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 […]

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) […]

Cheese & Ham Macaroni Bake

Ham & Cheese Macaroni Bake

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing an easy family meal that has been a hit with many people, especially children. If you don’t like creamy pastas, then perhaps you would prefer this as a side dish to accompany a chicken dinner. It is also perfect to make ahead and have in the fridge until dinner […]

Corn Fritters

Corn Fritters Recipe

Ingredients 1 ½ cups of sweet corn kernels (fresh corn is so yummy – need about 2 ears, but I often use frozen corn in this recipe) 1 onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon coriander, chopped ¼ cup plain flour Salt & pepper, to taste 1 egg, beaten* Vegetable/canola oil, for frying * Note: If I’m making these for the […]

Wholemeal Pizza Base (2 ingredients)

Wholemeal Pizza Bases

Hi again! Last week I posted a recipe for a vegemite & cheese pull apart and wanted to show you how versatile that dough recipe can be. I have used the same dough but instead used wholemeal flour and turned a pull-apart loaf into mini pizzas. They are great for a snack or lunch box […]

Beef Stroganoff Recipe (you’ll never buy packet mix again!)

Beef Stroganoff Recipe - EASY

You can thank Amanda from Simple home cook for another brilliant recipe to help you with the dinner time madness this week. Here is it. Beef stroganoff is a family favourite recipe that many people make using a recipe base from a packet.  Well… you don’t have to do that anymore with this simple and absolutely delicious recipe.  You […]

Pasta with Avocado Sauce

Pasta with avocado sauce

I’m trying to make more effort with the lunches I make for myself. I want to share one of my favourites at the moment. So, so good! I usually make this when I want to use up left over pasta. Ingredients Cooked pasta (I think spaghetti works best) Half avocado 1 tablespoon cream cheese Salt & […]

Crumbed Chicken with Bacon, Cheese & Macadamia Stuffing

Stuffed Crumbed Chicken Recipe

Crumbed chicken dishes are among my favourite and this one tops the list. They are simple to prepare and is a fantastic make ahead meal to pop into the fridge to bake at dinner time.  It not only is a great weeknight meal, it also doubles as a special meal for a dinner party. Don’t […]