old son seems to know a lot about Jurassic World considering he hasn’t even seen the movie (and won’t for a long time yet)! He’s hit a dinosaur obsession stage and it’s awesome. He asked for a Dinosaur/Jurassic World inspired cake, and we made a simple one and he loved it.  The idea was […]

Trying Hot / Cold Food in the Lunch Box

Lunch Box Food Ideas - hot food

I’ve been making school lunches for a decade and have a system now (read about it here). I have staples I fall back on and I also like to try different foods because I think variety is important (find a list of 100 ideas here).  I started testing hot/chilled foods in the lunch box to […]

Banana & Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Banana and Blueberry Muffins - these are great to freeze for the lunch box

Hi everyone! Amanda from Simple home cook  here and I have a great lunch box item to share with you. Banana muffins appear in our lunchboxes pretty often but this time I have added some blueberries. Not only are they moist, they taste great and kids love them. If you are not a fan of […]

HELLO Malteser Slice

Malteser Slice Recipe

Are you ready for this recipe? I hope so because it is easy to make sure to impress adults and kids alike. It is not a recipe I made all the time given the high sugar content but every now and then makes me enjoy it even more. Check out the ‘Simple home cook’ and […]

Delicious Breakfast Recipes

Healthy breakfast ideas

I can’t speak highly enough about the breakfasts by Jenny from Hello Great Health. They are so good for you, and the best thing is Jenny tells you how to be prepared well in advance so an amazing breakfast is easy. I have published 5 overnight breakfasts by Jenny, and you can find them here: Breakfasts […]