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 – […]

Ham & Egg Bites

Ham & Egg Bites

Hi all, Simple Home Cook here! Do you want more uses for that cake pop machine that is sitting in your cupboard and never gets used? This recipe tries something a little different so dust off the cobwebs and give it a go. This is a very easy one and great for making a quick […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Frozen Watermelon Pops

Frozen Watermelon Pops

My kids love fruit in general, but when I freeze those juicy pieces, it’s even more appealing to them, especially on a hot afternoon after school. I’ve frozen orange pieces (in their skins), pineapple pieces and yoghurt covered blueberries. This week, I froze watermelon pieces on sticks and it was a big hit with the […]

Sesame Bars

Sesame Bar Recipe

Hi everyone! Simple Home Cook here to give you a lovely recipe that is perfect for that after school snack. These sesame bars are simple to make, use minimal ingredients and are much cheaper than store bought varieties – not to mention, using less packaging. This recipe does contain peanut butter so if your school […]

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


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 […]