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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

  • Kay Cockram

    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

  • Niocle @ The Builder's Wife

    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

  • Deb

    Hi I have 3 teenagers 14-15& 17 I would love ideas on there bedrooms storage & for there lunch for this age group I’m finding it’s harder for me the primary school
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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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My Miss 12 made these Easter Cupcake Nests last year,  she really loves baking and creating.  This is an easy Easter cupcake that the kids will enjoy making… and eating!!  I have found some more clever decorative easter cupckae ideas which I have shared below. It’s as simple as making some chocolate cupcakes and icing, Miss 12 used […]

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  • KC

    Can you please removing the RSS truncating from your feed. I liked being able to read your blog in my feed reader; I’m mostly just skipping over your posts now.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi KC, I’m so sorry for the time being I need to change it to RSS, I will reassess it in the next month, I am sorry for the inconvenience.ReplyCancel

  • Hi Kat, thank you so much for featuring my Malteser Bunny Cupcakes. Gosh you’ve chosen so many cute ones! I think I need to try the marshmallow ear ones next. Wow your daughter is going to be the next Masterchef – she did such a great job on her cupcakes!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh thank you, Lucy!.:) Yes she just loves to bake.:)
      The malteser bunny cupcakes are just adorable! I couldn’t resist them.:) xReplyCancel

  • I just want to eat them all! Not only do they look cute, but yummy too!! Thanks for sharing them. xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I agree Nicole! They are all so cute!.:) xReplyCancel

  • peggy

    have u tried a packet of dried noodles mixed with peanut butter (optional) and chocolate for chocolate nests
    the kids love ’emReplyCancel

This Easter Dessert is so very easy to make and those that eat it wouldn’t realise it only took you minutes to make!

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  • Natkatlark

    Yum! Chocolate Ripple Cake was one of our most frequent birthday cake requests as kids.ReplyCancel

  • UK-KIWI

    A friend of mine made an ‘adult’ version of this; using Griffins Chocolate Chippy Bikkies and dunking them in a liqueur before spreading cream on them!ReplyCancel

  • […] Choc Ripple Cake som den kallas hos the Organized Housewife varifrån receptet kommer ifrån. Skulle gjorts till påsk men oj vad vi föråt oss på påsktårtan då. Hur som […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Easter link- my girls are always on the lookout for a great desert for Easter lunch at my parents- This is this […]ReplyCancel

  • Kate

    Back in the dinner party days this was an easy and cheats desert.

    Dip Gingernuts in sherry put together with cream, lay flat cover

    with more cream and hunks of Chocolate Flakes, add a bowl of

    Rasberries, sooo good.ReplyCancel

    • Victoria

      The ginger nut in sherry sound so good going to try that for sure!!ReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        Very yummy indeed, Victoria.:)ReplyCancel

  • Linda

    My mum used to make a similar one with the cookies dipped in coffee before laying flat and covering with cream. Several layers and cover the edges before chilling. I like the way yours are stacked though, looks good when it’s cut!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh sounds lovely dipped in coffee!.:)ReplyCancel

Bunny bait is a really quick and easy easter gift idea that you can make with the kids.  It would be as a delicious treat for teachers, neighbours, the kids friends or your work colleagues. I must tell you, I’m not the biggest popcorn fan, but boy, this Easter Bunny Bait is absolutely DELICIOUS!! Only a few simple […]

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  • Amanda

    How long in advance could this be made?ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

    Hi Amanda, You could make it a week before hand. I’m making some more this weekend, just keep it in the fridge in an air tight container.ReplyCancel

    • Amanda

      White choc would not melt! Just clumped & started burning one lot onto of water bath on stove (I didn’t get any water in bowl Im sure) & one lot in microwave? Any ideas what I’m doing wrong????ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    Thank you! I wasn’t sure how the popcorn would go once coated I’ll be making some this weekend too!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Hi! I’m popping my own popcorn so how much is in the bag you use?? Just so I know how much to pop to match with other ingredients, thanks :-)ReplyCancel

  • Hi Lisa, the bag of popcorn i used was 120gReplyCancel

Hot cross buns, scones, scrolls and more. Loads of homemade hot cross bun recipes, from healthy, paleo to naughty with chocolate.

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  • Oh thank you so much for including my hot cross buns (although I feel like a bit of a fake because I have a bag of Bakers Delight hot cross buns in my cupboard at the moment!!!). xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Have you tried their salted caramel hot cross buns, they are good, although, would love more dollops of caramel in them!!ReplyCancel

  • Thank you very much for including my Mars Bar Hot Cross Buns – I’m loving the look of the Sticky Date and Chai ones!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      My pleasure, Lauren! The Chai ones sound so good, don’t they.:)ReplyCancel

  • Thanks for including my sticky date and chai buns lovely! I do adore a good spiced hot cross bun any day of the year ;DReplyCancel

A lovely meal for a cold night, sausages are always a hit in our home, we love a bit of mash and sauce/gravy.  This is a thermomix recipe, I’ve made a delicious Sausage Strogonoff before that you will enjoy as a regular stove top recipe. Ingredients: 8 thin beef sausages 1 onions, brown, peeled and quartered 1 […]

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  • Kimberly

    Hi Kat,
    This devilled sauce is a favourite in our house too! On BBQ night at our place, we cook up a huge 24 pack of sausages, the kids eat a few, then I dice up the remaining into 2 or 3 portions and freeze them. So easy to whip up the sauce in my thermomix and throw in the diced sausages to warm. 10 minutes and dinner is served with salad and pasta or rice! And the 24 pack gives us 3 or 4 meals! =)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fantastic idea, Kimberly! I love it.:)ReplyCancel

I had quite a few zucchini’s that I needed to use up recently so I made the kids some Cheesy Zucchini & Ham bread for their lunch boxes.  I was pleasantly surprised that they loved it and asked for it again the next day.  The lunchbox below can be found here. This is a great way to […]

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  • Kaitlyn

    Perfect timing I have quite a few zucchini’s that need using up, I’m going to make this for afternoon tea for the kids.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I’m sure they will love it, Kaitlyn.:)ReplyCancel

  • Mmm, this looks good! Definitely giving it a go! If I cut into slices, would I be able to freeze them to extend the life? Pinned so I can remember!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Sure i think it would freeze just fine.:)ReplyCancel

  • I have a very similar recipe, I love zucchini bread! The corn and ham really makes it tasty! I haven’t made it for awhile so thanks for inspiring me to make it again.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Kelly.:) My kids just love this recipe.:)ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Silk

    Do you have a Thermomix recipe for it?ReplyCancel

  • Yum! I haven’t tried your recipes before but I think this one would be a great one to start with! Always looking for ways to get veggies into my toddler’s tummy! :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh thank you Lauren.:) It is a wonderful way of adding in extra vegetables and the kids just love it.:)ReplyCancel

  • Kat I swear you must be a fly on my wall! I was just saying that I need to use up some zucchinis! This is going to be perfect. Thank you – I’m off to make it now (all ready for lunch!).ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      LOL if only I would really enjoy eating all your yummy baking!! Our local fruit and veg shop put together cheap zucchini packs, so we often have spares at the end of the week, hope your kids enjoy this one too!ReplyCancel

  • Sue

    Hi Katrina, love your site. I often notice little patty cases in the pics of lunchboxes that hold cherry tomatoes or other small items. Are these paper or a silicone and where do you find these? thx SueReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Sue, Ooh thank you!.:) Yes aren’t they so cute, they are silicone and i get them from places like Kmart, Big W and Target.:)ReplyCancel

Sweet and sour meatball recipe is enough to feed a family of 5 for 2 nights, serve with potato & vegetables then reheated on bread rolls the following night.

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  • These look so delicious Kat! I love the idea of adding the vegetables on top too 😀ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It works perfectly, Lorraine and so super easy to make.:)ReplyCancel

  • fran

    Hi! I make this recipe for dinner today! It’s very simple, perfect! Greetings from Spain!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hw wonderful Fran.:) So glad you enjoyed it xReplyCancel

  • Meatballs are a big favourite in our house too Kat! I have never made a sweet and sour version though – what a fab idea! I’m going to have to make this recipe next time!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      There are delicious,Lucy.:) And so easy to make, just a nice variation.:)ReplyCancel

  • Thank you Kat. This is going in my meal planner!! Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey

    I also love the idea of the vegetables over the meatballs, so simple and trying this for the first time as meatballs are a quick and easy meal for my 3 kids (11, 8 and 4)… I have been going through your meal planning/recipes and I can proudly say I have 2 weeks orgainsed as I wrote down all the meat I have in my freezer and just worked around what my kids likes :)ReplyCancel

    • Tracey

      Just letting you know Katrina, my Kids loved it and so did my partner! A winner in this house and looks like it will be a favourite too. I also added both red and green capsicum for colour :)ReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        Fantastic! It is such a easy and delicious meal, perfect mid week dinner.:)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That is wonderful, Tracey! I am so happy to har you have meal planned for the next two weeks! YAY i’m excited to hear that!.:) xReplyCancel

  • Julia K

    Lovely recipe Katrina ! I made these tonight and just added some red capsicum for colour. I used a mixture of Pork and Veal Mince to carry on the Asian theme of the recipe. As DH is working away from home – I used 1kg of mince and made two batches – we had one tonight and the other is in the freezer.
    I particularly loved this recipe because I could assemble it earlier in the day. When I got home from soccer training with my two youngest kiddos – I cooked up some rice and pre-heated the oven. Then I popped the meatball dish in the oven as I left to collect my eldest DD from dance practice. When we arrived home – dinner was practically on the table !
    Did you make this recipe up ? It’s a winner in my book – well done !!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That is wonderful, Julia! It is a real winner in my house too.:) I love the idea of adding red capsicum, i too love to have a bit of colour in my meals, i think it looks nice on the plate.:)ReplyCancel

  • Sherelle Lock

    Can this be frozen?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Absolutely, Sherelle.:)ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    Great idea! I do something similar but put it in the slow cooker instead. YUM! We get 2 meals out of it too.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Great idea in making them in the slow cooker! I love how it makes a lot, perfect for leftovers or to freeze and have another night!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny

    I love all of your easy recipes. Could I add a suggestion? I see you have a print button to print the recipe but what if you want to save the recipe in a folder for later? Could you possibly add a button to make it easier to save the recipe for later use.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Jenny, That is a fantastic idea! I don’t have a save button but it is something i could look into. The other alternative is you can save recipes in Evernotes.ReplyCancel

Pikelets are one of those awesomely easy recipes that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes, cooked and eaten straight away, no fuss.

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  • Lisa

    Just wondering if you can freeze them?ReplyCancel

  • Such a simple and yummy recipe Kat! I love your idea of making the batter before the school run – perfect!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thanks Lucy.:)xReplyCancel

  • Tina

    ARGH!!!! Kat, are you sure the measurements are right? Mine turned out super thick… Maybe it’s me, but I’m sure I measured right…ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Oh no Tina! Yes i just double checked, maybe you could try adding a fracion more milk. I’m not sure why they didn’t work out for you.:( Please let me know how you go next time round.:)ReplyCancel