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Reusable Homemade Antibacterial Wipes

I noticed we use a lot of paper towel and wipes in our household and in my mission to be frugal and reduce our grocery bill I am trying to find cheaper alternatives, like using my own homemade all purpose cleaner.  Over the past few months I have been using reusable homemade antibacterial wipes (although […]

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  • Lee

    Great idea!
    I love the fact they are on hand. Being able to launder them make me feel they are good as new when I pull one out.
    Fans and skirting boards are my focus this week.

    A little label for the jar:
    Pick me.
    Use me.
    Launder me.ReplyCancel

  • Jayne

    Kat you never cease to amaze me, I have never thought of this, love it going to make some up today.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh thank you Jayne! Would love to see a photo once you have made them.:)ReplyCancel

Raw fruit and nut slice

I gave my pantry a good clean out on the weekend and found some dried fruit and oatbran that I wanted to use up.  You know me, I am loving having some healthy balls and slice on hand so I created this little recipe.  If I had the patience on this day I would of […]

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  • Jaimee

    These sound really good, going to try making some of these for morning tea.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      They are very yummy, Jaimee! Hope you enjoy them.:)ReplyCancel

Banana Honey Muffins

I always buy bananas on our weekly grocery shop, some weeks they are eaten up quickly, others they aren’t.  Usually I leave them as long as possible in the fruit bowl and then freeze them for future baking.  I got up early recently and popped a few bananas in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes to […]

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  • Melanie

    These look delicious, great way to use up some bananas I have in the fruit bowl, off to make some now.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      They are so yummy, Melanie.:) And you are right perfect for using up those over ripe bananas!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy

    I like that you haven’t added extra sugar. only the honey and banana for sweetness.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thanks Mandy, i think that is enough sweetness. The honey is just the right amount.ReplyCancel

{RECIPE} Banana & maple syrup bread

Banana and maple syrup bread   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 50 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Cake Serves: 10 Ingredients 125g butter, softened ½ cup caster sugar 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 eggs 3 large bananas, mashed ¾ cup plain flour, sifted ¾ cup self raising flour, […]

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  • Mama's Style

    ooo this looks so good! i have some bananas that are getting squishy so tomorrow may be baking day ;-)ReplyCancel

Healthy, budget friendly meal ideas for the family

This post is sponsored by Coles I admit I am satisfied with meat and 3 veg for dinner, it’s easy and budget friendly. Favourites would be oven baked chicken breast or BBQ’d sausage, mashed potato and vegetables making regular occurrences on our weekly meal plan. Coles have given me the challenge to create three family friendly, not […]

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  • Andrea

    Thank you Kat, I am always trying to come up with ways to use up left over sausages and sausage sandwich get a little boring. Going to try that vegetable bake.ReplyCancel

  • Jan

    Yum those sausage rolls look great, my kids would love to have them in their lunchboxes, love your ideas, they are always realistic and very family friendly.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh thank you Jan! My kids love them too, a big family favourite!ReplyCancel

  • Lydia B

    My kids love sausages, but I must admit I am a bit boring when it comes to being creative, love all these ideas, I know my kids will eat all of these and they have some fresh vegetables hidden inside too, my 2 year old is so fussy.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      They are perfect Linda for hiding fresh veggies inside!ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Sausage pasta is a very cheap meal in our house. I am a vegetarian so I have to do two separate meals. One fort partner and daughter then one for me. Sausage pasta is my favourite to make as it is done so quickly. I cook 4 meat sausages and 2 veggie sausages then boil pasta up and add a jar of pasta sauce. When the sausages are cooked, I chop them up and put into separate bowls and add the sauce and serve with garlic bread or salad. Costs me roughly £2.00 to make that. Thanks for the sausage roll recipe! I will definitely try that as my partner and daughter love sausage rolls! XReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Helen, these sound so good! I’m sure your family will love the sausage roll!ReplyCancel

  • Mandee

    The link to Teriyaki chicken and veg stir fry isn’t working…ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Oh no so sorry Mandee, i have fixed it up.:)ReplyCancel

Homemade Beef & Vegetable Sausage Rolls

Friday night dinners in our home typically mean something fun like Pizza, Mexican, Pasta however it’s usually no side servings of vegetables, but that doesn’t mean no veg!!  On this night I made a double batch of homemade beef sausage rolls.  I’ll freeze some to have on hand for lunch boxes, I can easily pop them in […]

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  • Amy

    These were a bit fiddlier than I expected (I accidentally whizzed my veggies to mush in the Thermomix!), but once they were cooked- delicious! My kids can’t stop devouring them, and I’ve got heaps in the freezer for my next ‘I can’t be bothered’ easy night. Great recipe! :DReplyCancel

    • Amy

      Also, I’ve just realised- the recipe says to add two eggs into the bowl, but your photo above has four?ReplyCancel

      • Katrina

        Hi Amy, they are very yummy i agree! Yes it is 4 eggs, i just had a quick look on the recipe to double check so for any confusion.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha

    Could I use 1kg of beef mince instead of using sausage meat?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Hi Samantha, Yes i can’t see why you couldn’t. Let me know how they turn out.:)ReplyCancel

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken Gnocchi Soup   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Soup Serves: 5 Ingredients 500g chicken breasts, cooked and diced into small pieces 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour 1¾ cups thickened cream 2 cups milk 1¾ cups chicken stock 1 cup celery, […]

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  • Anna

    Yum!! Made it without the spinach (whoops forgot it at the shops), it was still yummy. Thanks Kat for something different. :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh glad you enjoyed it, Anna. It is very yummy and fairly easy to make to make as well.ReplyCancel

Creamy Tomato and Onion Dip

Come late afternoon I feel really peckish, 18 months ago I would of gone for a sugar hit, however now I much prefer a little savoury snack and I love having some dip in the fridge for just this reason. Plus it is also a great after school snack for the kids.  This Tomato and […]

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  • Tessa

    ooh this sounds so good and even more so with the hint of tabasco, my favourite.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      I don’t usually use tabasco on my meals, my hubby covers most of his food in it. But I really did love the little hint of tabasco in this dip, you’ll love it TessaReplyCancel

  • Yvonne

    sounds to easy, and is relatively good for you. So going to try this one. Can we substitute anything else for tabasco.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      You could leave the Tabasco out if you want yvonne, give it at least one dash as it does add a little bit of flavour, I found the 5 dashes wasn’t hot just gave the dip a lovely tang.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    Yummo! This looks so good!
    I’ve been reading a lot of Vitamix ‘healthy dip’ recipes lately and noticed lots use macadamias or cashews all whizzed-up to make it ‘creamy’ without cream for less calories, they’d probably work in the thermomix too.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    Ooh yes that is a great idea, Jennifer! I didn’t think of using macadamias or cashews!ReplyCancel

Chocolate Slab Cake

I bake healthy snacks for my kids through the week, but occasionally I do like to treat them to something ooey, gooey and utterly yummy as a Friday after school treat. I found a recipe online for a Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Icing… I’ve never tried Chocolate Cream Cheese icing before, and must say, this […]

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  • How come we cant access recipes???

    Very disappointing and time wasting!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Amanda the links are above. It’s not my recipe to be able to type it up and reshare it, but click on the links in the pink in the first paragraph and you will find the full recipes there.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Also, click on the images for each of the other recipes and it will take you directly to the recipe page for those items.ReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    Thank you for sharing! I love your website and I don’t even have kids, but I am learning some awesome tips and tricks and so much creativity along the way :) keep it up!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thank you Hannah, I am so pleased you are enjoying the website, this cake is so yummy, no kids means more for you!!ReplyCancel

Chicken and Corn Soup

A delicious chicken soup for a cold winters evening.  I love the flavours in this soup.  I made it in the thermomix but have found some delicious regular recipes for you too! Chicken and Corn Soup   Print Prep time 8 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 28 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: […]

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  • Carolyn Tristram

    What do you do with the egg – did I miss read it?
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  • Robyn Cooper

    yes the egg???? I assume it goes in at the end
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  • Justine

    I have 2 sick kids that will be home from school today and was thinking I would like to make them some chicken soup for lunch to help their aching throats. Perfect timing thanks Kat.ReplyCancel

Apple Donut Muffins

My kids loved these muffins, with delicious little bites of apple throughout and a cinnamon donut style topping the kids had a few of the mini muffins while warm and they said they taste very much like donuts!!  This recipe made 12 regular muffins plus 12 mini muffin, which I love as I can add […]

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  • Laura

    Ooh this sounds really good and I like how they make so many, will definitely have to give them a tryReplyCancel

  • I have always made apple and cinnamon muffins but this is a different take on what I cook. Will def give these a go because I love a hot cinnamon donut!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      They are super yummy Bec! Enjoy with a nice cuppa.:)ReplyCancel