Top 5 Smoothies: Number 4 Mango and Coconut Smoothie Recipe

I remember drinking a smoothie similar to this in a cafe at breakfast on the beach at Palm Cove (in tropical North Queensland near Cairns; think hot sunny days, blue water etc). I have tried to recreate it, but somehow it is never the same… possibly something to do with the location? Anyway, this smoothie […]

Top 5 Smoothies: Number 5 Watermelon and Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are the ultimate fast food fix; roughly chop the ingredients, add to a blender or cup, whizz and it is done. In an instant you have breakfast, morning tea or an after school/work snack made, which makes it perfect for the “I’m hungry mum” chorus. I use a stick blender to whizz up smoothies […]

Easy Date, Nut and Lemon Slice Recipe

This is a quick and easy recipe, perfect for when friends drop in for afternoon tea or when you are asked to “bring a plate”. Date, Nut & Lemon Slice Recipe Ingredients 2 eggs 1/2 cup caster sugar 3 tsp butter, melted 1 tbsp water 1 & 1/4 cups self raising flour 185g pitted dates, […]

Authentic Italian Tiramisu Desert Recipe

This is the best desert recipe that I have come across for the Italian favourite dessert Tiramsu, with delicious coffee flavoured sponge finger biscuits and a light luscious Marscapone based cream. Make it a few hours (or even better, a day) before you plan to serve it. Authentic Italian Tiramisu Desert Recipe Ingredients 2 eggs 75g […]

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 […]

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) […]

Simple, Easy Chocolate Rocky Road Recipe (Perfect for Mother’s Day)

With Mother’s Day fast approaching (the second Sunday of May in most countries), now is the time to make a personalised gift. Chocolate Rocky Road is delicious, simple and cheap to make and looks stunning; the perfect recipe for all the Dads out there to give their kids a hand to make this delicious treat […]

Easter Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Hot cross buns are a favourite in our house at Easter. They are traditionally served on Good Friday, although these days, they are eaten for weeks either side of the Easter holidays. This simple recipe is perfect to do with the kids to celebrate Easter, and are delicious served warm out of the oven or […]

Easy Plain Scone Recipe

Last weekend we decided that we would catch the last of summer and do a bush walk down to the beach in our local national park. Seeing the beautiful summer day outside, we all put on shorts and t-shirts with our cozies on underneath. We managed to walk down to the beach (approx 30 minutes) […]

Healthy Homemade Toasted Muesli Recipe

Making your own muesli will save you heaps in cereal costs at the supermarket (which was the incentive for me to start making my own, and because I couldn’t find a brand that I really liked). Not only that, but you know exactly what goes into it, so you can be sure it has no […]