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Simple choc chip slice – ready in a jiffy

Simple choc chip slice – ready in a jiffy

This simple choc chip slice recipe is for the days when you want an afternoon snack, but you really couldn't be bothered. That's not to say it's not amazingly yummy and moreish, because it is. What it mainly is, is fast. You will memorise the recipe within about two...

Everyone needs a good lentil cottage pie recipe

Everyone needs a good lentil cottage pie recipe

I've got a little vegetarian at home, so we regularly eat vego. Added to that, she won't eat any of the processed 'meat like' vegetarian products, so if I'm not cooking meat-free she's not really getting a balanced diet. A meal like this lentil cottage pie recipe is...

Festive blossoms cupcakes recipe from Crown Street Celebrates

Festive blossoms cupcakes recipe from Crown Street Celebrates

Years ago I used to live across the road from Crown Street Public School at #307. It was a huge, rundown terrace house that we filled with friends, frivolity and dysfunction. We were all living silly student lives, really. Up until all hours, running ourselves into...

Healthy flaxseed and apricot bliss balls recipe (delish!)

Healthy flaxseed and apricot bliss balls recipe (delish!)

These flaxseed and apricot bliss balls are just the ticket when you need a little pick-me-up. I'm trying not to eat between meals right now, but the 4 o'clock slump gets me nearly every day. I find the munching on just one of these lovely apricot bliss balls is enough...

Fudgy triple chocolate chocolate chip muffins

Fudgy triple chocolate chocolate chip muffins

Oh my, these triple chocolate chip muffins are GOOD. We're not talking 'coasting through' good, either. We're talking A+, here's your medal, thanks for working hard GOOD. Like my subtle end-of-year results comparison there? Are you listening, kids? So, when the kids...

Sweet-as honey biscuits (like your gran makes)

Sweet-as honey biscuits (like your gran makes)

I don't know if you've noticed, but I'm really old-school when it comes to recipes. I like the granny recipes like these honey biscuits more than anything. Recipes that have been made hundreds of thousands of times over the years by thousands of people. The kind of...

Sophie’s lovely golden syrup biscuits

Sophie’s lovely golden syrup biscuits

My absolute favourite cookbook right now is Sophie Hansen's A Basket By the Door. If you haven't picked up a copy of this gem, snag one immediately. Even if you never make these beautiful golden syrup biscuits, or the apple, fennel and pork sausage rolls or a batch of...

Easy Italian biscuits like our nonna makes

Easy Italian biscuits like our nonna makes

My Italian mother-in-law Maria (FYI 99% of Italian mothers-in-law are called Maria), makes a mighty fine biscuit. She generally has a batch of easy Italian biscuits coming out of the oven on any given day. And by 'batch' I mean around 200 biscotti. Marias don't do...

Our delightful caramel apple teacake

Our delightful caramel apple teacake

Even the word 'apple teacake' makes me feel warm and fuzzy. There's just something about cooked apples that speaks to the child within. And 'tea time' is pretty much my favourite time in any day. So, this particularly delightful apple teacake originally came from a...

A date loaf worth dating

A date loaf worth dating

This unbelievably good date loaf is one of the quickest cakes you’ll ever make. If you don’t think you’re a baker, let this date loaf completely change your mind. I reckon anyone can make it and anyone would like it. It’s not messy, fussy or finicky, but it sure...

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