Australia Day Watermelon & Mint Mocktail

Australia Day Watermelon Mocktail in vintage inspired glasses

Besides being a national holiday Australia Day is, in Aussie speak, ‘a stinka’. It’s pretty normal to be soaking up a very un-cool 32 degrees and this year I’m going to be ready with a refreshing Watermelon & Mint Mocktail in hand as I sit by the pool.  Ingredients ¼ Seedless Watermelon (complete 24 hours […]

Muesli Bar Recipe (nut free)

muesli slice recipe (nut free)

Homemade muesli bars are a fantastic lunch box option and can be healthier than the store bought variety. At least you know what is going into them and you can alter the ingredients to suit the tastes of your children. You can add lots of extra goodness such as pepitas and chia seeds but I […]

Chocolate Shards

Chocolate Shards

Here’s another recipe from Amanda from Simple home cook. You’re welcome. This is such an easy dessert that takes only minutes to make and better still – no baking required! It is great to make and keep in a jar in the fridge, make for a party or give to a friend. I have made […]

Layered Dip Recipe

Layered Dip Recipe

If you’re looking for a dip to serve on New Year’s Eve (or anytime!) here’s a beaut recipe by Amanda from Simple home cook.  This is my all time favourite dip and I have been making it for more than 15 years. It is ridiculously easy and you can even show your children how to […]

2 Ingredient Berry & White Chocolate Dessert

Berry & Chocolate Dessert - Only 2 Ingredients

This is an incredible dessert. It’s so simple to make, delicious and only requires two ingredients which you can keep on hand in the pantry and freezer at home. When unexpected guests pop in or you need a quick and easy dessert to take to a party, give this a whirl! Ingredients 360 grams white […]

Thermomix Wraps Recipe

Thermomix Wraps Recipe

  This is a recipe given to me by Kylie.  She’s been tweaking recipes trying to get the perfect wrap and finally she nailed it and is sharing it here! She often fills them with nachos mince and her kids love them. Great for dinner or the lunch box. Ingredients 2 cups of plain flour1/2 teaspoon of […]

Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake

Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake

Another great festive recipe from Amanda from Simple Home Cook   Cheesecake is one of my favourite desserts and this one is a keeper. It is easy to make and even easier to eat since it is a slice rather than a huge cake.   The Oreo base compliments the raspberries and white chocolate and the […]

Choc Cherry Fudge Recipe

Choc Cherry Fudge Recipe

It is hard to believe how easy it is to make something so delicious! For that reason, this recipe tops my list of favourite homemade gifts for your friends or school teachers this Christmas. Gift giving doesn’t need to be expensive and for approx $13, you can make enough fudge to wrap up into 4 […]

3 Ingredient Almond Cake (gluten free, dairy free)

3 ingredient almond cake (gluten and dairy free)

This is a great recipe for those of you with allergies to gluten and dairy. Unfortunately, it isn’t sugar free but it IS gluten and dairy free. The best part is there are only 3 ingredients used in this entire cake! With such few ingredients, it is surprising that it even looks like a cake […]

Beef Stroganoff Recipe (you’ll never buy packet mix again!)

Beef Stroganoff Recipe - EASY

You can thank Amanda from Simple home cook for another brilliant recipe to help you with the dinner time madness this week. Here is it. Beef stroganoff is a family favourite recipe that many people make using a recipe base from a packet.  Well… you don’t have to do that anymore with this simple and absolutely delicious recipe.  You […]

Creating a Lunch Box System

Lunch Box Ideas

I’ve become a somewhat expert at school lunches after doing them for 8 years (so far).  My lunch boxes started out looking a lot like the picture below, with a lot of processed, pre-packaged food. I’m not here to make anyone feel guilty for throwing together pre-packaged lunches!  It’s just over the years, I’ve focused […]

5 Breakfasts You Can Make the Night Before

overnight breakfast recipes

A few weeks ago, I asked this question on the BAFM Facebook page: Do you make time for breakfast for yourself? The responses varied, but there was a constant theme regarding the challenges of making time for breakfast amongst the busyness school mornings.  It got me thinking about what I could share here on the blog […]

Pasta with Avocado Sauce

Pasta with avocado sauce

I’m trying to make more effort with the lunches I make for myself. I want to share one of my favourites at the moment. So, so good! I usually make this when I want to use up left over pasta. Ingredients Cooked pasta (I think spaghetti works best) Half avocado 1 tablespoon cream cheese Salt & […]

Crumbed Chicken with Bacon, Cheese & Macadamia Stuffing

Stuffed Crumbed Chicken Recipe

Crumbed chicken dishes are among my favourite and this one tops the list. They are simple to prepare and is a fantastic make ahead meal to pop into the fridge to bake at dinner time.  It not only is a great weeknight meal, it also doubles as a special meal for a dinner party. Don’t […]