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 […]

Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

Porcupine Meatballs Recipe - slow cooker

This is an all-time favourite of mine and the perfect winter meal. It is cheap, easy and versatile too as it can be made on the stove top or in the slow cooker. My kids absolutely love it and it is a great family meal to warm the soul on these cold nights. This recipe […]

Bread Rolls – Recipe

Best bread roll recipe - Thermomix and non-Thermomix

Eating fresh bread is one of my favourite treats. My mum used to make bread when we lived in Papua New Guinea and the taste always takes me back to those times in my childhood. It tastes just the same as I remember! I’ve developed a bit of a process on how I like to […]

Mini Chicken Pies

Mini Chicken Pies

Hi everyone! Amanda from Simple Home Cook here and this time I have a savoury snack for you instead of the sweet ones I have been posting lately. I love a good meat pie but chicken pies come a pretty close second in my opinion. These crunchy little packages taste fantastic and are easy make […]

BBQ Chicken Seasoning

How to make your own BBQ Chicken Seasoning Mixture

Hot Chooks! I love a shop bought hot chicken! Convenient, not much more expensive than baking your own, oh and the flavour! Have you ever wished you could re-create the same seasoning?! I think I may have come close! Check it out! Ingredients 6 tablespoons salt 3 tablespoons curry powder 3 tablespoons black pepper 1.5 […]

Where do the ugly fruit and vegetables go?

Organic gardening

I’m making it part of my weekly routine. On the weekend, I head out to the garden and harvest for the week and then do my weekly meal plan using the vegetables as inspiration. The garden is changing the way I think about food and I love that. With the above (amazing) harvest, this is what I […]

Chicken Stock Recipe

I make my own stock in the Thermomix (you can buy your own or find a stove top recipe here). Ingredients BBQ Chicken carcass Onion (quartered) 2 Cloves of garlic (skin on) Pinch salt 1.2 litre water Herbs of choice (I like to use a few bay leaves, thyme & a few black peppercorns) Thermomix Method […]

Slow Cooker: Sweet Pulled Pork Recipe

Slow Cooker - Sweet pulled pork recipe

This was a hit meal with my friend Bernie’s teen kids. The leftovers make for yummy lunches too.   Ingredients 1.5kg shoulder pork (The shoulder is best for slow cooking as it shreds best. It is also a sweet cut of meat) 500g bbq sauce 300ml Coke or Cola (use caffeine free varieties if desired) […]