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A delicious meatless dinner that the whole family can have fun making together, get the kids in the kitchen to help.

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  • yum! This look amazing. I know what my next eggplant harvest will make now!ReplyCancel

  • Oh Lisa it really is so good, i would have to say it’s one of our family favourite meals.:)ReplyCancel

  • How cute are all of your little gnocchi helpers!! That’s very sweet! I love ricotta gnocchi – such a good winter food too.ReplyCancel

  • Louise Thomsen

    OH MY!! This is going onto my menu planner!! I LOVE the photos of the kids helping too! So wonderful!
    Louise xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It is a beautiful dish and the ids just love helping me make it.:) Hope you enjoy it, Louise.:)ReplyCancel

  • By funny coincidence I made ricotta today. Recipe said it made 500g but my 2L of milk resulted in about 50g. Oops. I bought a whole heap instead and now I know what I’m doing with the leftovers. Yum!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      LOL Claire.:) xReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    Thanks for the inspiration Kat…love trying new recipes…have never made gnocchi before so got the ingredients today at Coles as this is def on the menu for my family this week.
    Have a lovely week ~ AmandaReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fantastic Amanda! I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as what we do!ReplyCancel

  • I wasn’t kidding! Just made up a big batch for the little man’s dinner. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

A collection of various Anzac biscuit recipes, plus slices, tarts and more based on the traditional anzac biscuit recipe.

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  • Happy ANZAC Day Kat! Thank you so much for the features – these recipes all sound so yummy!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Happy Anzac Day to you too, Lucy.:) Don’t they all sound delicious! xReplyCancel

  • Thank you lovely Kat for sharing my recipe!

    What an awesome collection. I love ANZACS! xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh me too!.:) I thought it was a delicious collection of Anzac recipes, really looking forward to doing a lot of baking xReplyCancel

  • Happy Anzac Day Kat! Thank you so much for the feature. I think I’ll need to try a few more versions now :-)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Happy Anzac Day to you too, Lisa.:) I know i’m going to be doing a lot of baking! xReplyCancel

  • Hey Kat, thanks for including my recipe. Great list!! xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      My pleasure Sonia.:) They all sound amazing. Can’t wait to try a few recipes. xReplyCancel

  • Anna

    What a great collection. Excellent. Great baking weather today with the kids!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fantastic Anna! Ooh i’m lloking forward to trying a few of these delicious recipes too.:)ReplyCancel

  • What a great roundup of Anzac favourites! Thanks for linking :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They all sound very yummy.:)ReplyCancel

  • What a great round up! Shouldn’t have opened it up before I’ve had breakfast though :)ReplyCancel

  • Ooh Nancy aren’t they just delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Kat, these recipe all look so amazing and thanks for posting. When I was growing up my mum used to make anzacs with lovely choc bits. I promised my kids I would make anzacs this weekend so now I have amazing list of recipes to choose from. Thanks so much xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Isn’t this list just great! I too makde a few batches over the weekend for the kids. It was great to try a few variations.:) Hope the kiddies enjoyed them.:)ReplyCancel

Homemade healthy ferrero rocher balls are so delicious, only 4 ingredients and taste so very similar to the real thing!

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  • Suzanne C

    Oh, Kat, I adore you for posting this recipe! We’re newly vegan and it’s hard to find vegan-friendly chocolate in our area. This recipe looks absolutely delicious and will help the chocolate cravings.ReplyCancel

  • They sound delish! And here’s to stealing a tasty treat off you if we bump into each other at netball.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh they are oh so good!.:) xReplyCancel

  • these sound amazing. So simple yet so delicious!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They really are, Lisa! And a perfect guilt free snack.:)ReplyCancel

  • I love making bliss balls. Love the hazelnut meal idea in these. Delicious!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They are super delicious with the added hazelnut meal in them.:)ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    How many g of hazelnuts do you think I would need to use if I were to make my own hazelnut meal?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Emma, i have never actually tried it. I am courios to know though, would love to hear how you go.:) xReplyCancel

      • Robyn

        Could you try weighing the hazelnut meal please Katrina – easy to make your own and cheaper if you own a Thermomix.ReplyCancel

  • Adele

    Hi, does anyone know how much protein would be in these yummy ballsReplyCancel

    • M Jane

      I use calorie king to work out my home made recipes. I just put the ingredients for the whole recipe in as if is a meal and then divide by how many serves/balls/biscuits etc. There’s probably an easier way but haven’t found it yet although i haven’t looked very hard ????ReplyCancel

      • Adele

        Thats a great idea, thankyou, I will be doing that with a few recipes nowReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        Great tip! Thank you for sharing.:)ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte

    Can’t wait to try these, they look yum. Do you melt the coconut oil before adding it?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Charlotte, Ooh these are so yummy! I do melt it if it is clumped together. Other times i haven’t, think it depends on the temperature in the pantry. Each bottle seems to be different. If i do have to melt it it is only for a few seconds.ReplyCancel

  • I have made Bianca’s version before, so I am keen to try yours! Ferrero Rocher are my absolute favourite!! xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I just adore them, perfect healthy go to snack for that 3pm hunger.:)ReplyCancel

My kids always ask for the store variety LCM rice bubble bars, but making them at home is really easy and so much more cost effective.  Making one batch of these healthy chocolate rice bubble bars only takes minutes and makes 16 good sized portions.  I made this in the thermomix, however I have included both […]

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  • Vicki O'Neill

    This looks fab! You could make it even healthier by using Abundant Earth’s Puffed Brown Rice. Get it in a huge bag in the health food section or “healthy end” of the cereal aisle at Woolies.????VxxReplyCancel

  • Brooke

    You could use puffed rice from the health food section to make these actually healthy.ReplyCancel

  • Edwina

    I’m also sceptical as to whether these could be classed as ‘healthy’. Honey is still sugar, coconut oil is still fat. I’m sure they are delicious, but I would still put them in the ‘treat’ category.ReplyCancel

  • These look great will definitely be making these ones. xReplyCancel

  • Hello, Just about to start scratching around for school lunches tomorrow. This should soften the blow of holidays finishing, nice treat for the boys when they open their lunchboxes. Thank you! x

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A healthy after school snack for the kids, Banana Oatbran muffin is freezer friendly and great snack from kids lunchboxes

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Here is a quick and easy muffin recipe you can whip up for the kids lunch boxes, after school snack or weekend sporting event.  Plus a great way to use up overripe bananas! I made these or the kids weekend sports, took what we needed and froze the rest for lunch boxes for through the […]

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  • These look great Kat! I love having a supply of muffins in the freezer, they make such a great treat.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      they are a great snack to have ready and the defrost so quickly too!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    These muffins were so quick and easy. my 5 yr old twins loved them!

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    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I am so pleased they enjoyed them, you could also make them as mini versions for snacks for their lunchboxes, easier to fit in their hand too!ReplyCancel

  • Wow how easy are these! I can imagine they would be so lovely and moist from the oil – what a perfect mid afternoon snack!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      they were so moist and yes your right it was such an easy recipe, one I will be using often!!ReplyCancel

  • Ange

    Does it matter what kind of oil?ReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    My kids begged me to make these and since my cupboard is bare there were a few changes. I used coconut oil, only had 1/2 cup of sugar left so that was it, I had 4 bananas so in they went and I mixed wholemeal and white self raising flour. Chocolate chips were left over Easter eggs. The kids loved them and they froze beautifully. Now to restock the cupboards for next round!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle

    I made these to use up over ripe bananas and a block of Cadbury choc that I would have eaten all by myself otherwise. I just cut it up into small pieces in place of the choc chips as I didn’t have enough left. They were a big hit. My son has taken one to school today and I brought some into my office for morning tea.

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    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh yum! I bet they were a big hit in the office too.:)ReplyCancel

My Miss 12 recently wanted some mini beef mince pies for her school lunch box so she whipped up these little beauties!  I packed them cold into the lunch boxes, you could heat them in the morning and put them in a thermos so they are still warm at lunch time, however it’s so warm here […]

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  • Yummy, and simple. My kids will loves these.

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  • I need to get my hands on some GF pastry so I can make these for Mr Smags. He’ll go bananas for them!ReplyCancel

  • Natasha

    I do this with leftover Shepards Pie. I mix the potato and mince together, place in pie holes and put lid on. Kids and hubby love them!ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    I’m going to try a veggie version with Quorn mince. Have you tried freezing them? I guess they should freeze well and defrost quickly?ReplyCancel

Miss 12 made a batch of these delicious Jam and Cream muffins for the kids school lunchboxes.  She followed this nut and jam muffin recipe, however she didn’t want to include the nuts.  When we packed school lunches this morning Mr 12 put a muffin in a little lunch box and put it next to […]

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Can’t say anything more about this Toblerone Cheesecake recipe than YUM!  Chocolate, cream cheese and topped with toblerone, YUM! For a regular recipe, you can’t go past the original Toblerone Cheesecake recipe from Philadelphia.com.au. Ingredients: 1 cup plain chocolate biscuit crumbs 80g butter, melted 1/4 cup ground almonds 500g block PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 1/2 cup […]

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  • Vonni

    Hi Katrina. I no longer receive your daily emails. Are you not doing those anymore? They stopped around a week ago.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Vonni, Hmm that is strange! Ok if you could please click on your last daily email you received and then click through to the blog it should recogonise that you still would like to see the daily emails and hopefully it will start working again for you.ReplyCancel

  • Oh stop!! I am drooling right now. Cheesecake is one of my all-time favourite desserts… and don’t even get me started on how much I love Toblerone! Cant wait to try your recipe out. :-)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh it is so addictive, Lucy!.:) It is really hard to stop at one piece Lol xReplyCancel

This post is sponsored by Coles We celebrate Easter with extended family, each bringing along some food, morning tea, salad and/or dessert and my Dad usually cooks a huge salmon on the BBQ.  I’m usually asked to bring something sweet.  Last year Miss 12 made a Triple Chocolate Cheesecake from My Kitchen Rules, it was absolutely delicious and […]

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  • SmittenKitten

    Great cake, I have made a few variations before, a good tip is to plan ahead and buy your chocolate in the weeks before when they come on sale. Buying it all in one go can be quite surprising!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That is a good idea, the cakes too can last in the fridge for 2 weeks or so.ReplyCancel

  • WOW!! This is so easy and yet it looks like you’ve spent hours making it. I love the Coles magazine – I’m always grabbing it for easy dinner ideas!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      There is some really delicous meal ideas in the magazine this month Lucy, I’ve got the chicken pie tagged to make soon!ReplyCancel

  • You are one special lady! I might not get to liking or sharing your contents but I do love your suggestions and recipes. I am in the 70+ year age group and pass on your wonderful hints to my daughters when I think they have the time to participate.
    Keep up the fantastic work.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh thank you so much, Kay! It is so lovely to hear.:) And i just love hearing feedback from my readers xReplyCancel

  • Heidi

    I love the Easter kit Kat cake. I’m always looking for fun and easy projects to make with my 5 year old daughter. This cake will make the perfect mommy daughter project to add to our Easter this year!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness, I don’t think I can choose between the cheesecake, kit kat cake and snickers cake! Too much yum!ReplyCancel

  • I cannot thank you enough, I’ve been wondering what to serve for dessert on Easter Sunday, and just like that you’ve saved me!! xxReplyCancel

  • Megan McCormick

    Great cake idea! My favourite Good Friday is soup (spicy lentil, pumpkin or creamy vegetable) with crusty bread for lunch. For dinner I always make a pasta feast – veggie lasagne, spinach & ricotta cannelloni plus baked gnocchi with napoletana sauce. One of my favourite cooking days of the year and even the most staunch meat eaters we know love the spread. Delish!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Clark

    What a great idea – definitely have these ingredients on my shopping list….do you mind me asking where did you get the floral eggs and the little ceramic rabbit…they are so cute.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Amanda, I got these a few years ago from Bed Bath and Table, I went there a few weeks ago and they have ones if not the same but very similar in their current easter range :)ReplyCancel

  • Omigosh Kat, you are so clever. What a great looking cake! I love it. No way you can burn this cake!! :)ReplyCancel

An easy pantry recipe,ingredients available from the fridge and pantry, macaroni, tinned salmon, mustard, milk, cheese etc, can be made ahead of time.

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