Shredded Beef Rolls

School is back in full swing and so are most extra-curricular activities.  To parents this means lunch boxes, uniforms, homework, and lots and lots of rushing around.  So week-night meals need to be kept simple.  And you don’t get much easier than a Crockpot meal, just chuck it all in, turn it on and inhale […]

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Lemon Pepper Chicken

Every mum needs a stash of last minute meals and what could be easier than grilling some chicken breasts while you make a salad or steam some veges?  And check out those Parmesan Encrusted Potato halves in the background (recipe coming soon!). Lemon Pepper Chicken Ingredients: 4 Chicken Breasts, boneless and skin removed 1/2 Cup […]


Steak with Creamy Mushroom Sauce (and burnt chips!)

  Have you ever shopped for a full grocery order during the school holidays?   I’m talking the  “We don’t have ANY food in the house and my trolley is so full it has a slight lean to one side and keeps steering in that direction, AND I have a large packet of toilet rolls sitting […]

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Country Chicken Pot Pie

Winter has finally made it’s presence known this week.  To be honest, I was starting to doubt that those chilling winter winds were ever going to arrive, but they have and it’s time to change-up the dinner menu and start making the family some winter warmers.  So I’m re-visiting a family favourite and sharing some […]


Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Poached Pears

I’ve always wanted to try poaching pears, and I have seen it done so many times on My Kitchen Rules that one night I decided to give it a go.  The verdict was a thumbs up from the family, and as long as you make sure your pears are cooked through but not over-cooked, it’s […]

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BBQ Shredded Chicken

Are you counting down to the school holidays?  I know I am.  And I’ll be needing some quick and filling lunches to keep my bunch happy and this BBQ Shredded Chicken will do quite nicely.  It’s a crockpot recipe which means it’s a time-saver and it’sperfect for a relaxed weekend lunch, quick dinner before the […]


Home-made Brown Sugar

  The other day I was happily baking away when I discovered that Mr8 and the kids had used up ALL of the brown sugar on their porridge.  So I figured there had to be a way to make my own right?!  And there is!  I kid you not, you can make your own brown […]

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Chicken with Teriyaki Hoisin Sauce

Chicken with Teriyaki Hoisin Sauce

  If I’m looking for a quick week night meal I usually serve something with rice.  Rice is quick, it’s filling and it goes with any number of things from stir-fries to mexican to goulash.  Not to mention that if you are lucky enough to own a rice cooker you can just flick a switch […]


Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon

Being the Carb-Lover that I am, I love pasta, so I have tried my fair share of fettuccine alfredo recipes.  But this recipe is by far the most Amazing Fettuccine Alfredo I have ever tasted.  Mr 8 and the kids couldn’t get enough of it.  I chose to serve it with a seasoned, grilled chicken […]

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white sauce

Simple Microwave Cheesy White Sauce

White Sauce gets a bad wrap as being difficult to make and often turning out lumpy.  Well, when it comes to white sauce I’m not very patient and I tend to add all of my milk at once and it never comes out lumpy! A fluke maybe?  I like to think I am just extraordinarily […]