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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Black Forrest Cookie Cake Reicpe

Black Forrest Cookie Cake

Another recipe from Be A Fun Mum contributor, the Wonderful Amanda from Food Before 5. (If you haven’t checked out her book, you should! It’s so mum friendly!)  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 […]

2 Ingredient Scones

2 ingredient scones

This is another recipe post from Be A Fun Mum contributor, the Wonderful Amanda from Food Before 5. I made the scones myself and they were a huge success with the kids. Here they are! 2 INGREDIENT SCONES I am very serious when I say that “this recipe really works!” I shared it on my […]

Cookie Dough Recipe (for Ice Cream!)

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe for Ice Cream

I’m not a huge ice cream fan. If I’m eating dessert, I like a proper dessert with ice cream as an accompaniment. My husband is different.  A bowl of ice cream makes him very, very, very (VERY) happy.  He’s easy to please. And the kids love ice cream too. I have been playing with an […]

Funny Face Biscuits

Basic Biscuit Recipe - great for decorating funny faces

Post by Be A Fun Mum contributor, Amanda from Food Before 5 This is one of my favourite recipes that my children and I have fun cooking & decorating together. If I want the faces to look perfect, I’ll do them myself but most of the fun comes in seeing what the kids themselves create. […]

(Edible) Crystallised Pansies: for cupcake decorating

Crystallised Pansies

Crystallised Pansies for Cupcake Decorating, Tea Parties & Connecting Kids with the Garden Did you know that pansies are edible!? When I told my children they weren’t that excited by the prospect of my adding pansies to the family salad, until Grandma told them that pansies could be used for cake decorating. That got their attention, and […]

Cheesecake Cream Cheese Frosting

Cheesecake Cream Cheese Frosting

Cheesecake Cream Cheese Cupcake Frosting Are you a cheesecake fan too? I LOVE cheesecake, so I came up with this yummy frosting recipe for cupcake decorating.  Ingredients 125 grams of room temperature non-salted butter 200 grams cream cheese (lite is fine) 1 cup icing sugar (Low GI version tastes fantastic & you can use less) […]

Blueberry & Coconut Muffins

Blueberry & Coconut Muffins

This is a variation on the coconut bread I often make.  Great for an afternoon treat or I often make it in mini size for the lunch box. Ingredients 1 Cup SR Flour 1 Cup Desiccated Coconut 1/2 Cup Sugar 3/4 Cup Milk 1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberries Method 1. Gently mix all ingredients until just […]