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Give your ordinary popcorn a burst of flavour. Salted Caramel popcorn will not disappoint. Make to snack on while you watch a movie at home or make a big batch and give as a little gift this Christmas.

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  • Love, love, love caramel popcorn but only make it at Christmas otherwise I would be eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner 365 days of the year. If you want it to last longer and get some extra crunch, pop it in a slow oven for about 20 minutes once you’ve mixed the caramel sauce through (test for doneness every 10 mins). This makes it super crunchy and it will keep in an airtight container for at least a week – or so I’ve heard. I wouldn’t really know cos I eat it all well before then!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      ooh this tips is awesome, thank you so much I am definately going to try this!!!ReplyCancel

  • JoKidd

    They sound awsome, my mouth is watering in anticipation! I must try to make all of them&thank youReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      mine is watering too…. think I have to make this again soon.ReplyCancel

Popcorn is great to put into the kids school lunchboxes, a side to fruit for afternoon tea and to snack on while watching a movie! I used to purchase the microwave popcorn packets, but have also found it’s really easy to make at home, no need for a special gadget, just need a saucepan!

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  • Robyn

    I put the kernels in a brown paper bag and pop in the microwave for about 1 min 20 sec and eat straight out of the bag – no dirtying pans or containers!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Kat's Assistant

    Love the sound of no mess to clean up, Robyn!ReplyCancel

A delicious fruity smoothie great for when you’re rushing out the door in the morning. Raspberry Yoghurt Smoothie is a quick and easy breakfast.

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  • Have you found a brand of frozen raspberries that use Australian raspberries?ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      I have used the ones at Aldi and they are really good!ReplyCancel

  • I was just saying the other day that I need to get back into making smoothies now that it’s warming up!!! This looks so yum!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      We love our smoothies, so lovely and refreshing.:)ReplyCancel

I met with a friend for lunch at a local cafe recently and must say I had the most deliciously light lunch… avocado and feta smash with smoked salmon.  It was so good, so much so I couldn’t stop thinking about it, I saw some smoked salmon when at the grocery store recently, my mouth watered so […]

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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?

    Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Kat's Assistant

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

  • Maria Teup

    I have shredded coconuts are these the same as dessicated coconut? This one else has loads of sugar ?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      If you can blitz your coconut in the food processor for just a second to reduce the size it will be just like dessicated coconut, dessicated is just a little finer than shredded. Hope you enjoy it :)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

  • Michelle

    I love making my own bliss balls but to save room in the freezer (& time!) I spread the mixture into a slice pan lined with baking paper, smooth down and pop in the freezer. Then when it’s set, cut it into bars or squares and straight back into the freezer in a container. Heaps better for efficient freezer storage!ReplyCancel

Rocky Road is one of my most favourite chocolates.  We were visiting friends recently so I made the kids some Rocky Road as a little afternoon tea treat.  This is a very easy rocky road recipe that didn’t take much effort to make with only a few ingredients. I used Cadbury Milk Chocolate (you could […]

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  • How much is 440g milk and what is Turkish delights in Easy Rocky Road Recipe?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Darlene, 440g is the block of milk chocolate and Turkish Delight is a block of chocolate from Cadbury with a soft jelly like center covered in chocolate. Hope you enjoy the Rocky Road.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

The kids will enjoy these healthy after school snack ideas, some can be baked ahead and others prepared in minutes.

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  • Kirsty

    I always forget to consider after school snacks when grocery shopping, this is great thank you, and so easy but some things I just wouldn’t think of.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Kristy, I think what i love most about these snacks is not only are they a healthy after school snack but also so quick and easy to whip up.:)ReplyCancel

  • Naomi

    ooh my kids would love the apple slices, fantastic idea. I also bake muffins and biscuits like you suggest for lunchboxes but for afternoon tea as well. So we always have something yummy in the freezer too.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It works so well having yummy snacks in the freezer ready for when they walk in the door.:) And all so delicious.:)ReplyCancel

  • Sue

    Our quick favourites are:
    *ham, cheese and tomato flat bread toasted sandwichs
    *popcorn (done in the air popper and a bit of melted butter mixed in)
    *Pikelets
    *fruit salad and yoghurt (pre made Mason Jar style)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yum! They sound delicious, Sue.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    I saw the apple slice and toppings idea on another website. Here is the link with a few additional ways to dress up the apple, savoury and sweet… All of them look yum!

    http://www.movenourishbelieve.com/recipes/cronuts-fauxnuts/ReplyCancel

  • I’m always battling during the afternoon, home from school, totally ravenous period. Thanks for the great ideas!ReplyCancel

  • We love peckish rice crackers here. My boy is starving after school and often just wants dinner so we have early dinners heheReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh yes they are a favourite of mine too.:) ~ KateReplyCancel

  • Karen

    I spread vegemite and sprinkle some cheese over mountain bread and bake in the oven. Once crispy, break into chip size pieces. They are like a healthier version of chips, and will keep for a little while in a airtight container. Very moorish for adults and kids.ReplyCancel

  • These look great. Love the sultana sandwich.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Aren’t they fantastic, Julie!.:) And the kids love them.:)ReplyCancel

  • Dana

    Frozen grapes! What a cool idea (i hear they are good at keeping wine cool too!) 😉ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      LOL they could well do, Dana.:) They are a super yummy snack and so perfect for those really hot days. xReplyCancel

  • Jo Kemp

    they all look fantastic, but there’s a huge lack of protein in there. I am always conscious of getting my three kids to eat protein when they get home so that they aren’t snacking on carbs that just don’t fill them up. They eat plenty of fruit at school but not alot of protein. So my kids favourites are chilli con carne with tortilla chips, chicken and cheese quesadillas, quiche and anything yummy I bake.ReplyCancel

  • Kaycee

    I do big batches of Nuts & Bolts for after school / doing homework snacks…yummy and easy :)ReplyCancel

  • Robyn

    I’d be careful using the health star rating to help you make good food choices. Plain Greek yoghurt got only 1 star while strawberry licorice got 2.5. Some breakfast cereals got 4.5 stars because of added nutrients even though they are 25% sugar, while plain weetbix (99% wheat, no sugar) gets 3.
    Some great snack ideas here thoughReplyCancel

    • Anne

      while there are many flaws in the Health Start rating, Weetbix actually get a 5!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      that’s very interesting Roby, I can’t believe that licorice has a better rating than greek yoghurt, will certainly look into it.ReplyCancel

I LOVE Mexican with quesadillas being one of my favourite dishes. So easy to make, a great weeknight family meal.

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  • Saam

    Hi Katrina,
    you need to recheck the recipe – the cumin isn’t mentioned in the method and the onion isn’t listed in the ingredients. Oops!ReplyCancel

    • Saam

      My bad, the onion is mentioned, although I think you need to move ‘chopped into wedges’ up next to it instead of the grated cheese.ReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        Your a star Saam thank you for picking that up, all fixed :)ReplyCancel

  • These look delish!! Another one to add to my collection for Sunday night meals!! PerfectReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      it’s a great recipe to have in the collection, hope you all love it too!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They are the perfect Sunday night dinner! A real favourite in our house.:)ReplyCancel

  • We absolutely love quesadillas! They’re always so good for a quick, tasty meal :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Oh Lorraine they are so super yummy and a big hit in our house!.:)ReplyCancel

  • We love having them for breakfast with some bacon, grated cheese, shallots and parsley. Perfect any time meal I say :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh yum, sounds delicious Briohny!ReplyCancel

Christmas is that wonderful time of year that we catch up with friends for pre-Christmas celebrations and with our family as we also have quite a few birthdays between now and the new year.

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  • I have a secret weakness for devilled eggs! yum!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      they are so yummy, even a curried variation would be nice!ReplyCancel

      • Bev Lange

        here’s an even easier version of eggs, boil and halve as per usual, but instead of taking out yolk, simply sprinkle some curry powder over each halve (don’t get too heavy handed) and drizzle a few drops of french dressing and hep presto all doneReplyCancel

  • Imogen Hodson

    Hiya organised housewife!

    I have an idea for your {Daily task}.
    Donate the wedding dress you adore (but is clogging up wardrobe space) to…
    Angel Gowns for Australian Angel Babies Inc.
    (angelgowns.org.au OR they also have a facebook page, just search for Angel Gowns for Australian Angel Babies Inc)

    These awesome volunteers transform the dresses into beautiful burial gowns for stillborn babies. This is a completely free service.

    They will also take your random sewing supplies or ribbony bits if you feel like cleaning out your sewing stuff.

    If you need more info (or want to do a blog story), just message Sarah the CEO. She is adorable and they really love the publicity.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Imogen for these details, I have just shared it on my facebook page xReplyCancel

    • what a great thing to do with a wedding dress ..such special people sewing for those darling little babies …this brought me to tears ..ReplyCancel

    • Amanda

      I have a wedding dress I just need to save money for it to be steam cleaned& to send it to angel gown,such a beautiful thing they do.ReplyCancel

  • Imogen Hodson

    Thank you, thank you! ????ReplyCancel

  • Karin

    Than you for your wonderful ideas!! I never thought of using a piping bag to put the mixture in the eggs brilliant!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karin

    Thank you for your wonderful ideas!! I never thought of using a piping bag to put the mixture in the eggs brilliant!!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      You are very welcome, Karin!.:)ReplyCancel

  • Peta

    I’m making BBQ pulled chicken and coleslaw sliders using dinner rollsReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Yum, that sounds delicious Peta, I’m loving pulled chicken, beef and pork lately!!ReplyCancel