Lunch Box Inspiration Ideas

lunch box inspriation ideas

I’ve been making lunch boxes for years and years! This week, I did a big batch of baking that should last me about 3 weeks into the school term. I freeze it all in containers and then just take out what I need of a morning, add fresh fruit/vegetables/protein into the lunch box and it’s […]

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 […]

Sushi Sandwiches – Lunch Box Idea

Lunch box idea - sushi sandwiches

Sushi sandwiches are easy for kids to eat and they are a little more novel than your regular sandwich. What you need Sliced Bread Fillings of choice Food Picks or Tooth picks (I mainly use food picks) Cut the crust of bread. Roll bread lightly to flatten slightly. This will give a little more length […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Melted Snowman Biscuits

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

MELTED SNOWMAN BISCUITS It is that time of year and soon we will be bombarded with end of year parties, kindergarten get-togethers, endless parties and family gatherings. Are you always stuck with – “bring a platter or something to share?” Here is a cute little idea that the kids will go bonkers over. I usually […]

Passionfruit Cheesecake Slice

Passionfruit Cheesecake Slice

Cheesecake is one of my favourite desserts but I only make it for special occasions. This is because it is too dangerous for a whole cheesecake to be sitting in our fridge at home. My husband doesn’t eat it so I will work my way through it piece by piece until the whole thing is […]

Cheesy Veggie Muffins

Cheese and Vegetable Muffins

My friend Susan from The Book Chook (and if you haven’t seen her blog, you should check it out) gave me this recipe YEARS ago, and I found it again the other day and decided to do up a batch for lunch boxes this week. They went down really well with my kids (3 out […]

Gingerbread People

Gingerbread Recipe - Gingerbread man

Who doesn’t love gingerbread? These delicious cookies are easy to make and keep for a long time.   You can even freeze them (prior to decorating) to always have them on hand and actually, they are even better if you eat them straight from the freezr – cold and crunchy! To make my life easier, I […]

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 […]

Whole Food Lunch Box Ideas

Whole food lunch box ideas

School lunch boxes: over the years, I’ve changed my perspective from trying to work out how to fill them to looking at it as an opportunity to feed nutritious food to my kids. For me it stated with challenging myself to pack left over dinner items in the lunch box for a week (blogged about […]

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 […]