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Vege Packed Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is my kids favourite dinner, they would happily eat it each week if I planned it.  I usually double this recipe and either freeze it or plan to have it in a different meal later that week (left overs). Vege Packed Bolognese Prep time 5 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 50 […]

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  • Kate - March 9, 2014 - 11:58 AM

    The instructions don’t mention the zucchini? But I assume you put it in with the carrot etc.
    I use a virtually identical recipe but I also add finely diced red capsicum. I use a whole zucchini and I grate rather than dice the carrot – it adds a lovely sweetness and is undetectable in the sauce!
    So much healthier this way, and stacks cheaper as you’re using less meat. Winner! :) ReplyCancel

Sesame Lamb Rissoles

This is a delicious rissole recipe that is perfect for a quick weeknight meal.  This recipe only makes 10 rissoles, my family wanted more so next time I am going to double it and any left overs can be put on a bread roll for school lunches the next day. Sesame Lamb Rissoles Prep time […]

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  • Mr and Mrs Romance - February 28, 2014 - 9:58 AM

    Yum! Love a good rissole! I like putting smoky paprika in my burgers and rissoles – but that might just be a phase! I’ve been adding it to lots of things recently. Poor Mrs Romance.ReplyCancel

  • Anne - February 28, 2014 - 10:12 AM

    I also like to add finely chopped parsley and rosemary….but then again I’d most likely add in diced capsicum and shredded carrot as well…any way I can sneak in extra vegies!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqui - March 3, 2014 - 8:23 PM

    I also like to add grated vegies including carrot, zucchini, capsicum… Worcestershire sauce is also good and my secret ingredient is a large dollop of ricotta.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Jupp - March 8, 2014 - 2:06 PM

    Sound great but serves 5??? We are a family of four and when we have rissoles I have to use 1 kilo.ReplyCancel

Fast Midweek Meal – Spaghetti and Meatballs

 This recipe is for those nights that you want to have dinner cooked and served fast.  I enjoy making my own meatballs, for occasions like this it’s handy having some in the freezer (defrost through the day) or you can purchase them prepared for you in the meat section at the supermarket. Quick Spaghetti and Meatballs […]

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  • Sue Nicholls - February 17, 2014 - 11:17 AM

    Would love your recipe for the actual meatballs – it’d be great to have a few batches in the freezer (I need gluten free so the supermarket ones are no good for me).ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - February 18, 2014 - 8:57 AM

      Sue I cheated on this recipe and purchased them from the supermarket.ReplyCancel

      • Sue Nicholls - February 18, 2014 - 10:27 AM

        I ended up mixing up a big batch of meatballs yesterday, as I had just bought mince and wanted to have some ready in the freezer. I’m using 1/3 in your recipe tonight so if they pass the test I’ll post my recipe. I was low on breadcrumbs so they may end up falling apart but we’ll see.ReplyCancel

Cheeseburger Pasta Bake

Pasta Bakes are a meal that I can easily make through the day, pop in the fridge, head out to sports in the evening and when I get home I put it in the oven.  The kids will shower and by the time they are finished dinner is ready.  I have been making very healthy […]

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  • Mary - October 11, 2013 - 8:19 AM

    Ooh wow, my kids would love this, just the name sounds really cool. Thanks Kat for sharing all these great recipes that my family enjoysReplyCancel

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  • kellie - January 29, 2014 - 12:15 AM

    Made this last night. The whole family loved it! Thanks KatReplyCancel

Using Mince is a Sinch

This is a guest post by Briohny, from Plan Eat Play After a brief discussion with a few friends, I quickly discovered that everyone has their own special way of making a bolognaise sauce and the perfect ‘Spag Bol’ is very personal and hotly contested topic. With this in mind I’m here to share with […]

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  • Marita Beard - August 2, 2013 - 5:54 PM

    Oh yum those mince puff pastry squares look fabulous.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - August 3, 2013 - 9:57 AM

      they do don’t they Marita, I made some scrolls the other day with left over mince and puff pastry, so yummyReplyCancel

Honey, Soy and Garlic Chicken Sausage Rolls

Honey, Soy and Garlic Chicken Sausage Rolls Prep time 30 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 55 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Lunchbox Chicken Serves: 50 Ingredients 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1 Maggi Stir Fry Creations Honey Soy & Garlic 500g chicken mince 1 egg 1 zucchini 1 carrot ½ onion 4 sheets […]

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Quick Shepherd’s Pie

As winter approaches we are start to enjoy the casseroles and pies.  My hubby cooked this Shepherd’s Pie for us, something quick and easy for him to prepare.  I would say he put too much cheese on top, but I’m not complaining!!!! Quick Weeknights Shepherd’s Pie Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total […]

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  • Nicole Everett - April 28, 2013 - 11:27 AM

    Can never have too much cheese :) Shepherd’s pie is also one of my family favourites. My husband also cooks this one on the nights I’m working late. Quick and easy!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - April 29, 2013 - 10:29 AM

      It tastes good, but isn’t too healthy :) I love hubby proof dinners :) ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty - May 28, 2013 - 11:40 AM

    Thankyou for this recipe!! My husband is very fussy so I am always a bit nervous trying new things out on him.. I got a call from him yesterday telling me he had just finished the leftovers and I “had better of saved the recipe”!!! It was a winner with all of us and I think it will become a regular meal..!ReplyCancel

Homemade Sausage Rolls

Hubby made a double batch of these delicious homemade sausage rolls, a double batched was enough to serve 5 for dinner with salad, then enough left over for school lunch boxes Homemade Sausage Rolls Prep time 20 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 45 mins   Author: Katrina Serves: 12 Ingredients 250g sausage mince […]

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  • CCCMummy - February 3, 2013 - 9:08 AM

    Wow, they look so easy. I think im going to have to give them a go! yummyReplyCancel

    • Katrina - February 3, 2013 - 10:34 AM

      They really are, my hubby even made them.ReplyCancel

  • Kezziboo - February 3, 2013 - 4:04 PM

    Hi, do u put these in the lunch boxes hot or cold? Thanks :) ReplyCancel

    • Jess Cook - February 3, 2013 - 7:41 PM

      ive always put them in cold (lunch boxes are made the night before and kept in fridge) they never complained lolReplyCancel

    • Katrina - February 8, 2013 - 5:40 AM

      Yes I put them in cold, with an ice brick in their lunch boxes through the day, they loved them cold.ReplyCancel

  • SameliasMum - February 4, 2013 - 7:01 AM

    Ooh love sausage rolls with sauce.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - February 8, 2013 - 5:40 AM

      They were perfect for the wet weather we had recently, definate comfort food!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Dunne - February 8, 2013 - 9:38 AM

    I made these for dinner this week and they were a big hit. I made a double batch and everyone (even hubby) took some for lunch the next day. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - February 8, 2013 - 5:11 PM

      I’m so pleased they liked them, they are definately delicious!ReplyCancel

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  • J.D. - April 11, 2014 - 8:38 AM

    Can you freeze these after baking?ReplyCancel

Scotch eggs

Scotch eggs Prep time 15 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 35 mins   These are delicious hot or cold. Author: Katrina Serves: 5 Ingredients 12 hard boiled eggs 2 tbsp plain flour 1kg beef mince 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 2tsp minced garlic (or 2 cloves of garlic) 3 green onions ¼ cup parsley, […]

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  • Laust - November 6, 2012 - 6:13 PM

    Soft-boiled eggs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

Lamb Rissoles

Lamb Rissoles Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Kat Recipe type: Main Meal Serves: 5 Ingredients 500g lamb mince 1 brown onion, finely diced 1 egg 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce ¾ cup dried breadcrumbs salt and pepper to taste Instructions Place all ingredients in a bowl Mix […]

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Chicken and Spinach Lasagne

 1st layer ontop of lasange sheet top with remaining carbonara and cheese Chicken and Spinach Lasange Chicken and Spinach Lasagne Prep time 15 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 1 hour   Recipe type: Main Meal Serves: 5 Ingredients 1 cup grated tasty cheese ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 […]

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  • Claire @ Claire K Creations - January 28, 2012 - 5:39 AM

    Looks delicious. A great weeknight meal! ReplyCancel

  • Tanya Drummond - January 28, 2012 - 10:50 AM

    this sounds SO yummy mmmmReplyCancel

  • Hannah - January 28, 2012 - 7:17 PM

    Was our din-din tonight. Scrumptious and getting saved in the recipe files!ReplyCancel

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  • Kylie Verma - January 30, 2012 - 6:34 AM

    this is the perfect dish i have been looking for! thank you so much again for your wisdom and great ideas. :) ReplyCancel

  • Nathbonsmith - January 31, 2012 - 10:22 AM

    I made this lasagne for the family last night, it was a huge hit, they all loved it fom the oldest to the youngest! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

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  • Noelle - April 24, 2013 - 10:46 PM

    Do you use pre-cooked lasagne stripsReplyCancel

    • Katrina - April 27, 2013 - 10:05 AM

      Yes I do, I use the Latina Lasange Sheets, found in the cold food section at the supermarket with Raviolli’s and sauces.ReplyCancel

  • Thermieloversue - October 4, 2013 - 11:15 PM

    Hi, thanks for posting. I made it in my Thermie last night – didn’t buy the carbonara sauce, made a bechamel in 7 minutes, then cooked chicken, etc in thermie in 10 minutes. Was a real hit with all of us, took leftovers to friends for lunch and they loved it too!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - October 5, 2013 - 7:35 AM

      I just purchased a thermie last night, can’t wait to buy it and make everything from scratch!! What’s your favourite dish to cook in it??ReplyCancel

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