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Give yourself the gift of this apple and blackberry pie recipe

Give yourself the gift of this apple and blackberry pie recipe

I've fallen so far behind in everything in life (I know you've been there). I was supposed to introduce you to this marvellous apple and blackberry pie from Sophie Hanson's new book at least a month ago. Yet here we are. Don't let my delayed introduction put you off...

No-bake honey nut granola bars with added walnuts and stories

No-bake honey nut granola bars with added walnuts and stories

I'm not sure if you know, but in my 'real life' I've been a writer at SBS Food for over four years. I know, right? I some of the content that supports the foodie shows like Cook Like an Italian, The Cook Up with Adam Liaw and Gourmet Farmer (among many other beautiful...

Homemade protein balls are a quick and nutritious snack

Homemade protein balls are a quick and nutritious snack

If you're after a quick and healthy afternoon snack for your kids, these homemade protein balls are perfect. It can be hard getting older kids to 'snack right', but if you make it tasty they'll go for it. A nutritious boost in the afternoon will get them through until...

The best chocolate cake in the world – yes, really!

The best chocolate cake in the world – yes, really!

Woah, what? The best chocolate cake in the world? Are we kidding? Not kidding. 'Fast Ed' Halmagyi has a new book out and we made the liquid-centred chocolate cake from the book last weekend. It was amazing. A. MAZ. ING. In fact, calling it the best chocolate cake in...

Healthy homemade chocolate digestives recipe

Healthy homemade chocolate digestives recipe

Ooh, this is such a good one! Who wouldn't want to devour a batch of homemade chocolate digestives bickies for afternoon tea? Me, that's who! I first started tinkering around with this recipe when I discovered that our beloved McVities chocolate digestives contained...

A ginger fluff recipe from the CWA

A ginger fluff recipe from the CWA

Oh, for the love of a good cake recipe! You can never have too many. I especially like the ones that are quick to whip up, like this ginger fluff goodie from the new cookbook from CWA Victoria, From Our Kitchen To Yours. Isn't the name CWA comforting when you're about...

How to make taralli

How to make taralli

Taralli are like very crispy bagels and are made to various recipes all over Italy. My kids' Nonna makes hers with fennel seeds and they are moreish and perfect for an afternoon snack, to serve instead of bread at the dinner table or with dips, olives and gooey cheese...

These are the BEST peanut butter biscuits

These are the BEST peanut butter biscuits

I'll admit I have a tendency to get a bit gushy about a good biscuit, but these are lit-er-ally (as my tween says 127 times a day) the BEST peanut butter biscuits, bar none. The caps are needed. I almost called them the "BEST peanut butter biscuits EVER", but even I...

A kind-of fancy blueberry bundt cake

A kind-of fancy blueberry bundt cake

Do you have a bundt cake tin? I've had one for years, but rarely use it except to make this blueberry bundt cake. I am never sure if you can just make an ordinary cake recipe in the bundt tin, or if you need a special bundt cake recipe. All to do with cooking times in...

Wholemeal apple scrolls that are quick to make

Wholemeal apple scrolls that are quick to make

We try to limit the amount of processed foods the kids eat, which often finds me needing a quick bake to get something into the lunchboxes. These wholemeal apple scrolls are a reliable go-to.  You can mix up the dough using just Greek yoghurt and wholemeal...

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Give yourself the gift of this apple and blackberry pie recipe

Give yourself the gift of this apple and blackberry pie recipe

I've fallen so far behind in everything in life (I know you've been there). I was supposed to introduce you to this marvellous apple and blackberry pie from Sophie Hanson's new book at least a month ago. Yet here we are. Don't let my delayed introduction put you off...

Please don’t let me fall at the last hurdle

Please don’t let me fall at the last hurdle

So here we are. My son turns 18 very soon. EIGHTEEN! It feels bitter sweet, but mostly bitter. I see him there, this child about to be thrust into adulthood. He is six foot six, broad and big boned - incontestably a total unit. Larger than life and full of unstoppable...

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