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Homemade Beef and Guinness Pies

Homemade Beef and Guinness Pies

  Pies are synonymous with the footy season and tradies. But they are also the perfect warming meal for these upcoming cooler months. While humble bakery pies are generally satisfying, you can’t beat these delicious homemade beef and Guinness pies. I know a lot more […]

Dressing Up An Old Classic – Polenta Chips

Dressing Up An Old Classic – Polenta Chips

This recipe for polenta chips is a guaranteed crowd pleaser – and certainly won’t break the bank. It is the perfect side dish for plenty of meals (and so good it can be eaten as a meal itself!) Shopping List 1L chicken stock 1 ½ […]

5 Reasons Why We Love Cookbooks

5 Reasons Why We Love Cookbooks

  When a recipe can be pinched from a website in seconds, why are we still so committed to buying cookbooks each year? There is obviously an enduring appeal for recipes on paper – our spare bedroom proves that! When there are enough recipes on […]

Chef’s Guide to Cheat’s Gluten Free Pasta

Chef’s Guide to Cheat’s Gluten Free Pasta

Those familiar with Michael and I would know that Tuesday night is ALWAYS, without any exception, pasta night. Well, that is until we need a break from heavy, carb-loaded meals – but even then we have to have a dish that still completely resembles our […]

The Tuesday Night Pasta Tradition Lives On

The Tuesday Night Pasta Tradition Lives On

Is there a meal that you have eaten every week, on the same day, forever, without fail? As Sophia Loren famously said, “spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner”, and that I did, every Tuesday night for the […]

‘Bring a Plate’ Idea Everyone Will Love

‘Bring a Plate’ Idea Everyone Will Love

  Been asked to take a plate to share to a friend’s gathering and don’t know what to take? Try these amazing sausage rolls that will guarantee an empty plate by the end of the night! We have both chicken and beef lovers sorted – […]

The Story of the Anzac Biscuit

The Story of the Anzac Biscuit

Anzac Day is a day of remembrance observed in Australia and New Zealand. It falls on the anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landing at Gallipoli, Turkey. While they day was originally observed to honour the soldiers who died in that […]

A Tasty Twist on the Classic Anzac Biscuit

A Tasty Twist on the Classic Anzac Biscuit

  While Anzac biscuits are very much enjoyed in our house, this Anzac Day we thought we’d put a twist on the classic recipe and bake an Anzac slice. This slice combines the traditional flavours and core ingredients of Anzac biscuits – golden syrup, coconut, oats, […]

Why Stephanie Alexander’s ‘The Cook’s Companion’ is the Kitchen “Bible”

Why Stephanie Alexander’s ‘The Cook’s Companion’ is the Kitchen “Bible”

Michael has enough cookbooks to sink a ship. We can’t fit another single book in our spare bedroom and the room is steadily overflowing; with books filling our kitchen cupboards, the dining table, and even taking up space on the lounge! When I want to […]

12 Surprising Ways Easter is Celebrated Around the World

12 Surprising Ways Easter is Celebrated Around the World

Can you believe Easter is only just around the corner? It feels like we were celebrating Christmas just yesterday – but then again, I suppose hot cross buns and Easter eggs have been available at the shops for months now! Easter in Australia is all […]