Oreo Cheesecake Balls

oreo Cheesecake balls

Hi everyone, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ back to share another recipe with you. This is one of my favourite photos in my new cookbook and they taste just as good as they look. Oreo cheesecake balls – only 4 ingredients and super quick to make. Great over the Christmas break and you can even […]

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 […]

3 Easy Christmas Biscuit Ideas

Christmas biscuit ideas

This week is the last week of school for my eldest daughter and on Wednesday I have to take a plate to share for the end of school party break up. I love baking a storm this time of year, but to be honest, it’s been so hot this week in Brisbane, I haven’t wanted to […]

Easy Minion Cupcakes

Simple Minion Cupcakes

Our family love the minions – Bob, Stuart, Kevin especially. They are funny and cute and make fantastic decorations for cupcakes. Decorating your cupcakes as minions is so simple and doesn’t take much longer than it normally would. I made these without telling the kids and they were puzzled while they were watching me in […]

Ice Cream Sandwich Treat

How to make a ice cream sandwich

Who doesn’t love a good ice cream sandwich? This is a really simple idea that the kids can make themselves but don’t take too long or it will melt all over your bench. Just make sure you use good quality ice cream which holds its shape longer than the cheaper watery ones. You can prepare […]

Novelty Cookies – Footy Players

Footy Player Cookies

Amanda (Simple home cook) Novelty cookies are fun and a good way to liven up the standard biscuit.  Fun Cookies – Footy Players It’s footy finals time so let’s take the opportunity to turn some ordinary cookies into little footy players holding a ball. I made these when my k1010ids were at school and they […]

Maple Syrup Dumplings

Maple Syrup Dumplings Recipe

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. Maple syrup dumplings is a recipe found in my cookbook but I want to share it with you today as it is a perfect winter dessert. It is a family favourite that we just don’t make often enough in my opinion. My kids could eat this every […]

Easy Everyday Vanilla Cake

Easy Vanilla Cake Recipe

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. Do you often get told at the last minute – “oh mum… I have to bring a plate to school tomorrow” or get caught out at the last minute when you need to bring a birthday cake or cupcakes to school? I have, more than once!   This […]

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 […]

Strawberry Pavlova Roll

Strawberry Pavlova Roll

Pavlova is a classic dessert that is always a favourite. Try jazzing it up a little by turning it into a roll filled with jam, cream and strawberries. You can even add your own filling such as mango, cherry ripe or grated chocolate. It may look a little tricky but it is actually quite easy […]

Energy Slice Recipe

Energy Slice Recipe

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ back to share another recipe with you. My opinion – slices are awesome! They are quicker than making cookies and much easier than cakes. This one only takes a few minutes to throw together and your kids will love it. You don’t even have to feel guilty eating […]

Anzac Slice Recipe

ANZAC Slice Recipe

Hi everyone, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. I’m back with another recipe that is simple, delicious and just in time for ANZAC day. It is also great for lunchboxes too. I do love ANZAC cookies but if you are short on time and can’t be bothered adding tablespoons of mixture onto a tray, then dump […]

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 […]

Hot Cross Scrolls

Hot Cross Scrolls

Anyone who follows Simple Home Cook and Be A Fun Mum knows that we love our scroll recipes. I also love hot cross buns and have consumed way too many of them already and it is not even Easter yet. So why not combine them! They are much easier to make than hot cross buns – […]