Making Christmas Pudding Recipe

german great grandmother traditional christmas pudding recipe

Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe Family traditions are important for creating lasting memories.  When my cousin asked if the children and I wanted to make my Great-Grandmother’s traditional Christmas pudding together, I saw it as opportunity to establish a family tradition we would enjoy — and remember. Below is a picture of my German Great-Grand Mother on my wedding day. […]

The Lunch Box Monster: Coles Online Blog Guest Post

The Lunch Box Monster

Today I’m guest posting on the Coles Online Blog (thanks to the Aussie Mummy Bloggers competition).  It’s now live and you can read and comment.  Just click the corny picture below. I don’t like making school lunches but I’ve learnt I am learning how to manage the beast, aka The Lunch Box Monster.  Click the corny image:

Coconut Bread 4 Ingredients

Coconut Bread

One of the easiest recipes ever. Ingredients 1 Cup SR Flour 1 Cup Dessicated Coconut 1/2 Cup Sugar 3/4 Cup Milk Method Mix all ingredients. Cook for about 40 min in 170° degrees C (325°F) oven. Serve warm with butter. Printer Friendly: Coconut Bread Recipe Sheet This is an easy recipe for kids to make. […]

Make Lunch Fun for Little Ones

circle lunch

The theme for this month’s Unplugged Project (via Unplug Your Kids) is bread. This reminded me of something my own mother did with me when I was a little girl. Materials Bread, butter and a cup.  Method Twist the cup on the bread to punch a hole. Eat. The children thought this activity/lunch was brilliant (bless their little socks).  You […]

Hawaiian Ham Steaks

hawaiian ham steaks

Hawaiian Ham Steaks This is an easy, child-friendly dinner. Just fry the ham steaks on each side until just gold.  Place a pineapple slice followed by a cheese slice on top.  Cook until cheese has melted.  Serve with vegetables and mashed potato or chips. Hawaiian Ham Steaks Recipe Sheet (click for PDF)



There!  I’ve said it!  I do cook with my kids anyway but I don’t enjoy it.  I tend to stress; that’s very un-FunMum-ish ins’t it?  I’m always looking for VERY easy, non-stressful recipes I can use with my children to minimise my dislike.  I usually adapt recipes so I don’t have to beat things.  This is my latest […]

My Magic Quiche Recipe


Ingredients 6 eggs puff pastry sheet 200 grams bacon bits onion 1/2 cup grated cheese 3/4 cup dairy on hand (cream is the best but I have used yogurt, sour cream, evaporated milk and milk) Veges on hand (I have used baby spinach and semi-dried tomatoes; frozen peas, corn and carrots; zucchini and fresh tomato; […]

Cranberry and Milk Chocolate Muffins


I like to experiment when I cook.  Sadly, often my creations don’t taste that great but this morning I baked muffins and they were a huge success.  Here is the recipe: Muffins 1 cup milk 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 cups SR flour 1/2 cup icing sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 brown sugar 1/2 cup choc chips 200g cranberries […]

Frozen Summer Treat


When the weather heats up, children love to have a cold treat to cool down.  Try frozen yogurt.  Use whatever yogurt you have it the fridge and divide it evenly in little bowls.  I purchased the cute bowl pictured at Coles (a pack of 4 for $5).  I have also see them for sale at Woolworths, Big W and […]

Chicken Curry Recipe


This is my quicker-than-takeaway chicken curry dinner, adapted from my cousin’s recipe. Easy Chicken Curry Recipe Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 to 1 BBQ chicken 1 cup frozen corn 1 cup frozen peas 4 cups of milk 2 teaspoons chicken stock powder 4 tablespoons plain flour 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon salt Cracked pepper […]

Kelly’s Cookie Dough Cookies

keep calm and eat cookies

These cookies are super simple to make.  Children (4+) can make it themselves. There is no beating, sifting or  fuss. Kelly’s Cookie Dough Cookies Recipe Ingredients 90 grams butter 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups SR Flour Method 1. With a Fork mix together sugar and butter […]