Excuse me a moment while I do a little boasting and admire my two perfectly roasted chickens.  Perfect, did I say Perfect?  Why yes I did, and they were quite spectacular.  Even if I do say so myself.  In fact, I can see myself roasting a few more chickens […]

BBQ Chicken

  My Mother-In-Law has a secret!  Nothing really earth shattering, but I’m pretty excited about it.  She has secretly been  updating her supply of  cookbooks.  She shared her little secret with me a couple of weeks ago when we went to The Sunshine Coast for a weekend catch-up.  There we […]

Sate Beef

  School holidays are an excellent time to try out new lunch box recipes with the kids.  If they totally hate it I can make them something quick and easy like a Vegemite Sandwich so they don’t starve, and if they like it…Bonus!!  And if Mr8 and I like it, […]

Greek Yoghurt Chicken Salad

By now you know we’re a carb loving, garlic and chilli devouring kind of family.  Yes, even the smallest member of our household loves a good dose of chilli with her pasta.  Weird I know, but I guess it’s just what they have grown up on.  So, for us this […]

Pasta Amatriciana (code for Bacon and Chilli)

  This is one of those meals that I like to keep for a Friday night.  It’s quick and easy, but feels like you are having Indian Take-away.  And it’s not too spicy for the kids either, so even my picky eater, The Vegemite Kid (who, I might add,  even […]

Indian Chicken Bites

So, who do we know that would be crazy enough to plan a last minute children’s birthday party, send invitations out and cater for it all with a week’s notice?  O.K.  Yes, it was me.  Why a week’s notice?  Well, it seems a lot of children were born in August […]

A Rapunzel Birthday

  It’s school holidays, and I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m living in the kitchen.  And while I love cooking, I’d rather be enjoying this time playing with my kids, going to the park, shooting bubbles with our new water pistols and trying out new craft […]

Butterscotch Pudding

I’m playing catch-up with my housework today after spending the past week preparing for Miss 6’s Rapunzel Party in the park, so I thought I would share a quick recipe that’s really handy for when times get busy.  If you ask me, quesadillas are really just a fancy form of […]

Chicken Quesadillas

  You may have noticed by now that we eat a lot of chicken.  A LOT OF CHICKEN!!  In fact, my first cookbook may very well be called “101 Ways With Chicken”.  What do you think?  Catchy?  But chicken is just so versatile.  You can throw it into the crockpot, […]

Dijon Chicken

Not much to say this Saturday night  (I’m a little partied-out!) except that it’s quick, healthy and very, very tasty! Moroccan Rubbed Grilled Steak Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 tsp Ground Allspice 1 tsp Ground Cumin 1 tsp Ground Ginger 1 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Ground Coriander 1/2 […]

Steak with Moroccan Seasoning