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

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

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

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

  • Jodie

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

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

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

      • Jodie

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

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

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

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  • Sue

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

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

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

      • Emma

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

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

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

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

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

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

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

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

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

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

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

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  • Julie

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

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Absolutely Julie, less mess the better.:)ReplyCancel

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

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

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

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

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

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

Thank you to to Julie K for sharing one of her family favourite meals, Pepper & Peanut Chicken. It looks delcious Julie and very fancy with your rice mould.  Find more family dinner ideas here.   click on image to view recipe  

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  • Mel

    Yum! I love the look of these recipes!
    I was desperately searching for a recipe I made a few weeks back that was a warm Moroccan chicken salad that had crunchy chickpeas in it. It was so delicious but I can’t find it again, I’m sure it was on your site. Does anyone remember if it was from here?ReplyCancel

    • Mel

      It took me all afternoon but I found the recipe I was looking for!!
      I’m going to try that pepper and peanut chicken too!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Mel that sounds delicious! I haven’t got a Moroccan Chicken recipe but sounds yum especially with Chick peas.:)ReplyCancel

  • That looks so easy and delicious. Like a version of a satay sauce (my mum uses peanut butter in hers) :)ReplyCancel

This is a quick and easy weeknight dinner that all the family will enjoy.

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  • I’ve never thought to make Mexican Pasta Bake! What a great idea. It would have so many yummy flavours.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It is so yummy, Lucy. We all really enoy it.:)ReplyCancel

  • We are huge fans of Mexican flavours and this pasta bake would be a massive hit in our house. I’m adding it to my meal planner. The Mexican chicken rolls look amazing too.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      You sound like us Kate we just love anything mexican too.:)ReplyCancel

A collection of recipes and meal ideas to serve at a Christmas in July party/get together, snack, desserts, roasts and more.

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Create a list of all the dinners your family enjoys with these easy and delicous family friendly dinner ideas.

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  • Julia K

    Each week when I come up with our menu plan – I print it off and put it up on the fridge. This helps avoid the “what’s for dinner Mum ?” nagging which seems to start the minute they come in from school.
    For the past couple of months – I’ve been keeping my old menu plans in a binder so I have a record of what we’ve been eating and I can keep things varied.
    I love checking out websites and blogs such as The Organised Housewife for new – family friendly recipe ideas. I also get a free weekly email from Taste.com.au and invariably choose at least one or two recipes from there to try out the following week. Major supermarkets such as Coles, Woolies & IGA usually put out a free magazine every now and then which has great seasonal recipes to try.
    I also love to double up on my cooking and freeze some for another night – saves on time and washing up.
    Another thing I’m getting back into this term is to do the dinner prep in the morning – this takes the stress out of afternoons which are often busy with homework / after school sports and activities. All the prep dishes can be taken care of early too so there is generally only the serving ware and the odd pan or two left for the evening.ReplyCancel

  • I tried the bruschetta chicken the other night! I went down a treat!
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    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      We love it, we are big bruschetta fans here!ReplyCancel

Can’t get enough of Mexican Food!  Chimichangas are commonly known as a tortilla rolled round a savory filling and deep fried.  I don’t own a deep fryer, for health benefits I pefer to oven bake everything.  These Chicken Chimichangas makes 8 parcels, my kids would eat 2 each.  To make them feed more, serve one parcel […]

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  • Its been a while since i saw a recipe I wanted to try, but this is fabulous!! Quick, easy and something we can do with the kids – brilliant! :)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    These look delicious…am thinking they would cook perfectly in my air fryer :-). What Mexican cheese did you use Kat? Thanks!ReplyCancel

Sneaking in the zucchini makes this brownie rich, moist and ooh so yummy. Your kids won’t even realise this brownie is a little healthy too!

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  • Alicia

    Wow! What an amazing concept! I always try to sneak veggies into our dinners, but not for one second did I ever contemplate adding goodness into treats! This is now on my list for baking this weekend. Thanks Kat!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes the zucchini makes most muffins really moist, I’ve made some chocolate zucchini muffins in the past, don’t think I have blogged the recipe yet, but they too were really good! Hope your kiddies like them!ReplyCancel

  • Justine K

    Thankfully I had all the ingredients in the pantry and some extra zucchini and made it this morning, the kids had a slice with a glass of milk and they really enjoyed it, got a winner here.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That’s great they loved it, mine really enjoyed it too, I love how moist it is and a little extra hit of chocolate with the choc chips.ReplyCancel

  • Great idea using zucchini! It’s such a mild flavoured vegetable so it would fit in well. I once made spinach ones-the spinach flavour only disappeared when they were cool!ReplyCancel

  • mary

    Kat, I was wondering how much grated zucchini would be needed as I have some in my freezer from the summer glut & I would love to make the brownies.
    Thanks.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Mary, I used 2 zucchinis. I have never thought of freezing them, did you freeze them grated or whole, do they freeze well?ReplyCancel

      • Mary

        Hi Kat,
        Apologies for my second comment & email I think my iPad has a glitch!

        I grate my zucchini to freeze, very handy to have for winter when these veggies are dearer & they freeze very well. I just wash them well & then grate! Voila. I freeze in cup measurements.
        However not very handy when I don’t have cup measurements for a recipe!
        I think I might try with 11/2 – 2 cups & see how I go.
        Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Mary

    hi Kat.
    I don’t know what happened to my comment yesterday so I will try again!

    I am wondering how much the grated zucchini would be as I have plenty in my freezer from the summer glut & would love to make the brownies.
    Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • I also sneak vegetables into muffins, I found a great recipe using beetroot, almond meal, carob, coconut oil . So simple, sweet and no sugar .ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Denise i love the sound of your recipe, i will have to give it a try.:)ReplyCancel

I think it’s perfectly acceptable to have toasted sandwiches for dinner, especially when you have had a nutritious dinner the night before and eaten reasonably healthy through the day.  Toasted sandwiches are perfect for those nights that you really can’t be bothered with dinner, a great easy dinner idea that I am sure your family will enjoy too. This […]

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This tomato bruschetta mix on top of oven baked chicken is a deliciously fresh combination. An easy meat and 3 vegetable dinner.

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  • Cheryl

    this looks delicious I’m going to make it tonight as I have quite a few tomatoes I need using. Kat I love all your recipes they are easy and practical thank you.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      thank you Cheryl, this is quick and easy I hope you enjoy it !ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    Hi Kat. Sounds like a yummy and refreshing dinner. I experimented with a similar chicken recipe recently. I called mine Greek Chicken – it was basically chicken thighs marinated in lemon and oregano, pan fried then over the top – some chopped cherry tomatoes, sliced red onion, goats cheese and drizzled with olive oil(plus salt and pepper of course!)ReplyCancel

  • This looks delicious! I’m a big fan of bruschetta so this will be yum! I also love using my oven. Warms up the house in winter and it’s easy to walk away and get other stuff done :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Pearce

    Hi Kat I always worry when cooking chicken breast that it will be too dry. Does the bruschetta mix counteract that?ReplyCancel

Honey Biscuits are a very quick and easy biscuit to make, you should already have all these items in your fridge or pantry.

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  • These look delish, I love a good biccie recipe. I will get my resident baker (15 year old daughter) on to it straight away!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    Could you have more honey & less sugar do you think?ReplyCancel

  • Andrea

    Are the qualities right in the recipe, or is it missing milk?
    I seem to have a bowl of what resembles bread crumbs. I have put everything the recipe asks for.ReplyCancel

  • Keera

    I’m with Andrea, a bowl of breadcrumbs. Is there an ingredient missing? ThanksReplyCancel

    • Andrea

      I ended up adding milk, but added too much and got a sticky mess but got some biscuits in the end. So maybe 3tbs?ReplyCancel