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Lunch, Meal Ideas, Savoury Smoko

The Lightest and Fluffiest Cheese Scones

Four ingredient scones that don’t require you to rub any butter – winning! These light and fluffy cheese scones will soon replace any old cheese scone recipe that you have been making. No need to rub any butter and in fact – have no butter in them! All you will need;Self raising flourWaterEggsFlavoursome cheese like […]

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Mandy’s Chocolate Cake

This one-pot recipe will be your new go-to chocolate cake recipe! When I asked Joe what was one of the favourite things that his mum used to bake, he replied her chocolate cake. So I rang my father in law and asked if he could locate the well thumbed and cocoa stained recipe book that […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas

A Warming Vegetable Soup

Nothing gets better than a warming, flavoursome and delicious vegetable soup. You will want a good flavoursome broth to boost your soups flavour but also add extra nutritious goodies to your soup.You can find my method for making a good stock broth here.Alternatively you can use store bought broth or simply a store bought stock. […]

Meal Ideas

Beer Beef and Beer Dumplings

This is a genius way of making a small amount of stewing beef stretch to feed a larger crowd. The dumplings are a filling addition to your casserole and when served with a selection of green veggies – should satisfy any family or crowd of visitors. This recipe can be made both in your oven […]

Breakfast, Meal Ideas, Sweet Smoko

Instant Pot Yoghurt

Ever wondered what the yoghurt button on your instant pot or multi cooker does? Give this recipe a go and surprise yourself! Many brands of magic pot seem to have a yoghurt button function. Have a look on yours and see.Remember I call my multi cooker a magic pot as I am always surprised at […]

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Station Brownie

This is quite simply delicious and one piece is never enough. You can quite simply use raisins, or mix it up with a combination of raisins, dried apricots and cranberries.  You decide! The recipe is also easily doubled. And would you believe it can be made all in one pot! There is nothing better than […]

Puddings, Sweet Smoko

Coffee Slice (no bake)

This slice takes no time to whip up, is perfect in the smoko bag, as a gift, or simply the perfect plate when you head to a friends house. This year I even cut the slice into bite sized pieces and placed them in little Christmas decorated themed tins. I gave them as gifts along […]

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One Pot Oaty Caramel Slice

Nothing beats a gorgeous caramel slice – except one that is made in one pot! This quick and easy recipe takes no time at all to whip up. It doubles really easy too.And the oats make this recipe healthy – right?! When I gre up my mum would make tan square most weeks when she […]

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Belgium Biscuits

Sweet and warmly spiced biscuits, sandwiched with raspberry jam, iced and sprinkled with jelly crystals. What more can you ask for in a biscuit! This recipe is an oldie, but it’s a goodie. The name of these biscuits originates from the First World War when it was first named the Empire biscuit or the Imperial […]

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Peppermint Slice

An easy no bake – no fail slice This is an all time favourite recipe of mine. I don’t particularly like cutting slices with solid chocolate toppings, which coincidentally a lot of peppermint slice recipes have, because I can never get through the whole slice without cracking a few tops. With this recipe you won’t […]

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Soft and Sweet Date Scones

If you follow along on instagram you’ll know this is my go to recipe for sweet scones, it’s just so adaptable. Here are many reasons why this recipe is so adaptable. You can use the following alternative ingredients to make this recipe suit you; You could use either lemonade or soda water (omit the sugar […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas

Making a Hearty Broth

This is the beginning of a good vegetable soup, risotto or flavour for a casserole.   I know it may seem like a lot of admin – but make this while you wash up after your roast dinner.  You don’t have to make soup now – simply pop it in the freezer for another day.  […]

Lunch, Meal Ideas

Pea and Ham Soup

Have you got half a ham left in the freezer from Christmas?  Were you like me, and when you had had enough, you just bundled it up in an old bread bag and threw it in the freezer to deal with another day? Then this is it! A super delicious and filling way to use […]