DIY Paper Cup for Hot Chips!

How to make a paper hot chip cup

My kids love this! On the odd occasion, I make paper chip cups for a special fish & chip dinner at home. They are easy and quick to make and bring a bit of novelty to a regular meal. All you need is a square piece of paper (just cut an A4 piece into a […]

Iced Finger Buns

Iced Finger Buns Recipe

I am having a nostalgic month in June. The recipe I posted last week (porcupine meatballs) bought me back to my childhood as does this one. I remember buying these from the bakery with pink icing and coconut sprinkled on them but we called them coffee rolls instead. I have made these quite a few […]

Conversations in the Car

Apple Yoda

“Would you mind dropping me to work in the morning?” my husband asked before we went to sleep. We only have one car, you see, and he usually caught the bus, but it would be a public holiday. Kids would be home from school so a no-rush-morning would make it possible. “Sure, we can get […]

Tidy Teddies

Make your own Tidy Teddies - Tiny Teddies Recipe

Mini teddy biscuits are extremely popular amongst the little people of society but with all that packaging and cost, you can easily make your own and it doesn’t take long at all. The biscuit mixture is very simple and versatile as you can use it for any biscuit shape or flavour – add sprinkles, add cocoa […]

DIY Doily Cupcake Liners

Pansy Cupcake high tea setting

Who doesn’t love a high tea! It’s the pretty little touches that really do it for me. The tiny finger foods, delicious cakes and of course good company. I recently hosted a high tea and was surprised at how difficult it was to find cute vintage looking cupcake paper cups that didn’t cost a small […]

Frozen Banana Pops

Frozen Yoghurt Pops

My kids love frozen stuff so I often give them frozen snacks: frozen peas, corn, yoghurt covered blueberries and frozen yoghurt bites.  I also do frozen bananas and these are a massive hit with my kids (me too!). Delicious! What you need Paddle Pop Sticks Bananas Yoghurt (or melted chocolate) Sprinkles: coconut, 100’s & 1000’s, chocolate […]

Lunch Box: Sandwich Wrapping Art

sandwich wrapper art

This is a cute and achievable idea for the lunch box! Amanda, artist and mum of two, wraps her children’s sandwiches in baking paper to keep them fresh, and decorates the wrapper with cute designs. Many of these pictures are easy enough for the non-artist too! You can follow Amanda’s Instagram feed for even more daily ideas @painterpw […]

Lemon Cake Balls (no bake)

Lemon Cake Balls (no bake)

Condensed milk, crushed biscuits, coconut and lemon – a match made in heaven. These balls are easy to make whether you have a Thermomix, food processor or do it by hand. They are great to keep in the freezer for when unexpected guests pop around or you just need something sweet to get you through […]

Fun Food Picks

Food picks - easy way to make food fun

If you want to make the lunch box fun with minimal fuss, food picks are brilliant! I’ve used them for years.  I don’t put them in lunch box every day…maybe once a week, depending on what I have packed for the kids.  They are great for things like cut up fruit, veggies and cheese squares.  There are […]

Caramel Popcorn (Refined Sugar Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, contains Nuts!)

Caramel Popcorn - Refined Sugar Free

  One of the things I’m working on this year is reducing the amount of refined sugar I use in baking and treat recipes. I noticed the I Quit Sugar Kids Cookbook  launched (by Sarah Wilson, popular author and blogger at I Quit Sugar) and emailed to ask if I could share one of the recipes from the cookbook. Here it is! […]

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. 

Easy Marshmallow Pops

Easy Marshmallow Pops

Celebrating birthdays at school or day care – easy marshmallow pops I love that teachers and caregivers take the time to celebrate our children’s birthdays at school and day care. Singing happy birthday, wearing a birthday hat or badge and taking along a birthday treat to share with class mates helps make their day even […]

Black Forrest Cookie Cake Reicpe

Black Forrest Cookie Cake

This is the ultimate chocolate ripple cake but with a BIG difference – cherries and jam! Whack it all together and you have an absolutely delicious dessert. It doesn’t need to be perfectly assembled as it will all be hidden under the mountain of cream. You can also make a smaller cake by using only […]

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 […]