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Almond butter balls are a delcious and sweet treat, bite size which make them very easy to eat.

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  • Mary

    Almond Butter Balks are very easy to make and a delicious treat if you like Butternut Biscuits?ReplyCancel

    • Mary

      Almond Butter Balls are very easy to make and a delicious treat if you like Butternut BiscuitsReplyCancel

  • Mary

    Almond Butter Balks are very easy to make and a delicious treat if you like Butternut Biscuits?ReplyCancel

3 Delicious Thermomix Christmas Recipes.

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  • wow – great to get a sneak peek into an official Thermomix cookbook like this, I love it! Have never yet made a Pavlova, but this recipe makes it look so simple and straightforward — I might just have a go. Thanks so much for taking time to share this post, in the midst of all your moving!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Moving was stressful but fun Helene, I’ve only made pavlova once, but I’m going to attempt this in the thermomix, hope yours turns out too!ReplyCancel

  • Great collection of Christmas recipes! That Berry Marshmallow slice is on my top list. It looks so yummy!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yes… my eldest is looking forward to making this!!ReplyCancel

Adorable little santas made from Strawberries and Cream

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  • Caitie

    This list is great, will be a very big help for me this weekened, thank you Kat.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Your very welcome, hope they liked them!ReplyCancel

  • JoKidd

    These look so easy, even I could do them! Thank you for these recipiesReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      they all look like fun to make and eat! Enjoy making them :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    I love ALL these cute, little, fab ideas :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They’d make a great talking point… .too cute to eat!!ReplyCancel

  • Natasha

    OMG perfect timing as DS has his class christmas party next Thursday. Thanks for the awsome ideas!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      they would make great class party treats, hope you have fun making them as much as seeing the kids faces when your done!!ReplyCancel

This Savoury Christmas Tart is absolutely scrumptious and very easy to make, perfect for when your asked to bring a plate.

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  • Rachel Keyte

    Oh this looks amazing! I wonder how it would be cold? Dying to try this now!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Kat's Assistant

    Hi Rachel, I actually prefer it cold. I have had it both ways but cold is lovely.:)ReplyCancel

  • What a great idea to use a dip in the base of the tart! That’s so clever. Mmmm so many of my favourite ingredients in here!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      full of so much flavour Lucy, it’s absolutely delicious and I love the crunch of the cashews.ReplyCancel

  • our fav Christmas recipe
    bog roll
    1 tin sweetened condensed milk
    1 packet arrowroot biscuits (crushed )
    1 packet chopped pascal pink and white marshmellows
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 desert spoons cocoa 1 cup saltanas
    mix all dry ingreds together
    pour condensed milk and mix together
    this may seem dry but rolling later brings mixture together
    devide mixture into 4
    roll into a logs ..10 inches long
    roll each log in coconut
    roll up in alfoil
    cut into slices
    great to have ready in the freezer.
    I hope you ejoy this as much as we do ..
    love and best wishes to you all and have a safe and wonderful Christmas xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      noms Sherly this sounds delicious and really easy :)ReplyCancel

A very quick, easy and I think adorable Christmas Reindeer Biscuit. The kids can make these for end of school year party day!

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  • Julia K

    I love your personalised Nutella Katrina. Such a clever marketing idea on behalf of Nutella, but I must admit – I got sucked in and have purchased personalised jars for my two DD’s Christmas Stockings – they love the stuff !ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I know they sent it to me a few months ago, it takes me awhile to get thorugh a whole tub, so this is a great way of using it up! The personalised jar is a great gift idea, I hope your DD’s love it!ReplyCancel

  • Julia K

    Thanks for sharing this super-easy recipe – I’m sure my Miss 7 will enjoy making these for her class party on Wednesday.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I think they are a fabulous idea for kids break up parties, so fun and creative!ReplyCancel

  • Sue

    I made these for my daughters kindy break up party last Christmas. They were the first thing to go – a big hit with the kids! I will be making them again this year for school, so easy!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They are just brilliant Sue, why am I only learning of them this year! I’ve just posted on the Facebook Page another really easy Christmas biscuit idea a reader shared with me today.ReplyCancel

A delicate and delicious coconut cream truffle recipe, which makes a delightful treat when asked to bring a plate, or to share on the Christmas table.

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  • PatriciaA

    Kat, do you use an Australian 20 ml tablespoon or a NZ 15 ml tablespoon?
    I always seem to have trouble when Aussies use a 15 ml tablespoon as I use the standard one.
    ThanksReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Patriciaa, I can imagine that would be confusing, I didn’t realise they are different. I use an Australian tablespoon size.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Zappia

    Hi Kat, I really love the coconut cream truffles! I’ve been making them in preparation for Christmas. However, I’ve noticed that some batch comes out nice and firm, easy to roll and others come out quite sticky and soft. Do you know why this is?? I can’t figure out why when I’m doing the same things for all the batches!!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Elizabeth, would the butter be too soft on the 2nd batch? Perhaps sat too long on the kitchen bench?ReplyCancel

There’s a lot to be said for a potato bake. It’s one of those comfort foods, that warms the soul and makes people want more. Potato bake is something I often serve at Christmas Dinner and other special occasions. Not just because it takes a bit of effort, but because they are quite rich and deserve a special occasion.

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  • Gail

    Hi,
    When do you add cream?
    After stacking?
    Looks greatReplyCancel

    • Thanks so much for sharing my recipe Kat!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Gail, I’ve just fixed up the recipe for you :)ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    Kat what do you use to slice your potatos?
    This is the part that ALWAYS stops me from making a potato bake :(ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

    Hi Carolyn, I use a vegetable slicer, makes such a difference for potato bakes. I purchased mine from Myer, Wheel and Barrow also have a great brand, but I found quite a few here: http://www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au/Kitchenware/Mandolin-SlicerReplyCancel

  • Julia

    Kat, do you think this could be partly made ahead? Say until the end of step 6 then refrigerated? Thinking of making it for Christmas day but getting prep done in advance of the day. Thank-you!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Julia, I haven’t made this recipe yet, but in experience of making other potato bakes I wouldn’t make it ahead of time as the potatoes begin to discolour.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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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