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 – […]

Chocolate Heart Freckle Biscuits

chocolate heart freckle biscuits

I had excess melted chocolate from another baking project that I didn’t want to waste. My five year old daughter had helped me, and requested we bake some biscuits. I really didn’t feel like baking so I thought how could I use up the chocolate without having to turn the oven on and came up […]

Treasure Chest Cake – Easy

Treasure chest birthday cake

The kids love me making birthday cakes for them. However, when we are looking for cake inspiration in the weeks (or months) before their birthday, there is a proviso involved in the occasion. That is: the cake has to be within Dad and Mum’s capabilities. Be kind kids! We often explore the classic Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s […]

Almond Bread Recipe

Almond Bread Recipe

Almond Bread Almond bread is a fantastic Christmas treat to make for your family and friends. It is easier than you think to make, has minimal ingredients and is so addictive that you could devour it all. This is a favourite of mine to hand out to teachers and neighbours at the end of the […]