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Taking a family vacation – Big4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

We are a family of 5 and over the years we have found it really hard to find accommodation that suits 2 adults and 3 children, typically most hotels/motels have a limit of 4 per room. When the kids were younger this was ok I would top and tail 2 kids in one bed so […]

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  • Ms_MotorbikeNut

    Our family stayed in the Big4 Emerald Beach Holiday Park back in 2007 & we all loved it, it was right on the beach & close to Coffs Harbour must go there again next year when we have some more time & $ saved

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  • Trish

    We are booked in for a few nights of camping here in October after we return from 4wding to Cape York and I cannot wait for the kids to wear themselves out on all the great playground equipment. I think they will be over the moon with play equipment after being cooped up in the car for 4 weeks. We always try to stay at Big 4 whenever we camp – their facilities are wonderful and they always have excellent playgrounds and activities for children. We have three boys (8, 6 and 3) so we NEED something to keep them active and entertained.ReplyCancel

    • Suzi Del Popolo

      Can I suggest cheap fold up scooters… They don’t take up much room as opposed to taking bikes like we did when I was a child, but they are easy for the kids to get around the park and up to the kids activities area, and extra play equipment when bored!ReplyCancel

  • Sounds like a fabulous time was had by all!

    We have stayed in cabins a bit, just in caravan parks, nothing as fancy as a resort :) – but yes, have found them much more convenient than hotel rooms, even back when we had only one child (we also have three). Kids sleeping in a separate room, living room & kitchen separate to bedrooms, usually a small verandah with a table and chairs. What’s not to love?
    For our big road trip we have planned for next year (if the aussie dollar doesn’t drop too much further), we are planning on camping, but I can see a few cabins along the way will be luxury we’ll sometimes be prepared to pay for (if they have that sort of thing in the States, which I’m not sure of).ReplyCancel

  • Missyj

    I have not yet had kids but my husband and I do travel a fair bit and we love the Big4 parks and have stayed at many of them. We also have a Big4 membership which is fantastic – we’ve saved a fair bit of money using it. One of my favourites is Swan Hill resort along the Murray River in Victoria, lovely rooms, fantastically friendly staff and great grounds & facilities. We can’t wait to have kids and travel Australia visiting these ‘resorts’ that are far superior than ‘normal resorts’.ReplyCancel

  • Rowena

    I love your blog and guides. However, I thought this guide was aimed at those staying at home with babies and toddlers. Not sure about other families but holidays like this are not on our horizon for a few years yet. With only one income and three kids under 6 this idea will have to go on the bucket list.ReplyCancel

    • Suzi Del Popolo

      Hi I just wanted to say we stayed at this park in 2008 with two Tweens and in a tent. For a very cheap holiday, we had a site with our own ensuite, and a caravan/tent spot. So it doesn’t have to be the cabins and luxury all the way- the park activities are all free! We spent more money outside the park on island trips etc. it was however one of the best trips we ever did, we packed the kids’ fold up scooters and hardly ever saw them!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    I too have 3 kids and find it hard for accommodation for 5 (any other suggestions or websites that help with this would be appreciated). Even though my kids are all under 6 years of age, I love posts like this. It gives me something to look forward to and the confidence that there are places out there for “larger” families to go to (more than 4) :)
    Glad you had a great holiday.ReplyCancel

  • […] school holidays we visited our beautiful friends that live in Arlie Beach.  We were invited over for dinner and I heard all about my friend Stacey’s famous […]ReplyCancel

{Review + Giveaway} Tefal Cook4Me

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang I have recently been trying the NEW Tefal Cook4Me.  The Cook4Me allows you to cook fast and easy meals for 2 to 6 people.  Using the button you are guided through a selection of 85 programmed recipes suitable for any occasion, tuna mornay for an easy weeknight dinner, curries for […]

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  • Claire Seears

    Corned Silverside done in the slow cooker with a mustard and mushroom creamy sauce, mash sweet potato, corn and carrotsReplyCancel

  • Narelle Rock

    I love making a big hearty casserole in winter, full of tender meat, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli, on the side I also love to make a fresh soda bread, crusty outside, warm inside, soaks up the juices perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Catherine Langdon-Cruse

    Beef Casserole using beef flavouring and home made tomato sauce, with any variety of vegies you like – servied with mashed potato, rice, or turned into a pie!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Hemetsberger

    My favourite winter meal is roast beef with roasted vegetables because it’s warm, filling and cooked all together which is a great time saverReplyCancel

  • Tee Geez

    i love pea and ham soup in the slow cooker – I put chunky bits of ham, potatos and carrots in so it is like a stew!ReplyCancel

  • McWato

    My favourite winter meal is corned silverside with lots of mashed potato and vegetables, especially cabbage. All of this has to be covered in white sauce.ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    One of my favourite winter meals, all time meals actually, is a nice roast lamb with italian herb potato & sweet potatoes and steamed vegies. And of course don’t forget the homemade gravy and dinners rolls yum yum yum. Always reminds me of home even though I haven’t lived at home for 15 years!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura McColl

    I would say my favourite winter recipe would have to be Lasagne as the whole family loves it and you can basically chuck whatever veggies you want in there and you can’t tell they’re in there :)ReplyCancel

  • cnkalways

    My favourite winter meal is a simple slow cooked beef stew like my Mum used to make! Throw in the meat, potatoes, carrots, beans, onions, garlic, some sauces & gravy and cook it up! Warming and comforting .. sopping up the gravy with soft slices of fresh bread and butter – Absolute yumminess!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Toms

    I love Lamb Shanks on mash. Perfect winter meal in this houseReplyCancel

  • Melissa B

    Oh my goodness I so need one of these. Will help to inspire me to cook more wonderful dishes and take out all the guess work! One of my favourite winter meals would have to be a chicken and mushroom risotto. It’s so warm, hearty and filling there’s no room for more. I really want (no need) one of these machines :)ReplyCancel

  • S Gibbons

    Yummy slow cooked indian curry served with rice and homemade naan bread. Delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Clarke

    My fave winter meal is corned silverside, with cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, carrots and potatoes all cooked in the yummy cider vinegar and brown sugar stock that the meat is cooked in, served with homemade seeded mustard white sauce. I always cook more than needed so we can enjoy the leftovers the next day, but somehow my kids ALWAYS find out and drop in, just in time to eat… I rarely get to have any for lunch the next dayReplyCancel

  • Chef Chelle

    My favourite winter meal is a good hearty roast with ‘pub’ gravy. With 1 tradie and 2 shift workers to please -at different mealtimes- it’s a struggle to find something quick that can feed all of them when they need it.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Nellist

    My husband loves a winter stew! He loves lamb shanks, or beef burgandy the most. Like Catherine said…..we often use our left overs to make pies or faffles.ReplyCancel

  • Jen Fidler

    Wow! This looks amazing. Genius

    My winter fav is slow cooked curry.

    Especially good when you’re not feeling well. The hot flavours open up your senses allow you to breathe properly when all congestedReplyCancel

  • daleandkate0379

    I love Golden Syrup Dumplings in winter :) its a fave with everyone hereReplyCancel

  • Andrea von B

    my favourite winter recipe is my chicken stew. Saute leek, chicken thighs, carrots and celery. Cover with chicken stock and cook til all lovely! serve with mashed potato or brown rice!ReplyCancel

  • Teneal-Lee Sims

    My favorite winter meal is my mums stew and dumplings because make me feel all fuzzy and warm inside. My mouth is salivating just thinking about it!ReplyCancel

  • 67dwatt

    gotta love ‘Nonna’s pasta’.. chop rump steak into pieces, add sliced onions & garlic, add canned tomatoes, assorted pastes & sauces (eg, bbq, sweet chilli, tomato sauce etc.) & water and slow cook for 4 hours. Serve with homemade pasta (we usually have fettacinni but it doesn’t matter how u have it) and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.. The meat has literally melted into little ribbons & it all melts in your mouth…. YUMM!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Daniels

    Fast and easy bolognaise or jaffle mince. I cook bulk amounts of diced carrot, celery and onion with garlic, parsley, rosemary, salt and pepper in olive oil. Then freeze them into zip lock bags. When we come home cold but want a fast cheap warming meal I brown mince, add the frozen mix and pureed tomato. If there are kids sleeping over they love it when I add honey, bbq sauce and tomato sauce too. Best winter meal ever.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole McClelland

    My favourite winter staple meal is my chicken, bacon, vegetable and pasta soup with homemade crunchy bread with garlic butter. It’s so good when you feel like your getting sick and i usually put it the fridge for the next days lunch.ReplyCancel

  • Sally Lane

    My favourite meal in winter is a slow cooked curry, put it on in the morning and come home to a wonderful meal and the house smells amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie

    My favourite is my mum’s chicken soup she has made it since I was a kid but I never enjoyed it until I tried it a few years ago and now it’s eaten every week.. It’s cheap and easy to make and since it’s only me at home I have plenty of leftovers in the freezer for later!ReplyCancel

  • v_starling

    osso bucco! definitely!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Stevens

    My favourite winter recipe would normally be beef stroganoff as it is moist, hearty and a great comfort meal. But now, I would have to say it is Harira Soup – a delicious Moroccan dish. You can add chicken or no meat. I choose to add 2 lamb shanks which are mouth watering … Mmmmmm :D I generally add it all into my slow cooker and leave it … if I can. lol

    Ingredients are:

    1/2 cup (100g) dried chickpeas

    1/4 cup (50g) dried yellow split peas

    1/4 tsp saffron threads

    2 tbs extra virgin olive oil

    1 onion, finely chopped

    1/4 tsp coriander seeds

    1 tsp ground cumin

    1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

    1/2 bunch coriander, 3 roots finely chopped, leaves roughly chopped

    2 lamb shank or leg bones (with some meat left on), halved (ask your butcher to cut)

    2 x 400g canned chopped tomatoes

    1 carrot, cut into 1cm cubes

    1L (4 cups) chicken stock

    1/4 cup (50g) whole green (Puy) lentils (see note)

    1 tbs lemon juice

    Lebanese bread, to serveReplyCancel

  • Jody Coomer

    My husbands Chilli Chicken Fettuccini…Not only does it taste AMAZING, but I’m not “allowed” to cook it so get the night off!ReplyCancel

  • Therese

    My favourite winter staple is home-made pumpkin soup. My little 5yo loves it so it is guaranteed to be eaten and you can always make enough for another meal or two. When time permits I like home made bread with it but often buy the bake at home rolls for a tasty, warmin accompaniment.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha

    slow cooked goat shoulderReplyCancel

  • Megan Griffin

    My family’s fav in winter is chicken and mushroom risotto with home made bread rolls. My kids practically lick their plates clean :)ReplyCancel

  • Tina

    home made pumpkin soup would have to be my favourite winter meal :)ReplyCancel

  • Yvette Papavasiliou

    We make pastitsio Greek dish, very nice!! I will post the recipe one day.ReplyCancel

  • AmandaMay

    Shephards Pie. NOM NOM NOM xReplyCancel

  • Sabina Caruso

    I love cooking a whole Chicken making the Broth with Carrots, Celery, Onions, etc. The next day using the cooked Chicken, make a White Sauce with the Broth and Rice Flour, adding cooked Carrots, some Peas, Fresh Parsley. Served with Rice. The Broth can be used either by itself or adding more Vegetables. This a dish my Mother use to make, to this day is still my favourite Dish. Its economical, tasty and good for you.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca McCrae

    Slowed cooked Lamb Shanks & Vegies with Mashed Potato and Sweet Potato. The meat is so tender and falls of the bone, add that with the vegies and sauce over the creamy dreamy mash and you have a wonderful winter warmer that all the family will love.ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa

    A good farmhouse stew :-) what an awesome machine!ReplyCancel

  • Evon Johnson

    Curry chicken in the slow cooker with brown rice and heaps of vegies … makes the house smell so nice on a cold day and the whole family loves it which is a big plus!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mel Atterbury

    I love a good pumpkin soup with crusty bread in winter. What I REALLY love about the pumpkin soup though is when I top it with Rice Bubbles, even my fussy toddler will eat it ;)ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    This machine looks so user friendly, my husband will have no excuses about ‘not knowing how to cook’ :) My favourite winter recipe is Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with mint marinade.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Farran

    Simply love Lamb, red wine and rosemary casserole recipe. It can be used with any cut of lamb and any amount of vegetables. Depending upon my mood I either serve with side vegetables or throw all in together.ReplyCancel

  • Sharyn

    roasted pumpkin soup on a cold winter day with a chunk of warm crusty bread and even maybe some parmesan cheese melted onto to the bread yummo!!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda Kiss

    My favourite winter meal is creamy bacon and mushroom pasta. Yum :-)ReplyCancel

  • Louise

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE a warm hearty slow cooker chicken curry. I need this machine. I LOVE food but cant cook. Please pick me. My husband and family would really appreciate GOOD meals from me :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    Beef strogonoff!!! with lots of sweet potato mash!! what a belly warmer!!ReplyCancel

  • Mindo Koerber

    Vegetarian lasagna, a great way to hide (???) lots and lots of veggie for my 3yo “hate all veggies” daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Kyla M

    My Favourite winter meal is Stew and Yorkshire Puddings with Mash Potato and I still cook it in my Nannas 40+ year old Pressure CookerReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Gadsby

    I do love cooking in winter…..curried sausages is the dish for me.
    My Dear Mother used to cook it up on Sunday night for tea.
    Its become a family favourite, husband and kids wipe plates clean.
    Only thing to make it better would be have “Tefal”….Cook4Me!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Harvey

    Our family of 6 favourite meal is my tasty thai chicken curry, it is the one pot wonder and has wowed many taste buds over the years, the kids, now young adults love it, i use 2kg of thighs or breas,t whatever is on special, diced potatoes, onion, peas, coconut cream, and my pick of green or red thai curry paste. slow cook for 4-6 hrs and it is delicious. Served with rice and papodaums, banana tossed in shredded coconut. works a treat on a cold winters day,or any day for that matter.ReplyCancel

  • Amie Lanchbury

    My favorite is my Grannies steak pie slow cooked meat and sausages in the oven, then using the juices to make the gravy, all put into an old fashioned ashet pastry put on top then cook til golden brown served with mash potato and minted green mushy peas. the whole house smells like my grannies brings back so many memories and i am going to teach my daughters this so they can have there memories too.ReplyCancel

  • Domenica

    My favourite recipe is anything cooked by somebody else, so the Tefal Cook4Me sounds perfect ;)ReplyCancel

  • cinnamon dorn

    My favourite would have to be chicken in cheese and mustard sauce on rice so easy to make and so yummy but cant have it to often because its fattening .Strip a roast chook and then make a rich cheese sauce add sweet mustard sauce and then pop the chicken into the sauce when nice and warm pop on top of a bed of rice yumm my sons favourite tooReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    LAMB SHANKS!

    Melt in your mouth, tomato-y goodness. Slow cooked. Herbs. Garlic.
    A glass of red. Creamy mashed potatoes. Baby peas and carrots.
    A roaring fire. Family.

    This is my favourite winter meal, for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Bronwyn

    The best tasting meal at winter is something my husband will do instead of me cooking but he will usually cook prawn linguine. So tasty when someone else cooksReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Veljanovska

    I Love Potato and Leek Soup with Crusty Sourdough Bread.Its Easy to Make, Comforting, The Family all Love it even the Toddler!! and it Reminds me of My Childhood.ReplyCancel

  • Petra

    Definitely a soup, chicken and corn chowder…..yummoo.ReplyCancel

  • dani mccreery

    Our favourite winter recipe is Chicken & Leek pie….YUM!!ReplyCancel

  • ntbeetle

    I love home made spicy pumpkin soup on a cold winters day, but sadly fussy Miss six & Mr three don’t like it. Winning the awesome Tefal Cook4Me would allow me to make two servings at a time.ReplyCancel

  • Nikki McWhinney

    Our family favourite is Pea & Ham soup. So cheap and easy to make. There is nothing nicer than a thick and delicious bowl of this soup with a nice crusty bread roll. It’s a winner for our family of 6!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Suckling

    My favourite winter meal is beef or chicken and red wine casserole. The kids love the chicken more and it is easy for them to eat. Easy to freeze and reheat too.ReplyCancel

  • Bhavna S

    Moroccan Harissa Chicken for the spicy stew curry warm’s my families bellie’s and hearts! :)ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Stevanoski

    My favourite winter meal is slow cooked silver side with white sauce! It reminds me of being little and it is my ultimate comfort food. My mum still makes it for me when I visit for dinner.ReplyCancel

  • Sue T

    Home made Beef Pie with mashed potatoes and vegetables. We love this as it is one meal I don’t have any complaints from the kids :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristy

    Tomato soup with bread. It’s simple but on a cold overcast day in canberra it’s like a warm hug for your insides :)ReplyCancel

  • Jojo

    Something warm that brings back some great childhood memories is shepherds pie, with the mashed potato on top in peaks that brown up so nice and crunchy.ReplyCancel

  • Eilen Seah-Wong

    my favourite is a hot bowl of mushroom soap with crusty garlic bread.ReplyCancel

  • wendyhatton

    I didn’t realise these machines could cook things like tuna mornay and bread & butter pudding. Fantastic. I’m not all that enthusiastic about cooking so love the all in one kind of meal- a lamb casserole with lots of chunky veges is right there at the top of the list.ReplyCancel

  • Val

    A giant piece of warm sticky date pudding! On a truly cold night, it is fine to eat dessert as a main! ReplyCancel

  • althea

    curried chicken made with carnation milk and tomato soup! is my kids favourite and a definate warm me up on a cold night…and always taste better the next day.ReplyCancel

  • Sahrita Williams

    Curried sausages with mash potatoes and veggies, I’m not a good cook at all but I have mastered this one!!! There is nothing more cosy on a cold winters night than smelling curried sausages cooking on the stove and then sitting down with my kids for dinner. I hate winter but these particular nights I just love and I’m hoping in years to come when my kids smell curried sausages cooking they will remember sitting down with their mum and eating the one meal that should could actually cook lolReplyCancel

  • Vicky Sorbello

    My fav winter meal would be hot bread rolls stuffed with savoury mince. I need one of these appliances so hubby can get dinner started while I’m tripping all over the countryside with often school,activitiesReplyCancel

  • Melt in your mouth Lamb Shanks with creamy garlic mash and buttery green beans and a lovely rich full bodied glass of Tempest Two Merlot in front of a sparking wood fire = my idea of winter heaven!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Monaghan

    My family loves chicken and mushroom rissotto. My children dont like mushrooms but eat them in this dish.ReplyCancel

  • Halonp

    A slow cooked beef stew like my dad used to make,
    Or maybe a warm tuna pasta bake.
    Anything served Ina bowl, where a spoon’s all you need,
    Now that’s what I call the best winters’ feed!ReplyCancel

  • Ness Alex

    Anything that is warm and filling, can be frozen & reheated, and cooks in 1 pot so I am cuddling up with my family on the lounge instead of being stuck at the sink scrubbing pots & pans!ReplyCancel

  • Carmel Clarke

    creamy chicken and corn soup with crusty bread. MmmmmmmmReplyCancel

  • Megan McGaffin

    wow that looks amazing! My fave winter meal is pumpkin soup with sour dough bread – can’t go wrongReplyCancel

  • Megan Wright

    Orange & Balsamic Pork Chops in the slowcooker……got it on right now and it smells divine :)ReplyCancel

  • Sonia

    Spag bog…. ala Stephanie Alexander. Warming, filling, satisfying…. even the mice love it! :)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Wehr

    Nothing beats my mums German stew,
    For cold winter nights its comfort food through and through.
    I try making it and fail miserably,
    It would taste fantastic with the Tefal Cook4Me!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Whittington

    BBQ Pork Spare Ribs cooked in the webber! Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Corned beef and roast vegies … YUM !!!ReplyCancel

  • Pauline Rimmer Stacey

    Home made chicken and vegie pieReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    The kids love a bacon & sweet corn chowder which is one pot only and easy to make. I love a good curry any time of year. Am intrigued by this Cook 4 Me thing, sounds exactly what I need for our family of 6!!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Ross-Bell

    Beef Mussaman Curry, sweet, hot and a little spicy, YummoReplyCancel

  • Either corned beef and mashed potato, or Mexican pasta bake with steamed veggies. Thanks heaps for the giveaway Kat! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Allen

    Lamb stew and dumplings or Slow cooker surprise which is what ever’s in the fridge plus some stock and vegies!ReplyCancel

  • Tamara

    Yummy creamy pumpkin soup which is never only pumpkin i usually throw in all sorts of veggies and bacon but its mostly pumpkin.ReplyCancel

  • Tegan Nyssa Smith

    Lamb Shanks is a fave in our house for winter, with mash and veggies. ThanksReplyCancel

  • smilyd

    Slow cooked Garlic and Herb Lamb Shanks, served a bed of creamy mashed potatoes, so winter, so tasty, so satisfyingReplyCancel

  • Megan Harrington

    I love chicken & veggies in a casserole with crusty bread! Yummm…ReplyCancel

  • Joy Hirt

    Braised Lambs Fry with Bacon tomatoes and Onions. Served with Mashed Potatoes and lots of Gravy and buttered Bread to wipe up the leftovers. Yuummmm! A Family favourite from way back,
    Now that the kids have left home I still have to cook lots as their spouses will not cook (or eat ) it. So I have to make enough for them to take home. We follow it up with Bread and Butter Pudding.ReplyCancel

  • Corrinna Galpin

    Roast Lamb, the smell of it cooking brings back memories of childhood family dinners, while making new memories with my own beautiful family!ReplyCancel

  • Grace Crawford

    My favourite winter meal would be Chicken Sotanghon (Vermicelli) Soup. It’s one of the easiest and yummiest meal that my family always raves about. Perfect during rainy and cold winter days/nights. The ingredients are also simple and it can be eaten by my baby! – young and old love it!

    The recipe below. Try it! :

    Chicken Sotanghon Soup Recipe

    Ingredients:
    200 grams vermicelli noodles
    5 pcs chicken wings or 4 pcs chicken legs, cut into 2 pieces.
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 tsp ginger powder or 1 tsp minced garlic
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 small onion, minced
    1 carrot, julienne cut
    1 cup broccoli floret
    6-8 cups water or chicken stock or chicken broth
    salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions:

    1. Cut the noodles using sharp scissors into 6 inches length, set aside.

    2. Heat oil, saute onion, garlic.

    3. Add the chicken wings, stir fry, salt and pepper to taste, add the ginger. Stir well.

    4. Add chicken stock or water, stir, cover and bring to boil.

    5. Add the noodles and vegetables. Make sure that the chicken is well cook
    before adding all the vegetables and the vermicelli noodles. Do not
    overcook the vegetables.

    6. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.

    7. Serve hot.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Anderson

    Winter arrives, time for my stew,
    A much loved dish since I was 2.
    My Grandma’s recipe handed down,
    Much sought after, around my town.
    A simple stew of beef, vegies and sauce,
    Made with love and a secret “something” of course.
    If I was lucky enough to own a Tefal Cook4Me,
    It would compliment my stew most perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • Anne McCulloch

    Korma Curry with just enough chilli to make your lips tingle and to clear the sinuses! Served with rice and homemade Naan bread. ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Jackson

    We call it “lamb thing”
    Its kind of Mexican and kind of Indian with garlic, chilli, paprika, cumin and coriander, tomato paste and a tin of tomatoes – with diced lamb, capsicum, zuchini, mushroom, onion, mushroom and chickpeas (all to taste or whatever vegies we have on hand). Cook it all together in one big pot and serve with greek yogurt. Yum! We all love it but it is a little unusual. It was developed one day when day when I was experimenting. It would probably taste even better in the Tefal Cook4Me!! Enjoy :-)ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia

    I love to make chicken and corn soup, the main reason (sneakily) being it’s super easy to make a quick cheat version with just a can of creamed corn, some shredded chicken and some stock, and the end result tastes like I put lots of effort in, especially if I can be bothered sautéing a diced onion to add to it!
    Or if I’m feeling all homemaker-ish I can hide heaps of pureed vegies in it, like parsnips, zucchini, squash, cauliflower and my little fusspot is none the wiser!
    It’s also great to have a garlic filled batch on hand in the freezer for winter cold and flu comfort food, and if you keep some bread dough in roll sized balls (or cook at home bread rolls) in the freezer you have a meal ready to go!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna Hawser

    I just love soups…of any kind. Tomato soup is the kids favourite so I find I make it oftenReplyCancel

  • Elaine

    I love silverside done in the slow cooker. It comes out so soft and tasty.ReplyCancel

  • Sunanda Spiteri

    Mashed potatoes! I know it’s not so much a “meal” as a “massive carb overload” but hey, I am what I am! BRING ON WINTER AND DELICIOUS STARCHY OVERLOAD!!! Haha :) …..for the record I do eat potatoes responsibly…. Most of the time….ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Newey

    Favourite is roast lamb and veg, but favourite new meal is slow cooked Moroccan lamb harira – aromatic lamb stew with chickpeas, tomato and rice. Would work beautifully in the Tefal!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda McNally

    Definitely old fashion hearty beef stew, lots of veges, lots of meat and lots of fresh crusty bread to mop up the left over sauce. YUMReplyCancel

  • Sian Clark

    I am a bit addicted to kitsch… especially kitsch food tehe.
    One of my fave winter dishes is a twist on the “breakfast turtle”, I have modified the original recipe and called it “turtle a la stuffing bum”. I modified it as I find the giant meat patty inside the shell too heavy for me :D
    Recipe:
    Smokey bacon 6 rashes (not too fatty and the longer the better)
    3 tsp of olive oil
    6 Sausages (store purchased or home made)
    45g macadamias (chopped…I like mine chunky)
    70g cous cous
    1 small orange zest-ed
    125mls freshly squeezed orange juice
    2tbls Crasins aka dried cranberries (chopped)
    1tbls parsley

    Cous Cous stuffing
    Heat up the oil in pan add macadamias and stir often for 2 minutes
    Remove from heat
    Add orange zest, juice and crasins to the pan and heat,Add cous cous, stir well to combine, remove from heat
    Cover for 4 mins or until liquid absorbs.
    Then use a fork to separate grains, transfer mixture to a bowl and set aside for 15 mins to cool.
    When cooled enough to get your hands in there make patty sized balls of mixture and set aside (if it is not balling you could add a tiny weeny bit of egg)

    Pre-heat oven 180C

    Shell
    I always do all this on baking paper in/on the tray I am going to use!
    Cut smokey bacon into ribbons about 2cm thick and about 15-20cm long lay 6 ribbons horizontal and then weave bacon in and out vertically :D
    You now have weaved the shell :D cut off any overlap
    Now grab your cous cous ball and pop it in the centre of the weave (try not to squish it).

    Grab 5 skewers, carefully gather the bacon around the shell and skewer one from top to tail and the other 2 horizontal (where you want the legs to go) secure.
    now flip the turtle, you should have a shell :D

    Legs, tail, toes and Smiley face
    Cut 2 sausages in thirds, so you have the two rounded ends (discard the middle section of each sausage), then on the round end make two slices into the round ends of the sausages (these are toes!)
    Now cut another sausage to whatever length neck you want for your turtle then grab the rounded end on the sausage and make a slit lengthwise to make a mouth (this will open during cooking and make him look happy)
    to make a tail get one of your sausage off cuts and cut it to make it pointed like a triangle tail.
    then cut skewers so they are not too long for the sausages and carefully put the sausages on the skewers.
    Pop him in the oven for about 30-40 mins or until shell is crunchy
    Serve with lemon and thyme “chuffed” potatoes (boil the lemon in water and then carefully take it out put it in the pan with your potatoes and stab it) then cook and chuff potatoes, serve alongside with broccoli
    happy kitsch eating :DReplyCancel

  • debbie wrightson

    my favourite winter meal is spagetti blognaise….it is my mums recipe so when ever i cook it ,it takes me back to when I was a little girl at home….ReplyCancel

  • Ali Felice

    My family love Marinated Chicken wings and American spare ribs with vegetables – all cooked in the weber. We always make enough for two nights :)ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    Slow cooked beef in red wine gravy. Pour a glass of wine for yourself, chop all the ingredients and pop into the slow cooker with some stock, tomato paste, gravy and red wine. Pour yourself another wine to celebrate organising the dinner so quickly. While tidying the kitchen finish the bottle of wine so you can get rid of the clutter!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Kennedy

    Lamb shanks cooked in the slow cooker with cous cous … love itReplyCancel

  • Rosie Cragg

    My fave winter meal, is one which all eight of my family would love! To this very day, I do not know what that elusive meal is…… but here are a few that come close. Pumpkin soup, chicken casserole with dumplings, lamb shank and vegie soup, corned beef, lamb curry, roast pork and shepherd’s pie!! Funny, that looks just like my menu plan for next week!!ReplyCancel

  • Pauline

    Lamb casserole with plenty of starchy vegetables like pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots and parsnip is my favourite winter dish.ReplyCancel

  • Lynnette

    My favourite winter meal, would be my dads 2 day stew,
    Day one add cubed beef, diced onion, rough chopped carrot, potato, any other root veggies, peas, beans, corn, cover with water, add couple of oxo cubes, maybe a bit of hp or BBQ sauce, all to big cast iron camp oven, put on top of wood stove about 9 am, stir occasionally during day, dish up around 4.30 for dinner day one.
    Day two 9am add in lamb chops, extra veg, more water, stock cube, sauce. Occasionally stir during day serve around 4.30
    We used to have this on a cold weekend camping, the smell would keep us hungry all weekend. ReplyCancel

  • Martin Wypych

    Stew and dumplings – simple yet hearty and good for the soul.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    chicken cacciatore with mashed potatoReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Coles

    stroganoff from cookery the australian way, 2nd edition! it was my mums highschool cookbook and its so quick, easy but yummy! it was the only thing that was gaurenteed eaten when i was a kid :)ReplyCancel

  • Trina

    My favourite would have to be pumpkin soup – not that i know how to cook it. so spoilt when in Mackay as one gut would bring in whold pumpkins for everyone else and a couple of containers of soup already made for meReplyCancel

  • Aileen

    Bacon, chicken and mushroom risotto. It cooks in the oven (not on the stove top) so less stirring and standing over the stove. I can be chasing the kids to keep warm instead.ReplyCancel

  • Merryl Chantrell

    In the late 50’s my Mum first started cooking Spaghetti Bolognese when a lovely Italian lady she worked with gave her the recipe. The first time Mum cooked it the whole family (there were 4 of us) was a little reluctant to try it because it was a bit different to our usual Aussie fare of meat and 3 veg. From memory we all cleaned our plates like ‘human dishwashers’ even my sister who was a fussy eater and Mum’s worst critic. Mum modified the Spaghetti Bolognese recipe over the years to suit our tastes. Mum eventually passed the recipe on to me and I have since passed her recipe on to my daughter and my son and daughter-in-law. Even though the recipe has been ‘tweaked’ by successive family members it still remains THE Family Favourite Winter meal 50 years after my Mum first served this ‘new to us’ meal of Spaghetti Bolognese on our red Formica Kitchen table.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberley Drechsler

    My FAVOURITE winter meal would have to be beef bolar roast with an array of roast veggies and an artery clogging amount of gravy. Although I think I make a mean roast, when I asked my husband once if he thought my cooking was awesome, I was blessed with the following response, “It’s not that you can’t cook baby, it’s just that your Mum has had more experience” with a loving little smile and cock of the head… Sometimes… **shakes fist in husbands general direction**ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    My favourite winter meal would have to be slow cooked lamb shanks. I finally worked up the courage to make it myself this year – my son and husband were very pleased! Thank you for the chance to win! ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Anderson

    I love the keep warm feature for when I’m, er, catching up on housework! Favourite winter meal (by which I mean addiction) – slow cook up a meaty broth then use as the base for garlic & red wine lamb shanks, into which I dice one of those soup packs from a supermarket. Served with parmesan mash… heavenly!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Hunter

    My absolute favorite winter meal was always my mother in laws’ stew. We would all head around to her place 2-3 nights a week and eat this amazing stew with beef, carrots, potatoes, onion and homemade dumplings, then would clean our plates off with some fresh bread.Sadly, she passed away last year and many of her wonderful dishes went with her. So its my mission this winter to try and recreate what she used to do! Its so sad that these things can be lost forever because you were too busy licking your plate to ask how it was made :(ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Rouvray

    my grandma’s stew is my favourite winter meal. it’s tough to replicate, but my mum is definitely getting there! i always joke with her that she had to become a grandma before it would work for her!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne

    My Favourite Winter Meal as a child & now is Corned Meat & Vegetables & I am happy to report that my girls like it too.My Grandmother always made it when we went to visit but she cooked hers in a pressure cooker which always scared me. I always serve it with white sauce.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Summerill

    My Absolute favourite winter meal is definatly our famous pumpkin and sweet potato soup served with sour cream and dumplings/crusty bread. we always have this prior to our main meal and it so good to have the whole family at home for this special time. No matter how busy our week has been with work, school and all the running around in between it is so special to cherish these cosy moments with the family as the kids grow up way to quick.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine Dowley

    My favorite winter meal would have to be Pea and Ham Soup with fresh bread, eating this around the fire with a nice glass of red is such a family bonding time! The lighting, atmospher, smells, taste and warmth. Will give our children fabulous memories!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Alters

    To warm us up on a cold evening I love to make a thick, smooth and creamy pumpkin soup followed by curried sausages cooked in my slow cooker. Nothing better than a full tummy to keep you warm :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Townsend

    I love Lamb and Barley soup and old recipe my Mum used to make :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Gasson

    One of the best things about Winter is the awesome hearty meals you are able to create to warm our insides! I love curries any time of year but particulary on a winters night. I love a massaman curry i cook in our slow cooker. At least in the slow cooker you dont end up with that lingering curry smell throughout the house!ReplyCancel

  • Jancey

    Every month or so during winter i cook a big pot of pumkin soup, a huge casserole of chile con carne and a giant batch of sausage rolls and pop them into my kids freezers so there is something for them if they are tired, late at work or they or the kids are sick.ReplyCancel

  • SueP

    Our families favourite meal is a chicken curry. I was nervous about giving this to our little two fussy eaters but when served with naan bread and pappadams it was a huge hit. Done in a slow cooker it is beautiful and tender. We also add vegetables on the side or in the curry. Dinner is soooo much more fun when not fighting to get the kids to eat and it is a little more interesting than sausages (their other favourite.)ReplyCancel

  • Tess Thomson

    Oh wow! What a fantastic machine Tefal have come up with, seems just perfect for any busy cook! I’m a fan of trying to come up with healthy Winter Warmers, comfort food that comforts in more ways than one. Mum’s handed down recipe for classic Minestrone soup is one of the best examples I have of a nutritious and still delicious Winter meal; definitely my favourite.ReplyCancel

  • SamK

    Our favourite meal for winter is the good old humble casserole. Chicken or beef – it doesn’t matter so long as it’s warm and filling. I get it ready before I pick my kids up from school and, honestly, there’s no better feeling than coming home to that warm, beautiful smell that hits you as soon as you open the front door. Bonus is that I know dinner is taken care of and I take that extra time to help the kids with homework!ReplyCancel

  • marypreston

    Braised Beef and Onions is a family favourite. You don’t really need a recipe just make to taste and bung it all in. It’s a no-fail recipe & meal because you can tweak it and just claim success every time.ReplyCancel

  • Bajsa

    my favourite is Bacon Bone soup from my deceased mother reciepe had it as child every winter or cold raining days can freeze it for next time taste even better when stood for a day or two. kids love it and eat vegs they would not normal eat , hidden in soup great for allReplyCancel

  • Guest

    Chicken chili is the best in the winter! a little spice with the warm food, mmm! and its such an easy meal that a recipe really is just a go by, and you can tweak it so easily. I like to do the Weight Watchers chili with chicken in it :)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Bartley

    My favourite winter warmer is a Cob Loaf – easy to have with hubby on a lazy night once the kids are in bed with a glass of wine.ReplyCancel

  • Angie Boylan

    I love making french onion soup with parmesan cheese toast on top, it’s my comfort winter food. I love how it warms my belly with its tangy flavour and I can dunk my toast into it.ReplyCancel

  • Anja Legg

    Beef Stroganoff! I recently learnt how to make it from scratch and it is sooooo good!ReplyCancel

  • Bev C

    Hello,

    This looks a fabulous machine, instructions included too which is a great help. Our favourite meals are soups. nothing like a good homemade soup with homemade bread or rolls. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.
    Happy days.
    Bev.ReplyCancel

  • Chiqus J

    Wow! Never heard about this machine! Looks fabulous !,
    In winter season I love love love plain Chili with frites, cheese n sour cream
    ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Louise

    I love having bbq pork ribs (slow cooked for 8 hours) with fat chips and vegies – a favourite winter meal here :)ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Donaldson

    I love making soup in winter. It’s quick, easy and soooo many different recipes to choose from. My favourite would have to be roasted pumpkin soup.ReplyCancel

  • Ajr

    I love to make lasagna and all the trimmings for a family get together in winter!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Kriss-Newell

    Liking to be a bit adventurous in the kitchen we have been experimented with cooking with the fruit, Papaya. Intrigued we went off to the supermarket to find this intrepid character. As the flavour is new to our tastebuds we decided to err on the side of caution, due to having kidlets, and found a recipe that incorporates Papaya into a creamy sauce. And weren’t we delightfully impressed.

    BEEF EYE FILLET WITH PAPAYA CREAM GRAVY

    INGREDIENTS:
    Meat of choice
    1 Tablespoon of olive oil

    (We bought a little Beef Eye Fillett, seared it in the frypan and then baked it in
    the oven. Any cut of meat would suffice – veal, lamb, silverside.)

    SAUCE INGREDIENTS:
    1 Tablespoon butter
    1 Tablespoon minced shallots
    1 Tablespoon of Almond Meal (the recipe called for 1 & ½ Tablespoons of AmarettoLiqueur. As this has an almond flavour we substituted this with almond meal)
    ¼ cup white wine
    ¼ cup chicken broth
    ½ lime, juice only
    ¼ cup cubed papaya (we halved the Papaya and used this quantity)
    ½ cup thick cream (approx 175 g)

    (Optional: 1 Tablespoon of raw sugar. N.B: As we didn’t know how ripe our
    Papaya was going to be; it did have a tart flavour to it. Although glorious for
    us adults we thought it a bit too tart for our children, so added the sugar to
    mellow the flavour)

    PREPARATION:

    Lightly sear your meat in the frypan and bake in oven. Or cook/roast/fry any
    meat of choice to your liking.

    Once meat is removed, add the butter and shallots to the same frypan. Saute for 1 minute. Add almond meal, white wine. Bring to boil and let cook for 2 minutes until reduced by half. Add chicken broth, lime juice, papaya and cream. Return to
    slow boil and let cook until reduced and thickened.

    Return your meat to the pan, turning to coat with the sauce, or just add the sauce as a gravy over the top.

    Garnish with thin slices of Papaya.

    Serves 2-4

    We just loved the slightly tart with the slightly sweet sauce combination. When we
    delve more into cooking with Papaya it will be interesting to see how sweet the
    flavour will become when we pick a ripe Papaya. This will certainly become a
    staple in our household.
    .

    P.S: Our photos and presentation are certainly not of ‘My Kitchen Rules’ quality, but this made a wonderful wholesome family meal, a wonderful addition to our winter culinary repertoire.ReplyCancel

  • Annette

    Beef casserole. It’s warm, it’s easy, it’s delicious & brings make so many memories of having casseroles on Sundays as a kid.ReplyCancel

  • Karen D

    On a cold winters night, Chilli Con Carne served with corn chips & sour cream.I have 2 teenage boys & it is gone in minutes!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Hunter

    Potato and leek soup is by far my favourite winter meal. LOVE it!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    Any meal that when cooked makes the house smell of a wonderful comforting meal, that has all the families mouth watering.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael

    I’m a lazy cook, so anything someone else makes for me is wonderful!

    We have 5 young children and the two older ones get to make dinner once a week. No matter what it is they come up with, I’m always so greatful!ReplyCancel

  • JenyMarie

    The Dutch and English (our family’s heritage) have some fabulous
    cold-weather recipes that my family love: slow-cooked stews and
    casseroles, soups, and Indian curries are always well-received in our
    home. One of our all-time favorites would be soups: Dutch pea & ham soup – split peas, ham hocks, finely diced onion/ leek and sliced Rookwurst, served with
    crusty bread for a main meal or Dutch tomato soup (thick, and cooked
    with mini ‘meatballs’)… mmm, I can taste it now as it bubbles on my
    stove, gently simmering as it calls my name…ReplyCancel

  • Jackie

    For me my most favourite winter meal is by far Roast Lamb. I cook all my roasts in my trastee bbq and all my vegetables with it but what I enjoy at the end of the cooking is making my homemade gravy using all the juices from the meat and the bits of vegetables left on the bottom of the tray. I make this every Sunday and my family loves it!ReplyCancel

  • bec

    I love a sausage cassoulet it has chorizo & different types of sausages with leeks, tomatoes & cannellini beans. It is delicious & the perfect comfort food to warm you up in front of the fire on a cold winter night. The best thing is it is done in the slow cooker so you can smell its aromas all day which makes you even more hungry for it!!!ReplyCancel

  • renee

    chilli con carne my family goes crazy for it and super healthy!ReplyCancel

  • Sitizalifah Syed

    I love making mushroom soup with homemade focaccia bread Mushroom soup so easy to make and the kids love it.ReplyCancel

  • Jade Crook

    A good old lamb roast. Lots of rosemary and garlic thrown in with it and served with mint jelly and crispy roasted vege. Mmmm….
    ReplyCancel

  • Jenni Williams

    My favourite winter meal is roast pork with all the trimmings – apple sauce, roast carrot, pumpkin and pototoes and of course crackling. YummmoReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    I’d like to tell you about my favourite winter meal,
    It’s nothing fancy, it’s not even veal,
    It’s a meal when handed to all on a plate,
    Puts smiles on their faces, even 2 yr old Kate!
    It’s scrumptious homemade, not something I’d buy,
    My favourite winter meal is … good old Shepherds Pie!!ReplyCancel

  • Nadia

    Osso bucco or lamb shanks – tough to choose the better one! The warm filling meat, with yummy tomato and veg base, served with mashed potato/polenta and hot greens… mouth-watering, filling, wholesome comfort food!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa

    Homemade Pumpkin soup with fresh bread.ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Head

    I love a good homemade pumpkin soup made from our home grown pumpkins, some fresh home baked bread on the side – this is a family favourite that we never tire of!ReplyCancel

  • Soph_Mum_of_Five

    My favourite is also homemade pumpkin soup! I don’t like onion, so all I add to the mashed pumpkin is cream, garlic, salt and pepper. The kids will turn their nose up if I don’t have any left in the freezer, and say no to the canned variety!ReplyCancel

  • My family loves to eat creamy chicken casserole, the kids even eat the vegies with no complaints!!ReplyCancel

  • Genevene Hall

    My favourite slow cooker meal would have to be Osso BuccoReplyCancel

  • Meg

    Can’t go past the humble pumpkin soup! My kids devour it & I can make 7litres in my slow cooker through the day, with some freezable lunches leftover. I don’t know where I would be without my backup soup or my slowcooker in our bysy home!.ReplyCancel

  • Bronwyn Starkey

    Chiiiiicken currrrry! Just like my nana used to make. We would rock up at Nana’s after footy and hoe into Nana’s chicken curry. No one could make something out of so little like Nana did. Special memories.ReplyCancel

  • Julia Burford

    Honey-Baked Pumpkin Risotto! It’s hearty, yet yummy & flavourful at the same time!ReplyCancel

    • Ruth Sprague

      Oh Julia you must share this recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra Reed

    Soups, especially chicken soup and corn and bacon chowder. Easy quick, filling and warmingReplyCancel

  • Claire

    A good tasty minestrone or macaroni cheese. But i won’t say no to anything warm and hearty.ReplyCancel

  • Cat Kennedy

    This looks like a great little cooker. Can you use it to make something ad-hoc, or a recipe of your own? Or is the machine just equipped with pre-programmed recipes? I love to make Beef Strog during winter. I am on the hunt for a satisfying low fat version.ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    Well this that looks like a lot of fun! My favorite winter meal is clam chowder in a bread bowl.ReplyCancel

  • Toni Ashton

    I love a nice slow cooked Lamb Shank and creamy mashed potato. I put all the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and then progressively during the day check for flavour and tenderness. There really is no specific recipe as I’ve altered different recipes and I really just use the flavours I love – tomato, bacon, BBQ sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, lots of root vegetables etc. As the windows of the house are usually closed to keep the cold air out, the smell fills each room. The dish is only cooked and ready to eat when the meat falls off the bone. It is very tricky to plate this dish up because you need to keep the meat and bone in one piece for presentation. It’s a prefect combination of tongs in my right hand, a wooden spoon in my left, the plate balancing on the edge of the slow cooker and my tongue poking out just a little. This manoeuvre has been made a harder during the years as my babies have become more mobile and decide that the perfect play to play with their toy is between my feet. I love my kids dearly and I believe that because there is so much love floating around my house, it infuses with the meal and makes it extra special.ReplyCancel

  • Bridgett Cain

    I love a pot full of potato, cabbage, and smoked sausage soup. Layer of quartered potatoes, layer of cabbage, layer of your favorite smoked sausage, then cover with one or two cans of your favorite cream soup(depending on how creamy you like your soup, Then repeat each layer one more time, yes the soup too. Simmer on low heat until potatoes are soft. Serve with good bread and butter, Yum Yum. (we use cream of celery and cream of mushroom.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Schultz

    I love so many Winter meals but slowcooking Apricot chicken is something extra spesh to me. This year also I’ve taken being organised and healthy living to the next level and been making and freezing my own chicken and beef stock. It’s going to be a healthy Winter! :)ReplyCancel

  • Linda M

    Seems a like an awesome machine, might have to check this out.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle

    But there are sooooo many yummy winter recipes! Chunky steak stew is a huge hit, but so is pumpkin soup and what’s in the fridge hot dish :)ReplyCancel

  • Linda M

    Forgot to say, my favourite winter meal is beef casseroleReplyCancel

  • Leanne Krake

    My favourite winter meal is the old “lamb roast”. I do mine in my chasseur pot which helps to retain juices, and pre-cooks the veggies (carrots, potato, parsnip, pumpkin) so all i do is take them out and put them on a tray with some baking paper towards the end to crisp. Add some steamed beans and broccoli and of course gravy made from the juices in the pot and thats my day made!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    1 day old, home made pumpkin soup, served with a crusty sourdough and complete with a dollop of sour cream in the centre and sprinkled with chives. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Noeleen

    chunky chicke and veg soup. My go to meal when the kids come home from schoolReplyCancel

  • Linda Steabben

    Bubble and Squeak. There’s no better ‘organised’ feeling than clearing out the fridge and transforming the contents into a deliciously satisfying w
    inter creation!ReplyCancel

  • Simone Jolly

    Pressure Cooked Salmon Risotto

    5 mls olive oil
    1 medium onion, chopped
    480 mls Arborio rice (Italian short-grain rice)
    120 mls dry white wine
    3.5 cups of chicken stock
    180 mls water
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
    240 grams frozen peas
    grated fresh lemon peel from 1 lemon
    400 grams skinless salmon fillet, cut into 2cm square chunks

    Directions

    In large pressure cooker (or can be easily adapted for Tefal Cook4Me), heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook 5 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Stir in rice and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in wine and cook 30 seconds or until evaporated.

    Stir stock, water, salt and pepper into rice mixture. Cover pressure cooker and bring up to high pressure. Reduce heat to obtain gentle, steady release of pressure. Cook 6 minutes, adjusting heat as necessary to maintain constant pressure during cooking.

    Remove pressure cooker from heat and reduce pressure quickly. Remove cover and stir in frozen peas and lemon peel, then salmon. Cover cooker and let stand 5 minutes or until salmon is cooked through.ReplyCancel

  • Jade

    Beef Massaman Curry! Because the whole family will dig in and eat every last bit!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Chivers

    Definitely Lamb Roast is my fave winter meal. The Tefal Cook4Me looks great! It would definitely get plenty of use at my place.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie McKerral

    Tefal Cook4Me looks the best. If I won that I could give away the rest!
    ReplyCancel

  • Geraldine

    Roast Beef with Vegies and Yorkshire Pudding. ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Sprague

    Winter favourites is Bangers and garlic mash – I quickly brown off the sausages, then remove, add brown onions to the pan and cook them through, making a brown gravy using the water I boiled the potatoes in. Then return the snags to the pan to continue cooking slowly in the gravy, served with creamy garlic infused mashed potato and some lightly steamed beans – yummo. It reminds me of meals my Dad and together with Golden Syrup Dumplings (also a fav winter meal) makes a complete comfort winter meal filled with warm memories.ReplyCancel

  • Nicola

    I love duck ragu (or any meat in ragu sauce) with cheesy polenta. Easy slow cooker meal and so great for a cold winter night. Works well as a freezer meal or as leftovers for lunch.ReplyCancel

  • Marita @ Stuff With Thing

    My favourite winter meal has to be slow cooked lamb shanks with Moroccan seasonings. Delicious. I found the recipe in a super food ideas magazine many years ago and have gone back to it many times.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle White

    While I would have imagined saying that my favourite winter meal is a nice warming homemade soup (broccoli and potato or one of my many pumpkin favourites) , I actually think my favourite is my spinach/vegie meatball pasta meal. So tasty and slightly more healthy than your average meatball as this one is chock full of vegies,ReplyCancel

  • Wendy

    I love a good soup for winter with a nice crusty bread. Any soup really, a nice chicken soup when chasing away colds, a thick pea and ham soup for cold nights, creamy pumpkin soup to whip up quickly, you get the idea. We are busy, two full time working parents, soccer for DS and Guides for me so cooking time is limited, especially when you get home at 5:30 and really like to have tea on the table by 6/6:15 at the latest.ReplyCancel

  • Shayne

    Thank-you for the opportunity to win a Tefal cook4me they look amazing. Our favourite winter soup would have to be bacon bone/vegie soup followed by slow cooked Oxtail casserole with lots of fresh vegetable and spices and homemade bread.ReplyCancel

  • Allison

    My favourite winter meal would be coq au vin. Slow cooked meat that just falls apart add some vegies and serve with fresh crusty bread to soak up all that yummy sauce!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy

    Married to a Moroccan, it has to be a spicy couscous. I make it vegetarian or with chicken. Lots of coriander. Yummy! Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful prize. I only have saucepans to cook in so this would be great. My mother in law cooks her couscous sauce in a pressure cooker!ReplyCancel

  • Gin

    Curried sausages just like my mum used to make! They remind me of the beautiful comfort of getting home after a freezing cold Ballarat Winter’s day spent at school and warming up with this delicious dish!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Weston

    My favourite winter meal is beef stroganoff cooked in the slow cooker for 8 hours on a low setting. The meat comes out succulent and falls apart in your mouth. The best thing is, the kids LOVE it. Such a warm, hearty meal..ReplyCancel

  • Elise P

    HAve got to love an osso bucco in winter, or lamb shanks that fall off the bone. good hearty warm meals like grandma used to make!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda Di Palma

    My all time favourite winter meal is my nannas stew. Its pretty much sliced carrots, grated pumpkin and diced round beef covered with water. Add 3 tbs of gravox. Once it is boiling, add a tsp of vegemite and then simmer for 1 1/2 hrs. That and leek & potato soup.ReplyCancel

  • Naomi Moore

    I cant go past a delicious home cooked beef casserole on a cold winter night! YummoReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    I love a simple curried sausages with rice during winter. Depending on the amount of curry, it will keep you warm everywhere :)ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly

    Lamb shanks with lashings of creamy mashed potato because it covers all the bases: Tastes divine, husband’s favourite, 3 year old will actually eat it and teething 7 month old looks adorable chomping the last bits of meat off the bone <3ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Baz Townsend

    You are asking me to choose my favourite winter warmer? IMPOSSIBLE!!!
    How can I possibly choose between slow cooked spaghetti & meatballs, coq au vin or moroccan style slow cooked lamb shanks on an olive oil garlic mash, all washed down with a large glass of delectable Chambourcin, in front of a toe warming fire with my husband. Oh and all meals above are willingly consumed by the 10, 8 and 2 year old to boot :)ReplyCancel

  • Kate Bullock

    It’s a hard choice, lamb shanks cooked in red wine, tomato and onion, served with mashed potato is hard to beat, but when we’re sick our go to winter warmer is a delicious thai inspired chicken soup with chicken bowls. It clears the sinuses, leaves a warm feeling in your tummy and always makes everyone feel better. Great cooked in big pot at the start of the cold weather to have as lunch or dinner when your not feeling 100%ReplyCancel

  • Rae graham

    I love most winter meals!,but my favourite would have to be Spag Bol because of its simplicity,I am not the greatest cook and its hard in our house to cook a meal that everyone will eat.We all find delicious,indulgent (especially when served with garlic bread!) and filingReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    too many to choose from but I love making the kids soups and bony meat spagettiReplyCancel

  • TanyaCrerar

    My favourite winter dish when I am running short of time is Cheat’s Lasagne. Substitute the pasta sheets for penne, cook the bolognaise sauce, make a béchamel sauce and toss the whole lot together. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 15 mins or until the top is golden.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Pengelly

    My favourite winter dish is Minestrone Soup. It is a down-to-earth comfort dish that is easy to prepareReplyCancel

  • lizzie

    i absolutely love lamb shanks and mash and the kids love it too…anything my kids love i simply love cooking :)ReplyCancel

  • Bettina

    Ham and pea soup (with sneaky veggies)! By the way- LOVE that ‘keep warm’ function!ReplyCancel

  • Somsey

    Chillis are hot, and nothing warms us up in winter then a giant bowl of chilli (with a little less spice for the kidlets), our newest chilli fav is a vegetarian sweet potato chilli with black beans, my 4 year old said it best when she had it the first time DELICIOUS & I was inspired by a WW recipe so healthy too which means I don’t feel as guilty if I go back for seconds!!ReplyCancel

  • Renata

    Beef, eggplant and zucchini lasagne! It involves a bit of prep but oh so good! and my favourite ‘easy’ recipe is a hearty beef or lamb stew thrown in the slow cooker with whatever veges look good :).ReplyCancel

  • RachBain

    I can’t go past Zucchini slice. You can always throw in more veggies and goodnessReplyCancel

  • Veronica Paterson

    T-reasured Winter recipe,
    E-ssentially loved by all my family,
    F-abulous garlic lamb roast,
    A-ll the trimmings I do boast,
    L-ove the sweet roast carrots the most.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Andrijasevich

    Anything my six children will ALL eat! At the moment, it’s my slow-cooker chicken curry (served with cous-cous). Everyone from my 23 yr old daughter, down to my 4 yr old son love it. Can’t ask for anything more :-)ReplyCancel

  • Narelle Bailey

    We are very busy and have 2 young kids so at the moment our favourite winter meal is Coles made easy braised beef. We love how much time it saves. The Tefal Cook4me would be a very welcome addition to our hectic family. Letting the machine do much of the work would allow us to spend more quality time together – which is what life is all about after all.ReplyCancel

  • A.Baharin

    Winter meals……mmm….. it definately have to be something warm and comforting. If I were at home, it would be a kitchen workout day with soups simmering on the stove ranging from the old favourite pumpkin soup, going right across to chicken soup, minestrone, laksa or thai tom yum. In the mean time, the oven will be filled with roast and baked vegies. Not to mention the warm steam pudding waiting to complement the menu for the day. Of course this would serve two purposes; warming the house whilst indulging in a hearty meal. However, on working days with limited time in hand nothing beats the smell of delicious hot meals from the slow cooker made from whatever is in hand; greeting you as you step inside after a hard day’s work. With the whole family gathered in front of the fireplace ready to devour and demolish the plateful, “Bon Appetite” shall we say. Of course, with the Tefal Cook4me, you can have the cake and eat it too with the whole night in front of you still to spare…ReplyCancel

  • Kindy Monroe

    Our favorite winter meal is chilli and corn bread…. it warms ya right up!ReplyCancel

  • TajKai

    In winter I’d love to be eating fresh green curry … Because that would mean that I’d traded the chilly Australia, for eating green chilli curry in sunny Thailand!!

    I can dream can’t I?

    Ok, seriously, my favourite winter meal that I whip up and we eat at home, is a simple pumpkin soup. I love it because it’s warming, filling, delicious and (as an added bonus) healthy. There is no long preparation involved; no hours spent standing on cold kitchen tiles chopping and mixing ingredients when you’d rather be snuggled up under a blanket. Simply chop pumpkin, potato, onion into cubes, boil with some vegetable stock until soft, blend, add salt and pepper to taste, and serve with a dollop of sour cream and crusty bread.

    Bon apetit!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda White

    “MUM what’s for dinner”? came the all familiar cry,
    “Just give me a minute” I said with a sigh….
    Decisions, decisions, will it be chicken or lamb?
    Or maybe a pizza, or a salad with ham?
    No!…. I need a winter warmer that’ll feed the whole brood,
    So I searched The OHW blog, for some real comfort food,
    It fast became our favourite, it’s even better than Thai,
    Cause it’s quick and it’s healthy….it’s Katrina’s Tuna-Rice Pie!ReplyCancel

  • Andria Coelli

    For winter time,

    I love something fine,

    Something that warms the inside,

    When it’s freezing cold outside,

    Think, meat, mushrooms and a yummy sauce too,

    Can you guess what it is or would you like another clue,

    Served on a bed of pasta, some might even have rice,

    Doesn’t this meal just sound so nice?

    With the Tefel cook 4 me,

    I’d be able to make this yummy meal plus more you see,

    It’s Beef Strognaoff, did you guess,

    Pick me, pick me, my answer is the best!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Impey

    Mum’s chicken and vegetable pie with mash and gravy… unfortunately I cannot replicate it as well as she can so I make chicken, leek and corn pie – still super tasty and warms our bellies!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    would have to be stew, nothing nicer than a huge big bowl of it whilst sitting on the couchReplyCancel

  • bvking

    Cheats Beef Strog! Beef, bacon, mushrooms, cream of mushroom soup and 1/2 cup red wine. Brown beef and bacon. Add to slow cooker add soup, wine and mushrooms cook on high for 4 hours. So quick and easy!! So yummy!!ReplyCancel

  • Kate

    Beef & Red wine casserole! It’s just too good :) and such a great winter warmerReplyCancel

  • Meriam

    Any kind of soup, especially butternut squash soup with ginger and red pepper. It tastes so winterish and its incredibly easy to make! Just chop up a whole lot of veggies, add some stock, wait a bit, puree… and done! I always make a truckload at once and freeze the soup we don’t eat. It’s great for lunches, too!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria Muller

    Ox Tail is my favourite winter meal.

    Ingredients:

    approx 6 med size bones of ox tail
    1 onion
    1 tin of tomato soup
    2 x tablespoons port
    1 x Worcestershire sauce
    spoonful of vegemite (optional)
    Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

    1. Brown the meat just to seal it in.
    2. Brown the onions.
    3. Make a gravy with the drippings in the pan.
    Gravy instructions below:

    3.1 soak up the dripping with flour
    3.2 slowly add in water while stirring so there are no lumps.
    3.3 Keep adding water until the gravy is the consistency that you like.
    3.5 If gravy is pale, simply add in a spoonful of vegemite. This will add
    both colour and flavour to the gravy so go easy.

    4. Place the meat and the onion in the slow cooker, pour over the gravy.
    5. Add in one tin of tomato soup, a splash of port and a sprinkling of Worcestershire sauce.
    6. Slow cook on slow for no less than 12 hours (I usually try for 18).

    Turn off slow cooker, transfer everything to a casserole dish and put into the fridge overnight.

    The next day, skim the fat off the top of the casserole dish, reheat and serve with mash potato.

    (NOTE: the reason I found this page is because my dear old slow cooker that I received as a wedding present 20 years ago packed it in and I was looking for a new one. This cook4you sounds AMAZING. There are so many times that I am just lost for meal ideas and to have a meal so quickly sounds like a dream come true.)ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Harbridge

    Hi, I have the cook4me and was wondering if anyone has done the golden dumplings…my question is how do you fit 6 ramekins in the steamer basket. I’m a little confused with the recipes as it says to cover with baking paper and foil but not sure where to put it. if anyone can help that would be great! thxReplyCancel

  • Danielle File

    My favourite winter recipe would be chicken and vegetable soup! I would love to win one of these so I could become a better cook! They look fantastic!!ReplyCancel

  • Alison Davies

    It would have to be thick lentil soup with crusty bread, thick and warming. It does take a while to cook so I wonder how long it would take in the Cook 4 me…would love to try :)ReplyCancel

  • Annette Sherwood

    My favourite winter meal is the old fashioned sweet mince curry and rice that my Mum used to make.ReplyCancel

  • David Walsh

    try our facebook page tefal cook4meReplyCancel

{Giveaway} $100 Coles Voucher – Fight the carbs with Cruskits

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang and Arnott’s I’ve been good girl watching what I have been eating this year, the big change is having no chocolate in the house, eating more fruit and in particular not skipping lunch.  Last year I was finding that I was too ‘busy’ and would just work through lunch […]

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  • Wendy

    My favourite topping good old avocado, tomato and cheese with a little salt and pepper, too bad avocados are too expensive lately to have it often.ReplyCancel

  • CrystalB

    Cheese, onion and avocado.ReplyCancel

  • boogers

    I love cream chesse/cottage cheese with gerkins :DReplyCancel

  • Catherine

    These bring back memories of living at home with my parents! Mum was forever making these as snacks – cheese spread, slice of cheese, tomatoe, salt & pepper <3ReplyCancel

  • I think tinned tuna with beetroot would be divine!ReplyCancel

  • Gael

    Ham, cucumber,tomato, salt and pepper. Long time favourite.ReplyCancel

  • Theressa Membrey

    Peanut butter!!ReplyCancel

  • K

    yummo – more ideas for cruskits!ReplyCancel

  • Favourite topping is cottage cheese and tomato with lots of black pepper :)ReplyCancel

  • RossS12

    Smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers (just make sure to put the capers between the cream cheese and salmon so they don’t roll off)ReplyCancel

  • Always love butter vegemite and cheese, or cheese spread…..ReplyCancel

  • Very simple favourite here, butter and vegemite :)ReplyCancel

  • I am happy with just butter, vegemite and a thin slice of cheese on my cruskits!ReplyCancel

  • Cream Cheese and Ham :) YUMReplyCancel

  • Maree Weeks

    I HAD Cruskits, realised I had finished them! Great quick lunch! Even my nearly 4 year old lines them!ReplyCancel

    • Maree Weeks

      Favourite topping is ham, cheese and mayo.ReplyCancel

  • Remi Bettini

    Thanks for all these ideas, lots to try out now :) My fave is avocado with salt and pepper!ReplyCancel

  • cream cheese and salmon:-)ReplyCancel

  • OOO I had cruskits with one of those sundried tomato chunky dips. Love them and it was so much better than heavy turkish breadReplyCancel

  • I know what I am having for lunch now, thanks for the ideas!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jillian Ives

    Extra Light Philly, Salami or ham, spanish onion, capsicum this is my go to topping on Cruskits usually I’ll have a soup too.ReplyCancel

  • ACasa

    Desparately want to try the cinnamon nutmeg ricotta banana & honey one now. Yes please! But all time fav is sliced tasty cheese, onion & tomato flavoured tuna, fresh tomato slices on top, pepper. Oohoooo!ReplyCancel

  • doris

    smoked salmon & a blend of ricota & danish fetaReplyCancel

  • Vegemite or peanut butter. YummReplyCancel

  • Cottage cheese, avocado and tomato, mmmmm.ReplyCancel

  • Cream cheese and salami is yum!ReplyCancel

  • I actually prefer cruskit instead of normal bread! Always have for ages. Love salmon and philadelphia cream cheese with capers and sun dried tomatoes omg so yummyReplyCancel

  • Jacqui Fenton

    Chicken, cheese, pesto and coriander!ReplyCancel

  • Cruskits (I prefer the Rye variety, is lower cals too!) topped with Hommus and fresh tomato are my daily habit yum yum!ReplyCancel

  • Haven’t tried Cruskits for ages. Am a fan of cheese and tomato – must put on the lunch menu next weekReplyCancel

  • Cass

    I love ricotta and sliced dill pickles on Cruskits as a mid afternoon snack.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny S

    Chicken, light cheese and baby spinach leaves… A yummy lunch without the serving of guilt, yay! :)ReplyCancel

  • lara

    cheese and hamReplyCancel

  • I love sliced homegrown tomato sprinkled with salt and pepper, it’s plain, simple and delicious!ReplyCancel

  • tinkerbella79

    I love avocado and egg, its got the necessary protein to help me get pregnant as well as the fantastic taste!ReplyCancel

  • I like Philly cream cheese, grated carrot and sultanas. If I am having a bad day I like to put a little Nutella and sliced banana. ReplyCancel

  • Cheese and tomato hits the spotReplyCancel

  • Banana and top n fill. not the healthiest but sure is good!ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    I eat butter and Vegemite on mine – boring, but I love them!ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    Nothing beats Vegemite and Cheese!ReplyCancel

  • Well nothing beats vegemite, but i absolutely love cherry tomatoes and vintage cheeseReplyCancel

  • Gemma Westacott Blair

    Has to be cream cheese and thinly sliced pastrami! Nom nomReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    Cream cheese, shaved ham and thinly sliced tomato with salt and pepper, delicious!ReplyCancel

  • I like anything that compliments the Cruskits’ crunch. Salami, cheese and baby spinach; spring onion cream cheese with chicken; shaved roast beef, dijon mustard and rocket, yum!ReplyCancel

  • Kat, how, by all that is holy, did you slice the Cruskit for the lunch boxes? I’ve tried it and just ended up with crumbs stuck together by butter!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Taylor

    Mashed avocado, with smoked salmon.ReplyCancel

  • meegan

    mashed avocado and thinly sliced cheeseReplyCancel

  • Carolyn Bishop

    Avocado and salmon is my favourite, but if I’m being lazy I like peanut butter.ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl

    Good old cheese and vegemite. Also like Tuna. ReplyCancel

  • Ariani

    Cream cheese, smoked salmon, and dillReplyCancel

  • Charmaine

    Avocado, fell in love with it when giving my babies “safe” foods, but your ideas look delicious! Must reacquaint myself with Cruskits!ReplyCancel

  • love creamed cheese and salmon (try it with smoked salmon)ReplyCancel

  • Peanut butter!! Prob not the healthiest option, but I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Kate

    I love avocado and cheese with salt and pepper! So simple but so scrumptious!ReplyCancel

  • My favourite would be avocado with freshly grated parmesan… In fact that is what I had for lunch today!!! WE LOVE cruskits in our houseReplyCancel

  • Dani Barley

    I think I’m a fan of tomato and avocado, with a thin slice of cheese. Now I’m getting hungry! :DReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Lynch

    I can’t go past home made hummus, the cruskits don’t overpower the flavor :-)ReplyCancel

  • hubby is gluten free so these are part of our everyday lives now…my fav would be vegemite, ham and egg…no one else wants to share with me though :-)ReplyCancel

  • Cheese and tomato with cracked pepper on top :) Mmmmmm Cruskits!!ReplyCancel

  • vegiemite its so yummy or salami and cheese and italian peppersReplyCancel

  • Jessie Hay

    Avocado and tomatoReplyCancel

  • Merryl Chantrell

    You cannot tamper with perfection and that’s why my favourite Cruskit topping is simply to slather them with a good quality Butter…yep just Butter. Do try it :-)ReplyCancel

  • I cant go past the salmon and cream cheese too. Yummo!
    ReplyCancel

  • You want an awesome topping for Cruskits?! Crispy bacon, eggs and maple syrup.ReplyCancel

  • Jo Long

    Nutella with banana and cinnamon – a little treat to myself when kids are in bed :)ReplyCancel

  • Fiona Charlton

    Cruskits with Ricotta, Cinnamon, Banana & a drizzle of honey!ReplyCancel

  • Tanya

    Cream cheese and asparagus. Cook the asparagus (or use tinned/jarred varieties), spread with cream cheese, lay asparagus on the top and squash it down so it doesn’t roll off. Yum! ReplyCancel

  • Jillian Hall

    I love fresh ripe tomatoes with a sprinkle of salt and pepper on my Cruskits – it’s a flavor that takes me back to childhood!ReplyCancel

  • Annie

    Cheese spread, sliced vine ripened tomato, chopped herbs.ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    Cream cheese and tomato, with salt and pepper. Simple and yum!ReplyCancel

  • I’m so plain and boring – I love cruskits with vegemite and cheese! YUMReplyCancel

  • Candy

    Good old vegemite and butter for meReplyCancel

  • disqus_pborwv3TpH

    Tomato and cheese please. Or occasionally jam – reminds me of my childhood!ReplyCancel

  • Peanut butter (no salt no sugar one), honey and mashed banana.ReplyCancel

  • Tomato and pepper is a firm favourite, plus you can’t go past vegemite!ReplyCancel

  • Kyla

    Great idea, I always have cruskits in the pantry for the kids, but never think to eat them myself!ReplyCancel

  • I do love peanut butter & honey.ReplyCancel

  • Lacey

    Tomato and cream cheese, with salt and pepper is pretty hard to beat!ReplyCancel

  • Good old fashioned margarine and vegemite. You can’t beat it. YUM!!

    Rachel Kriss-Newell ([email protected]ReplyCancel

  • Love cheese, semi dried tomato, spanish onion and a crack of pepper. Absolutely delicious:)ReplyCancel

  • Sarita

    Home made hummus, thinly sliced cucumber and tomato, a generous sprinkle of chopped parsley, and cracked pepper. Fresh and delicious – but hard to stop at one!ReplyCancel

  • Fleur Millington

    I usually like mine with a little butter -naughty I know but such an easy work snack!ReplyCancel

  • Love red onion, cream cheese and grape tomatoes :)ReplyCancel

  • i like having turkey, cheese and cranberry sauceReplyCancel

  • tuna and cream cheeseReplyCancel

  • Liz A

    Vegemite, ham, avocado, and chicken salt!ReplyCancel

  • Kim m

    I love ham, cheese, sweet chilli sauce and cracked black pepper delicious!!!ReplyCancel

  • AmberB

    Chicken, Brie and CranberryReplyCancel

  • Natkatlark

    Philly cheese and small tin of flavoured tuna. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Love cheese and tomato with salt and pepper.ReplyCancel

  • The tomato and cheese looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Vegemite and cheese :)ReplyCancel

  • Jo Keller

    I love love love Philly cream cheese, ham and Avocado with a sprinkle of salt and pepper Yum!ReplyCancel

  • SurelySarah

    I’m a big fan of cream cheese and light peanut butter! Tomato with pepper is pretty ace too!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Hopley

    I love labna and fresh tomatoes, pepper and salt on my Cruskits.ReplyCancel

  • Karly

    Avocado + salt and pepperReplyCancel

  • Melissa Jones

    Cream cheese and salmon is my favourite topping. I’m a big fan of salmon.ReplyCancel

  • Anna M

    Vegemite….my kids loved them from the time they were in their highchairsReplyCancel

  • Jenn

    Cream cheese and vegemite is my number one favourite!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    Straight up avacado. Yumm!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa C

    Cream cheese! Hard to go past it. My kids love it tooReplyCancel

  • flyingdrunkenmonkey

    Rye cruskits with cottage cheese, tomato, fresh basil and salt and pepper. mmmm.ReplyCancel

  • I love Peanut Butter! But will definitely be trying some new things after reading this :)ReplyCancel

  • Debb

    i too adore salmon and cream cheese! i just had lunch but its making me peckish again hahaReplyCancel

  • Angelina Kenman

    Hummus and Avocado – Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Cream cheese and tomato! yummoReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    We are big Cruskit eaters in our house, the kids love them plain, or with vegemite, cheese, tomato, avocado, for me I love cream cheese, sliced banana and a drizzle of maple syrup..yum..ReplyCancel

  • Bosco

    I love a bit of hummus, then ham, lettuce and cheese. Yum!!ReplyCancel

  • Cheese and Tomato have ALWAYS been my favorite Cruskit topper.ReplyCancel

  • Mel Cordell

    John West Tuna Tempters are great to grab as you are running out the door, easy to keep at your desk/office, and are great on Cruskits which you can also keep a box of at your desk :)ReplyCancel

  • Jodi Bingley

    As boring as it may seem… Vegemite is my favourite topping for Cruskits! Aussie, Aussie, Aussie – Oi, Oi, Oi!ReplyCancel

  • Tomato & Onion tuna and Philly cream cheese Nom!ReplyCancel

  • Tamsin

    I like cream cheese with smoked salmon and capers, hummus and cheese, avocado with tomato and cheese, cream cheese with sliced gerkhins, cream cheese with sliced cucumber. A sprinkling of herbamare salt on these toppings is nice. Also peanut butter and grated carrot is yummy.ReplyCancel

  • Helen Naicker

    Tuna leaves, crumbling feta and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar…ReplyCancel

  • I love philly cream cheese, ham and cucumber on mine!ReplyCancel

  • Ingird

    I love avo, mixed with cottage cheese (the one that comes in onion and chives) and sweet little tomatoes on top. this has become a snack staple for me!! Yummo!ReplyCancel

  • Vegemite and cheese, and pop in microwave for 20secs to mel cheese. ReplyCancel

  • celia

    Thank you. I love cruskits with coconut butter and pesto.ReplyCancel

  • My son is a big fan and just loves them plain!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa

    Good ole butter and vegemite :) mmmReplyCancel

  • Dani

    This is such a great post for me – I HATE lunch, so loving being inspired by Cruskits! My favourite is cream cheese & tuna, yum!ReplyCancel

  • stacye reid

    i love cruskits with Smoked salmon and cream cheese Delish!ReplyCancel

  • Kellie Fuller

    Tomato and Onion Tuna, with a bit of cream cheese :-)ReplyCancel

  • jade_williams

    Tuna, avocado and cheese!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    Peanut butter & honey. Very naughty but oh so good!ReplyCancel

  • Jodes82

    Plain for my babies, crus kits were great because they kind of melt in your mouth. So I knew the kids wouldn’t choke on them. Now they love them dunked in Nutella.ReplyCancel

  • Ricotta cheese and smoked salmonReplyCancel

  • Hmm…I’ve never tried cruskits before. Guess I know what I’m gonna put in my shopping trolley next time :)ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    I’ve always just eaten them with cheese and tomato! But there are some creative ideas out there, I really should be adventurous and try them!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah H

    Cream cheese and vegemiteReplyCancel

  • Deb

    Mashed Avocado, with the lite sundried tomato & onion tuna (drained of course) a little bit of cracked pepper. Yummo!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Holly R

    Tasty and traditional- Cheese and tomato with some cracked pepper. I am definitely trying the salmon and cream cheese… and (Helen’s suggestion) the feta and balsamic vinegar sounds pretty good too!ReplyCancel

  • Peanut butterReplyCancel

  • My favourite topping is just cream cheese – I could nom them all day!ReplyCancel

  • Nutella and cream cheese :) a pregnancy craving that never disappeared once baby arrived!ReplyCancel

  • Nutella as a sweet snack…ReplyCancel

  • Lots of butter! not healthy but tastes so good :)ReplyCancel

  • ‘Curried egg and lettuce.ReplyCancel

  • Jess

    Cottage cheese and sliced gherkins. Love it! Can’t forget good old vegemite eitherReplyCancel

  • Sarah McCoy

    I love cruskits with colby cheese and cheesybite vegemite. So cheesy and so good :)ReplyCancel

  • Shannen

    I love them with Avocado nod my one year old loves the corn cruskits with cottage cheese.ReplyCancel

  • Avocado, shaved chicken loaf and a sprinkling of grated cheese :) The cheese and tomato is a staple of mine too!ReplyCancel

  • Bettina

    Butter and golden syrup- naughty I know!ReplyCancel

  • I love cheese, chutney and rocket! Homemade chutney is the best!ReplyCancel

  • Tuna, corn and cream cheese is my favourite, then tomato ham and cheeseReplyCancel

  • Paula

    I haven’t had cruskits in years – great idea. I’ll have to add them to the shopping list.

    I used to love Cruskits with butter and Promite!ReplyCancel

  • I need to get kids lunch box idea’s, that way i can try them before the kiddies :)ReplyCancel

  • Eva Lavelle

    Is it daggy that my absolute favourite cruskit topping is butter and vegemite?!ReplyCancel

  • have not had them for years need to look for them as the bread in this house goes stale too quick. Loved them with sliced cheese and vegimite, oranges when preggo.ReplyCancel

  • I’ve been getting some great ideas from others comments! My boring, yet yummy staple is tuna with cream cheese,ReplyCancel

  • i love good old vegemiteReplyCancel

  • Kirsten Benhiam

    When I am feeling nostalgic I turn to vegemite but when I am feeling great and the sun is shining I have cheese and tomato. I have to hide the rest of the packet though as my kids can polish them off very quickly.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Lakeman

    Butter & Vegemite!!!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Heriot

    cream cheese, smoked tuna and cornReplyCancel

  • Vegemite for sureReplyCancel

  • Megsy

    My all time favourite would have to be light cottage cheese, torn basil leaves and sliced tomato. Yummo!ReplyCancel

  • Missy

    It might be boring but butter and vegemite!!! yum!!ReplyCancel

  • Good old vegemite for the kids! Cheese & tomato with a small sprinkle of pepper for me!ReplyCancel

  • Raquel

    Avocado & feta blow away all the problems in the the big bad world!! lolReplyCancel

  • jodie

    I am boring, my all time fav has to be butter and vegimite!ReplyCancel

  • Vegemite or tomato, cheese and pesto mayo :)ReplyCancel

  • yummo my kds love these with anything an everythingReplyCancel

  • Peta

    Tuna, cucumber and pickle relishReplyCancel

  • Cream cheese, bacon, onion and chilli sauce.ReplyCancel

  • I’d just about forgotten that cruskits exist! I’ll have to get some…your lunch ideas look yummy!ReplyCancel

  • jenny

    Spinach dip with turket and pinenuts.ReplyCancel

  • Iva

    tuna, feta and drizzle of olive oil!ReplyCancel

  • banana and honeyReplyCancel

  • Avocado, Tomato and Ham! Oh yum!ReplyCancel

  • Renae

    I can’t go past a butter and Vegemite cruskit, I always eat more than what I planned.ReplyCancel

  • Tomato and cheese with a little bit of salt and pepper, but I’d like to try some of the suggestions below!ReplyCancel

  • Smoked salmon, capers,avocado and cream cheeseReplyCancel

  • I just love Peanut ButterReplyCancel

  • My favourite cruskit topping is a smear of mayo, a few baby spinach leaves, topped with some yummy Mediterranean-flavoured tuna. Yummo!! And for the sweet tooth – peanut butter, sliced banana, drizzled with honey.ReplyCancel

  • peanut butter and strawberry jam!ReplyCancel

  • Cream cheese, smoked salmon and avocado!ReplyCancel

  • Just love Cheese and tomato or smoked salmon with capers and Cupie mayonnaise.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    Vegemite and butter my childhood favourite!ReplyCancel

  • Edward Lauren

    Vegemite and Red Leicester CheeseReplyCancel

  • My favourite Cruskit topping?
    Avocado, bacon bits and shredded lettuce.ReplyCancel

  • Simone

    Cheese and Tomato yum yum yumReplyCancel

  • cream cheese by itself. YUM!!ReplyCancel

  • Corrie

    Avocado & tomatoReplyCancel

  • My favourite is mayo tuna and onion.ReplyCancel

  • Ky Price

    cream cheese and strawberry jam or just tomatoReplyCancel

  • Kim M

    “Tomato and Onion” tuna and cream cheese.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy

    Cheese, tomato, avocado and black pepper.ReplyCancel

  • LuiseP

    classic cheese & tomato, with a touch of fresh black pepperReplyCancel

  • I love them simply with vegemite :)ReplyCancel

  • I love mine with peanut butter as an afternoon pick me upReplyCancel

  • It used to be just plain old cheese but after visiting the blog & Cruskits FB page, now it might be tuna and ricotta with avocado!ReplyCancel

  • Jenai

    Mr 4 loves them with vegemite, Mr 2 loves them just with butter, I love them plain (great alternative for fatty chips, and a nice crunching sensation when you bite into them), and hubby loves them with salmon, rocket and cottage cheese. They’re a winner any which way at our house :o)ReplyCancel

{Giveaway} Closer to Nature – Sangenic Nappy Wrapper System

Sangenic – Nappy Wrapper System Everything you need to lock away germs and odours and make baby changing time simple When closer to nature read that I was looking after my niece for 4 days late last year they wanted to send me one of their Sangenic Nappy Wrapper Systems to try and review.  I […]

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  • One essential item I couldn’t do without in the nursery? There isn’t just one! But definitely high on the list is this sangenic nappy wrapping system. I did not have one with my first two bubs. I would love one now as my third bub is due in May. Fingers crossed!!ReplyCancel

  • lisa

    I used to think baby wipes were the one thing you couldn’t be without in a nursery then I,ve just read your post. now I think it must be a nappy system. It looks perfect for me as I live on rural property and am reliant on hubby to take our rubbish to the dump. Sometimes it sits around for a while waiting and I was dreading the left over nappy smell. Looks like a nappy system is going on the wish list.ReplyCancel

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    My Change Table but more for the Organising Factor rather than Changing Bubs. I normally Change him on the Couch.ReplyCancel

  • One thing I couldnt be without in baby’s nursery is a nappy changing station, complete with a nappy disposal system!!ReplyCancel

  • OOOO been after one of these for ages!!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Waters

    i would love this, as I’m expecting my first child in may, this would make changing time a whole lot easier.ReplyCancel

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    I’ve often wondered if these are worth the $, so to win one would be fantastic! As my bub gets older & stinkier, I definitely see the value in them more every dayReplyCancel

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    For me, it will be the changing table. I’ve been getting back aches from wearing baby and carrying him, so the change table reduces the frequency of me bending up and down.. Of cos, this system will be useful!ReplyCancel

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    What a fantastic idea, there are so many nifty things that i must research before our first baby arrives! It is overwhelming actually how many things there are!ReplyCancel

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    i think that this nappy disposal system is one thing i couldn’t be without in my babys nursery. It makes life easy, mess free and hygenic!ReplyCancel

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    My essential nursery item is a night light! No tripping over things because you’re too scared to turn on the light in case it wakes up bubba! :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle M

    This system would be awesome for my friend and new mum, as a baby gift. They would absolutely love it.ReplyCancel

  • I would love one of these, especially if it hides the smell of a number 2. Nappy bags dont do a thing and i bag everything more than once.ReplyCancel

  • My essential nursery item would be a book for my boys to read whilst they are getting changed. Without one their little hands go straight down for a play below ;)ReplyCancel

  • With two in nappies this would be a blessing for our household!ReplyCancel

  • One of these nappy disposal systems would be fantastic so i could stop triple bagging nappies as the current method fails to keep the smell downReplyCancel

  • I think our nappy bin was fantastic when my 2 were little!ReplyCancel

  • I am due end of April and this would just be perfect for the new babies nursery as it would help out a lot rather than walking from one end of the house to the other to put into a bin especially as I will be having a cesaraneReplyCancel

  • Jodie

    Would have to be my change table, so easy to have everything right there all organised and you don’t have to pick baby up just to go to the cupboard to get something you forgotReplyCancel

  • Bec

    Definitely a mobile above the change table or some toys to keep them occupied while changing them! :)ReplyCancel

  • A mobile above the change table to distract himReplyCancel

  • I couldn’t be without my nappy change station. Everything close at hand where it is needed, and this item definately wouldn’t go astray!!ReplyCancel

  • Billie MacGinley

    Totally agree with the people who have said the mobile above the change table, although we didn’t put it up until our boys started to roll, so it was an entirely new toy to distract them with!ReplyCancel

  • joe

    A Sangenic Nappy Wrapper System with its unbeatable quality and style will keep baby and mama content mile after mile.ReplyCancel

  • tammy

    would be lovely for my sister– whos due with her first baby soon <3ReplyCancel

  • Bev

    i cant live with out the nappy stacker, with twins its so handy to have the nappies organized and readyReplyCancel

  • Ashley

    Definitelythe mobile above the change table, our little one hated having his nappy changed. It was a perfect distraction.ReplyCancel

  • The one thing I could not have lived without is my girlfriend. She would often drop off a lunch for me and hold my daughter while I ate it. Good Girlfriends are the best.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Buttery

    Definetly a little box of toys I had beside the change table I could grab to distract bub while I changed her. But a Sangenic nappy wrapper system would just be heaven!ReplyCancel

  • Elisha Casagrande

    Definitely photos of our puppies and our family. Daily reminders to our baby of those that love and support them.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Philpott

    My change tabel, it has everything I could ever need stacked underneath, so it is always right there ready to go.ReplyCancel

  • My good old rocking chair, well used in the middle of the nightReplyCancel

  • Katherine

    I love having a chest of drawers as our change table. Makes it so easy to pull out the top drawer with everything I need right there, ready to go, but then push it closed and everything is tidy and packed away where those little hands can’t pull it all out to play…!!ReplyCancel

  • ACasa

    A nightlight. How many times I walked into that room during the night…we had a pale green light… really soft glow. Just perfect for the 10pm, 11:30pm, 12:00pm, 2:00am, 2:45am feeds. Ahh the memory.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Great idea. This is so handy, it’s right up there with the many strategically placed mobiles to entertain and distract bubReplyCancel

  • Tanya

    My favourite thing in a nursery has to be a night light. Great for quickly checking on bubs or for midnight feeds.ReplyCancel

  • Definitely need a nappy bin with a good system. For my first boy we didn’t have anything like that and just used nappy bags that were usually left in a pile on the floor until someone picked them up at the end of the day. These systems are so must better and more hygienic.ReplyCancel

  • Jaie

    definitely a change table that has shelving under to keep everything you need on hand well organised!ReplyCancel

  • definately toys to keep bubs occupied when she was at the movement stage!ReplyCancel

  • nadine

    drawers under the changetable for all the necessary bits and bobs.ReplyCancel

  • Jess

    My best friend is pregnant and I couldnt be more excited – Not a mother myself but I seem to be the walking bible for friends and family due to having younger siblings that are 8 -12 years below me. I think you can not live without a basket full of whipes, creams, powder a few nappies etc – so that you can grab the basket and go to where baby is rather then moving the baby if they are asleep or are settled.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa White

    A change table! My back has thanked me for it :)ReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    excellent giveaway! I’ve grown children now and could have done with one of these, but my pregnant friend would love this!ReplyCancel

  • Dan

    Baby number five is on the way so this would be awesome as my youngest will still be in nappies as wellReplyCancel

  • A change table with shelving to keep everything close at hand ReplyCancel

  • nappy wipes not only to they clean bums they clean faces and hands and feetReplyCancel

  • Karla Thompson

    Baby #2 due any day, I couldn’t do without a my comfy feeding chair.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Jones

    I can’t do without wet wipes, which has multifunction. Sometimes I use them to clean the change table too.ReplyCancel

  • Kel Kelly

    Wetwipes!! They are so multi-purpose and handy to have.ReplyCancel

  • Change table at the right height to prevent a broken back! ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Taylor

    When any of my friends have a baby I buy them a start up set of organic shampoo, bathwash, and those kind of products to last for the first three months of the babies life. I couldn’t afford any of those products when mine were born, but would have loved themReplyCancel

  • kelly mccabe

    my sister has just had a beautiful baby girl, would love to win this for her :)ReplyCancel

  • this would be so handy with new bubs on the way!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole kent

    My calendula cream…I use it on everything from nappy rash, to eczema, to sore cracked nipples! I love this stuffZ,ReplyCancel

  • Wet wipes-so handy!!ReplyCancel

  • Sudocream. That stuff is a miracle worker for bottons and rashes etc for the body. I swear by it.ReplyCancel

  • Dannielle Hall

    my essential item would have to be my glider chair! it was a god send when i was breastfeeding and spent many sleepless (but comfy) nights in it!ReplyCancel

  • jay2abbey

    Baby wipes are a must have.ReplyCancel

  • Our feeding chair sometimes rocks us both to sleep while we are having a cuddle ?ReplyCancel

  • Mick Gillies

    Being short I would be lost without my nifty little single step to give the height and reach I needReplyCancel

  • petrie46

    nappy wipes and washer power and room deodrantReplyCancel

  • Dean Brandt

    I find that the antibacterial gel that I use on my hands before and after changing bubs is a must have in our nursery.ReplyCancel

  • Rocking chair, cuddles and night time storiesReplyCancel

  • My nursery must have is a rocking chair. It made the middle of the night cuddle sessions alot more comfortable. A close second place would be a well stocked, well laid out change table.ReplyCancel

  • Change TableReplyCancel

  • This looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Hay

    nappies!ReplyCancel

  • with my third it was the rocking recliner chair (didnt have one with the first 2 as there was no room) it helped with the night feeds and right next to that being a well stocked bedside table with water, paw paw cream, nibbles, breast pads, books just about everything you would need so you didnt have to get up or wake hubby up in the middle of the nightReplyCancel

  • Change table as it has saved my back!ReplyCancel

  • Lea

    Soft light and comfy chair, to make night time feeding calmer and easierReplyCancel

  • My change table as it used daily sand it stores so much out of reachReplyCancel

  • Trish

    My IKEA rocking chair and foot rest – perfect for feeding and especially those times bub just wants to cuddle in the early morning!ReplyCancel

  • My rocking chair…I spend all my day sitting there,making the baby go to sleep..other times i kick back and relax there,go to facebook, enter competitions etc!I love it………ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Shailer

    The change table – a saviour after I had an emergecy c-section with my first and later on when I was heavily pregnant!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    the rocking chair – soothing a baby with a bit of motion (and saving my back in the process!!)ReplyCancel

  • Sharee

    Just had bubba number 5, this is such a versatile, great idea.ReplyCancel

  • Keiza07

    The one essential nursery item I couldn’t do without is my combination chest of drawers and change table. With limited space in the nursery I love the extra storage I get for babies things and the practicality of the furniture, everything has its purpose.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina06

    A soft light so when baby wakes at night I can still see without baby fully waking or startling from sudden brightness.ReplyCancel

  • flickadee

    Nappies!!!! by far I couldnt live without nappies for my bub in the nursery, who wants to go bashing though the house looking for Nappies at 3amReplyCancel

  • A night light, a can barely see in the dark as it is :)ReplyCancel

  • Christy van Heerden

    a good nightlight for 3am feeds. The overhead light is way to bright and wakes bub up!ReplyCancel

  • Wipes! Essential for so many things!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    PowderReplyCancel

  • Narelle

    his sophie the giraffe – keeps his hands from touching poo when i change him!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessie

    Corn flour for nappy rash, best remedy I have found with my 3 boysReplyCancel

  • Definitely the Changing Table!ReplyCancel

  • simone

    curash cream it gets rid of all rashes fastReplyCancel

  • couldnt go a day without wipesReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    Baskets for orgainizationReplyCancel

  • melissa

    baby wipes…not just for the obvious bum change but great for a quick wipe over of dusty furniture, toys etcReplyCancel

  • melissa

    whoops! I just read the entry for the day before! wipes are the way to go!ReplyCancel

  • Anneliza

    A change table- makes it so much easier on my back.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Morrison

    The fan! Lifesaver at drowning out my noisy neighbours on weekends during nap time!ReplyCancel

  • Judith Senese

    This is such a wonderful and useful competition… thank youReplyCancel

  • One thing I couldn’t live without in my baby’s nursery is the cot – kind of obvious LOLReplyCancel

  • closer to nature are one of my favourite baby brands. i couldnt live with out my steriliserReplyCancel

  • Tina

    nappies :)ReplyCancel

  • Cot, change table, nappies, wipes and a nappy wrapper system are essentials.ReplyCancel

  • nappies, wipes and cot :)ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah

    A well stocked change table is essential!ReplyCancel

  • wipes, wipes and more wipes. sometimes disposable gloves would be good too heheReplyCancel

  • Katie

    Definitely the change table with a drawer!ReplyCancel

  • My daughter is expecting her first bubba and the one thing I suggest is a comfy rocking chairReplyCancel

  • Maria Pennisi

    Two hands are needed for wriggly, wriggly babies.ReplyCancel

  • SGladman

    Talcum powder, I know it might sound simple but often it’s the smallest things in life that can have the biggest impact.ReplyCancel

  • You can never have enough wipes!ReplyCancel

  • A night light and baby wipes.ReplyCancel

  • My change table! I have a bad left arm and being able to change my son without having to bend is a godsend!ReplyCancel

  • LM

    my daughter is having her first baby and from my experience with my own 3 children, i would say a change table and somewhere hygenic to put the napies, nothing worse than bending over changing nappies on a bed and having no where to put the soiled nappiesReplyCancel

  • Melissa Tulett

    Nappies! (a well stocked up amount in an organised changetable!)ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    our battery operated baby rocker! it was the best thing to settle my daughter – we even sometimes used it during the night!ReplyCancel

  • A change table is the one essential item I couldn’t live without in my babies nursery.ReplyCancel

  • Karen C

    The mobile above the change table. Without it, my son would squirms like crazy (and without a nappy on, that can get messy). With it, he is mesmerised and I can put a nappy on without dramas.ReplyCancel

  • Baby wipes for sure! They are a modern miracle, (not just for babies bottoms) and i couldnt live without them! :)ReplyCancel

  • A night light so I can see where I’m going during those midnight feeds when I’m half asleep.ReplyCancel

  • Glennie

    A baby monitor! I’m a worry wart and it’s important to hear every little noise. Handy especially if I’m up the other end of the house.ReplyCancel

  • pictures on the wall for my baby to look at, ones of his siblings as well as us, so he sees them first thing when he wakes up in the morning.ReplyCancel

  • A lamp with low voltage bulb for late night feeds and nappy changes!ReplyCancel

  • Catie Fielder

    I love my glider rocking chair, its great while breastfeeding especially for those overnight feeds and its also awesome for cuddles before bed.ReplyCancel

  • Kaz Purtill-Wright

    Having my son after two girls, I quickly decided that an essential nursery item was a dry face washer to put over his doodle as soon as I take his nappy off because he would always wee on me.ReplyCancel

  • Sally B

    Perfect prize with baby number two on the way!ReplyCancel

  • Definitely a nappy disposal system that is efficient!ReplyCancel

  • J.k

    I couldn’t do without my Huggies wipes and the container it comes in! Something simple but essential so there is no sound from the plastic wipes bag when changing baby at night! However I frequently put the nappy down and forget to throw away after a night feed only to go in in the morning to a bad smell :/ this bin system would be fantastic!
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{GIVEAWAY} Cushionopoly

I’ve mentioned on Facebook a few times recently of my new love for Chevron and surprisingly not many people knew what Chevron is.  Basically it’s a zig zag pattern on fabric, commonly on a white background. There is something about it that feels fresh. We purchased a new couch late last year, one that is […]

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  • Escape to the Hamptons, our lounge room they are soft and would look and feel great thanksReplyCancel

  • Oh how i love cushions so much so i have lost count as to how many i have,ReplyCancel

  • I hadn’t heard of Cushionopoly, thank you for introducing us! What gorgeous cushions. I love the children’s range, those cushions would brighten up any room. My favourites would be those owls!ReplyCancel

  • I’m thinking the vintage letter and the stripes in the Hampton range. Very classy!ReplyCancel

  • I had never heard of ‘Chevron’ pattern before, so thanks for enlightening me.ReplyCancel

  • Sheralyn

    They are all beautiful, but I would love the Hamptons range in my lounge room!ReplyCancel

  • Jayde Wright

    I love Chevron but the Hampton range is calling my name!! What an awesome find!! :) ReplyCancel

  • Love the Belle Amour Collection would look lovely on my lounge.ReplyCancel

  • FJ

    It would have to be a combination of Mignight Madame and Noir Blanc from the Belle Amour range to lift the guest room where I try to sneak some ‘me’ time to read, relax and rest on rare occassions. And it would be fabulous if they would add a “GET OUT” cushion to the Typo range as a reminder to my children that this room is no longer another space for them to stake their claim.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda A

    I love the kids range. I’d love to incorporate some in our family room (aka kids making a mess room)ReplyCancel

  • Jan

    I love the yellow chevron cushions and have been looking for that exact colour for quite a while!!! They would go perfectly with the aqua ones I have on my cream couch.ReplyCancel

  • I love the escape to the hamptons range, and the kids range is gorgeous……..would take them all if I could.ReplyCancel

  • Krystle H

    Ooh i love the Marie Antoinette cushion in the gorgeous blue. Im slowly trying to incorporate this colour & style in my lounge room. I adore all the ranges though, thanks for introducing this site to us!ReplyCancel

  • JacintaPearl

    I love the dinosaur walk cushions, my little boy would adore these!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn Fitton

    I like the Typo cushions. I would put them on my lounge and when the tiny grandkids come over use them to teach them their numbers. Great idea, something different from a book etc.ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness, there are too many that I love to even mention!!! I have been looking for cushions for my bedroom and loungeroom for a while but haven’t found anything quite right…….until now!ReplyCancel

  • Escape to the Hamptons is a gorgeous range, vivid classic colours that would go perfefct in my house! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • I love the Escape to the Hamptons range and they would go perfectly in my newly renovated lounge room. I have a blue and white vintage theme happening!ReplyCancel

  • Shannen

    We are in the market for a new couch – so of course, new cushions too! Perfect timing. ReplyCancel

  • Ying Ying TAN

    Love the Belle Amour range especially the Le Tour de Eiffel Cushion Cover! This would be perfect in our entertainment room!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon R

    Just love the French Garden!
    Perfect for my reading area!!ReplyCancel

  • I totally love the Belle Amour collection, and these would be perfect in our rumpus room!ReplyCancel

  • Char

    Beach house range with the bright colours. These would go in my house in my living roomReplyCancel

  • Donna

    I can’t decide between the Marie Antoinette Cushion Cover or the Southampton Village. Either would be great for my lounge, they’re the perfect colours!ReplyCancel

  • Love the Limited edition – especially the Its a Dogs Life. Perfect for our dog loving family to scatter all throught the loungeroomReplyCancel

  • Kids range looks pretty cool.ReplyCancel

  • Kim m

    I love the kids owl cushions, they would fantastic in my sons room, if I didnt steal them first!!!ReplyCancel

  • Love the Hamptons onesReplyCancel

  • Meghan

    Great comp. pillows for kids room would be perfect!!!ReplyCancel

  • Scrap Goodies

    Oh how I would love the kids range! Something to brighten up my boy’s room a little!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy

    What a great range!ReplyCancel

  • Oh lovely. I love the hampton range.ReplyCancel

  • So hard to decide! But I do love the Hamptons range, exactly the style I am creating in my home….well, TRYING to create!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle K

    Escape to the Hamptons for the family room! Fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Madonna

    Great to see these kinds of cushions finally available at reasonable prices in Australia!ReplyCancel

  • Elissa K

    Love the Flea market range! Would decorate the studio/play room with these beauties.ReplyCancel

  • Liz B

    I already have Cushionopoly cushions in my lounge, love them :). I would like to make a cosy reading area suitable for kids and grown ups, so I’d choose designs quiet and restful – mustard blossom and southampton village.ReplyCancel

  • Amie

    I do like the look of the Hamptons collection but I would probably go for the Kids collection as we have just bought a new house and it has a separate lounge room for the kids which we plan to furnish with a couch, tv, desk etc for them so these would be perfect for that.ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Anything from the Belle Amour collection would suit our new house. I have been looking for months and found nothing thanks for sharing this great website and for having this really good give away.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Preston

    The Beach House Range would be ideal in our lounge room, especially the LOOK AT THE BIRDY CUSHION COVERS. The colours are perfect for out lounge area. Very soft, sweet & inviting.ReplyCancel

  • Cushionopoly….wow..just bought a new lounge suite (well second hand one) and our cushions look a little sad on it….so I might need to go discovering what goodies they have.ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Furnell

    I Love the Kid’s range and it would come in handy as I will be moving my daughter into her first big bed soon and it will be nice to add some colour with the cushions.ReplyCancel

  • Danya

    Love cushions!! Love chevron!! Win win for me :) thanks xReplyCancel

  • would love a summer pick me up for my living room!ReplyCancel

  • I love the kids range, especially the dinosaur walk cushion cover, perfect for my dino loving boys!ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Hay

    I love the Home Grown range- I would put the in the loungeroom. We need new cushions, they’re worn out!ReplyCancel

  • I totally Love the Multi coloured zigzag
    These cushions give me so much reason to brag!
    Perfect on the couch, In the loungeroom,They would make the place look really in Bloom!ReplyCancel

  • kerry santillo

    The childrens range is fun and colourful. Would love to redo my daughters rooma nd make it come alive ?ReplyCancel

  • Carly Taft

    The kids range is just too cute, I am expecting in February and would love to jazz up the nursery with these cute cushions! ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Jones

    Adore kids cushion covers, they’re so cute. I’d love to put them in my little one’s room.ReplyCancel

  • naomi

    we are about to move house, and some new cushions would really help ‘make’ the new lounge roomReplyCancel

  • I understand what you mean about kids being rough on cushions. I find that the cheaper the cushion, the less it can stand up to my kids behaviour ;). These look wonderful though!ReplyCancel

  • kylie mowbray-allen

    I LOVE the Hamptons range and would like the WHOLE SET in my living room …!!!! Oh, but my all-time favourite cushion (presently out of stock – but I keep checking to see if it’s coming back any time soon!) is the view finder cushion cover … OH MY!ReplyCancel

  • susan

    So love these cushions! My sons are crazy on our couch cushions! They have pillow fights, make amazing forts, make giant piles of pillows and cushions to watch movies. Fun fun fun! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • toacertaindegree.com

    How can something so yummy not be fattening!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Arndt

    I LOVE the Kids Collection! I love the ‘Baby Elephants Walk’ and the different colours, which mean I could decorate each of my three daughter’s rooms with them and still keep the looks ‘individual’! For my little boy’s room, I would choose ‘The Dinosaur Walk’, as like most little boys, he is dinosaur mad!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    I love the Typo range, I worked in graphic design for almost 10 years, so the font really catches my eye! I would use them in my lounge room to add a bit of fun!ReplyCancel

  • The Look at the Birdy! Cushion Covers in Aqua would cheer up my lounge room very nicely :)ReplyCancel

  • I am loving chevron at the moment as well. The cushions look awesome on your loungeReplyCancel

  • Ada

    I moved in with my boyfriend this year, and because I moved all the way from Norway we only have his furniture and decor. I really want to change a few things, starting with the cushions, and these are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • escape to the hamptons is my favReplyCancel

  • escape to the hamptons is my favReplyCancel

  • I love the Beach House Range, especially the yellow ones – Let The Chips Fall, Linked and Zig Zag. I would put them in the living room of my new house…..when I finaly get to move into it that is!ReplyCancel

  • I love the Cushionopoly kids collection. I would put these cushion in my son’s new playroom I have started to decorate, it would make the room look fun and playfulReplyCancel

  • Dawn Taylor

    I think Vintage Letters in the Hampton Range is gorgeous. The dinosaur and elephant ones in the children’s range are also really lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Kyla

    Love these cushions and I also love chevron – great find!ReplyCancel

  • gorgeous choices – if i had to pick just one it would be Hamptons Classic Cranberry Toile, just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • MissT

    I cant pick between the Linked Cushion Cover – Terquoise Limited Edition and the Baby Elephant Walk Cushion cover in pink. The Elephant one would be a great addition to my daughters room and the Linked one would look fantastic in our living room.ReplyCancel

  • careinen

    I love the Belle Amour Collection with a blend of the Flea Market. All the cushions look beautiful. My pillows on my sofa are very tired looking.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    The kids range would look gorgeous in my little one’s roomReplyCancel

  • Love how your living room is looking. Am currently working on my bedroom ‘upgrade’ReplyCancel

  • D’oh – and Escape to the Hamptons would look great with my plans.ReplyCancel

  • I loved the old school collection – the Geek Chic Cushion cover would look awesome on the chairs in the waiting room at our optometry store!ReplyCancel

  • AmberB

    Love the Belle Amour collection. I would choose this range for my bedroom because I’d love for my bedroom to be glamourously and classically styled.ReplyCancel

  • Cass

    Love the Beach House range. I’d choose the ZigZag Cushion Cover Green for our loungeroom because they would add summer freshness to my favourite room of the house. I also love the elephant cushions in the kids range!ReplyCancel

  • mummy made it

    Hamptons, Hamptons I think i might be in love…. with this range. would love some for the house. classic style and would suit our decor.ReplyCancel

  • Kate @ Our Little Sins

    oooh, i want the yellow chevron cushions…! they are gorgeous and will match my colour scheme perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Kerina

    I love the beach house range. They’d look great on my bed!ReplyCancel

  • Evalyn Wells

    I know I’m a grown up but I love the kids variety and would use it to decorate my living room and guest bedroom. =)ReplyCancel

  • I love the escape to the hampton range. would look perfect on my new bed setting that i’m getting for christmas ;)ReplyCancel

  • Love the Flea Market collection, I would love the peacock cushion in my bedroom!!ReplyCancel

  • becca

    i love the Belle Amour Collection, it would really suit the new lounge we got and looks very comfy too :)ReplyCancel

  • Bitts

    I like the Hamptons range, and I would use them in my living room, because the cushions in there are SAD.ReplyCancel

  • i love the belle amour collection. i would love the cushions in my bedroom as im looking to change thecolours to black and whiteReplyCancel

  • tarah-the simple mummy

    Escape to the Hampton looks fab! I have cushion envy!ReplyCancel

  • Maria Pennisi

    The Home Grown range is colourful and easily transforms a drab room into something special. I love a few of these for my lounge roomReplyCancel

  • The Hamptons collection – the letter one goes perfectly in my library!ReplyCancel

  • i love the kids collection!!! gorgeous fabrics!ReplyCancel

  • The Hamptons Collection would suit our new leather lounge perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • tonie

    Love the kids collection, gorgeousReplyCancel

  • Lovely Cushions – great competition thank you :) – there is nothing like cuddling up to a cushion on the lounge (oh yeah hubby too!! LOL)ReplyCancel

  • The Hamptons would be niceReplyCancel

  • Dianne Childs

    The Hamptons in our Lounge Room would look geat because it would really suit the decor of the room. (Dianne Childs on Rafflecopter)ReplyCancel

  • lauri

    gorgeous cushions!ReplyCancel

  • Anne McCulloch

    Have been searching for cushions! Think I might have found what I’m looking for!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Wilson

    How could I go past the Kids collection (love the dinousar walk and baby elephant walk) to help finish (ok ok ok start) their toy room!ReplyCancel

  • The kids collection is beautiful. I can imagine my beautiful daughter sitting on one while playing with her dolls and my boys would love the dinodaur ones. They match their quilt covers.ReplyCancel

  • Kate

    Hamptons range for upstairs lounge room. Returning it to an adult lounge room – no kids toys allowed!ReplyCancel

  • tammy crane

    i like the beach house designs– they’re funky & would bring a dash of colour & vibrancy into our lounge roomReplyCancel

  • melissa

    Absolutely gorgeous… Have been looking for some new cushions for ages!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim M

    Cushionopoly kids of course. For my daughter as a suprise when her brother or sister is born in March.ReplyCancel

  • emily

    I love the flea market range.i think the empire of the sun cushion is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Casey

    The kids range is delicious! Very whimsical and fun withouth being all too ‘cutesy’ReplyCancel

  • Just darling and oh so chic! ALL of it! for the boys’ room, our room, the lounge room-I’m.in.love. with Cushionopoly!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    After looking through all the ranges I can’t say I wouldn’t have any of them. But if I had to choose today I would say the Fabric by Numbers range. I’m a designer who looooves typography, work at home mum and think my gorgeous boys and I could have a lot of fun counting with them – whilst looking superb on the couch I’m longing for ;)ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Veljanovska

    My Favourite is the Ever so Gorgeous Beach House Range it would give our Lounge Room a Beautiful Pop Of Style and Colour.ReplyCancel

  • My favourite is from the Beach House Collection and would have to be the yellow zig zag/chevron one. These would go in my lounge room to compliment the new kitchen and colour scheme :)ReplyCancel

  • The Beach House Range is simply the best,
    So relaxed and stylish it would make the perfect family nest.
    Ideal to give our living room that welcoming feel,
    And a stylish look that all our neighbours would want to steal.ReplyCancel

  • Jodie

    Has to be the Yellow Chevrons!ReplyCancel

  • The kids collection! They’d look so beautiful in my childresn bedroomsReplyCancel

  • Charlotte

    Love the Belle Amour collection. I’d use them to adorn our living room, because we’ve FINALLY just got a long-needed new couch and it’s looking a little plain :(ReplyCancel

  • Must say, I don’t have kids but already have 2 of those cushions, so def my fav :) I would add fun and colour into my spare room :)ReplyCancel

  • I love the Escape the the Hampton selection – my lounge room needs theseReplyCancel

  • A bit of colour to our dark lounge would be brilliant!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous cushions! Love love love the kids range. My Son would love the dinosaur cushions.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    I love the belle amour range, as I love all things French! It would look great in my living room to offset all the white!!ReplyCancel

  • Sheridan

    The French collection Belle Amour caught my attention as they have my colour scheme of red, black and white! They would look gorgeous on my black leather modular in the family room.

    Must. Control. Myself.

    :)ReplyCancel

  • Hmm, I think my favourite collection would be the Home Grown Collection. So many fun prints and great colours that would make my lounge room feel warm and inviting!ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    I am in the midst of having my lounge recovered at the moment – this would be perfect!ReplyCancel

    • Jane

      So hard to decide between the Home Grown or Beach House collection though.ReplyCancel

  • Mummy Brown

    I would love some of the toile from the Hamptons range in my bedroom!ReplyCancel

  • i love hamptons and chevron stuffs – this is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Love the designs on these cushions – totally funky :)ReplyCancel

  • Love the new lounge Katrina – the cushions look great on there :) Have you done the picture wall yet???ReplyCancel

    • Megan, I am half way through it, I’ve been procrastinating about which frames. The frames that I initially brought didn’t come in 5×7 size, so I am searching for some new frames. I’m trying to make it budget friendly which is proving to be hard.ReplyCancel

{COOKBOOK} Kate Bracks – The sweet life: The basics and beyond

I love baking and cooking, mostly I cook meals and treats for the kids lunch boxes, rarely do I make yummy desserts.  Probably because we don’t often eat dessert but when we do it has to be something scrumptious and ooh so naughty. The Sweet Life: The Basics and Beyond is published by the Dessert Queen herself, […]

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  • claudia butler

    Please try this it is called”tropical apple tart”
    Line a tart pan withbshort crust pastry and then put a thin layer of apricot jam on it —do this with warm jam and a brush then comes a layer oh banana onto that stewed apples and on to that put passion fruit
    Cover with pastry and bake till golden—-I stew the apples in orange juice with a bit of jest
    Serve warm with cream or icecream. Enjoy ReplyCancel

  • AlyceB

    Oh Kate was so lovely on MasterChef!! Glad she’s got a book out now :)ReplyCancel

    • it’s such a beautiful book Alyce! We love Masterchef too, my favourite though would have to be Julie Goodwin cookbook, really family friendly.ReplyCancel

Cars are getting so clever, I feel very lazy

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang I was fortunate enough to test drive a  brand new Mitsubishi Outlander for a week, I am blown away at how clever this car is.  It was such a beauty to zip around in. I am not at all a car enthusiast, what is under the bonnet really doesn’t […]

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  • Karen Fogo

    Wow Katrina you got the deluxe one! I regularly drive an Outlander for work (outreach nurse driving to rural properties) and I LOVE it, but it has none of the bells and whistles. I love the boot size – I can fit 200kg of equipment in the back behind the parcel cage in it, and the little door a the bottom of the boot that makes flat loading a breeze (took me a little while to find that though!).
    It’s nippy enough to deal with the hills and highways here, but miserly enough to get almost 600km out of one tank of fuel – not so much important about the cost, more about the distance between petrol stations! And I can get out of the car after a 200km drive and actually walk! I always request my Outlander (we have a fleet, so have a few of them, and a few other brand SUVs as well). Unfortunately though, we’ve been told that they will be replacing them with something else next time round. :(ReplyCancel

  • These features have been around for years. There are so many more amazing features in the Mazda range, you need to get ur hands on one of those. ;))ReplyCancel

  • Sounds wonderful. If only we could afford to upgrade!ReplyCancel

  • I would loveee a kluger.. maybe one day… the outlander sounds good too =)ReplyCancel

  • Love our Outlander, same color too :-). ReplyCancel

  • Caroline

    Get yourself a Nissan Murano which has all that and MORE. How about the press of a button the tailgate and it lifts up automatically ;-) oh and press it and it goes back down againReplyCancel

  • I love my outlander too!! Mine is exactly the same as this one, but black. Ok ok – minus the reverse camera (sensors instead), and rain sensing wipers. Oh and also my kids dvd players are of the non-built-in variety!! Although the 7th seats are not the most comfy, with 3 kids I use them only on odd occasions. I bought it for the 4wd option for towing and a little off-road. If you don’t need that, my sister just bought a Mazda CX9 (+$$$) which is just awesome and her extra seats are more comfy.ReplyCancel

  • Can i ask what car you have been driving because these features have been around for quite a few years now :)ReplyCancel

  • Mel Farrows – we have just bought a Kluger….I’m in love. It’s fantastic – I’ll never go back to anything else!ReplyCancel

  • Raelene

    I have this one – same model same colour. Love it! Not to mention gutsy! If u put ur foot down it goes! And super safe with the kids!ReplyCancel

  • Pru

    We just picked up our new Mitsubishi pajero yesterday and was the same a cars a cars as long as its safe and fits everyone in! But…. I’m in love with the pajero!!!! Love the warrenty that comes with it!! Bluetooth, sat nav, reverse camera,climate control. Love love love!!!!!ReplyCancel

{Worth a Mention} What do I Feed my Baby?

I wanted to share with you some products and blogs that are ‘worth a mention’. What do I Feed my Baby? I’m now a proud 1st time Aunty and I want to help as much as I can.  Babysitting, reading, shopping for her, but I want to help my sister-in-law as much as I can […]

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  • What a wonderful post. I am hosting a baby shower on Sat for my friend who is a first time mum pregnant with twins. I’ll definitely be sharing this one with her.

    I love the muffin case. I have the same problem! ReplyCancel

{Worth a Mention} Julie Goodwin Cookbook + more

I wanted to share with you some products that are ‘worth a mention’. Julie Goodwin’s The Heart of the Home Cookbook Yes you know me I love to cook and bake.  What I love most about Julie’s cookbook is the home style cooking, it’s not fashion on a plate and it’s a recipe to feed […]

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  • The fruit & veggie clean cloth is a great idea. Will check it out later!ReplyCancel

  • One of my fav cookbook!! My kids love the Nanny Gina’s Meatballs. Great recipe for kids to help with also. My kids love to eat them with a toothpick and I just serve them with salad :-)ReplyCancel

  • Kellie Haley Chapman

    I have heaps of cookbooks and I have both of Julie Goodwins books – they are great more everyday meals than most – I use them alot more than the others. The Zoku Quick Pop Maker is awesome – the kids have the hang of it now too, we brought the case to store the icypoles in the freezer, that way everytime we get it out we do a double batch… Thanks for the info on the other products..ReplyCancel

  • Bec_wall

    Hi there, Firstly I must say that I love your website and my daily email !! Anyway I was reading the blog where you and your daughter organised her room together, and I was wondering where you got your hanging wardrobe organised from?? I’m only finding boring white ones…. Your help would be greatly appreciated. ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Wayman

    Thanks for the mention of Julie’s cookbook. I got this for christmas but have not yet ‘explored’ or used it. You have inspired me to do just that. Thankyou!ReplyCancel

  • We are big lovers of the five:am organic yoghurts too. My 3yo loves vanilla yoghurt, and this is a favourite of hers. I’m intrigued by the Enjo fruit and veg cloth! Might have to get in touch with a friend of mine who is a consultant :) I’ll be looking out for Julie Goodwin’s cookbook too! I’ve seen it a few times and just haven’t picked it up. I’m a big fan of the CWA cookbooks, I love good home cooking.ReplyCancel

  • How much is the fruit and veg cloth?ReplyCancel

Meet my new KitchenAid Mixer, thankyou matchbox.com.au – and your chance to win one too!

Recently I published a post hinting to my hubby that I would LOVE a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas and how gorgeous the new KitchenAid Platinum edition colours are.   Matchbox.com.au saw my plee and they ever so kindly have played Santa to this little blogger and gifted me a KitchenAid Platinum ‘Raspberry Ice’ Mixer.  I […]

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  • boo hoo, sob sob i can’t enter as there are no stores in south australia :(ReplyCancel

  • Samy_savva

    I need one, I want one. Will just have to wait another couple of yrs until hubby finishes uni :-(ReplyCancel

  • WOW!!!! well deserved and Congratulations, she’s beautiful !!!! What is your hubby going to get you now ???ReplyCancel

  • Natasha Rees

    :( Darwin doent have a store :( I cant enter :(”””” soooo sad.ReplyCancel

  • no store in Darwin :( I cant enter either! :(”””” It’s been my wish every year for I cant remember how long…. :(””””””””’ReplyCancel

  • Kim Lawrence

    O M G!!!! Love love love – you know you will have to completely redecorate your entire kitchen around this one appliance??? I’m sure your hubby will love a new lolly pink kitchen ;-) Enjoy all the yummies xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Lol he says he doesn’t mind. Hmm, I wonder if I can find a kettle to match?ReplyCancel

    • LOL, it’s a gorgeous colour isn’t it!
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  • @nikki n natasha, the comp says if you dont have a store near you, you can still enter, just take photo n email it in. maybe have a quick read again. Thats how ive entered.ReplyCancel

  • Love the pink!! Enjoy. LisaReplyCancel

  • Love the pink – the new metallic is so special! Well deserved gift. Enjoy using. Look forward to hearing about your cooking conquests :-)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      I will Lisa :) the raspberry ice is just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Do you think you could bring that in your suitcase to Kuala Lumpur and give to me?!! Hehe. Do you know, I’ve been mixing with a no brand mini hand mixer for nearly 20 years now – well, I’ve gone through about 5 of them in that time because they keep blowing up. I’m dreaming of one of these for our kitchen one day. How awesome Kat!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      You should get one Mel, it is just brilliant I already love baking but this just wants me to bake even more :)ReplyCancel

  • That’s a useful kitchen aid and a chick mixer!
    What a cute pink it is!ReplyCancel

  • Admin

    smart and stylish in pink !ReplyCancel

  • Isn’t it just gorgeous! No doubt you deserve it! I just discovered your fb page and your website and am loooooving it! just when I was thinking of giving fb a miss, along comes another awesome page! LOL ….many thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • Wow congratulations! I love my mixer and have no idea how I lived without it. Such a wonderful tool to have. Now you’ll have to get all the attachments…ReplyCancel

  • That mixer’s looking mighty fine up on your kitchen bench – what a lovely exciting pre-Christmas surprise! Off to try and win one of my own now!

    – Catherine @ The Spring (in Brisbane)
    http://www.thespringblog.com/ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Wales

    I want a red one! Thanks, for featuring this and cross your fingers. ReplyCancel

  • Thank you so much for posting this, it was so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • It look so easy to use! Would be great to teach my eldest to cook (he wan’ts to be a chef!) Love it!ReplyCancel

  • [...] If you have been following for a while you will know that I am a HUGE KitchenAid fan.  I received a spectacular gift late last year from Matchbox.com.au, they sent me a KitchenAid stand mixer, you can read more about why I wanted a KitchenAid mixer here and how much I love it here. [...]ReplyCancel

  • Kerry Mc

    Hi Katrina, love reading your blog :-)
    Just wondering if you were still in love with the Kitchenaid? I’ve just returned my second Breville Kitchen Wizz mixer (should have bought the Kitchenaid I wanted in the first place!) and just wanted to see if you were still happy with it?
    Thanks!
    KerryReplyCancel

{Review} Mummy Smiles: 2012 Smile it forward Calendar

I mentioned recently how it’s a struggle to find the perfect gift for somebody that has everything.  A calendar is always a great choice, however sometimes hard to choose a design that they will like eg a dog lover may not enjoy a cat calendar.  But a motivational calendar will suit everybody.   Natalie, the […]

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{Perfect Gift} The Smile Collective: Manifestos

Sometimes it is hard to find a gift for somebody that has everything.  They may not need another ornaments, it’s hard to choose the right clothing size or chocolates will melt while under the tree.  However, I have found the perfect gift to give a ‘Mum’.   See details below of an exclusive discount offer […]

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{Worth a mention} Zoku Quick Pop Maker and more

Another post for you today – as I wanted to share with you some products and blogs that are ‘worth a mention’. It has been so hot here on the Gold Coast the past few weeks. The kids have been coming home from school, doing their homework and jumping in the pool to cool down. […]

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  • Sevencherubs

    Thanks so much for the shout out Katrina – awesome post! That pop maker looks great for summer this year. N xReplyCancel

  • Those pops look amazing. A must for Xmas stocking I think :-)ReplyCancel

  • Linderic

    I just love your blog. I hope you win ,I ‘ll vote every day. Thanks for all your time and effort we appriciate all you do.Your blog is always interesting and helpful. I am filling in my new 2012 oti diary so will be organized, plus I bought my daughter one too.ReplyCancel

  • Alyce

    Thank you so much for sharing! :) And I am seriously going to think about that Pop Maker… we were just talking about needing some iceblock makers the other day!ReplyCancel

  • Wow that icy pole maker looks like the perfect addition to our house. Thanks for sharing Katrina!ReplyCancel

  • [...] have used our Zoku Quick Pop Maker a lot these holidays, the kids really enjoyed a treat of the five:am frozen mango yoghurt [...]ReplyCancel