4 Ingredient Pumpkin Soup

4 Ingredient Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. Today I am sharing one of my weeknight ‘go to ‘ recipes.  I have been eating this since I was a kid and now own kids ask for it all the time. It only uses only a few ingredients, tastes amazing and is healthy too. What more […]

Savoury Mince


Hi all, Amanda from Simple Home Cook here. Winter is a great time to bring out the hot dishes but this recipe is great in both summer and winter. Savoury mince is such a versatile recipe and you can add any vegetables you like. I personally like cabbage, carrot and broccoli but you can adjust and […]

Satay Sauce Recipe

Satay Sauce Recipe

Hi all, Amanda from Simple Home Cook here. The recipe I am sharing with you today is a delicious satay sauce – a real homemade one – not from a bottle or a packet to be mixed with water. I have been experimenting for a long time to come up with the perfect satay recipe […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Korma

Slow Cooker Chicken Korma Recipe

Hi everyone, Simple Home Cook here! Today I am sharing with you one of the quickest recipes you can throw together which is perfect for that busy weeknight meal. If you have a spare 5 minutes before leaving in the morning, or after school pickup – this meal will suit you. You can add or […]

Zoodle Lasagne (Zucchini Spaghetti)

Zucchini Pasta recipe - Zoodle

Amanda from ‘Simple Home Cook’ here!   If you are looking for some low carbohydrate dinners to add into your menu for the week, this is a great option. The sauce is quick to make and the zucchini noodles are even quicker – a whole lot quicker than boiling pasta for 15 mins. Better still, you […]

Beef & Vegetable Pasties

Easy family dinner - Beef and Vegetable Pastie

Happy New Year everyone! Amanda from Simple Home Cook here to give you some easy recipes to start off your 2016. My first recipe for Be A Fun Mum this year is ‘Beef and Vegetable Pasties’. Not as easy as a bakery bought pasty but it is still an easy meal which is a whole […]

Hot Cobb Loaf


If you are looking for a delicious dip to entertain guests with on New Year’s Eve – then look no further. This cobb loaf is easy to prepare and can partially be made ahead of time which is a bonus if you have a busy night ahead. I usually like to make the dip part […]

Cheesy Meatballs

Cheesy Meatballs - this recipes makes a huge amount so you can make and freeze ahead of time

This is a HUGE meal that is perfect for a large family, leftovers or for freezing. You can make it with any mince your family prefer but I like it with pork mince since we don’t eat a lot of pork in our house. My pre-requisite is that any meal that I make for my […]

Fun Coloured Appliances

Mint Kettle

Sponsored by Spotlight and Nuffnang Spotlight has launched the IMK Colour range of appliances including kettles, toasters, blenders and stick mixers.  I have been using some of these appliances recently and I couldn’t be happier! They are affordable, stylish and best of all, they come in in a range of fun and vibrant colours. Below […]

Tuna & Fettuccine Bake

Easy Family Meal - Tune Fettuccine Bake

We love tuna pasta and this is a great way to have it – in a bake covered with cheese! It is easy to prepare and perfect for that busy week day as you can make it earlier in the day and it will be in the fridge waiting for you to cook at dinner […]

Best Chicken Noodle Soup

Best Chicken Noodle Soup

It is warming up in Queensland but it is still cold in many parts of Australia (and around the world) so this recipe will still come in handy. It is especially good at the moment given there is a lot of sickness around and a big hit of protein and vegetables is bound to kick […]

Rolled Meatloaf with Ham, Cheese & Spinach

Rolled Meatloaf - stuffed with spinach, ham and cheese

I have been making this recipe for many years now and when I released my cookbook back in 2013, this was the most popular recipe. Lots of people said it tastes just like spaghetti and meatballs. It is a great meal to make ahead of time and keep in the fridge until you are ready […]

Diary of a Family Day

diary of a family day

Sponsored by Sealord and Nuffnang During this year in New Zealand, we’ve been sampling local food brands. One of our discoveries is frozen fish fillets by Sealord. Seriously the BEST pre-prepared fish our family has tasted! And guess what? They are coming to Woolworths and Coles stores in Australia so look out for them. The […]

DIY Paper Cup for Hot Chips!

How to make a paper hot chip cup

My kids love this! On the odd occasion, I make paper chip cups for a special fish & chip dinner at home. They are easy and quick to make and bring a bit of novelty to a regular meal. All you need is a square piece of paper (just cut an A4 piece into a […]