Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Mexican Recipe for Burritos, Tacos and Enchiladas

This is a very easy authentic Mexican beef or chicken dinner recipe that you can use to fill burritos, tacos and enchiladas. Mexican food is great for a group, because you can lay the table with all the ingredients and then get everyone to help themselves. Mexican Burrito, Taco and Enchilada Ingredients 500g topside beef mince, […]

Top 5 Quick & Easy Winter Soups: No 2 Lamb Shank Soup Recipe

This is my family’s recipe and has been handed down over a couple of generations (I got this recipe from my mother, and she got it from her mother, and I’m sure she probably got it from her mother). This soup is great, because you simply put everything in the pot first thing in the […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Roasted Chicken Pieces with Lemon, Garlic and Thyme

This is a great recipe, as you can do all of the preparation work well in advance, then simply do the cooking, which is great if you know you have a big day ahead of you (or perfect for Sunday lunch when you want to be a bit lazy). Roast Chicken Pieces Ingredients 1 whole […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Meat Lasagna (alla Bolognese) Recipe (Rezept or Recept)

If you have some Bolognese sauce in the freezer, then Lasagne is a really quick meal to whip up (perfect to go with the home made garlic bread you have in the freezer). Served with a green salad, it is very satisfying and hearty. Meat Lasagna Recipe Ingredients 1/2 quantity of Bolognese sauce (I usually […]

Easy Chocolate Caramel Slice Recipe

My favourite! I have made this easy caramel slice recipe a couple of times, and have tweaked the original version to make it even better (lush, rich, and just right!). I will definately be making this on the weekend when the girls come over for afternoon tea. Easy Chocolate Caramel Slice Recipe Ingredients 2/3 cup […]

Top 5 Quick & Easy Winter Soups: No 4 Leek, Bacon and Potato Soup Recipe

This soup is delicious, and once you have made it, it will become a permanent fixture on your winter cooking schedule. It is quick to make, can be made in one pot, and is perfect for lunch on a cold winter’s afternoon. Leek, Bacon and Potato Soup Recipe Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 3 stalks […]

Easy Sticky Date Pudding with Rich Caramel Butterscotch Sauce Recipe

This is the perfect rich, lush desert for cold winters nights. It is quite a heavy pudding, but somehow you won’t be able to resist seconds (or thirds!), with lashings of the caramel butterscotch sauce and ice cream. Easy Sticky Date Pudding Recipe Ingredients 170g pitted dates, roughly chopped (or you could snip with scissors) […]

Top 5 Quick & Easy Winter Soups: No 5 Vegetarian Spicy Lentil and Pumpkin Soup Recipe

This spicy lentil and pumpkin soup recipe is a great hearty stew style soup, packed full of very healthy legumes and vegies. Most people expect vegetarian food to be boring and bland, but this is anything but! This recipe makes approximately 10 bowls of soup, so it is perfect if you are feeding a crowd […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Indonesian Beef Satay Skewers with Peanut Satay Sauce Recipe

Satay skewers are a favourite in our house, and they are very versatile. You can serve them with rice and stir fried vegies for a main meal, or serve smaller versions on toothpicks for cocktail parties. Indonesian Beef Satay Skewer Marinade Recipe Ingredients 1kg rump steak, fat removed and cut into 3cm cubes 1/2 brown […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Chicken San Choi Bau Recipe

Recently PS and I have been cooking a lot of ‘old faithfuls’ for dinner. You know the type of recipe, ones that you know off the top of your head, can do in an instant and have it on the table in 15 minutes. As good as they are, even old faithfuls get a bit […]