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Ever since my kids were toddlers they have always had a tub of yoghurt or some custard and tinned fruit for dessert most nights.  Before having my thermomix I used to buy custard already made, but now it’s really easy to make.  I have a few custard recipes I like to make (see below), but this has […]

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  • Simple vanilla custard is just the best! Ooh I can’t wait to try your Thermomix version. I love pouring a bit of custard over fresh fruit… or a chocolate self saucing pudding (but that’s a bit naughtier!!).ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      LOL i do agree with you Lucy! So so good over fresh fruit.:)ReplyCancel

  • Nancy

    Hi Kat, how long will this custard last in the fridge?ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Kat's Assistant

    Hi Nancy, i would keep it for around 3 days. It doesn’t last long in our house.:)ReplyCancel

Beef stroganoff is delicious meal, with tender strips of beef, sautéed mushrooms, a creamy sour cream based sauce and can be served with pasta, rice or mashed potato. This isn’t a dinner to make for someone watching their weight but it certainly is a winter comfort food.  We also like to sneak in some extra vegetables […]

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  • I love winter for one reason only- Strog!

    Great recipe Kat xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I absolutely agree with you, Erin! One of my favourite naughty meals LOL.:)ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    This is the most delicious beef stroganoff that I have ever tasted! The beef stays so tender because of the method. I will keep this on weeknight rotations! Thank you for such a great recipe!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yay I am so pleased you enjoyed it and it’s a keeper!!ReplyCancel

Lactation biscuits are a moist and yummy cookie that will help to boost and maintain a breastfeeding mums milk supply.

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  • Katie

    I’ve tried a couple of different recipes for lactation biscuits and they work a treat! Made it much easier to juggle going back to work with expressing to maintain my supply & breastfeeding on my days at home- well worth the effortReplyCancel

  • Saw these via twitter… i have a banana/nut/flax/chia slice that I make that is DELISH and it has lots of milk boosting properties! It’s on my blog and my kiddies LOVE it too!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh they sound really yummy too, Bek!.:)ReplyCancel

  • Carissa

    As a midwife I thoroughly recommend these cookies in boosting supply.
    A recipe I also share a lot is “Tigers milk”

    1 cup full cream milk
    1/2 cup acidophyllis yoghurt
    1 Tablespoon complan powder (or milk powder)
    1 banana
    1 tsp yeast flakes
    +/- ice cream
    Mix in a blender. Makes 3-4 cups which you should drink over the day.

    Its really really important to keep bf mums well fed and watered, something thats not always easy to rememberReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      ooh yum a drink is a clever idea!ReplyCancel

Healthy bliss balls are a raw snack filled with protein and energy, usually packed with dried fruits like medjool dates nuts and seeds, very easy to make.

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  • Bliss balls are such a favourite in our house! I’m going to try your version next time… they sound like a little ferrero rocher. Yum!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They are similar, Lucy. But oh my the Ferrero rocher ones are just amazing too!.:)ReplyCancel

  • oh my Kat these sound amazing!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Lisa, they really are!.:) I find they are perfect for that 3pm snack craving i seem to get xReplyCancel

  • I am so excited about this because I just bought a food processor – my husband is training for a charity bike ride and we’re all trying to be more healthy and fit.
    I think these will be the perfect snack treats for when we need a little something. Definitely better than Tim Tams or my husband’s constant parade of lollies through this house haha.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      These are amazing! So deliciously yummy and healthy too! You and hubby will love them.:)ReplyCancel

  • Aimee

    Hi Katrina,

    Do you use raw nuts for this recipe or do you recommend roasting them first?


  • Kate - Kat's Assistant

    Hi Aimee, i use raw nuts but they would also be very nice roasted too.ReplyCancel

Fruit muffins are always a great addition to the kids lunch box.  This recipe is easy to prepare, you can do it on the weekend and freeze so you can add to lunch boxes through the week or prepare it while you are waiting for dinner to finish cooking in the oven or stove top. Apricot Yoghurt […]

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  • Ellen

    Hi. I was just wondering if you think your apricot yoghurt muffins would be ok to freeze?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Ellen, Absolutely i freeze mine all the time and they defrost just like i have made them.:)ReplyCancel

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

  • Donna

    trying to find recipes that are no sugar (including fruit & honey) for my 19 month old type 1 diabetic newly diagnosed. Can you give any advice??ReplyCancel

    • Sangeetha

      You could perhaps use powdered stevia leaf with cocoa powder and nuts. I’ve never tried it but just an idea. Good luck with your baby’s condition!ReplyCancel

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  • Sangeetha

    my word, these look delicious and easy to make. I hope I can find hazelnut meal at our store. Otherwise, I suppose I’ll try with hazelnuts.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh they really are as good as they sound! Hazelnuts will work just as well just not as blended.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Can make a large batch and freeze them?ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Kat's Assistant

    Sure Sarah, i can’t see why they wouldn’t freeze. They just don’t last long enough in my house to freeze.:)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

  • Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers

    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! xReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    Thanks for the great recipe Kat!! Delicious! I made them in a mini muffin tin in little paper patty pans. My boys loved themReplyCancel

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!ReplyCancel

    • 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.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

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

  • do you mash the bananas?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Sarah, yes i give them a good mash. Makes it so much easier when they are nice and a little over ripe.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.ReplyCancel

  • 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

  • Hi Kat, I just wanted to let you know that I made these after seeing your recipe and they were amazing! Such a huge hit in our house. Thank you xxReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh that is fantastic, Lucy! So glad they tuurned out and everyone ejjoyed them. I must say they are a really winner in our house too.:) xReplyCancel