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If you want to make some fresh scrolls for lunch at home or lunch boxes, this is a really fast and easy recipe.  Equal parts self raising flour and greek yoghurt, that’s it!! Mix ingredients together into a bowl to create dough.  I add a little more flour if the mix is too sticky.  Roll out […]

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  • HayleyKruger

    Do these freeze nicely?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes absolutely, I place them frozen into the kids lunchboxes. This particular recipe isn’t as good as it would be fresh, but still freezeable.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth M. Dodge

    This looks yummy and easy. My fav combo. Just a question, what is self raising flour?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Elixabeth, usually in the US you would use plain flour, salt and baking powder.ReplyCancel

  • sarah

    Can these be made with gluten free flour?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Sarah, I haven’t tried with Gluten free flour, but hopefully somebody that has may comment and let you know how they went :)ReplyCancel

      • Michelle

        The face book comments suggest gluten free self raising flour works well. I’m going to try it when i get some lactose free yogurt lolReplyCancel

        • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

          Thank you Michelle :)ReplyCancel

  • Beelzebubba

    Can you use low fat Greek yogurt or openly full fat?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I’ve only ever used the yoghurt pictured, but I can’t see why not.ReplyCancel

  • Prue

    What a fab recipe. I’m going to try some sweet scrolls with this recipe too. I’ll just add a little sugar to the base then some apple, brown sugar and cinnamon to the center, the sweet possibilities are endless too! Choc chips, jam, dried fruit etc would all work I think!ReplyCancel

  • suzie

    I make these gluten free for my daughter easy school lunch she also love cheesymite onesReplyCancel

  • Deborah

    I have used this dough recipe for quick and easy midweek pizzas for a while now. The kids love it as does my husband.ReplyCancel

  • I’ve just made a sweet version with quinoa flour, coconut sugar, butter and cinnamon. Kids loved themReplyCancel

  • Gemma

    hi Kat
    My daughter is lactose free could you use lactose free yogurt??ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Delish and SO easy! I made with ham, cheese and carrot – for my sandwich loathing 8 yr old son’s lunch box. Thumbs up!ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    Can natural unsweetened yoghurt be used instead of Greek?ReplyCancel

  • Tricia

    These are brilliant! I had inadvertently purchased some sweetened greek yoghurt and this was a great way of using it up. Apple, Cinnamon & Sugar and Jam made two great variety of treats for morning tea!ReplyCancel

  • Virginia

    I use this same recipe for a quick last minute pizza base! My son also taught a group of friends at university how to eat on the cheap!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa Davies

    Just made a batch of these for school lunch boxes. Mu husband keeps pinching them and his comment was “these are really good” and my kids agree. Glad I came across your blog….just love it and all the ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Bettina

    You can substitute soy yoghurt for dairy yoghurt in almost any recipe, in my experience.ReplyCancel

  • Kay

    With this, I have found 2 parts flour to 1 part yoghurt works better.1:1 was way too sticky. Great recipe thoughReplyCancel

  • Catherine

    Amazing and ridiculously easy even if a bit messy! I did 3 batches because someone ate half of the first batch within 5 minutes!ReplyCancel

  • Manu Thomas

    What is websiteReplyCancel

My kids love the Betty Crocker Cinnamon Crumb packet muffins.  It is usually my emergency packet mix sitting in the back of the pantry.  I really do prefer to make muffins from scratch so wanted to come up with my own cinnamon crumb recipe and here it is, the kids LOVE IT, it’s a winner!!  Even […]

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  • I have been seeing all of your yummy school recipes on Facebook and Pinterest this whole week – and I’m pinning them like crazy!! I love anything with cinnamon in it so these sound amazing (the banana and weet-bix muffins are also going on my must make list!). xxReplyCancel

These super easy pizza scrolls are just that.  They make for a great lazy weekend lunch, plate to share or lunch idea for the kids school lunch box. Simply defrost the pastry slightly. Cover pastry sheet with pizza sauce. Then cover with salami  and cheese Roll up and slice into 1.5cm segments Place on lined baking […]

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  • Amanda

    I just tried this and it was a great way to hide diced veggies, olives etc. This will be a new feature of out lunchboxes this year, so thanks for posting!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Welcome! The kids love them and yes great for hiding!ReplyCancel

  • Bel

    Tip: Cook them in muffin tins and they hold their shape really well :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thanks Bel, I love your tip!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    How do you reheat them without going soggy as my son called themReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Rebecca, to be honest i have never reheated them. We have always eaten them straight from the oven or at room temperature the next day.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia

    Just made these for lunch. Delicious. Love the vege scrolls tooReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They are so yummy, i agree!.:)ReplyCancel

  • wendy

    Do these freeze well?ReplyCancel

When my kids come grocery shopping with me, every time they ‘try’ and get me to add something I don’t normally buy to the cart (I’m positive we all have that same issue!!).  There are some great products on the shelves that so appealing to the kids eyes, but typically most are full of sugar […]

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  • Vonni

    Hi Karina.

    Are they the 100ml pouches you are filling with yoghurt? How well do these fit in your Sandwich Keeper Plus lunchboxes? Thanks for the back to school series. Love it!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes I used the 100ml for the yoghurt, they fit perfectly just ontop of the sandwich in the SKP. Lay a piece of baking paper between the sandiwch and the pouch so the condensation from the pouch doesn’t make the sandwich go soggy :)ReplyCancel

  • Tanja

    Those pouches are a great idea! Just placed an order for them. My kids have one of the ready made ones with yoghurt each day for school and these will save me a fortune. Hopefully they remember to bring them home! Thank you for posting the link and info for these!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes, that is the trick Tanja and a few on facebook are saying their kids lose the lids, so remind them to place the lids back on too!ReplyCancel

  • Whilst I love the use of reusable pouches, I try to purchase a plain Greek yoghurt with no additives or preservatives. Then I am free to flavor with what I see fit, for example some honey, fresh fruit, and even add some vital greens powder.
    Even buy doing this you will be saving a lot of money and knowing your kids will be having a much healthier lunch.
    Feel free to check out sinchies at http://www.effortlesseco.com.au they come in a variety of sizes for big and little kids.ReplyCancel

  • Georgia

    I’ve been wanting someone to invent these for ages. Hooray. I always buy a small tub of Greek yoghurt and mix it into the big tub of vanilla valia yoghurt I buy and the kids don’t know its there. You can’t even taste the difference but I like knowing I’ve watered it down a bit. I put water into all the juice bottles in the house too, and soda water into any soft drinks. If the kids knew they would go nuts but what they don’t know doesn’t hurt them! Ps. Joined this blog three days ago. You are my saviour. thanks xo PPs. Cleaned my handbag yday! ;)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Welcome to the blog Georgia. That’s the bonus, knowing what we are putting into our kids. I’ve seen some horrid pictures on facebook recently of people using store purchased pureed fruit or veg pouches and they were mouldy inside. Many of the brands are reputable, but it just comes down to you know how fresh the contents are inside if you make them yourself.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Can you freeze these with yoghurt? I’ve also done apple purée and filled some by scooping out a tray of mangoes that were very ripe.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I haven’t but absolutely, I would imagine too that the yoghurt would be that little bit colder too for the kids for school, actually love that idea!!ReplyCancel

    • Hi Lisa, they freeze with yoghurt very well. You will find that they are a thinner consistency when defrosted. My kids just give them an extra squish to mix it all in before eating!ReplyCancel

  • Cath

    How does everyone clean their pouches? The dishwasher wasn’t a success for me and when I hand wash I can’t get a scourer into the corners.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Cath, if I didn’t rinse them straight away the dishwasher won’t clean them properly. I use a brush I got many years ago from Tupperware to clean the drink bottles, it’s like a bit toothbrush and it works perfectly…. in fact just a regular toothbrush could work great I would suggest!ReplyCancel

    • My Lil Pouch

      Hi Cath :D My Lil Pouch has a very wide opening which makes filling and cleaning easier. I find blowing into the pouch and expanding it as much as possible before opening it for the dishwasher or using a bottle brush means they come out squeaky clean!ReplyCancel

    • Louise

      We hand wash ours first and use the bottle brush, thats usually enough, but we will throw them in the dishwasher too!ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    I *love* these! I freeze yoghurt in them for school lunchboxes and it separates a little but a good squish and it’s good to go! So easy to fill and clean too with the ziplock top :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I agree, Karen! They are fantastic.:)ReplyCancel

  • Hayley

    Hi Katrina, what size pouches are these please and thank-you!ReplyCancel

  • What an excellent idea for kids, i also like these for kids http://ow.ly/HlCDHReplyCancel

  • Renae

    Hi I love this idea and refuse to buy the pouches of yoghurt at the shops due to their expense. Just wondering which size is best 140ml or 200ml. My kids are nearly 7 and 9. Also is the spout on the side annoying to put in lunch boxes or fits in fine or can be folded back to fit. ThankyouReplyCancel

    • My Lil Pouch

      Hi Renae, we find that our 100ml pouch is the perfect size for lunchboxes as it is a little smaller than most sandwiches! You can also fold the spout in a little if needed!
      The 100ml pouch is also a great size for most hungry bellies that have a piece of fruit, biccies as well during morning/afternoon tea!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki

    Hi katrina do the sip lock at the top open when you squeeze them?ReplyCancel

    • My Lil Pouch

      Hi Vicki – all of our pouches have a strong double ziplock seal across the opening. We find it to be very robust and durable.
      With the side spout design most kids hold the pouch with one hand at the top and one hand at the bottom directing the pressure away from the ziplock anyway!ReplyCancel

  • Fern Warren

    We used reusable pouches in our lunchboxes all last year and they are BRILLIANT!! We put fruit and vegie purees, yoghurt, custard, sago pudding, coconut chia pudding, etc in ours. We found after one of the boys lost a lid once, that attaching the lid to the pouch with a thread of dental floss (I know it sounds weird!), so that you can take the lid off and on but it dangles there still attached while not in use, that all our lids have come home since! We use dental floss instead of string or anything else as it is very strong and waterproof and won’t harbour germs like string might! Hope this helps!!! xxxReplyCancel

  • Natalie Atgiaras

    Hi I’m just wondering where do I get these reusable pouches from? I haven’t seen them anywhere.ReplyCancel

    • Kerry

      I get my pouches from Sinchies, the original reusable pouch, designed by an Australian mum, they’ve been around for about 3 years. All their pouches are clear which is awesome so you can see for cleaning which I love!ReplyCancel

  • Louise

    I use My lil pouches all the time, I have to say from ordering through to delivery their service is amazing.

    I have been using these for 12 months, they are great, I have made several orders as I used them as easter gifts last year (filled with mini eggs), ordered some for my sister in the UK for her daughter, My little man who is almost 3 is very fussy with his yoghurt, so I buy the bug tub of his fav and use these for preschool, going out and about in snack bag, I use them for custard for my older son, smootheys, your options are endless. I did buy the labels, and the biggers caps for my boys too. They love love love them.

    I am now 6 months pregnant with our surprise number 3, and I am so not wasting money on shop bought pouched foods now, I will be using these for our new addition with home-made goodness when the time arrives.

    For those of you are not sure, just buy a small pack to start, Honestly they are worth the money and savings are there in the long term.

    I am one happy mummy and I have two very happy boys with these pouches.

    LouReplyCancel

This recipe is not only delicious but really easy to make, placing all muffin ingredients into the bowl and mix! Peaches n Cream Muffins   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Muffins Serves: 12 Ingredients Muffins 1½ cups self raising flour, sifted ½ […]

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  • Thanks, Kat! I need to get some of these made and into my freezer for when school starts, methinks!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley

    How do they go frozen and thawed?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They would be absolutely fine, I freeze everything.:)ReplyCancel

Do you have lots of left over Christmas meat that you want to use up?  I have shared a few of my favourite recipes to use up left overs below, hope you enjoy! Left over meat storage We usually slice up all the meat so it’s easy to get to for future lunch and dinners.  I […]

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  • Kat

    We’re having a bunch of friends over for New Years who are all going to stay over, so this year leftover ham will be used for ham & egg rolls on the bbq for the recovery breakfast!
    And the turkey will be for sandwiches and for a brown rice, turkey & apple salad with cranberry sauce vinaigrette for Boxing Day dinner.ReplyCancel

  • I’m baking my ham tomorrow and will definitely be using some if these recipes to use up the leftovers!ReplyCancel

This pasta bake is a delicious way to use up some left over Christmas turkey meat.  A creamy and very flavoursome roast pumpkin, spinach and turkey pasta bake.  This bake made enough for our family of 5 plus left overs for the next day.  Serve with salad and you can easily stretch it out to […]

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  • Bettina

    Can I just tell you how much I appreciate the time that you take to create this site. I love your recipies (they’ve NEVER failed!), and your organising tips.
    So, thank you, and Merry Christmas to you and your family :-)ReplyCancel

This is a really easy and quick salad to prepare and a great way to use up left over Christmas Ham or Turkey along with some salad items you may have in your fridge. My salad above was inspired by a traditional cobb salad which uses: lettuce chicken bacon egg avocado cherry tomatoes cheese Using this idea […]

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This post is sponsored by Coles We usually catch up with both sides of our families on Christmas day coordinating lunch with hubbies family and dinner with my family.  This year we sadly won’t see my brother in law and his partner so we planned an early Christmas celebration lunch recently.  We tried to make it […]

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  • Casey Mayne

    Comp entered! Thanks for such a wonderful comp and delicious lunch menu. The ham glaze sounds delicious. I think we will give that one a go this year. Yum!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh it was Casey and just smelt so good during the morning I was cooking it!ReplyCancel

  • Bec

    You are amazing, I just love your Christmas time posts! This one made me feel like I really want to do Christmas lunch with your family! Ha ha your attention to detail is incredible, you have great ideas and similar taste to me with your decorating. I just love it all xxx Merry Christmas from my family to yours xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Bec I love this time of year, and feel so lucky we got to have Christmas lunch early with one family and get to do it all over again on Christmas day. Those Christmas decorations are gorgeous I really do love the santa sitting on the table!ReplyCancel

  • amy

    What an amazing lunch! Looks divine.
    We usually juggle Christmas day too. We live in the Hunter valley and my family in Sydney and it pains me to not be able to see everyone. So we are usually to and fro on the day. One year we didn’t and I was an absolute mess. Hope you have a lovely Christmas. I plan on throwing the lunch next year and will definitely be referring to your recipes!ReplyCancel

I have lost count now how many years I have made this Kahulua Hazelnut Ice-Cream cake, so many times. When I host Christmas Day lunch or dinner at my home THIS IS OUR CHRISTMAS DESSERT.  It’s really refreshing after a big Christmas feast.  As it has kahlua in it it is of course not suitable […]

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  • This looks soon good.
    I love Kahulua, although I rarely have it in the house as I tend to end up drinking it as a digestif!!!??!! Oops.
    I am not hosting Christmas this year, but my parents arrive for an extended stay in January so I will definitely have it on the list for whilst they are here. Pinning this to my Pinterest food boards.
    Yum xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Claire, It is soooo yummy!.:) We love having it every Christmas. I hope your family enjoys it as much as we do.:)ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    I bet this would be good with frangelico!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh yes that does sound nice, Megan!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    Katrina, I made this for a Christmas party and it was an absolutely roaring success. The whole thing was demolished in minutes, and my extended family has requested it become an annual inclusion on the table. Thank you very much!ReplyCancel

I love to create delicious non-alcoholic drinks for our parties/gatherings.  This Christmas Punch is so good, filled with delicious cold fruit, it’s a must have on your Christmas table.  It’s really easy to prepare, so easy my Mr 11 made this for us! This is a 2L jug, Mr 11 made enough to fill the jug (as per recipe […]

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  • Leah

    Do you think sparkling apple juice could be a good substitute for the lemonade? Would it be sweet enough?
    I don’t like serving soft drinks to young children.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes that could be a really lovely flavour Leah, I like the idea of using that as a substitute!ReplyCancel

Christmas is that wonderful time of year that we catch up with friends for pre-Christmas celebrations and with our family as we also have quite a few birthdays between now and the new year.

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  • I have a secret weakness for devilled eggs! yum!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      they are so yummy, even a curried variation would be nice!ReplyCancel

      • Bev Lange

        here’s an even easier version of eggs, boil and halve as per usual, but instead of taking out yolk, simply sprinkle some curry powder over each halve (don’t get too heavy handed) and drizzle a few drops of french dressing and hep presto all doneReplyCancel

  • Imogen Hodson

    Hiya organised housewife!

    I have an idea for your {Daily task}.
    Donate the wedding dress you adore (but is clogging up wardrobe space) to…
    Angel Gowns for Australian Angel Babies Inc.
    (angelgowns.org.au OR they also have a facebook page, just search for Angel Gowns for Australian Angel Babies Inc)

    These awesome volunteers transform the dresses into beautiful burial gowns for stillborn babies. This is a completely free service.

    They will also take your random sewing supplies or ribbony bits if you feel like cleaning out your sewing stuff.

    If you need more info (or want to do a blog story), just message Sarah the CEO. She is adorable and they really love the publicity.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Imogen for these details, I have just shared it on my facebook page xReplyCancel

  • Imogen Hodson

    Thank you, thank you! ????ReplyCancel

  • Karin

    Than you for your wonderful ideas!! I never thought of using a piping bag to put the mixture in the eggs brilliant!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karin

    Thank you for your wonderful ideas!! I never thought of using a piping bag to put the mixture in the eggs brilliant!!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      You are very welcome, Karin!.:)ReplyCancel