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Home Made Chocolate Dessert

On my quest to eating healthier I am finding I am making a lot of what we eat from scratch myself here at home.  We have been making custards, dips, desserts, sorbet and I am yet to try making yoghurt.  My kids love the chocolate desserts you can find at the supermarket, but to save money […]

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  • Trin

    I would whip up a batch of the Tiramisu ice cream recipe rattling around my head that I’ve been figuring out..ReplyCancel

  • Oh those little lidded cups are cool, they will be perfect for frozen yoghurt when you start making your own (which is easy by the way!)ReplyCancel

Christmas Chocolate Pudding Balls

Christmas Chocolate Pudding Balls Prep time 25 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: Katrina Cuisine: Christmas Serves: 30 Ingredients 1 fruit cake 250g cream cheese, room temperature 230g dark chocolate melts red and green sprinkles Instructions Crumble fruit cake into a bowl With hands combine cream cheese and fruit cake Roll into bite sized […]

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  • Terri

    Hi Kat, would this recipe freeze well and how long would they last if not suitable for freezing :) ReplyCancel

    • Hi Terri, I personally haven’t frozen ours, so I can’t be certain how they would go. We still have a few left here, it’s been a week since I made them and they are still just as tasty as the day I made them, just remember to keep them in the fridge.ReplyCancel

  • Molly

    Where do you buy the red and green sprinkles from?ReplyCancel

    • Bronwyn

      Molly, I managed to find some at Spotlight in the cake decorating section.ReplyCancel

      • Yes for spotlight, Wheel & Barrow and I have also seen them recently at Riot Art and CraftReplyCancel

  • Bronwyn

    I’m looking to only make a small amount. According to your recipe it says “1 Fruit cake” what size fruit cake? 500g? 700g? Trying to figure out the ratio of cream cheese to fruit cake so I can make a small batch.ReplyCancel

Delicious Thermomix Fish Shepherd’s Pie

As you know I have entered the wide world of the ‘Thermomix’.  I still have so much to learn but so far I am thrilled with the purchase. I have to share with you this recipe I came across.  Fish Pie reminds me of my childhood, my grandmother used to make it with smoked cod, […]

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Healthy Teriyaki Chicken with vegetables and noodles

Healthy Teriyaki Chicken with vegetables and noodles Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Chicken Serves: 5 Ingredients 2tsp sesame oil 750g chicken breast, cut into strips 1 onion, chopped into wedges 3 teaspoon garlic, minced 150g mushrooms, sliced 1 capsicum, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons […]

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{RECIPE} Easy & Yummy Energy Balls

You know those times when you or the kids stand at the fridge hungry and not sure what you feel like. I’ve made up a batch of these super easy and ooh so yummy energy balls to keep in the fridge for exactly this time.  They aren’t the type of snack to add to the […]

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  • Rach

    what is a substitute for flaxseed please?ReplyCancel

  • Demi Monfries

    what could i use instead of peanut butter as we dont like it much?ReplyCancel

    • Naomi

      I’m going to try with nutfree butter made from sunflower seeds as we have nut allergies :-)

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    What a great idea! I make my energy balls a little bit differently, so I’m excited to try this variety out. Thanks! Have a lovely weekend xxReplyCancel

  • Browningtown

    oh my gosh these are THE best!!!ReplyCancel

  • […] You may also like my easy and yummy energy balls recipe […]ReplyCancel

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies Prep time 5 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Katrina Serves: 30 Ingredients 125g butter, room temperature 1 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1¾ cups self raising flour ¾ cup unsalted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped Instructions Preheat oven to 180C Line 2 […]

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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

    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

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

Chocolate Fondant

This is a guest post from Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant Award winning restaurant located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Esca Bimbadgen, has put together an incredible chocolate fondant recipe that is sure to impress all your friends. Chocolate Fondant Author: Katrina Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 12 Ingredients 200g good quality dark chocolate 200g unsalted […]

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Caramel Muffins

These caramel muffins have been a favourite in our household for years, they would of been one of the very first recipes I made my hubby when we moved in together. Usually the household gets excited when I bake these muffins because they like to eat the remainding unused caramels. Caramel Muffins Prep time 10 […]

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  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Oh how delish! I have never thought to put jersey caramels into muffins! Such a brilliant idea! ReplyCancel

Kid Friendly – Chip Salad

Last school holidays we visited our beautiful friends that live in Arlie Beach.  We were invited over for dinner and I heard all about my friend Stacey’s famous ‘chip salad’ her kids LOVE it and her hubby raved how delicious it was. Stacey laughed and said Kat, it’s the most basic salad of all, but […]

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  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Hehe I love how clever this is! It’s a bit like putting sprinkles on top of things… makes kids go absolutely crazy for it!ReplyCancel

  • Yum, it looks very tasty, I might have to try it out on my kids. I mostly just make salad as a bowl of chopped salad vegies (ie cucumber, tomatoes, carrot sticks etc) that they can select from, because my younger two a) don’t like lettuce (what the?) and b) prefer all their foods separate, not touching, esp my middle child.

    Whereas of course kid#1 likes salad dressing and prefers not to taste individual foods, especially vegetables! And, he loves corn chips. He, I can be sure, will like this. It will be interesting to see if the corn chips entice the others to try it too :) ReplyCancel

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins Prep time 15 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 35 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Muffins Serves: 12 Ingredients 2¼ cups self-raising flour, sifted ½ cup caster sugar 100g butter, melted and cooled ⅔ cup milk 2 eggs, lightly whisked 1sp vanilla extract 150g fresh or frozen blueberries 60g […]

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  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    How delicious! This is a really great idea! And I love that it doesn’t have tooooo much cream cheese in it… very yummy but still a little light!ReplyCancel

  • Candace Brook

    Yum! Making these for afternoon tea!ReplyCancel

Chocolate Beetroot Biscuit + more beetroot recipe

Beetroot is one vegetable that I rarely put on our plates for lunch or dinner.  I’m not sure why as I really enjoy it when I do eat it.  However, I came across this recipe below at Childhood 101, created by Kyrstie from A Fresh Legacy.  I have never of thought of adding beetroot to […]

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  • Samantha

    Oh Kat I’m so glad I’m not the only crazy person who likes to experiment with things not so usual. I made a Beetroot Cake for my friends birthday! One of my other friends declared that I was weird – I like to eat weird things.

    It’s kinda true. I’ve had red wine cake, kangaroo lasagne, kanga bangas.

    But that’s just what I’ve made. When in Indonesia I eat frog, snails and turtle (not so keen to try snake though!)ReplyCancel

  • Anne

    I love a Jamie Oliver recipe for when I’m doing a roast beef – use small beets (or chop large beets into golf ball size pieces) add a few crushed garlic cloves, some fresh sprigs of marjoram and thyme (I love lemon thyme) about a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and a generous glug of olive oil. Mix together, wrap into a packet of double thickness alfoil so it won’t leak then bake in the oven at 180 degrees C for about 45 minutesReplyCancel

    • ooh wow, my mouth is watering that sounds so delicious, will definitely have to give this a go, thank you for sharing:)ReplyCancel

  • Fiona

    I make a beetroot tzatziki, grated betroot in yoghurt with cumin seeds mint horseradish and lemon.ReplyCancel

  • AFreshLegacy

    Thanks so much for featuring my recipe Kat. Along with these biscuits our other fav way to enjoy beetroot is beetroot chips.ReplyCancel

  • christiechildhood101

    Thank you so much for featuring Kyrstie’s recipe, Kat. How good do those cupcakes look – just added that recipe to my list to try!ReplyCancel

    • Don’t they look good, I love finding recipes with hidden goodness in them.ReplyCancel

  • I love beetroot, fresh, roasted, pickled – any way at all. but unfortunately my husband and son both despise it, only a little less than broccoli (my favourite vegetable!). But, I think I will have to go check out that biscuit recipe, and the muffins. Who could resist those?ReplyCancel

    • Chook

      Think beetroot and broccoli are chick veggies. They are my 2 favourites as well!ReplyCancel