Mushroom Triangles

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Brought to you by the Australian Mushroom Growers Association. I’m going to tell you something and you’re going to think I’m fibbing. I’ve written this very thing on my blog once before, I’m sure, but I just can’t find it. If I had to take one good onto a deserted island, it would be mushrooms. I know, I know… for a cake-lover like me, it sounds weird. It’s true though….

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Chocolate Slice. Just like grandma used to make.

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This is one of those slices that you had as a kid. In fact you might have bought it from one of those Cake & Slice stalls at your school. Perhaps your grandma used to make it, and she wrote in on a small scrap of paper {no doubt with some sort of floral print on it}, and gave it to your mother and now here you are… making it…

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Cheaty, no-bake Mother’s Day cake

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This is for the non-bakers. The I-don’t-have-timers. The I-want-to-but-I’m-just-not-sure-I-caners. This is for the kids who would most likely burn down a house if they ever attempted to bake a cake. And this is for the dads who want to impress their wife {or baby mama} but wouldn’t know how to cream butter to save their lives. It’s the totally cheaty, no-bake cake. I’m the chief cake-maker in my family, so…

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Nigella Lawson’s Simple Macaroni Cheese

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I don’t want to sound like I’m throwing a pity party, but well… I kinda am. At some point last week I hurt my back. There’s nothing like back pain, well I know nothing like back pain. It’s debilitating, and makes me so grateful for my health when I have it {and how dearly I want my normal, healthy back to return}. If you’re going to throw a pity party,…

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The best chewy choc-chip cookies EVER

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We all know there are two types of people in the world: the chewys and the crunchies. I happen to sit on the chewy side. Give me slightly undercooked and deliciously soft any day. I don’t not like crunchies. They’re perfectly fine people. They just don’t know what they’re missing out on. Like really. With the end of daylight savings and kids being excited about life in general, my girls…

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Anzac slice recipe with choc-chips

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I’m a lover of Anzac biscuits. I’ve made them a trillion times before {maybe not a trillion, but you know what I mean}. These ones are the business if you want to try a standard recipe. This year I tried something new, and I’m oh-so-glad I did. This is an Anzac slice recipe with choc-chips. Choc-chips make EVERYTHING better. For those who aren’t in Australia, you might be wondering what…

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Breakfast Tarts: The perfect weekend brunch recipe

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Happy Friday! Today I have the lovely Erin, of Erin Made This, making beautiful breakfast tarts. Flaky pastry, gooey egg, a little prosciutto. Yum. I hope you enjoy. x I am love a tart. Sweet or savoury, it doesn’t really matter. I love them so much for their simplicity. There is nothing easier or more satisfying than throwing your favourite filling in some pastry then baking it to perfection. They…

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Delicious dinner: Roast pumpkin tarts

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My sister and her husband flew in for the weekend and they were arriving mid-morning. I wanted to make them something to eat for when they arrived, and after spotting something on a cooking show earlier in the week {but not grabbing the recipe, dang!} I decided to create a version of it. This is a beautiful roasted pumpkin tart with ricotta and rocket on top. The pumpkin is chopped…

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Easter Bunny Cupcakes Recipe

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Brought to you by Coles. Easter is a special time of year for us. We’re not overly religious {or religious at all really} but it’s always a nice time to get the family together, enjoy each others company and good food. This year Lacey’s birthday falls on Easter Sunday, so it will make the Easter weekend even more special for us. I made these bunny cupcakes with the girls, and…

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Naughty garlic bread recipe: Eat now, diet later

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Health and well-being types, look away now. This garlic bread recipe is very naughty and no good for anyone, unless you’re someone who is wanting to set your taste-buds on fire and delight the people in your life. This is as naughty as them come; lashings {like, seriously, lashings!} of butter, white crusty bread, and CHEESE. But it’s so moorish and delicious and indulgent. I say bring it out at…

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Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

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It’s cake week in our family. Maybe something was in the water, but all our birthdays {not mine} seem to fall into the next week or so. I call it cake week. This year I’m being sensible. I’ve only made one cake. And I made it a good one. I don’t like to make the same cake twice, unless it’s really good, and I’ll oblige… so I find the hunt…

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Oh-so-good carrot cake

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I’ve never been a huge fan of other people’s food. Like, the idea of eating someone’s lunch from an office fridge is the food equivalent of bungee jumping. I just would not do it. Ten years ago I would have passed up anything that anyone else made, unless I was going to dinner at their house or something. I think we’ve firmly established that I AM WEIRD {but honestly, all…

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Chewy chocolate slice

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Do you ever have one of those days where your diary is empty and you can do whatever you please? I had one of those mornings yesterday. I was dreaming of wearing PJs, baking cakes, and doing lots of nothing with Lulu. First up was making choc-chip slice. So I got out all the ingredients and we started cooking. Lulu doses this cute thing where she wants to be part…

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Fast & Easy: Three delicious family dinner ideas

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Brought to you by Coles. For the past six months I’ve had my Ma living with us. I know for someone people that might be a bit of a nightmare, but it was kinda really lovely. I had to give up my office to make space for her bedroom, but that was really the only big change that happened. She was building a house, and while it built she resided…

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4 ingredient bliss balls : healthy & easy

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I don’t know if you know who your people are, and I’m not sure that I even know who my people are {but I certainly know how wanky that sounds} but there’s something that happens when I meet fellow bloggers that makes me feel like I’m coming home. It just feels good, and natural and easy. Earlier this year, Emma {my Scatter Love partner} was flying up the coast, and…

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Magical Chocolate Mousse for Two

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Hello! I’ve got another beautifully delicious post from Erin today. Enjoy lovers. So Valentine’s Day is around the corner guys. Get ready for the beautifully styled Instagram pictures of roses from your friend’s husbands/partners/secret admirers because if they don’t appear on social media, they never actually happened, right? I know I’m sounding particularly jaded, but I do actually like the sentiment of Valentine’s Day. A day to show someone just…

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5 fun ways with grapes + win an iPad mini

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Brought to you by Australian Grapes. The gang over at Grapes Australia asked me to play around with grapes. Personally, throwing them in a fruit salad is playing around with them, because they’re one of my favourite fruits and I like them just as they are. I’d been eagerly awaiting Aussie grapes to come into season {no foreign ones for me thanks} and when I was at my local market…

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The celebration cake

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Is it bad that I want to do a little dance of joy today? School goes back! Yay! But of course I’ve still got those first day nerves. A new year. A new teacher. New friendships. And I’m not even the kid going to school. But life returns back to a little normality from today forward. I’m welcoming the routine back, and not so enthusiastically embracing packing school lunches again….

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Thermomix Tutti-Fruity Muffins

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“I’MMMMM STARRRRVVVING!” If you’ve got kids, or been around kids, or ever been a kid you’ve probably heard that a million times. Or at least once. I think kids often get starving and remotely peckish mixed up. Nevertheless there’s a lot of consumption of food going on in our household these holidays. I’ve been making these muffins for a very long time. Since 1999 to be exact {that was when…

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Pineapple Dole Whip Recipe

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Back in October I went to Hawaii, and I asked people to tell me what to do there. I learned that people loved Hawaii and loved recommending places to visit, and I also learned that people loved the Dole Whip. “You’ve GOT to try the PINEAPPLE DOLE WHIP!” they yelled through their computers. So I did. I found it in a little ABC Store near our hotel. Hubby was eating…

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Mighty Green Juice Recipe + Grab my FREE ebook

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I can’t remember the last time I had a hangover. And that kinda means that I can’t really remember the last time I had a wild night out either. This is kinda sad. Please don’t cock your head to the side and sigh, thinking of me with pity. I can do without the hangovers but I probably should do something about the wild night out. I’m putting it on my…

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Food as gifts: Choc chip shortbread

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Over this past month I’ve been sharing a few different recipes for food to make as gifts, because who doesn’t love to indulge in good food this time of year? This recipe is easy to make. Super easy. Just throw it all in the food processor or Thermomix and you’re almost done! Ingredients 220g chilled unsalted butter, chopped 2 cups plain flour 1/2 cup rice flour 2/3 cup caster {superfine}…

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Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls

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There’s something about Tim Tams that brings people together and gets them excited. To be brutally honest, I didn’t really like those suckers until recently… but now I’m kinda enjoying them {HIPS SAY NO}. This is a super easy recipe, and one that the kids can help with. I just threw everything into my Thermomix, blended the bejeezus out of it and then rolled into balls. Box them up, tie…

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Nigella Lawson’s mini chocolate pavlovas

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We had our family Christmas party on the weekend. My sister is giving birth in a week or so, and we’re not sure how Christmas will be, so we decided to celebrate a little early. A celebration isn’t a celebration in my family unless there’s chocolate pavlova involved. I usually make one big one, or two depending on how many people we have. But this time I went CRAZY and…

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Easy peasy dinners: Chicken with roast pumpkin + beetroot salad

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Brought to you by Coles. You know I very much dislike the dinner time battle {I wrote about it here} so if there’s anyway I can make it easier on myself {and you!} I’ll jump at it. Coles and I will be working together for the next 12 months to bring you a recipe each month, with a big focus on easy, meals that anyone can create at home. Hopefully…

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