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I have put together a list of information, sharing with you How to start a Blog and lessons I have learnt along the way. I hope my tips help you create a successful blog.

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  • Thank you so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge on this topic. I wondered if you have any advice for getting a good header design? I have tried a couple of things but I’m just not happy with it and I’m not sure how to go about getting one that I like and would be attractive to readers. My blog is aimed mainly at women and I feel mine is a bit masculine at the moment.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      If you like using an image behind your logo you could use an image from one of your blog posts or purchase a stock image with the feel you are wanting for your blog. I don’t mind your logo, perhaps you need to just freshen it up with a matching colours in your sidebar and a new background image.ReplyCancel

  • Lillian

    you are such a clever chook Kat I don’t know how you do it all. I often wonder if I want to start a blog, so I appreciate you putting this together that I can refer back to.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      thank you Lillian, bookmark this page so you can come back to it when you have the ‘itch’ to start a blog :)ReplyCancel

There is always something to learn about blogging, from code to SEO, time management to what is the best plugins. As I look back on the past 5 years of blogging I share a few lessons I have learnt.

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  • Serious dedication, Kat! What an incredible effort to keep at this for 5 years – good on you. You’ve created a really wonderful resource for parents. And I love your honesty :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Naw thank you Eva, I do love this little space.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie

    Thanks for the tips. Your timing is perfect. I am just starting a blog of my own. I am looking forward to your help.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Bonnie, please share your blog with me when you have it up and running, I’d love to visit it!ReplyCancel

  • Lana

    Congrats Kat! That’s awesome. How /where can you find the blogging community? Is there a forum or meetup group people go to?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I have found a wonderful group of blogging friends from conferences that I have attended and we keep in touch via facebook. You can also find groups on facebook like QLD bloggers, Brisbane Bloggers, search your local area and add bloggers into the title and you may find one. There is also the Aussie Bloggers group which is a wonderfully supportive group.ReplyCancel

  • Annette Higgins

    I just started my own blog at WordPress and did my first post.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Annette that is so exciting, please send me the link I would love to read it!ReplyCancel

  • Trudy Stanton

    I have beenr reading your blog since shortly after you started, it’s my place to go to when I have my morning cuppa. What I love about your blog Kat is that it’s real, it’s honest and you don’t sugar coat anything. You give us some great tips and remind us to do things in our homes that can easily be forgotten, or as busy mums we don’t have time to think of. The biggest would be that I was doing everything for my kids, they were 7 and 9 at the time and I stepped back and saw that your 6 year old twins were making their bed and as you put it, not perfect, but they still did it, and they were helping with chores around the house. Thats that day that big changes happened in my home, for the better. From the bottom of my heart Kat, thank you, thank you for everything you do to run your blog and share with us.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Naw Trudy, music to my ears thank you so much for your beautiful words xReplyCancel

  • Donna Stanley

    Kat I don’t know how you do it, I don’t have a desire to write a blog, but I love learning more about you and how you are a master at blogging, you just simply amaze me in everything you do, your dedication, how open you are but yet still have your privacy (I love how you have kept that about your kids, I admire that despite us all wondering and wanting to know more about them) and mostly I just love your passion for what you do, it’s clear how much you love it.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I do love it, and I think if you don’t have a passion for what you do you shouldn’t do it! Thank you Donna xReplyCancel

  • Cheryl

    I only read your blog, I make sure I find time for it every few days. Congratulations on 5 years, you are just amazing.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Cheryl, you are very sweet xReplyCancel

  • felicity

    Hi kat,I love the practicality of your site,I check it every day,I even check it before all my other emails!!!im a bit of a control freak !I love every aspect of your site ,its so fresh and clean,a pleasure to read.Happy birthday ?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Felicity, that’s so sweet that it’s your #1 task!! So pleased that you enjoy reading the site and your feedback, it’s exactly what I am going for!!ReplyCancel

  • Annette

    Thanks for your wonderful tips about blogging. This is perfect timing as I started a blog on Friday.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Wahoo, another bloggers, how exciting, please share your blog URL here I would love to visit it!!ReplyCancel

  • Congratulations on 5 years! I just looked back to check and realised I just passed the 4year mark and forgot all about it. I think I have some learning to do though. I think I understand blogging just as much as I did when I first started. It is just a bit of an all consuming hobby for me. Looking forward to reading your tips.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      There is so much to learn and then when you think you have learnt that element, it changes and there is a different way to do it. Never ending! Yay congrats on 4 years!! You may enjoy the tips I share on Thursday!!ReplyCancel

  • You were a natural right from the start, Kat. Sharing useful, useable information in such a positive, uplifting, meaningful way. I’m so glad you found such a good niche and settled in so quickly and so well. xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you lovely and I remember you commenting on my blog way back then!!ReplyCancel

  • Bev Lange

    Hi Kat, happy 5th blogiversary (love the name). I am a quiet follower of most of your things, my kids are grown up and gone but I still love reading your tips etc.
    Whilst I may not always do the job for the day, it’s always in the back of my mind to do another time and wow, who would have thought there are so many extras that need to be done.
    Keep up the fantastic work that you are doing, you are a true joy with your positive attitude. xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Bev, there is always something to do around the home, no rest for the wicked!! Thank you for taking time out to message me, I really appreciate it xxReplyCancel

  • Congratulations Kat! You lessons and tips are invaluable, as is everything you share here. Bring on the next 5 years!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Nikki xReplyCancel

  • pam davies

    Congratulations Kat ! take a bow I can’t believe how 5 years has passed so quickly !ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      So very quickly, and I am looking forward to the next 5!!ReplyCancel

  • Congratulations Katrina, what an incredible achievement! I certainly find it a struggle to find a balance between blog and family (especially with two under school at home). It’s something I’m really working on. Thanks for your tipsReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Michelle.ReplyCancel

  • While working on my blog I have learnt the importance of making notes about post ideas. Too many times I have had a great idea and not written it down, thinking that I would easily remember it later. Unfortunately that has not always been the case. I am only a beginner blogger so I am very interested in learning about how other people go about things in this space.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      You are going to love tomorrows blog post Jen 😉ReplyCancel

  • Congrats on 5 years Kat! You’re an inspiration to me and really live what you share online. Here’s to the next five years xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Chrissie xxReplyCancel

  • Congratulations Kat, 5 years is amazing. Balance is a struggle for me so I’m going to take on board your tips and I look forward to the rest of the tips this week. Your blog is fabulous and I love visiting it and all the practical advice. Well done to you on such a milestone and here’s to the next 5 years. xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Vicki xReplyCancel

  • Great list! Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hope it helps JacintaReplyCancel

  • Congratulations on 5 years! I’m just starting out on my blogging journey, so looking forward to learning from a guru! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      LOL Guru, feels like it after 5 years!! Ask any questions if you have any, I’m more than happy to help :)ReplyCancel

  • Well done! 5 years is a great effort. Here is my tip – don’t write a post for the sake of writing – eg if you think you must write every Tuesday and Thursday for example. Write because the inspiration strikes you or because something really interests you – it comes through in the posts if it is an ‘obligation’ post.ReplyCancel

    • I agree completely. I make sure I take notes when a topic occurs to me and then write as much as I can while the inspiration is still strong. This might be between cooking dinner and supervising homework, whenever I have the ideas. I then schedule that post for a later date so I don’t feel like I have to rush to get something published.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      that’s a fabulous tip!!ReplyCancel

  • Congratulations Kat! And great post… I am new to blogging and found your lessons learnt very helpful. I look forward to reading more tips!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Please share you blog Sophie, I’d love to visit it :)ReplyCancel

      • Sophie

        Thanks Kat. It’s, a resource website and blog dedicated to helping those navigate their being bridesmaid experience. Congrats again! ?ReplyCancel

        • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

          Ooh wow, my daughters are going to be junior bridesmaid early next year, off to have a looksie at your blog :)ReplyCancel

  • WOW!!!! 5 years! You are such an inspiration to me (and so many others!) Kat. I love the lessons you’ve learnt and there’s certainly a lot of tips I will be taking away from this post – particularly about finding a good balance. Happy 5 years! xxxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you lovely, balance is so important otherwise you are going to burn out and both the blog and family will suffer for it.ReplyCancel

  • Love those top tips! Happy Blogaversary! Congratulations on all you have achieved in the last five years and here’s to (at least) five more!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      thank you Sammie :)ReplyCancel

  • Congratulations on 5 years! Your blog was one of the first that I followed regularly and has always been an inspiration. I think privacy and anonymity is important and have kept my kids names and faces out of my blog. They are great hand models! I don’t have my photo on my blog either – which is a “no no” …Oh well! Still working on finding a good balance.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      keeping faces off the blog must be hard, good on you though for going to the effort. :)ReplyCancel

  • I’ve kept my daughters real name off the blog too for the same reasons. I occasionally google her name to make sure nothing links back to my blog just incase. I’m more worried about in the future when she gets to school as well because I know how cruel kids can be and I can only imagine it’s gotten worse now with social media.

    Congrats on 5 years Kat!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      that’s a good idea googling their names, I’ve never done that might go do it just to check they haven’t been mentioned. Great idea that you are thinking of your daughters future :)ReplyCancel

  • Happy Blog Birthday – what an awesome 5 years it has been for you! Your blog is a true inspiration to others moms and wives out there – I love it all. Thanks so much and keep it up xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      thank you Caley xReplyCancel

  • Gosh 5 years and you’ve achieved so much, thanks for sharing these invaluable tips with us! I intend to go back through posts and check I was careful with schools/names, as not sure I was a vigilant at the start! xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      thank you lovely xxReplyCancel

A delicious dinner the family will enjoy, fresh roast vegetables with chicken. Cooked in one dish so you don’t have to do a lot of washing up!

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  • I love the look of this one dish dinner – might give it a whirl with the fussy trio! xReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      It’s great and so much less mess to clean up, i love it.:)ReplyCancel

  • Di

    I rarely cook roasts they seem too hard. this looks delicious and love the idea of using more than just potato and pumpkin for the roast vegetables.ReplyCancel

  • LOVE LOVE that one dish chicken bake!!! YESSS! YUM!ReplyCancel

  • Yes! A wonderful idea with a one pot roast! I tried your mexican pasta bake and it was great!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It’s an easy roast to make Kat (love your name!!) ooh teh mexican pasta is delicous, we love mexican here, so I am pleased you enjoyed it.ReplyCancel

      • I think i made the veggies to big and they were still very crunchy when I took the pan out of the oven. I might need to boil them a bit beforehand. But… the chicken was cooked perfectly!!! (I’ve had trouble with chicken in the past haha).ReplyCancel

  • Veronica

    looks yummy! What temp should I use for this one pls?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Veronica, I have just adjusted the recipe and included cook at 180C. Hope you enjoy it xReplyCancel

  • Amy

    Yummo! Looks great. Will give this one a go for sure. Looks easy to prepare earlier in the day then throw in the oven after school pickup.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Exactly Amy! So nice and easy.:)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    This looks so good – I’ll be making this tomorrow night! I love the variety of mixed roasted vegies, even my fussy hubby should like this…soo much to choose from. The one pan is an added bonus! Thankyou :)ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Absolutely Lisa! I love that you can add whatever vegetabes you have in your fridge that need using up.ReplyCancel

  • Sonya

    Sorry – the chicken pieces were raw at 180’c for 40minutes – after 1hr I’ve taken it out & fried it in the frypan – the veggies are cooked thoughReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      ooh no Sonya, did you slice the pieces into thirds? If I would cook mine for 40 minutes they would dry out, sorry this didn’t work for you :(ReplyCancel

Take a step back and see the kids behaviour as a form of communication rather than taking it personally. Be more intentional and deliberate, managing kids and their needs with Peak-Hour Parenting.

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  • Anne-Marie

    What a beautiful and inspiring story! Thank you for sharing Tracy.

    My children are still quite young 5 & 7 and I also believe that the time and love you put into them, builds them into who they will be. My seven year old son has quite bad asthma and has had several trips to hosptial which i have always been there for. And a few weeks ago an acute pain in my side made me go to hospital. I wanted go by myself and have my husband to mind the kids at home so they were away from the germ filled hosptial, but my son insisted on coming with me because he didn’t want me to be there by myself. I let him come and he was the best company and support for the 5 hours we were there!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh that is just beautiful, Anne-Marie! xReplyCancel

  • Corrina

    Thanks for the share, very inspiring for me. Putting a plan of action in place, is what myself and hubby try to do but sometimes lose sight of that and get caught up in the emotions of the moment as Tracy says. its a never ending battle isn’t it. This inspires me to stay focused on the end goal, a loving, caring, giving, confident young adult to be oh so proud of :)ReplyCancel

  • Angela

    A great practical reflection, thank you! Now it’s time for me to reflect on ‘starting from where you want to end’.ReplyCancel

  • Paulina

    “starting from where you want to end” love it because it is so important and as a parent we want to be proud to say I raised this child and they be a great reflection of us. with so much to do on a daily basis this makes me want to step back and say ok where are and where do I want to go let’s redirect. My babies are still young I have time ! And that’s funny because time is one thing I always say I need more of. Thank you for an awesome post!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It’s a great read isn’t it Pauline. Yes I always wish I can have more time too. Time for the mundane tasks, but time because I think my kids are growing up so quickly.ReplyCancel

  • Great tips! Bedtime for our 6 year old who lives with high functioning autism can be tricky and the 16 year old is 16! But we hold fast on school daysReplyCancel

  • These are great tips – we are currently in the peak hour parenting with a toddler and a baby! I often think about how structure and routines change as children grow up – but some things (the basics) will always remain the same!
    Bedtime is crucial for us and always will be – sleep is so important – something children don’t understand.

Slow cooker recipes are perfect for nights you are busy, to come home from a long day and know there isn’t much preperation ahead for dinner is a relief.

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  • Yum! This looks delicious. I’ve been wanting to use my slow cooker more, so thank you. I’m going to give this a red hot crack. xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I love using the slow cooker, especially with simple chuck in the bowl style kinda dishes, good home cooked meal with little effort!!ReplyCancel

  • Jodie

    Mine is in the slow cooker right now, but doesn’t look very juicy. Does the sauce develop as it cooks? Or should I maybe make some extra sauce to boost it a bit?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Jodie, ooh no I’ve just realised I have left 1/2 cup soy sauce from the list. I was looking at the ingredients to wonder why it’s not so sauce, this would be why. I am terribly sorry.ReplyCancel

      • Jodie

        Oh that’s ok Katrina, I’ve just put the soy sauce in now……and I think it looks more like the colour of your’s too!! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Gosh looks really good Kat, I really need to get myself a slow cooker!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh i just love my slow cooker, it is so good through the winter months.ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    If you don’t have cooking sherry handy, is there anything you can substitute it for?ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Hi Mel, White wine would also be fine too.ReplyCancel

  • Clare

    Can’t wait to try it this week. I think it looks like there are veggies based on the pic…. Are there??ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      It’s on my meal plan again this week too, Clare! You can add vegetables if you like. I sometimes add sweet potato, just depending on what i have in the fridge.ReplyCancel

Dirt, dust and germs build up on remote controls, like other surfaces in the home. Follow these tips and steps to clean your remote controls.

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  • Diane

    Can you use the alcohol on the laptop or computer keyboard as well?? My ten year old has his own laptop and a school computer that I am constantly trying to keep clean.. he sneezes on it.. and well, you know they just get everything on them ReplyCancel

    • lol…boys are just great aren't they. Yes cleaning alcohol with a cotton bud is recommended for cleaning laptops/keyboards. Remember to disconnect from the wall before cleaning. Turn keyboard upside down trying to get out all dirt. Try using your vacuum cleaner to gather all dust between keys, or alternatively use your hair dryer to blow out the dirt. ReplyCancel

  • Leila

    Phones are another thing that should be cleaned regularly. Both home and mobiles as they pick up lots of germs and dirt. ReplyCancel

  • Danielle

    We have a tv in the kitchen so we wrap our remote in glad wrap to keep it clean. It works really well.ReplyCancel

  • Marelize

    Just saw the phone’s cord… Yagh! Will get toe the phones as we don’t have a TV remote.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      It is amazing how quick the dirt and grime builds up on our everyday items, such as phones.ReplyCancel

      • Jeanette MCDONALD

        Hi Katrina. Your web site is awesome! I use a disinfectant spray eg Glen 20 on my remotes, keyboards, door handles etc. Any where germ laden fingers make contact.ReplyCancel

        • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

          Thank you Jeanette!ReplyCancel

  • Remote controls, once a cool piece of technology, now an annoying place holder on our coffee tables! I wonder what kinds of advancements our kids will have when they are older…hopefully someone will have thought up something to replace remote controls :)ReplyCancel

Weekly meal plan plus family friendly recipe ideas to help you work out what to cook for dinner.

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  • Julia K

    sun 26 july hamburgers

    mon 27 july mango chicken curry w/rice & green beans

    tues 28 july shepherd’s pie w/ veggies

    wed 29 july creamy lamb & tomato fettucine w/ salad

    thurs 30 july curried sausages, mash & veggies

    fri 31 july sweet ‘n sour pork w/rice

    sat 1 august bacon & cheese croquettes w/salad

    baking gingerbread men
    double choc muffinsReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Julia your meal plan sounds amazing! I love the sound of Mango chicken with rice and green beans! Very yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    those honey and carrot muffins sound good, I have a few carrots in the fridge that need using. Our meal plan for this week is:

    Mon-spaghetti bolognese
    Tue-chicken risotto
    Wed-frozen fish portions with chips and salad
    Thur-silverside in the slow cooker with steamed vegetables
    Fri-homemade beef and blackbean with rice
    Sat-out for dinner
    Sun-Roast lamb and vegetablesReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh another beautiful meal plan! Loveing the sound of Beef and blackbean with rice. And i just love silverside in the slow cooker, a perfect winter meal.:)ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    I haven’t had time to plan this weeks meals as the kids have been sick all weekend. I will be adding the chicken noodle soup to the grocery list, they will enjoy this for tonights dinner, will soothe their poor little throats.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Chicken noodle soup is delicious, quick and easy. I hope your kiddies are feeling better soon.:)ReplyCancel

  • Hi Katrina! Thanks so so so much for including us in your weekly meal plan! We hope you LOVE LOVE the cauli rice! We certainly do :) e + c <3ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It is beautiful! And i real winner in our house.:) Thank youReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    Our Meal Plan this week:
    Mon – Pork Medallions with Cabbage & Mash
    Tue – Chicken Caesar Salad
    Wed – Vietnamese Pork Chops & Salad
    Thurs – Takeaway
    Fri – Spag Bol
    Sat – Chicken Noodle Soup
    Sun – Beef & Red Wine Stew in Slow Cooker

    Baking – Banana Muffins

    Your Chicken Noodle soup looks great, so I changed my Plan to cook it next weekend! I’m away in Melbourne for a few days this week, so hubby will do takeaway and Spag Bol for the kids while I’m gone.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh i am loving the sound of your Pork medallions with cabbage and mash! Sounds very enticing!ReplyCancel

  • Haha we eat toasted sandwiches for dinner sometimes! Omelettes and easy things are common too! The lasagna looks fantastic!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It’s great to have something easy and simple on a Friday or Saturday night, i think it is a great way to finish a busy week off.:)ReplyCancel

  • Kirra

    I am just thinking about our meal plan thismorning as i shop on thursdays :) hubby is on night shift here so our dinner is at 2pm lol i also cook up a couple of light easy meals thati can freeze & reheat for my 2yo and i around 5pm.

    Thurs- Corn meat, veg & sweet potato w/ leek white sauce
    Fri- chicken thai red curry and rice
    Sat- left overs ( i will be away)
    Sun- roast pork, veg and gravy
    Mon- salmon pasta bake & salad
    Tue-curried sausages and rice
    Wed- spag bog in whole roast sweet potatos, avo/corn salsa and greek yoghurt.
    Light meals-•skinnymixers cheesy bacon mac & cheese
    •Pumpkin, veg and ham soup
    •Sliced cold pork and corn meat on bread
    Snacks- choc cupcakes and fruity banana cookiesReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Soiunds like a delicious week of meals at your place, Kirra!.:)ReplyCancel

  • Marion Vannucci

    Hi Katrina,

    Last night I made the Cauli-rice recipe, however I replaced the pumpkin with sweet potato. It was soooo delicious. We had it as a main course dish without any extra meat, and it was quite filling.

    Looking forward to trying some more of your menu ideas.


    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Ooh i like the sound of sweet potato. Sounds delicious, i will have to give it a try. Thanks Marion for the idea.:)ReplyCancel

Coffee and Walnut Muffins are a delicious afternoon treat to have… with your coffee!!

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  • Sue

    Love your site Kat especially the recipes and tips. I have a question for you and your readers. Any muffin I make seems to stick to the paper case so a lot is wasted when the paper case is peeled off. Any tips ?? Thx SueReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Sue, Hmm good question! I would try spraying them with a little cooking spray, i hope it helps. Let me know how you go.:)ReplyCancel

      • Emma

        Maybe try 4″ squares of baking paper instead of corrugated muffin cases. This was the inexpensive alternative we used to use in cafe where I worked, just push into muffin holes with a glass, spice jar or the round end of rolling pin.ReplyCancel

  • These look delicious a weekend treat I think (for me!)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They are so yummy, i really enjoy mine with a nice cuppa on a Sunday morning!ReplyCancel

  • My colleagues and I just made Microwave Mug Muffins with coffee & walnut. Holy moly, stella tasta combo. :) Totes making the real deal on the weekend.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh they sound good! Will have to give them a try i think.:)ReplyCancel

  • Nice! Coffee flavour treats to have with actual coffee! 😀ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Haha yes it can’t get any better can it Lorraine! Love my coffee.:)ReplyCancel

Tips for helping you manage and minimise the mess factor when doing art and craft with kids. Because making art is such an important part of a child’s learning and development that it really is worth the effort.

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  • LOVE these tips – I don’t have a high tolerance for mess but I hate saying no to the fun messy play. These are great tips for me to adopt xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Aren’t they just great! I love them too.ReplyCancel

Easy family dinner recipe idea – savoury sausages with pineapple baked in the oven. Kids will enjoy this recipe

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  • Julie

    Oh this is great, thanks. It’s very similar to a recipe of my Mum’s which I make every so often, but in hers you cook the sausages and make the sauce separately. I love that you can throw it all in the same dish in this version and just bake it. Anything that saves washing an extra frying pan and saucepan is a winner in my books.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Absolutely Julie, less mess the better.:)ReplyCancel

  • I don’t mind pineapple in savoury so I think I’d really like this! Have you ever had a warm pineapple tart? They’re really good and I wonder if it would get around the hot pineapple thing? :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Oh no i have never had pineapple tart before but now you mention it Lorraine i think it is something i am going to have to make. Sounds very yummy!ReplyCancel

  • This is the best timing! I just grabbed a packet of sausages out of the freezer and hadn’t decided what to do with them. Perfect! Thanks :-)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fantastic! I honestly have to say it has become a family favourite dish in our house at the moment.:)ReplyCancel